MWSA District #108 News - Issue #16
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Contained In This Newsletter
- President's Message
- MWSA Trestle Board
- District #108 Forum and Exam
- R:.W:. Borst’s Official Visit Schedule
- Upcoming Graded Degree - Morton Lodge #72
- Grand Master's Visit to Morton Lodge - 14 July 2020
- District #108 Upcoming Events Google Form
- MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
- MWSA Strategic Plan 2020
- Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
- Lodge Fundraisers
- Morton Lodge History Book
- Masonic Education
- Other Upcoming Events
- Called from Labor
- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
- Upcoming Degrees
- Lodge Google Calendars
- Newsletter Archive
The MWSA leadership hopes that April finds you staying healthy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please remember that the MWSA is here as a support mechanism for all of the Lodges in our District. If you or your Lodge needs our assistance, please let us know! On 21 March 2020, M:.W:. Paul D. Under ordered that all Texas Lodges cease holding Stated and Called meetings until further notice due to the pandemic. This will include all scheduled MWSA meetings for our District. We will let you know when we will resume our meetings.
We all know that this virus is turning the world upside down. Let us continue to invoke the aid of Deity for our communities, state, country, and planet. Let us especially remember those who do not have the luxury of isolating themselves, such as first responders and medical personnel.
As of this writing, R:.W:. Borst’s official visits have been put on hold. Once they resume, we will let everyone know as quickly as possible.
Brothers, we do not know what the future holds, but we will make it through by working together.
May the Great Architect continue to dwell with and bless our Fraternity.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
David C. Berndt
MWSA Trestle Board
District #108 Forum and Exam
R:.W:. Borst’s Official Visit Schedule
Upcoming Graded Degree - Morton Lodge #72
Grand Master's Visit to Morton Lodge - 14 July 2020
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.
MWSA Strategic Plan 2020
Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
Please see the below attachment from Pleasant Hill Lodge #380. Anyone interested, please contact Brother Carl. Contact information is listed on the flyer.
Handmade 46 inch by 48 inch Masonic Theme Lap Quilt
100% of the proceeds will go to Morton Masonic Lodge #72 Scholarship Fund
For tickets contact Brother John Bradley at 979.264.5384
or email JRLLB1717@GMAIL.COM
Drawing will be held during Morton Lodge’s Stated Meeting
on May 12, 2020.
You do not need to be present to win.
Thank you to Brother Mark Herzog of Grey Lodge
for donating this quilt back to raise additional funds
for Morton Lodge Scholarship Fund.
Morton Lodge History Book
2020 Officer Leadership Training 101/201
Other Upcoming Events
ALL DATES/ACTIVITIES ARE TENTATIVE BASED ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
ALL OFFICIAL VISITS BY RW KEITH BORST HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGHOUT DISTRICT 108 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL
Wed, Apr 1, 2020- Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting - CANCELED
Thu, Apr 2, 2020- Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Mon, Apr 6, 2020- Houston Scottish Rite Degree Study Group - 6:00 PM - CANCELED
Mon, Apr 6, 2020- Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - 6:30 PM
Tue, Apr 7, 2020- Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Tue, Apr 7, 2020- Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Wed, Apr 8, 2020- North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Thu, Apr 9, 2020- Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Thu, Apr 9, 2020- Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Fri, Apr 10, 2020- Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave @ Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Sat, Apr 11, 2020- Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Mon, Apr 13, 2020- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM - CANCELED
Mon, Apr 13, 2020 - Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Tue, Apr 14, 2020- Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Tue, Apr 14, 2020- Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Tue, Apr 14, 2020- Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Thu, Apr 16, 2020- Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Fri, Apr 17, 2020- Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Sat, Apr 18, 2020- Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM - CANCELED
Mon, Apr 20, 2020- Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Tue, Apr 21, 2020- Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Thu, Apr 23, 2020- Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM - CANCELED
Mon, Apr 27, 2020- Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM - CANCELED
Tue, Apr 28, 2020- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM - CANCELED
Tue, Apr 28, 2020- MWSA Called Meeting - Brookshire Lodge -EA Forum, Degree Signs, MM Closing - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM - TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR A DIGITAL MEETING
Called from Labor
- Past Grand Master Orville O'Neill
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 email@example.com.
- 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.