12/01/2012 9:00 AM Richardson Christmas Parade
12/04/2012 6:30 PM December Stated Meeting
12/06/2012 ALL DAY Grand Lodge in Waco
12/07/2012 ALL DAY Grand Lodge in Waco
12/08/2012 ALL DAY Grand Lodge in Waco
12/11/2012 7:30 PM Fellowcraft Degree
01/01/2013 6:30 PM January Stated Meeting (Yes, we never go dark)
TBA TBA Widows’ Tea
TBA TBA Past Masters’ Night
50-Plus Year Service Awards
In conjunction with our Stated Meeting on December 4, 2012, Richardson Lodge will honor those Masons who have labored in the quarries fifty or more years. The presentation will be officiated by Right Worshipful David Dibrell, Past Grand Master. Please join us for this special event!
Toys for Tots
DFW DeMolay is once again proud to host the annual Toys for Tots dance benefiting the US Marine Corp Reserves Toys for Tots program.
Location: Ft. Worth Masonic Temple
Date & Time: Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Who: DeMolays and their guests and prospects, Order of Rainbow
Cost: 1 new, unwrapped toy
Additionally, Richardson DeMolay has toy-collection boxes for the 2012 Toys for Tots campaign at Richardson Lodge. Please donate unwrapped toys by placing them in the collection boxes at Richardson Lodge before Thursday, December 13, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Garcia, Chapter Dad – Richardson DeMolay at email@example.com.
Flag Pole Dedication
On Saturday, November 10, 2012, Richardson Lodge dedicated the newly plumbed and placed flag pole. The plumbing and placing of the flag pole was a joint effort with Washington Lodge, #1117. Please drive by to see the good work!
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Richardson Lodge will confer a Fellowcraft Degree. Those interested in participating should contact Junior Warden Brian McGauley. Another Fellowcraft Degree is also likely in the next several weeks.
In my house, Christmas morning will no doubt start early. Two boys will loudly bash open the door to their parents’ bedroom and announce the arrival of presents at the crack of dawn. Children are always the focus of Christmas. After all, the first Christmas had its beginning in the coming of a child. It is a child’s day, a day of childhood love and childhood memories. But we do not forget that for many families Christmas Day is another day of struggle. They find no room at the inn because of medical bills, lost jobs, a sudden disease, or the other ills which afflict our community today.
Masonry reminds us that brotherly love should prevail and every moral and social virtue cements us. Masons are ever mindful that in love—the love of God and the love of man—a solution exists to the problems facing our community. We are bound together and dedicated to the love of our fellowmen. It is not unlike the love of that child.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christopher D. Livingston, WM