MWSA District #108 News - Issue #8

August 2019

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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

  • President's Message
  • DDGM Official Visit Schedule
  • MWSA Upcoming Educational Meetings
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Called from Labor
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • MWSA Strategic Plan
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • MWSA October Business Meeting - October 22, 2019 - Rosenberg Lodge
  • District Deputy Grand Master's Traveling Schedule
  • Newsletter Archive
  • Newsletter Material Submission
  • Suggestion Box
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President's Message

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DDGM Official Visit Schedule

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

MWSA Upcoming Educational Meetings

Below are the dates of the various Business and Called Meetings and their educational components. Times and locations of these meetings will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Called Meeting - Mock Committee on Work Esoteric Exam - Brookshire Lodge - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Brookshire Masonic Lodge #1066 - 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Business Meeting - Briscoe Workshop - Rosenberg Lodge - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM
  • Date TBD - Called Meeting - Master Mason Degree Competition - Katy Lodge

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.


Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Committee on Work Exam (No Forum) - S.P. Waltrip Lodge #1328 - 1415 Campbell Rd., Houston, TX 77055 - 6:00 PM


Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Cedar Bayou Lodge # 321 - 2850 Ferry Rd., Baytown, TX 77520 - 10:00 AM


Monday, August 5, 2019 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - Park Place Lodge - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - Katy Lodge #1439 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


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


Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting


Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Hempstead Lodge #749 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM


Friday, August 9, 2019 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave - Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM


Saturday, August 10, 2019 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM


Monday, August 12, 2019 - Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Friday, August 16, 2019 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM


Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 Stated Meeting - 11:00 AM


Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Conroe Lodge #748 - 311 Simonton St., Conroe, TX 77301 - 10:00 AM


Monday, August 19, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - Rosenberg Masonic Lodge #881 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Monday, August 26, 2019 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM


Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - B.W. Tinsley Lodge #1458 - 151 West Road, Houston, TX 77037 - 10:00 AM


Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Brookshire Lodge #1066 - 819 Purdy St., Brookshire, TX 77423 - 10:00 AM


Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - South Houston Lodge #1295 - 1112 Dallas Street, South Houston, TX 77587 - 10:00 AM


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


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


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

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.


  • Real Freeman Ransom, Morton Lodge #72

  • Roy Gaubatz PM, Rosenberg Lodge #881

  • Donald Marvin Horton PM, Pleasant Hill Lodge #380

Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay

Brothers,


Sugar Land Lodge has begun the process of starting a DeMolay Chapter. The Chapter will be named Imperial Chapter and will be hosted by Sugar Land Lodge. 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.

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!

MWSA Strategic Plan

Brothers, please see below for our current progress on our Strategic Plan. You may click on the picture below to enlarge it.

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.

MWSA October Business Meeting

The next business meeting of the District 108 MWSA will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Rosenberg Lodge #881 located at 25507 Southwest Freeway in Rosenberg. We will also hold the Briscoe Workshop during that meeting. We hope everyone will be able to attend!

District Deputy Grand Master's Traveling Schedule

This section will be used to communicate Right Worshipful Cockroft's traveling schedule. Please note that this will not include various area and District Lodge degrees/events.

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.

Newsletter Material Submission

Brothers,


If you or any Brother of your Lodge wishes to submit an announcement, event, or other blurbs for our monthly newsletter, please submit those materials below.

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