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Texas Mason Magazine – Summer 2016

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Texas Mason Magazine - Summer, 2016 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

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Texas Mason Magazine – Spring 2016

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Texas Mason Magazine - Spring, 2016 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 Page 15 -  Merchandise sales

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Texas Mason Magazine – Winter 2016

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Texas Mason Magazine - Winter, 2016 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 Outside Back Cover - Texas Masonic Retirement Center

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Announcing The 2015 Photo Contest Winners

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BEST OF SHOW WINNER Tim Richardson – Cowboy on Bicycle     SNAPSHOT CATEGORY 1st Place – A.G (Tony) Smith – Bumble Bee on Flower 2nd Place – Cliff Smith – George Bush Library 3rd Place – Kevin Whitely – Halftime with God’s Canvas Honorable Mention – Jonathon Ratliff – 70 year Masonic Pin to Great-Grandfather Honorable Mention – Loretta Reader – Cat wearing Masonic Cap LANDSCAPE CATEGORY 1st Place – Kenneth E. Lottman – Rainbow 2nd Place – Michael G. Ethridge – Ballpark with Texas “Aggie” baseball” 3rd Place – A.G. (Tony) Smith – Sun Glittering on the water Honorable Mention – W. Eldridge Custer – At Refreshment” Birds on Pond Honorable Mention – Ana M. Reynolds – After the Morning Rain” Flowers with dew PORTRAIT CATEGORY 1st Place – Tim Richardson – Cake Smash 2nd Place – Howard Larsson, Jr.- Jaguar 3rd Place – Mark Mendieta – Demolay group photo Honorable Mention – Laurel Richardson – Graduates Honorable Mention – TIm Richardson – Granddaughter Savanah TEXAS FLAG CATEGORY 1st Place – Scott Brosi – Tools on top of Flags 2nd Place – Marshall Doke, Jr. – Texas Capital with Flag 3rd Place – Mark Mendieta – Grimes –…

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2015 GRAND LODGE AWARDS BANQUET

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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! … 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…

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Becoming A Mason

Becoming A Mason

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This “Between Friends” production was produced on behalf of the Masonic Education and Service Committee of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas. This “Between Friends” production was produced on behalf of the Masonic Education and Service Committee of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas, and at the request of Most Worshipful Jerry L. Martin, Grand Master 2014.  This video is entitled “Becoming a Mason” and as the title suggests, is geared toward those members of the community who are interested in learning more about, and potentially joining the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Freemasons.  This is a four part series comprised of an Introduction to Texas Masonry and the Grand Lodge, an overview of Texas Masonic History, a segment of Masonry and the Family, and How to Pursue Masonry.  After watching the video, if you have an interest in joining the Ancient Free and Accepted Fraternity of Freemasons in Texas, please call or visit a local Masonic Lodge in your community. If you are unaware of local Lodges in your area, please use our Lodge Locator.  This will allow you to search all Lodges in Texas by Name, Number, City, County, or District.  Once you have identified the Lodge(s)…

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The Meaning of Freemasonry

The Meaning of Freemasonry

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Access some of the materials that were reviewed at the Grand Masters Conferences … Click the image below to watch the video. Grand Master Michael Wiggins has also provided two presentations from this year’s conferences. Masonic Education This presentation, provided by Brother Charles McKay, discusses the importance of understanding our fraternity. Creating the Lodge Culture This presentation, provided by Grand Master Wiggins, discusses how we must offer a Masonic experience that appeals to today’s man if we are to grow and prosper.

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