From The East – October

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Oct 082010


As we move into the fall season and our schedules get full, I hope you take the time to focus on the things that really matter. Faith, Family, Friendship, and Fellowship can be lost in our hectic schedules if we do not make the time.  It is in the spirit of not losing out on opportunities that I have 2 requests that I make of you.  I am asking these from the bottom of my heart, because your brotherhood needs you.

First, I am asking all Past Masters, of any lodge, but especially Plano Lodge to make plans to attend Grand Lodge in December.  One of our own, Brother Charles McKay is running for the Grand South and could use your support.  If you cannot make the whole session, I ask that you come down for Saturday and the voting that occurs that morning.  Please contact me if you need help getting there as we will try to arrange a caravan to bring as many past masters as we can on Saturday morning.  I will be there the whole time, but some of the other officers and I will be working on setting up the caravan.

Secondly, I have been very proud of the members who attend lodge and have contributed items to support the Texas Masonic Retirement Center.  Last month, during our stated meeting, we passed the hat in support of buying items to help fill the country store at the TMRC.  If you cannot attend lodge, or even just don’t regularly attend, and would like to contribute to our support of the TMRC, please send a donation to the lodge and we will purchase items on your behalf and take them to the TMRC.  Please help in the supporting of our widows.

As always, we would like to see you at lodge.  We are there every Thursday having fellowship and doing the work of the craft.


Adam DeMasellis

Worshipful Master, Plano Lodge #768

Blood Drive – Sat., October 30th, 7am-3pm

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Oct 082010

Blood Drive: Saturday October 30th between 7am and 3pm

Where: Groundfloor of the Plano Lodge Building in Historic Downtown Plano (1414 J Ave). Plenty of close parking.

  • Come to donate blood or help setup / tear-down.
  • Blood Donations are welcome by anyone (not just Masons).
  • Breakfast & Lunch will be served to those who come out.
  • T-Shirts are given to all donors.

Need more encouragement to come out?

  1. It is always great to give Blood!
  2. It directly supports the Scottish Rite Hospital by offsetting their costs to buy blood.
  3. It all really goes to help the children.

Isn’t that enough to come out and do something terrific?!

America: Founded in a Masonic Lodge

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Sep 162010


On Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 2-4PM the North Texas Masonic Museum & Library invites you to hear Dr. Steven C. Bullock speak about his book, Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasons and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840. His presentation will reveal the legacy of Freemasonry before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, which continues to make America the land of the free.

You all know why Masonry is very important to you. Come find out why it was so important to the founding of our country. This is the first of three forums about the roll Masonry has played in founding our country.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at .


JJ Miller

Museum & Library Work Day

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Sep 162010

Our North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library is conducting a volunteer word day this Saturday, September 18th. We will be starting at 8am and plan to continue working all day long (until 3pm). Please, attend and lend a few hours of your time to improving our museum & library.

The M&L will focus on developing new programming, fulfilling our grant obligations (yes we receive outside funding), looking for new programs, cataloging and preserving many of the books donated.

If you have not been, stop by to see the progress to date. We are open to the public 3 days a week, we have a very nice collection of books on Masonry & North Texas History. Our displays in the museum reflect many Masonic artifacts, people, places, and local history.

Help us to make places, events, and people come alive again!

From the East – July

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Sep 162010

From The East


I would again like to thank all of you who came out on June 26th to participate in my installation as Worshipful Master of Plano Lodge. I would also like to thank you for the many well wishes that I have received.  This was a very proud day for me and I appreciate the confidence you have placed in me.  We should have a very busy year here in Plano Lodge.

There are several initiatives that I wanted to bring to your attention.

  1. We have created an e-mail list for Worshipful Master and the Wardens to communicate with past masters.  This will help keep an open dialog between the current leadership and the wisdom of our past leaders.
  2. We are rebranding the George Washington Dinner to be more of a picnic than a quick dinner.  This will give more time for fellowship and having fun as a group.
  3. We have been working with Plano ISD and the city of Plano to put cornerstones on several buildings this year.  This will be very good visibility for the lodge and hopefully reestablish Plano Lodge’s interaction with the community.
  4. One of our Brothers is the Master of a lodge in Tennessee and we are organizing a trip to perform a degree up there as well as host them for a visit at Plano Lodge.
  5. We are going to be good stewards of our money and have some work days to give our lodge some needed repairs.

We have much more going on as well, but I wanted to give you an idea of some of the exciting things that are to come.

I know that many of you cannot make it to lodge anymore.  Whether it be from living far away, or due to health issues.  It is difficult to keep track of what is going on in everybody’s lives if we don’t hear from you.  Please give me a call or send me an e-mail and let me know if there is anything that your lodge can do for you.  Every meeting, we discuss brothers who are struggling and remind everybody to keep them in their prayers.  If you are going through something, we would love to include you in our prayers as well, just let us know.  As always please contact me for anything at or via cell phone at 214-244-7830.

In the light,


Worshipful Master