MWSA District #108 News - Issue #11

November 2019

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Distribution

Lodge Leadership,


Please distribute this newsletter to the members of your Lodge so that all Masons of District 108 may keep up with the happenings of our great District.


Thank you!

Vision

EXCELLENCE BY VIRTUE: Lead with our HEARTS; Think with our HEADS; Work with our HANDS

Mission Statement

Through education and in consequence of our streamlined focus in pursuit of Masonic excellence, Masonic District #108 will work in harmony as a common mass to reinforce our District Lodges in support of the Grand Lodge of Texas.

Contained In This Newsletter

  • January MWSA Business Meeting - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30 PM
  • President's Message
  • DDGM Official Visit Schedule
  • Waller OES Blood Drive - November 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Briscoe Workshop
  • MWSA 108 2019 Successes
  • 2020 Grand Lodge Resolutions
  • Forum & Exam Debrief
  • MWSA Strategic Plan 2020
  • Waller & Hempstead OES Meeting - November 4, 2019 - 6:30 PM
  • Morton Lodge Quilt Fundraiser
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Called from Labor
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • Newsletter Archive
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January MWSA Business Meeting - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30 PM - Hempstead Lodge

We will hold our January Business Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Hempstead Lodge #749 located at 701 Main Street, Hempstead, TX. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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President's Message

Click on any of the pictures below to see the entire message.

DDGM Official Visit Schedule

Below is Right Worshipful Cockroft's schedule for his second round of Official Visits.

Waller OES Blood Drive - November 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Waller OES will be holding a blood drive at Waller Lodge on November 23rd from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Any and all attendance is greatly appreciated!

Briscoe Workshop

Brothers, please use the links below to access the files and presentations from the 2019 Briscoe Workshop held on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at Rosenberg Lodge #881.

MWSA 108 2019 Successes

Brothers, our MWSA has had a great year. Click the file below to read about the successes that we have had in 2019.

2020 Grand Lodge Resolutions

Brothers, please download the file below for the 2020 Grand Lodge Resolutions. Please read over them carefully and consider them. Each Lodge is encouraged to hold a meeting to discuss these resolutions and decide how your Lodge will vote in January. Remember Brothers, the business of Grand Lodge is in our hands. These resolutions will affect the future of our Fraternity.

Forum & Exam Debrief

The Forum & Exam on 5 October 2019 went very well. Click below to read about it.

MWSA Strategic Plan 2020

Brothers, the MWSA Leadership has been working hard on a strategic plan to continue moving our district forward. That plan is pictured below. Clicking on any of the pictures will take you to the entire document.

Waller & Hempstead OES Meeting - November 4, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Waller & Hempstead Eastern Star Chapters will be holding a joint meeting on November 4th, 2019 for the purpose of receiving the Grand Worthy Matron. The meeting will take place at Waller Lodge. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and the meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.

Morton Lodge Quilt Fundraiser

Morton Lodge is holding a raffle for a beautiful handmade Masonic quilt. Tickets are $1.00 each. Please contact Brother John Bradley if you are interested.

Other Upcoming Events

Below you will find dates for upcoming events around Masonic District #108, along with other Masonic events in our area. Full calendars for events around District #108 may be found at the District #108 website by clicking the button below this list.


Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Holland Lodge #1 - 4911 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 - 10:00 AM


Monday, November 4, 2019 - Houston Scottish Rite Degree Study Group - 6:00 PM


Monday, November 4, 2019 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - Park Place Lodge - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum (No Exam) - Park Place Lodge #1172 - 6820 Tipperary Ln., Houston, TX 77061


Friday, November 8, 2019 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave - Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM


Saturday, November 9, 2019 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM


Monday, November 11, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting - Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM


Monday, November 11, 2019 - Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - OFFICIAL VISIT BY R:.W:. CODY COCKROFT


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM


Friday, November 15, 2019 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM


Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM - OFFICIAL VISIT BY R:.W:. CODY COCKROFT


Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Spring Lodge #1174 - 26514 Preston Ave., Spring, TX 77373


Monday, November 18, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Rosenberg Masonic Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - OFFICIAL VISIT BY R:.W:. CODY COCKROFT


Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting


Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Monday, November 25, 2019 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting - Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM

Called from Labor

Brothers, below are the Brothers who have recently been called from Labor. Please continue to pray for the families of these deceased Brothers.


  • None reported for the month of October.

Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay

Brothers,


Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay was set to work on Saturday 31 August 2019. DeMolay is a wonderful organization for young men from 12-21 years of age. It strives to teach virtues and help young men grow into responsible and committed members of society.


You can learn more about DeMolay here: http://www.texasdemolay.com/what-is-demolay/#


If you know anyone who may be interested in membership at Imperial Chapter, please have them contact David Berndt, Chapter Advisor at chapteradvisor@imperialdemolay.com.

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Upcoming Degrees

If any Lodge has any upcoming degrees, we'll be happy to list them here so that we can get the word out and get more Brothers to the degrees. Just let us know!

Lodge Google Calendars

Brothers,


Please work to keep your Lodge's Google Calendar that is linked to the District #108 Google Calendar up-to-date. With everyone's calendar up-to-date, Brothers from other Lodges will be able to plan to attend more events and meetings around our District. This will take some work on the part of whoever controls the individual Lodge's Google Calendar, but it will be well worth the time investment.


Thank you!

District #108 MWSA Website

The full Google Calendar for District #108 may be found on the MWSA website, about halfway down the page.

Newsletter Archive

Need to refer back to a past issue of the newsletter? Click below to go to the newsletter archive on our District website.