MWSA District #108 News - Issue #21
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Contained In This Newsletter
- President's Message
- Next MWSA Business Meeting - 27 October 2020
- MWSA School of Instruction - 26 September 2020
- MWSA Trestle Board
- District #108 Forum and Exam
- District #108 Upcoming Events Google Form
- MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
- Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
- Lodge Fundraisers
- Masonic Education
- Other Upcoming Events
- Called from Labor
- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
- Upcoming Degrees
- Lodge Google Calendars
- Newsletter Archive
I hope that this newsletter finds you all doing well and staying safe.
Our next quarterly business meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 27 October 2020. The location has been changed to Rosenberg Lodge No. 881 to allow for better social distancing so that more Brethren can participate. One of the items on the agenda for that meeting will be the election of MWSA officers for 2021. I would love to see wider participation in the MWSA leadership from around our great District. If you are desirous to make yourself available for a leadership position, please send me your Masonic resumé along with the position for which you are making yourself available by 19 October 2020. I will compile the information and send it to the district so that our Brothers can make informed decisions. The positions available are President (one-year term), Vice-President (one-year term), Chaplain (two-year term), and IT/Support (two-year term).
We will also hold the 2020 Briscoe Workshop. This educational workshop is incredibly helpful for all Master Masons, especially those who wish to assume leadership positions within their Lodges. This program is being put on by our District Service Team. R:.W:. Borst and Past Master Cockroft are working hard to coordinate and put on an informative and worthwhile workshop.
Due to the continued hold on called meetings, we are canceling the MWSA called meeting scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020. However, our DI, Past Master Cockroft, will be hosting a school of instruction on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 8:00 AM at Rosenberg Lodge No. 881. We will go over many aspects of our esoteric and floor work. This event is being held at Rosenberg Lodge for social distancing.
Lastly, I would like to remind you about the Committee on Work Forum and Exam scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Morton Lodge No. 72. R:.W:. Kenneth Young will conduct the event. All Master Masons are encouraged to attend, even if you do not plan on sitting for a certificate exam. It will be a wonderful learning opportunity. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM.
We hope to see many of our Brethren at these events.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
David C. Berndt, PM
Next MWSA Business Meeting
MWSA School of Instruction - 26 September 2020
MWSA Trestle Board
District #108 Forum and Exam
Upcoming Graded Degree - Morton Lodge #72
District #108 Event Announcements
Please use the Google Form below to let us know of any events that your Lodge has coming up. These may be entered as far in advance as you know them. Stated Meetings do not need to be entered.
Thank you for helping to keep all the Brethren of District #108 up to date on events!
MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
See below for the rotation of business meetings for the next few years.
Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
Morton Lodge History Book
2020 Officer Leadership Training 101/201
Houston and Dallas Training has been cancelled.
Other Upcoming Events
AS MEETING ARE SLOWLY ALLOWED TO TAKE PLACE, PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH ORGANIZATION TO BE SURE THAT THE SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE TAKING PLACE.
Tue, Sep 1, 2020- Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Sep 1, 2020- Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Wed, Sep 2, 2020- Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting
Thu, Sep 3, 2020- Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Mon, Sep 7, 2020- Houston Scottish Rite Degree Study Group - 6:00 PM
Mon, Sep 7, 2020- Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - 6:30 PM
Tue, Sep 8, 2020- Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Sep 8, 2020- Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Sep 8, 2020- Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Wed, Sep 9, 2020- North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM
Thu, Sep 10, 2020- Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM
Thu, Sep 10, 2020- Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Fri, Sep 11, 2020- Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave @ Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM
Sat, Sep 12, 2020- Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM
Mon, Sept 14, 2020- Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30PM
Mon, Sep 14, 2020- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM
Tue, Sep 15, 2020- Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Thu, Sep 17, 2020- Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Fri, Sep 18, 2020- Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM
Sat, Sep 19, 2020- Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM
Mon, Sep 21, 2020- Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Sep 22, 2020- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM
Thu, Sep 24, 2020- Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM
Sat, Sep 26, 2020- MWSA Called Meeting - Mock Esoteric Exam - Breakfast @ 8:00 AM, Meeting @ 9:00 AM
Sat, Sep 26, 2020- Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Aldine Lodge #1412, Houston, TX - Forum @ 9:30 AM, Exam @ 1:00 PM
Mon, Sep 28, 2020- Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM
Called from Labor
Brother Ryan Allen, EA, member of Katy 1439.
Brother Frank Pryor, Past Master of Morton Lodge No. 72
Blessed our Fraternity with 57.83 years of service.
May the blessings of heaven rest upon their families.
The full Google Calendar for District #108 may be found on the MWSA website, about halfway down the page.
Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- None scheduled at this time.
Lodge Google Calendars
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.