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Master Mason’s Degree Upon The U.S. Lexington

Brethren, you are invited to witness the Third Degree in Masonry aboard the U.S.S. Lexington, also known as “The Blue Ghost.”

This degree is held in conjunction with the last Grand Lodge Officer Leadership Training Programs of the year. Come to Corpus Christi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this floating museum and see some of the best Blue Lodge Ritualists in Texas confer the Master Mason’s Degree.

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Lodge opens onboard at 8:00pm – Degree begins at 8:25pm

Where: The U.S.S. Lexington rests in Corpus Christi Bay, just across the ship
channel from Downtown Corpus.

Your Host: Oso Naval Lodge #1282 – Corpus Christi, Texas

FREE parking is available in the U.S.S. Lexington parking lot.
FREE metered street parking after 6:00pm.

Degree will be held in the air conditioned Joe Jessel 3D MEGA Theater. The
theater contains stadium seating for 193 people including 4 wheelchair spaces.

Please bring your current dues card. You are welcome to wear your lodge or personal apron. Aprons will also be provided.

For more information: call Mike King at (361) 696-1585 or kingmedia2014@gmail.com

For more information about the U.S.S. Lexington, please visit the website at http://usslexington.com

Hurricane Harvey Grand Lodge of Texas Masonic Relief Fund

Please donate to the Official Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M. Hurricane Harvey Masonic Relief Fund.  All funds will go to the Lodges that have been effected by this tragedy.  Many, many Lodges are suffering damages from this once in a 500 year disaster, and can use all the aid and relief you can provide to get them, their Brethren, and their families back on their feet.  Please donate what you can today!  We thank you for your charity!

 

 

 

Texas Mason Magazine – Summer 2016

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Texas Mason Magazine – Summer, 2016

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”default”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Page 1—Grand Masters Message
Page 2-3 — L&M Historic Bible
Page 4— GL Construction
Page 5 — Good search
Page 6—7 — Leadership Conference
Page 8 –10 —The Texas Masonic Ritual
Page 11 — Family Day Activities
Page 12 –16 — Is Freemasonry Really worth the effort
Page 17— Merchandise sales[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Texas Mason Magazine – Spring 2016

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Texas Mason Magazine – Spring, 2016

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Page 1 – Grand Masters Message
Page 2-5 – L&M Focus on Lodges.
Page 6-7 – Leadership Training
Page 8-9 – Seven Virtues
Page 10 – 2016 Photo contest
Page 11 – Family Day
Page 12 – Cover of January 1949 cover
Page 13 – Masonry as an Investment Jan. 1949
Page 14 – The Faithful Few
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Texas Mason Magazine – Winter 2016

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Texas Mason Magazine – Winter, 2016

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Page 1 – Grand Master’s Message
Page 2 and 3 – 2016 Grand Lodge Officers
Page 4 – Grand Lodge Officer Leadership Training Program
Page 5 – Results of the 180th Grand Annual Communication
Pages 6 and 7 – 180th Grand Annual Communication
Pages 8 and 9 – Photo Contest Winners, New Donations to the Library & Museum
Page 12 – Message from Grand Secretary, Good Search
IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Called Special Session of the Grand Lodge
Inside Back Cover –  2016 Merchandise Sales
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Announcing The 2015 Photo Contest Winners

BEST OF SHOW WINNER

Tim Richardson – Cowboy on Bicycle

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SNAPSHOT CATEGORY

1st Place – A.G (Tony) Smith – Bumble Bee on Flower

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2nd Place – Cliff Smith – George Bush Library

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3rd Place – Kevin Whitely – Halftime with God’s Canvas

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Honorable Mention – Jonathon Ratliff – 70 year Masonic Pin to Great-Grandfather

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Honorable Mention – Loretta Reader – Cat wearing Masonic Cap

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LANDSCAPE CATEGORY

1st Place – Kenneth E. Lottman – Rainbow

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2nd Place – Michael G. Ethridge – Ballpark with Texas “Aggie” baseball”

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3rd Place – A.G. (Tony) Smith – Sun Glittering on the water

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Honorable Mention – W. Eldridge Custer – At Refreshment” Birds on Pond

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Honorable Mention – Ana M. Reynolds – After the Morning Rain” Flowers with dew

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PORTRAIT CATEGORY

1st Place – Tim Richardson – Cake Smash

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2nd Place – Howard Larsson, Jr.- Jaguar

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3rd Place – Mark Mendieta – Demolay group photo

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Honorable Mention – Laurel Richardson – Graduates

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Honorable Mention – TIm Richardson – Granddaughter Savanah

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TEXAS FLAG CATEGORY

1st Place – Scott Brosi – Tools on top of Flags

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2nd Place – Marshall Doke, Jr. – Texas Capital with Flag

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3rd Place – Mark Mendieta – Grimes – County Courthouse

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Honorable Mention – Howard Larsson, Jr. – Texas Flag

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Honorable Mention – Cliff Smith – Ft. Worth Stockyard Flags

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LODGE ALTAR CATEGORY

1st Place – Christopher Crane – Lodge Altar with Bible/Checkered floor

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2nd Place – David J. Mead – Yellowhouse Lodge

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3rd Place – Cliff Smith – Lodge room

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Honorable Mention – Gary Blair – Lodge Altar

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Honorable Mention – Alberto Lozada – Lodge Altar

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2015 JUDGES

Bruce Hammond, Chairman

Dick Brown – Founder

Jeff Haven – W. Grand Photographer

Roger Bell – Calculating judge

JDarrell Kirkley – Director of Photography

2015 GRAND LODGE AWARDS BANQUET

2015 Grand Lodge Awards Banquet with President Truman’s Grandson, Brother Clifton Truman Daniel!

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Brazos Ballroom in the Waco Convention Center
Reception & Cash Bar – 6:00 PM Dinner – 6:45 PM
President Truman’s Grandson, Brother Clifton Truman Daniel, to Highlight Gala Evening! …

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Clifton Truman Daniel is a grandson of President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess. He is the son of author Margaret Truman and former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel Jr. Mr. Daniel is honorary chairman of the board of the Truman Library Institute, nonprofit partner of the Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO. He is the author of Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman and Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 1919-1943. He is working on a book on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Brother Clifton Truman Daniel, the grandson of Freemason and President Harry S. Truman, will keynote the 2015 Grand Lodge Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, December 3, 2015. During the evening, the Grand Master will present the W.B. and Brandon Carrell Humanitarian Award, the William Beck award, and the prestigious Sam Houston Medal to deserving individuals.
Tickets are $50 per person for open seating. Reserved tables for eight can be ordered by Lodge or groups for $500. Seating will be limited and tickets must be ordered in advance. Tickets can be obtained by sending a check made payable to Raborn L. Reader, Jr. to his attention at 9502 Sendera Drive, Magnolia, TX 77354. Be sure to include your name, the number of tickets desired with entrée choice, and the names of your party. Contact Brother Reader at 832-421-0888 or rlreaderjr@sbcglobal.net for additional information.
Tickets can be ordered online at www.grandmastersgala.org. Ticket sales will close on November 19, 2015.
Dress – Black Tie Optional.
Tickets – Tickets include live music during the reception (cash bar) with passed appetizers, dinner choice of beef tenderloin or stuffed chicken breast, address by Brother Daniel, and the awards presentation.
PRESIDENT TRUMAN’S GRANDSON TO HIGHLIGHT GALA EVENING
Waco Convention Center
Reception & Cash Bar – 6:00 PM Dinner – 6:45 PM
Tickets can be ordered online at www.grandmastersgala.org
Ticket sales will close on November 19, 2015

We hope to see you there!