MWSA District #108 News - Issue #24

December 2020

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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

  • President's Message
  • Called from Labor
  • District #108 Upcoming Events Google Form
  • MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
  • Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
  • Lodge Fundraisers
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • Newsletter Archive
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President's Message

Greetings Brethren,


I hope that this newsletter finds you all doing well and staying safe.


As we come to the conclusion of this most unusual and difficult year, I wish each and every one of you and your families the best this Holiday Season. May we each take some time to reflect on how lucky we are to call this great Fraternity our own.


As the Grand Annual Communication approaches, I hope that many of you will take the opportunity to attend remotely. If this year has taught us anything, it is that we can still accomplish from a distance what it used to take traveling to do. I hope that with the option of remote attendance more Brothers will take the opportunity to take part in the Grand Annual Communication this year.


As I prepare to hand over the reins of the MWSA to Brother John Bradley, I want to thank everyone for their support throughout this year. I know that it has been difficult and trying to reschedule events and meetings, but I believe that we were still able to bring this organization a little further forward. I have every confidence that our progress will continue under the new leadership of the MWSA.


Sincerely and Fraternally,

David C. Berndt, PM

MWSA President

Called from Labor

Greg Williams - Waller Lodge No. 808

District #108 Event Announcements

Brothers,


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

Brothers,


See below for the rotation of business meetings for the next few years.

Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule

Brothers, please see below for the complete 2020 schedule of R:.W:. Ken Young, Committee on Work, for 2020. The dates of the forums and exams in the Greater Houston Area have also been added to the Other Upcoming Events section below.

LODGE FUNDRAISERS

Morton Lodge History Book

Morton Lodge has completed the third edition of the book on its history. Copies maybe purchased from Worshipful Master Davis for $20.

STUDY NIGHTS

Come and join us for Study Nights on Mondays at Morton Lodge #72 and Wednesdays at Rosenberg Lodge #881 from 5:30 to 8:30. During both nights, we are currently concentrating on performing the EA Degree to keep up on our esoteric skills and knowledge. Monday night is led by Brother Eric Beane and Rosenberg night is led by Brother John Bradley and Proctored by Brother Cody Cockroft, District Instructor #108. Hope to see you there. Don't forget your mask.

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.


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, Dec 1, 2020- Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 1, 2020- Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Wed, Dec 2, 2020- Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting

Thu, Dec 3, 2020- Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 8, 2020- Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 8, 2020- Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 8, 2020- Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Wed, Dec 9, 2020- North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

Thu, Dec 10, 2020- Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Sat, Dec 12, 2020- Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM - Virtual

Mon, Dec 14, 2020- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM - Virtual

Tue, Dec 15, 2020- Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Thu, Dec 17, 2020- Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM

Thu, Dec 17, 2020- Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Sat, Dec 19, 2020- Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM

Mon, Dec 21, 2020- Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 22, 2020- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM - Virtual

Mon, Dec 28, 2020- Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM - Virtual

District #108 MWSA Website

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

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

There are currently no Degrees that have been announced.

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!

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.