News From Our Lodges

This is where you'll find the latest news related to Constituent Lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Venue for Houston Warden's Retreat

Venue Change!!!

The location for the Houston Warden's Retreat has changed due to a water leak at the Shrine Center.

Download the 2014 Warden's Retrat Registration Form (PDF)

Here are the details for the new retreat location:

HOUSTON RETREAT
August 1, 2, and 3
New Retreat Location: Houston Marriott North
255 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, TX
RETREAT & HOTEL CUTOFF DATE is 18 July 2014

For Reservations: 1-800-228-9290, group name "Grand Lodge of Texas"

Check-in: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m, Fri. Aug. 1, 2014. Retreat begins Fri. Aug. 1, 2014 7 p.m. ends 10 p.m. For Hotel Accommodations call 800-228-9290, Houston Marriott North, 255 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, Texas , mention Grand Lodge of Texas for discount rate.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer, current law book, Monitor of the Lodge, their lodge 990 and Audit Report (Form 71), copy lodge of By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.

Retreat will conclude before noon on Sunday.

 

Grand Master's Cup - Scottish Rite Shooting Tournament - August 2, 2014

The Houston Scottish Rite Learning Center and the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Texas, Jerry Martin, invite you and your lodge to participate in the 2014 Houston Scottish Rite Sporting Clays event, benefiting the Houston Scottish Rite Learning Center, to be held at the American Shooting Center, in Houston, TX, on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

The 2014 Grand Master's Cup, a Sporting Clays Event benefiting the Houston Scottish Rite Learning Center will be held at American Shootinmg Centers, located in the heart of George Bush Park at 16500 Westheimer Pkwy, Houston, TX 77082.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration information can be found online at www.houstonritecare.org.



How to Register
Online: www.houstonritecare.org
Fax: 281-650-0669
Mail:
Houston Scottish Rite Learning Center
P.O. Box 2348
Bellaire, TX 77402 -2348

Team Entry Fee: $400 per 4-man team
Individual Entry Fee: $100 per person
Mulligans (max 3 tickets): $10 per ticket
Game Tickets: $10 per shooter
Cart Rental: $65 per cart
Gun Raffle Tickets: $25 or $10 each

This will be a fun filled day where brothers may gather and dwell together while raising money for a great cause and have fun shooting sporting clays.  In the end, one lodge will walk away with the Grand Master’s Cup, presented by the Most Worshipful Grand Master himself, and the honor of holding the Cup for the entire year until the 2015 shoot.

Only lodge representatives may compete for the Grand Master’s Cup.  There is no extra cost for a lodge member(s) to participate in the pursuit of the Grand Master’s Cup.  The general public will be invited to participate in our charity shoot but competitors that are not members of a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas may not be scored toward the Grand Master’s Cup.  For a lodge to compete for the cup, the lodge must have registered participates in the shoot that are member(s) in good standing with their specific Blue Lodge which they are representing and clearly mark on their registration that they are Texas Masons and provide their lodge number.  Only members of a team that are current Blue Lodge members will be scored towards the Grand Master’s Cup.  Blue Lodge members may represent and direct The Grand Master’s Cup to their Blue Lodge or Masonic Affiliated Body (York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine, etc.).

All participates are eligible to compete towards the normal trophies that will be awarded for the 1st , 2nd ,and 3rd  place teams as well as High Over All (HOA-Raw  & HOA with MULLIGANS) for Men, Women, and Junior (under 18) divisions.   We look forward to a great day of fun, fellowship, and friendly competition

About the RiteCare Program
In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.

Today, there are 178 RiteCare® clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase. The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally behind for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead productive lives.

Location

16500 Westheimer Pkwy
Houston, TX 77082
United States
 

Morton 72 Masters Charity Golf Tournament

In holding with the founding purpose of the Morton Lodge 72 Scholarship Golf Tournament, proceeds from this event will provide the funding for scholarships we will give this coming year to a deserving young person from each of the High Schools in Lamar Consolidated ISD and Needville ISD. These scholarships have assisted in providing an opportunity of higher education to over 76 amazing students from within our communities.

You can check out the details and signup at:

http://mortonmasters.com/Morton_Masters_Golf_Tournament/Welcome.html

 

Come on out and enjoy a great day of golf and support a great cause!

