On March 24th, WM Barry Parrish and JW Brian Cook visited with First Graders at Forman Elementary and Sigler Elementary and delivered the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club dental kits!
Congratulations to Brother Charles McKay, Past Master of Plano Masonic Lodge No. 768, on his installation as Worshipful Master of the Texas Lodge of Research on Saturday, March 19, 2016!
Lunch and Plano Lodge hospitality were served up by the Stewards in the North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library to an appreciative group of TLR members, their families and friends after the installation ceremony.
The Golden Trowel is a Lodge’s formal recognition of a Brother for his devoted service to Masonic principles in general or to his Lodge. It is intended to recognize the Brother who, year after year, quietly, but actively demonstrates his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of recognition or special honors.
Every Lodge has such members. They spread the living cement that builds our Fraternity into a true brotherhood. You will find them at labor in the kitchens, on the work committees, in public office, on community projects, in service clubs, heavily involved in their church activities and in schools – anywhere that a true and steady hand of assistance is needed.
It is those Master Craftsmen that the Golden Trowel Award is designated as the highest Award a Lodge can bestow an individual member. Only one Golden Trowel Award can be bestowed each year if there is a deserving Mason. This year, we honor one such deserving Mason, Brother Sam Tiner.
Our next Adopt-a-Highway cleanup is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., with the cleanup beginning immediately after (no later than 7:00 p.m.)
Friends and family are welcome to join us!
As always, minor participants must have a parent/guardian’s signature to participate.
Plano Lodge is proud to be one of the 30 City of Plano Community Partners.
“The City of Plano’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program provides local businesses, civic organizations, and schools the opportunity to make an impact on the cleanliness and appearance of our community. By accepting the responsibility and leadership of cleaning the assigned roadway of litter and debris, your group is not only increasing awareness of litter issues and the impact of beautification efforts but is also demonstrating a positive behavior of local pride and ownership of Plano.”
“The AAH program is a great way to show community spirit in our city. It helps make Plano a cleaner, safer place to live, work, and play.”
Plano Lodge’s Spring Blood Drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 24th (in conjunction with our annual picnic).
Carter BloodCare will have a mobile donation unit at Bob Woodruff Park from 9 AM until 3 PM.
Roll Up Your Sleeves and GIVE!
East Forkâ€™s Worshipful Master, Billy Meeks, presented the Traveling Gavel to Worshipful Master Bill Goodell and promised they would do their best to get it back!
Thanks to East Fork for their hospitality!
Plano Lodge delivered several hundred calendars to students at two local elementary schools,Â as part of the Take Time to Read program sponsored by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children.
The children are encouraged to read every day in March, either on their own on with the help of a parent, and record on the calendar their time spent reading.
In early April, weâ€™ll pick up the calendars and then deliver certificates to every child that participates!