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

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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

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Hurricane Harvey Grand Lodge of Texas Masonic Relief Fund

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Hurricane Harvey Charity Relief DONATE NOW! DONATE NOW! DONATE NOW! 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! DONATE NOW! DONATE NOW! DONATE NOW! DONATE NOW! DONATE NOW! DONATE NOW!

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2018 Grand Lodge – Pre-registration Form

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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.   2018_pre-registration_form1  

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Summer 2017 Leadership Training Program

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OFFICER LEADERSHIP TRAINING Summer – 2017   It takes less than 10 minutes for a visitor to your Lodge to see that your officers have attended an Officer Leadership Training Program. Participants in our Grand Lodge Officer Leadership Training, lead their Lodges with greater confidence, efficiency, and effectiveness. (Graduating this program satisfies the requirement to complete a Grand Lodge approved course in Lodge Administration as outlined in Art., 276a No. 2) We offer two sessions open to all Master Masons. 2017 Officer Leadership Training Registration   2017 Dates & Locations August 4-6               Dallas August 11-13           Houston August 18-20           Waco September 8-10      Corpus September 22-24   Lubbock   Officer Leadership 101: As a result of participating in this program, you will be better prepared to: ·       institute an effective mentoring program for candidates and newly-raised Master Masons ·       fill your term calendar with impactful events ·       interpret Grand Lodge law when necessary to resolve ambiguous situations ·       identify and utilize resources to provide meaningful Masonic Education to the members of your Lodge ·       execute Masonic Parliamentary Procedure for a Stated or Called Meeting ·       follow protocol for presenting and communicating with dignitaries ·       mediate conflicts and maintain harmony…

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Grand Master Kirby’s 2017 Homecoming Banquet

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GRAND MASTERS HOMECOMING BANQUET Order Tickets Online When: Friday, April 14, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm Where: WAXAHACHIE CIVIC CENTER 1950 N. Interstate 35E, Waxahachie, TX. 75167 How: Tickets may be purchased online here. Online purchases will be, $46.00 per ticket, plus a $1.00 transaction fee. Tickets will be held by the lodge under their names and they can be picked up at the event at the door. We will have several tables set up and all tickets will be listed alphabetically by their last names for pick-up. The event will be open seating. Tickets are also available my mail and will be $45.00 each, cash or check. Mail ticket request to: Grand Masters Banquet C/O Midlothian Masonic Lodge P.O. Box 28 Midlothian, TX. 76065 For more information, contact: Billy Morris (972) 571-3343 bgmorris@aircanopy.net or, James Roy Elliott (972) 877-4132 jre3040@msn.com Order Tickets Online

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2017 Grand Lodge Agenda

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PROGRAM The family and friends of Master Masons attending the 181th Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Texas are invited to all Open Sessions printed in blue in this program. During the hours of the Tiled Sessions of the Grand Annual Communication, the Ladies Lounge and Television Room on the lower floor and the Library and Museum on the ground floor of our Memorial Grand Lodge Temple will be open.   FIRST DAY – FIRST SESSION Thursday, January 19, 2016   1:00 p.m.   Prelude of Piano Music, W\ Michael J. Cote, Grand Organist.   1:30 p.m. Pre-formal Opening Ceremonies, R\W\ Walter W. Rogers, Past Grand Master, presiding.   Entrance and Procession of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, the Past Grand Masters and the Grand Lodge Officers, under the direction of R\ W\ Edwin F. Kirkpatrick , Grand Marshal.   M\W\ Wendell P. Miller, Grand Master, Presiding.   Opening prayer by R\W\ Robert F. Pannell, Grand Chaplain.   Reception of Distinguished Guests by R\ W\ Edwin F. Kirkpatrick, Grand Marshal, assisted by W\ James D. Burdette, Jr., Grand Tiler, and by the Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Texas.   Colors Presentation by the National Sojourners   Salute…

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2016 Photo Contest Winners

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BEST OF SHOW “Bolt from the Blue” Don Swanner       PORTRAIT CATEGORY: 1st Place: “Just Bob” Keith Arterburn         2nd Place: “Ocho” Chance Noble           3rd Place: “2 Year Old” Chris Crane         SNAPSHOT CATEGORY: 1st Place: “Lion” April Morgan       2nd Place: “Thunderbird Line” David Benoit           3rd Place: “A Great Light in the sky” Jorge Marin, Jr           HM: “Football Stadium” Katherine Haven Daughter of Jeff Haven Knox-Corinthian Lodge #851         HM: “Ocho” Chance Noble         LANDSCAPE CATEGORY: 1st Place : “Rainbow over Rice Stadium” David W. Anderson         2nd Place: “Monument Louis Antonio Pires” Charles. Cummins         3rd Place: “As the Sun Rises in the East” Mark Mayers       HM: “Sunset in Sabine Pass” David Benoit.       ALTAR CATEGORY: 1st Place: “Waiting Chairs” Jorge Marin, Jr.         2nd Place: “Middle Chamber” Ernie Runyon         3rd Place: “A Peaceful/Resting Place” Tom Vaan Hoose         HM: “Light at the Altar” Martin A….

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