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Grand Masters Message

My Brethren:

I have been traveling on this road of Service that I was privileged for you to set me on four years ago.

There are not many days left in my account and the hourglass will soon be empty. We have had great times and great tragedies. I was blessed to travel to England to witness the tercentenary celebration of the United Grand Lodge of England where was assembled the greatest number of Grand Masters in one place in the history of the world. As guests of the United Grand Lodge of England, we were treated royally. It was spectacular.

Hurricane Harvey showed us the heights of bravery our Brethren have and their capacity to withstand any tragedy. Their courage in the face of disaster and strength of will to persevere in the face of all problems that assailed them was demonstrated over and over by our brethren. I have never been so proud to be a Mason. Our brethren were foremost in the rescue effort and regardless of the cold, rain, peril or anything else were not deterred is their efforts to brings relief, save lives, and aid their fellow man.

The program of Service has been well taken this year and I am extremely grateful. The impact across our state is truly immeasurable and the attitude about Masonry has changed for the good because more people know what we stand for and what our purposes are.

The Grand Lodge session is drawing close and we have several things to vote on and people to elect. Please attend! The vote and the elections will shape our future.

Finally, I wish to extend my thanks from a grateful heart for the privilege of Service to this Grand Lodge. It has been my way of life for fifty years and will continue to be my way of life. The Privilege you gave me was the achievement of a lifetime dream, and I can never, never, never repay you.

God Bless You and God Bless the Grand Lodge of Texas!

Your Brother,
Jerry Nelson Kirby
Grand Master

2018 Grand Lodge – Pre-registration Form

The DEADLINE for Preregistration is December 28, 2017. No Preregistrations will be accepted AFTER that date in order to give our volunteers time to prepare the packets—It MUST be in the Grand Secretary’s Office by that date. Please send in these forms with the $25.00 registration fee (check or money order) as soon as possible. Forms without the fee will not be processed and that Member will not be preregistered.

 

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What is the Good of Masonry?

IT IS only right that Masons should be able to answer this question. It would require more space than we can command in this booklet to treat this question exclusively, but we would simply call attention to the following answers:

1. Masonry begets a confidence between individuals that neither party nor sect can accomplish; this is a benefit that extends into every ramification of social life.

2. It confers authority upon its members to speak confidently yet prudently to an erring brother. It will never be known in this world how many dear brethren have been saved from temporal and spiritual ruin by whispered counsel, sympathetic warning and proffered aid. The written and unwritten annals of the Order are full of illustrations of this fact.

3. Masonry possesses an universal language, understood in all countries, by all nationalities, of many tongues, and of all monotheistic creeds. That language is understood as well in the night season, as by day. The deaf, dumb and blind can use it, as Masons can communicate with one another as long as they possess the sense of hearing, seeing, feeling, or speaking; so that it is strictly true, that Masons can communicate without seeing one another, or hearing one another, or feeling one another, or speaking a word; either in the day time or night season, though of course one of these faculties must necessarily be used. There is nothing like this wonderful language for universality, so that amid all the vicissitudes of human life, the Mason feels that only one word of Masonic language is sufficient to call to his aid the good offices of brethren near and dear to his heart.

4. It gives men, irrespective of paltry considerations, a code of life principles, intensifying the noble aspirations. It makes them cosmopolitan, breaking down the petty barriers of country, state, county, town, sect, set, profession, business, family and wealth. The highest of titles is Brother-no other can take its place. The talents of a hod-carrier may place him in the chair. A Grand Master of Ireland, many years ago, the Duke of Leicester, boasted of having risen through every grade, from that of Junior Deacon to the throne of Grand Master. The late President Roosevelt often sat in his Lodge, over which his gardener presided as Master.

5. It unites men in a common work for a common good, as broad and catholic as mankind. It teaches men that sects, parties and side issues never could influence beyond the bounds of petty associations. It sternly refuses to proselytise, as it wants no material untried. If mankind be unworthy of such a beneficent institution, it can wait. It has taken centuries for mankind to arrive at its present state of imperfect moral life; perhaps the time may come when the whole earth shall have become one great Lodge, the ideal of Masonry. Then there will be one government, one faith, one brotherhood, one nation, all brethren, because all the children of the Holy, Blessed and Glorious Supreme Architect of the Universe.

The Grand Lodge of Texas, Ten Short Lessons in Masonic Philosophy , (Pages 23-25) Copyright by The Grand Lodge of Texas 1930 (Reprinted 2008)

2017 Cornerstone Schedule

 

Jerry Kirby Logo coinJerry N. Kirby, Grand Master

For Information Contact:

GLT Cornerstone Committee

 

Jim Moore, Coordinator

or

Tim Simmons, Assistant Coordinator

214-460-8399 (C)

  903-268-5940

JimMoore@jammva.com

 

Tps9939@gmail.com

GLT CORNERSTONE LEVELINGS FOR 2017

Updated February 16, 2017

DATE

TIME

LODGE

LOCATION

GLT REPRESENTATIVE

March 9 2017

6:00 PM

Activities start
4:00 PM

Texas City #1118

702 14th St. N

Texas City, TX

Industrial Trades Ctr.

