Apr 082011
 

Family Night Dinner at 5:30pm.  Meeting at 7pm.

  • 37 Members were in attendance, including 12 Past Masters.
  • Scripture discussion was regarding oaths and the consequences for violating them.
  • Gene R shared a very interesting copy of an official Summons from ~100 years ago.
  • New by-laws are here!  They will be handed-out at each meeting through the month to save on mailing fees.  Please try to attend and get your copy this month.
  • Three (3) new petitions were received this month.
  • Voting occurred.
  • We talked of our Brother David Lotz & Tom Carroll.  We wish them well and speedy recoveries.
  • May 21st– Mendenhall Cornerstone Ceremony.  Do you need a summons to come?  W.M. has implored everyone within length of their cable-tow to attend the ceremony (2pm).  P.G.M. Elmer Murphy will lead the ceremony, so it should be really good.  It has been 50 years since we have had this opportunity in Plano.  We want to continue this, and desire a great turnout for this Saturday.
    • We will have lunch at Plano Lodge at Noon.
    • We will open a representation of Grand Lodge at 1pm.
    • We will be at the school at 2pm.
    • The actual cornerstone is in the Museum & Library now until the ceremony.  Please stop by during the M&L hours of operation to see it, or after any Lodge meeting.
    • We will be judging the art contest from the school for what will be included in the time-capsule to be sealed behind the cornerstone.  Talk with W.M. Adam if you would like to help with this too.
  • Texas Masonic License Plates are now available.
    • $30 extra for the plate, but $22 of that goes to G.L.
  • Grand Masters conferences are being conducted now.
  • Plano Rainbow Assembly has many activities and fund-raisers going on.  Here are a few:
    • Collecting “pink” lids from food items.
    • Collecting ink cartridges and old mobile electronic devices for recycling (box is in the lodge).
    • RoughRiders Baseball night – May 13th, Buy group tickets through May 1st.  Forms are in the lodge.
  • Calendar Highlights:
    • April 14th: Presentation on new Museum & Library building by JJ Miller.
    • April 20th: MWSA in Farmersville.
    • April 21st: TBD
    • April 28th: EA proficiency and FC degree
    • April 30th: Blood Drive at Plano Lodge building, 9am – 2pm.  Come give blood (or time) to support the Scottish Rite Hospital and save lives.
    • May 5th: Stated Meeting for May
    • May 7th: Plano Lodge #768 Picnic.  See ‘Events’.
    • May 9th: Museum & Library will have Part 1 of the Masters Degree discussion regarding differences between the Modern & Ancient ceremonies (aka: French & English or Scottish Rite & York Rite).
    • May 14th: Conference of the Middle Chamber, 1pm – 4pm.  See M&L for more details.
    • May 21st: Corner Stone Ceremony, Noon – 3pm.
    • May 26th: Rum Tasting Night at Museum & Library.
  • Closed in Harmony.

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