Location

Quail Valley Golf Course Missouri City, TX 77459
United States
 

Library and Museum Closure for Construction

Grand Lodge Temple closed from 18 July - 31 October

The Masonic Grand Lodge Library and Museum of Texas, 715 Columbus Avenue, Waco, Texas, will be closed for construction, Monday, July 18, through Friday, October 31. Only staff members and workmen can enter the building. Business will only be available via telephone (254-753-7395) or internet (gs@grandsecretaryoftx.org). The closure dates will be modified based upon construction progress. 
      Arrangements have been made to hold the Grand York Rite Chapter and Council Annual Communication in the main auditorium on floor 1, October 15-21, if necessary.
 

2014 Grand Annual Communication Pre-Registration

Click here to download the form.

Article 2 now requires a $10 registration fee to attend an annual or called meeting of the Grand Lodge of Texas. Forms without the $10.00 registration fee will not be processed, and the Member will have to go through the regular “walk-in” Registration upon arriving at Grand Lodge.

Being preregistered, you may pick up your packet at the preregistration tables on Wednesday, December 3th, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday during normal Grand Lodge hours. Just show your blue Lodge dues card and a picture I.D. to one of the registration workers and they will give you your packet.

DEADLINE for Preregistration is November 21, 2014
No Preregistrations will be accepted AFTER that date in order to give our volunteers time to prepare the packets—It MUST be in the Grand Secretary’s Office by that date. Please send in these forms with the $10.00 registration fee (check or money order) as soon as possible.
Forms without the fee will not be processed and that Member will not be preregistered.

Mail this form to:
THE GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS
P. O. BOX 446
WACO, TX 76703

Click here to download the form.

 

2014 Grand Lodge Ladies' Activities

Ladies, please join us during the Grand Annual Communication in Waco, December 4 – 6, 2014. As you can see from the schedule below, there is much to do and see in Waco!! Reservation deadline for the Tours is Nov. 24.

Download the Registration Form

Thursday, December 4, 1:30 PM

Pre-Opening Ceremonies & Grand Lodge Awards

Friday, December 5, 9:30 AM

Bus Tour 1 – HOMESTEAD CRAFT VILLAGE TOUR/LUNCH
Join our guided walking tour which includes the pottery house, The forge, the furniture shop, the fiber craft workshop and the Gristmill . Handmade and homegrown products are available For purchase in the barn! The tour will be interrupted for lunch And then resumed. ($35)

10:00 AM Bus Tour 2 - WILDLY POPULAR EXCURSION TO SALADO
Trip to Salado for lunch at the Stage Coach Inn & shopping in the Christmas bedecked town. ($35)

Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM

Coffee honoring Mrs. Betty Martin, 2014 First Lady and Mrs. Tanya Wiggins, 2015 First Lady

10:00 AM Photographic Safari presentation by Adrienne Dodson, wife of PGM Brian Dodson

2:00 PM Installation of Officers of the Grand Lodge of Texas

All Activities take place at the Grand Lodge Memorial Building, 715 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX 76701. All tours depart from the 7th Street entrance, lower level of the Grand Lodge Building. Transportation is available for boarding 15 – 30 minutes prior to departure.

Please circle the tour for which you are registering and complete the following information. Make checks payable to the Grand Lodge of Texas. Detach and mail to P.O. Box 446, Waco, TX 76703 (Attention: Doris). Reservation deadline for the Tours is Nov. 24.

Download the Registration Form

 

Jacques DeMolay #1390 Installation of Officers

Jacques DeMolay Lodge #1390 will be holding it's 55th annual installtion of officers on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  The installtion will be held at 11:00am at the Houston Scottish Rite building at 2401 W. Bellfort Houston, TX 77054.

Location

Houston Scottish Rite
2401 W. Bellfort
Houston, TX 77054
United States
Date: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
 

2014 Grand Lodge of Texas Photo Contest

Sponsored by The Texas History Committee

Click on the image below, or here, to access the photos! Information regarding the Rules and Regulations can be found below, or at the following link.

Click on the image above, or here, to access the photos!

 

Rules and Regulations


 

Lamar Award Presentations

Midland Centennial Lodge #1448 will present Lamar Awards and Scholarships to two Greenwood Senior High Students on Thursday, May 29th at 8:30 AM in the Greenwood High Auditorium.

All masons are invited to attend to help us recognize these fine young individuals.

Location

Greenwood Highschool Auditorium
2700 FM 1379
Midland, TX 79706
United States
Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:30am - 10:00am
 

Morton Lodge 72 honors Lamar