(past) Baseball Game, May 13th

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Apr 252011

Purchase deadline is May 1st.

The Plano Rainbow Girl’s are raising money by selling $20 tickets to the May
13th Frisco RoughRiders game against the Corpus Cristi Hooks.  $5 from each
ticket sold will benefit the Plano Rainbow Girl Assembly.

A $20 ticket includes:

* Bullpen Section Ticket
* PlayBall Game Program
* Player Autographs Before the Game
* Fireworks Show After the Game
* Limited Edition RoughRiders Hat
* All-You-Can-Eat (Hot Dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches,
chips and soda)
Purchase deadline is May 1st.  See fliers in Lodge for details.

You can also buy parking for $5 (normally $10).  We have fliers at the lodge,
but since you might want to write a check, make it out to “Frisco Roughriders”
and get it to Br. Clay Smith, a Rainbow girl or member of Rainbow board.  You will pick up
your tickets at the “Will Call” window at the stadium.

(past) April 30, 2011 Blood Drive

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Apr 252011

Blood Drive for Plano #768 Masonic Lodge

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Saturday April 30, 2011

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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North Texas Masonic Museum and Library

1414 Ave J

Plano, Texas 75074

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Please contact Bill Goodell @ 214-288-1838 to volunteer or donate.  Walk-ins accepted.

April 2011 – Notes from Stated Meeting

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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.

(past) Plano Lodge #768 Picnic, Saturday May 7th

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Apr 072011

We are having our Masonic family picnic on Saturday May 7th at the North
Pavillion of Bob Woodruff Park in Plano.  The picnic will be come and go from 10
to 4.  We will have games, music and fellowship.  The event is open to all
friends, family and guests.

  • Date: Saturday, May 7th
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm (or later)
  • Location: Bob Woodruff Park in Plano (off of Park Blvd), North Pavilion.
  • Food: Grill food provided
  • Drink: Bring you own…

We are trying to get an idea of the amount of food we need to buy.  Please let
Adam DeMasellis (master@planomasoniclodge.org) know if you plan on attending, so we can estimate how much food to buy.

Degree practices, every Wednesday at 6:30PM

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Apr 072011

Beginning in April, Plano Lodge is conducting degree practices every Wednesday at 6:30PM.  This is the best way to learn the degree work or to refresh and improve upon what you have already learned.  Each week, we will be focusing on a specific degree or on practicing all three lectures.

These practice nights are also open to new Masons learning the catechisms for any of the degrees.  We will have instructors reserved each week to teach the catechisms in the dining area or down in the library.

This is also a good way to prepare for the certificate exam in the Fall.

Important: We still need additional volunteers who can be consistently available one designated Wednesday per month to teach the degree work or the catechisms.  If you are interested in helping us out, please let me know at kmain@ti.com.

Here is the practice schedule for April:

  • 4/6 – Lectures
  • 4/13 – FC Degree
  • 4/20 – EA Degree
  • 4/27 – MM Degree

The practice schedule is maintained on the Lodge calendar each month.  You can always find that here:



Kevin Main