This Week’s Events

Tuesday, 1/29/13 – Instead of our regular Tuesday night Study Club, we’ll be sojourning to Roy Stanley Lodge No. 1367 in Dallas for their January Stated Meeting. Our DDGM Jeffrey K. Haven will be making his official visit that night and Garland 441 will be attending to show our support for him and the Grand Master. Roy Stanley eats at 6:30, so we’ll meet up at Garland 441 parking lot and caravan at approximately 5:45 PM.

Wednesday, 1/30/13 – District 14 Masters Wardens Secretaries Association meeting at Oak Cliff Lodge No. 705. This is the tradition District-wdie meet-the-new-DDGMs meeting. We have traveled to this Lodge before and it’s always a fun evening seeing the Brothers from that Lodge, as well as fraternizing with our Brothers from all around Dallas County. We will caravan from Garland 441 at 5:45 PM.

To those of you who attended the Grand Masters Conference this past Saturday morning, thank you for showing your support of Garland 441 and your Grand Master. Grand Master Walter W. Rogers’ theme this year is Pride, Respect, and Communication, and there was a lot of those three attributes demonstrated Saturday.

Thank You to all that assisted with the Gift of Life Blood Drive at the Culwell Center Saturday and Sunday. We do not have the total units yet, but it was a very successful blood drive. Grand Master Rogers is challenging the Masons of Texas to DOUBLE last year’s Gift of Life blood donations totals, and as always, the Garland Masonic Bodies leads the way!!!

This Week’s Events

Tuesday, 1/22/13 @ 7:00PM – EA Degree. Supper at 6:00PM. Come out and support the man whom you will soon be able to call Brother. There are a few parts available for the Degree.
Don’t forget to bring paper goods and office supplies for the Hope Clinic of Garland. If you bring something of significance to donate, we’ll waive your usual donation for supper.

Saturday, 1/26/13 @ 9:00AM – Grand Masters Conference at Hella Temple on Rowlett Rd. This conference is for Master Masons only. The education committee will be going through the Master Mason Obligation in detail. Registration at 9:00AM. Conference begins at 10:00AM and is schedule to conclude before noon. Elected and appointed officers are expected to attend this event. The Grand Master will be in attendance, so coat and tie is the dress of the day.

Reminders/Calendar Updates

I hope you are all staying safe this morning and staying off the roads.

As a reminder, unless you receive notice otherwise, our two EA Degrees WILL go on tonight at 7:00PM, with supper at 6:00PM.
We’re counting on the weather and roads clearing up by then. A few of the Degree parts have been filled, but we are still looking to complete the Degree Teams.

Please remember to bring paper goods for our continued support of the Hope Clinic of Garland. They are always in need of paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, legal pads, printer/copier paper, pens, staples, paperclips, and just about any other paper goods and office supplies a small business needs for day-to-day operations.

The previously announced Saturday EA Degree for Jan 19th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan 22 at 7:00PM, with supper at 6:00PM. Please join us next Tuesday for the third EA of the calendar year.

For those of you who affiliated with Alexander C. Garrett Lodge, they have moved their Stated Meeting to the First Wednesday of each month, beginning in February. Please join us at Garrett Lodge (7119 E. Grand Ave., Dallas–just across Grand from Tenison Park) on Feb 6, 2013 at 7:00PM (6:00PM meal time).

Two EA degrees Tuesday, 1/15/13

we have two EA Degrees scheduled for this Tuesday, Jan 15th, at 7:00PM. Our stewards will have supper ready for us at 6:00PM.

Please come out and show your support for these gentlemen who will be part of our Fraternity and our Lodge. If you would like to participate in either or both Degrees, please contact me between now and tomorrow evening and we’ll try to fit you into the Degree Team.

Stated Meeting reminder–Tuesday, Jan 8th

Happy New Year, Brethren!

Believe it or not, second Tuesday is upon us, and our January Stated Meeting is tomorrow, Jan 8th, at 7:00PM. Our Stewards will have a delicious meal for us at 6:00PM.

Also put on your calendars two EA degrees Saturday, Jan 12th, at 8:00AM. More details to come later, but we will need assistance preparing breakfast and putting on the Degrees.