1401 9th Ave. North

Texas City, TX

RW Tommy Chapman, DGM

March 23, 2017

10:00 AM

Activities start

8:00 AM

Dickinson #1324

4301 Missouri Ave.

Dickinson, TX

Educational Village

(Ele. & Mdl. Schools – 1 stone)

1251 FM 517 West

Dickinson, TX

MW Jerry N. Kirby

April 22, 2017

12:00 PM

Activities start at

TBA AM

Buda #800

207 San Antonio St.

Buda, TX

Dr. T.C. McCormick, Jr. Mdl. Sch.

5700 Dacy Ln.

Buda, TX

RW Jerry L. Martin, PGM

April 26, 2017

10:15 AM

Activities start

4:30 PM

Alamo #44

308 Ave. E. @ 4th St.

San Antonio, TX

Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach Ctr
202 Connally St.
San Antonio, TX

RW W.M. “Mike” Gower, PGM

May 6, 2017

10:00AM

(Activities start at 8:15 AM)

Mina #1456
600 Main St.
Bastrop, TX

Bastrop Co. ESD No.1 Spiderwood
Fire Station 6
100 Utly Road, Elgin, TX

RW Brian R. Dodson, PGM

May 19, 2017

6:00 PM

Activities start at

4:30 PM

Miami #805

115 S. Main St.

Miami, TX

Miami ISD School

800 Warrior Way

Miami, TX

RW Wendell P. Miller, PGM

June 5, 2017

DUAL CEREMONIES

10:00 AM
(Activities start at 7:30 AM)

Dayton #825
1590 FM 1960
Dayton, TX

New Fire Station

W.E. “Bill” Boyett Fire Station,

1001 Bill Moreau Drive,

Dayton, TX

*Note: Ceremony will be held in between buildings

MW Jerry N. Kirby

June 5, 2017

DUAL CEREMONIES

10:00 AM
(Activities start at 7:30 AM)

Dayton #825
1590 FM 1960
Dayton, TX

New Police Headquarters

Dayton Municipal Court & Police Department,

2004 North Cleveland Street,

Dayton, TX

*Note: Ceremony will be held in between buildings

MW Jerry N. Kirby

June 5, 2017

10:30 AM
(Activities start at 8:00 AM)

Mt. Moriah #37
Byrd Ave. & Butler St.
Coldspring, TX

San Jacinto Co. Community Center
225 Live Oak St.
Coldspring, TX

RW Tommy Griffin, PGM

June 13, 2017

10:00 AM

Activities start at

8:00 AM

Graham #20
908 Hwy 290 W.
Brenham, TX

Kruse Center
209 Blinn Blve.
Brenham, TX

MW Jerry N. Kirby

July 8, 2017

10:00 AM
(Activities start at 8:00 AM)

Oakwood #1444
8314 Hwy. 242
Conroe, TX

So. Montgomery County Fire Sta. #6
3560 Discovery Creek Blvd.
Spring, TX

Hon. Arthur F. Galloway, PM, DI – Dist. 28

July 17, 2017

10:00 AM
(Activities start at 7:30 AM)

Celina #919
139 B. Ohio
Celina, TX

Donny O’Dell Elementary School
750 Punk Carter Pkwy.
Celina, TX

MW Jerry N. Kirby

August 9, 2017

10:50 AM
(Activities start at 8:30 AM)

Alamo #40
308 Ave. E @ 4th St.
San Antonio, TX

St. Phillips College –
E.L. Turbon Student Center
1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, TX

MW Jerry N. Kirby 

August 18, 2017

9:30 AM
(Activities start at 7:15 AM)

Phoenix #275
1009 Palo Pinto St.
Weatherford, TX

Shirley Hall Middle School
902 S. Charles St.
Weatherford, TX

RW Wendell P. Miller, PGM

September 8, 2017

10:00 AM
(Activities start at 8:30 AM)

Electra #1067
217 E. Front St.
Electra, TX

Electra Jr./Sr. High School
601 W. Anderson St.
Electra, TX

RW Wendell P. Miller, PGM

 

2016 Deadline – Take Time To Read Program

Brethren, you have until Friday, February 12, 2016 to apply for the March Reading Calendars from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. This program is very beneficial to the Take Time To Read Program. You can call the Hospital at 214-559-7800 or visit tsrhc.org, and search Take Time To Read.

The results of this program are awesome and the benefits to children that you help makes us as Masons stand out. It is the goal of our Grand Master Wendell P. Miller and the Take Time To Read Committee that all Lodges in Texas get involved with Take Time To Read. If anyone needs help call Al Alexander at 325-829-5418 or call any Take Time To Read committee member.

Committee Members
Al Alexandre 325-829-5418
7dayautoandhomesupply@gmail.com

Vice Chairman
Mike Webb 806-231-9166
mikewebb@cableone.net

Johnnie R. Hutchins 254-396-2343
jhutch85@yahoo.com

Coby Carter 936-5544555
txpoptopthunder@yahoo.com

Fabriel Cisneros 956-408-1124
fabcisneros@aol.com

Sonny Juarez, Jr 254-496-2094
sonny4hr@aol.com