Blood Donations Needed

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Jun 222011

Brethren All………..This is the father of Melissa Shaeffer , please assist if you can and forward to your email lists.                   Bro.Cliff

Dear All,

Our neighbor Guy Burk has been diagnosed with Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). He has already been in the hospital for over five weeks.  Friday he started his second round of chemotherapy because unfortunately the kind they gave him the first time did not work.

We asked if there was anything we could do to help and we were told that Guy has already had 39 blood transfusions and will most likely require many more in the coming weeks.  We all want to be able to do something to help and giving blood is a simple way for all of us to play a part in his recovery.

You can donate blood in his name, and those units (replacement credits) will be applied to his account. This will help to reduce the amount they have to pay for each of the units of blood that he receives.  If you are able to donate blood, Guy and his family would GREATLY appreciate it.  If you have friends that might donate blood, please forward this email to them as well.

You can go to any Carter blood bank, which you can find on their website (
The information you need when donating is the following:

Carter blood bank
Replacement credit
Guy Forrest Burk
Sponsor # 050700

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call @ 972-429-4844: Pete & Dawn Loughlin

Meeting Notes from June Stated Meeting, 2011

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Jun 082011

Open in EA.

  • 34 Members were in attendance, including 8 Past Masters, 2 visitors, and District Deputy Grand Master of the most worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas, District 9B.
  • Scripture discussion was regarding unity with regard to service and singular purpose on everything.
  • Election of Officers was conducted:
    • WM elect: C. Clay Smith
    • SW elect: Kevin K. Main
    • JW elect: William W. Goodell
    • TR elect: Kevin Campbell
    • SC: H. David Moore
  • Anticipated Appointments of Officers were read by WM elect: Clay Smith
    • SD: Brian Ch.
    • JD: Barry P.
    • SS: James H.
    • JS: Brian Co.
    • MC: Reza K.
    • TL: Tony M.
    • CH: Larry L.
    • MR: Trey O.
  • Minutes were read
  • No new petitions were received this month.
  • Special Committees:
    • Communications: We need updates on phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses if they have changed.
      • We usually only find out when we can’t get in contact with you, and then search far and wide to find new contact information.  We want to be in touch when needed, so please forward any updates to the Secretary, or any other Officer.
    • Museum & Library is being cleaned-up which is being lead by Trey.  Help is appreciated any time.
  • We voted on a plural membership to Plano Lodge.  Glad to have you Br. Jones!
  • Standing Committees:
    • The building is still standing.
    • Charity: We helped a stranded traveling brother
    • Cornerstones: Cornerstone Ceremony on May 21st was a huge success and Br. Merritt and Br. WM DeMasellis were hugely responsible for that.  We all thank them.
    • Grand Lodge Communication:
      • Appeal for relief to Alabama and Tennessee Grand Lodges due to their tornado storms.
      • Masonic Plates are available as of May 31st in Texas.  $30 additional fee, but $22 goes to GLoT.
  • Turn in any charitable work to Shaun Henry via the charity worksheet.  Show us how Masons work quietly (sometimes) for their communities.
  • We agreed with paying our bills.
  • We read an excerpt from the Texas Masonic Law regarding installation of elected officers.
  • Calendar Highlights:
    • June 9th: MM Degree.
    • June 16th: Practice (planned)
    • June 23rd: (Tiled MM) York Rite Presentation, 30 minutes & the closing of the Lodge of Sorrow for the year.
    • June 30th: Installation of Officers for the new Masonic year.
      • 5:15 open MM
      • 6:00 dinner
      • 7:00 installation
      • TBD: Open Lodge of Sorrow & Close MM for night.
    • July 7th: Stated Meeting for July.
  • New by-laws are in distribution.  Please verify your contact information.

Closed in Harmony.