The Profound Pontifications of Brother John Deacon By James C. “Chris” Williams IV And Santa Said, “It’s All About The Kids" I was mortified! There was Santa, lying on his back, like a turtle, trying to turn itself over. Kids were staring at him wide eyed with their mouths hanging open and parents were giggling at him.  He was flailing his arms and legs, clearly in distress…. even more distress than the kids watching him. Short staccato grunting sounds were coming out of his mouth. If it wasn’t so bizarre it would have been funny. I wondered why the elves ...
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Grandview has launched an app (PWA) for access to your member portal data. PWA or "Progressive Web Applications" are real apps that install through a browser on your device. By installing through a browser the app is regulated by the permissions and restrictions of the browser alleviating the need to go through app stores for distribution. This allows many advantages over traditional apps without the hassle of going through the app store's approval process. https://tx.grandview.systems/public_members/app ...
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The Resolutions, Grand Master's Recommendations, and Statements of Availability for the 2020 Annual Grand Communications is now available. To download a copy log in to the member portal. https://tx.grandview.systems/users/sign_in ...
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Brethren, The 2020 Grand Annual Communication will be held on January 16th – 18th, 2020. The registration fee of $25.00 must be included with your pre-registration form. The deadline for pre-registration is December 28, 2019. The form can be downloaded here. Update: Pre-registration maybe completed via the member portal using a credit card. https://tx.grandview.systems/users/sign_in ...
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Some Real Masonic Reflection You know, I can’t say that I would do anything for a free meal but when John called me and told me he was going to buy me lunch I just couldn’t say no. Even when he told me I had to meet him a ways south of town. The thought that he was scamming me crossed my mind but he usually finds some way to stick me with the tab anyway. He said he had a taste for some Italian food and there was a place he had eaten before called Gabriella’s that he really ...
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The Profound Pontifications of Brother John Deacon By James C. “Chris” Williams IV Masonry In Spite of Mona Almost the whole month had gone by and I realized I hadn’t heard from his largeness, aka, my Brother John. It was almost lunch time on a Friday and I was thinking that it was going to be a real problem if I didn’t get to experience the profundity of his wisdom and knowledge. Nahhh, not really. It would mean I would have to make something up and I surely don’t think all of you want to read something I made up ...
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In 1996 a resolution was passed for a “seat honoring” program that would help bolster the financial health of the Grand Lodge Temple maintenance endowment. For a donation of $100, a brass plate would be affixed to a seat of one’s choosing with the following selection of inscriptions: In Name of _____________ In Honor of ____________ By ____________________ In Memory of___________ By____________________ The Seat Program is on-going, generating the funds as originally intended and giving the opportunity for Lodges to honor past officers, Grand Masters to honor their DDGMs, wives to honor their husbands, and Brethren to honor wives, fathers, ...
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It has been a while since I have seen John, since he retired and all, but as fate would have it, I did accidentally happen to see him…or maybe it wasn’t accidental at all. But I couldn’t let this experience just go by without sharing it. It was one of those times, which as I have gotten older and a little wiser (which is up for argument according to Pam) that I have been able to see past the obvious and realize that things…at least some things… happen as if they were written in some ancient spiritual script and we ...
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OFFICER LEADERSHIP TRAINING Summer - 2019 Download the Registration Form Here 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. We offer two sessions open to all Master Masons. 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 ...
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