Hiram's Followers Information

News for Hiram’s follower list, 7/19/18

Newly listed events first, then the events of a continuing nature, then the rest of the future events.

CHANGE OF YORK RITE COLLEGE MEETING DATE
This was formerly scheduled for August 18:
SAT, SEP  8  --  
South Texas York Rite College No. 169 at the York Rite Masonic Temple in Corpus Christi. Socialize at 10 AM, practice the degree at 10:30. Lunch and then degree conferral. There will be an AMD meeting after the College, with initiations.

NEW NOTICE

2018 Orient of Texas Scottish Rite Legacy Convocation

FRI-SAT,  SEP  7&8 at Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library & Museum, 2801 West Waco Drive, Waco Texas. On site registration on Friday from noon to 6:30 PM.

On Saturday, Sep 8 from 7 AM to 10 AM, Speakers:

Illustrious MICHAEL L. WIGGINS , 33° S G I G in Texas

Illustrious ROBERT G. DAVIS, 33° IGH, GC Masonic Author & Speaker - Guthrie Consistory, Orient of Oklahoma

M W TOMMY F. CHAPMAN, 33° IGH, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M.

HON. RICHARD NOWACKI, 32° Portland Consistory, Orient of Oregon

Followers: next sick list I send, please read it and send me updates.

LOST BROTHERS. Del Mar Lodge needs updated contact information for the below listed Brothers. Send to Secretary vincemuscarello@gmail.com or tell the Brother that Del Mar is looking for him.
Alvarez, Reynaldo Gonzalez  Buehler, Mark Vaughn

Castro, Alberto             Lacombe, Donald George, Jr.

Williams, David Clare       Wilson, Franklin Dewayne

Wright, John R.

SPECIAL NOTE
UNDER “SHOULD MASONIC TRADITION PREVAIL,” see Mathis 1133 WM-elect’s invitation.

MCALLEN AND ANOTHER LODGE IN THE VALLEY GAVE A “SHOULD MASONIC TRADITION PREVAIL” REPORT BUT SCRIBE HAS APPARENTLY LOST THE NOTICES. PLEASE RE-SEND.

SPECIAL NOTE
GREGORY LODGE OBTAINED THE CHAIRS FROM REFUGIO 190 
and those chairs will be installed at Gregory. Gregory’s old chairs are available. Newly elected Master Scott Abercrombie has pictures of the old chairs which Gregory is willing to donate to anyone who is interested in them. Scott can be contacted at 361-549-5930. Anyone interested in seeing the pictures of the chairs which are available please let the Scribe know and he will forward Scott’s pictures to you.

Scribe has been talking with a merchant who installs solar panels; claims to save a tremendous amount on electric bills. Anyone have experience with solar power? Any comments?

SHOULD MASONIC TRADITION PREVAIL (list of installation ceremonies)
Date, Lodge, prospective or elected Worshipful Master, times, etc.
SAT 7/21 Loma Alto 544: Monty Dean Chastain, 5:00 PM install, then meal

 

THREE BROTHERS WANT THIS RING
SCOTTISH RITERS: A GENEROUS OFFER. 
Read on. Brother Jack Ussery is an old-time member of Oso Naval 1282, and also he is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Houston Valley. Jack is not getting around anymore, and he has decided a good plan for his 32º ring is to pass it on to a Scottish Rite Mason who might enjoy having a ring. He gave it to Bro. Mando Caceres with the idea that maybe I could get the ring passed on, and Mando delivered the ring to me. It looks good, but you can tell it has been worn. I told Jack that he might have a lot of takers on his offer, and that if he did, I would devise some sort of lottery or drawing to see who gets the ring. I mentioned to Jack that the ring size is pretty small, and he volunteered that he would pay to have the ring resized if the recipient needs it resized. Jack doesn’t want any money, and he doesn’t want to give it to someone who wants it in order to try to sell it. I phoned Herb Arbuckle to see if he knew Jack, and he said yes, and I told him why I was asking. Herb said he would like to have it. I said, wait a minute, what would you do with it, and Herb said, why, I would get it resized and wear it. So that is one legitimate candidate to receive the ring. I have heard from one other Brother (James Bryant) who would like to have the ring. Bro. Darryl Dishongh also wants it. If interested, let me hear from you. I would prefer to hear from you by e-mail; use twimbo @ aol.com.

NEW NOTICE
Barbara Schroeter, Al Amin Webmaster reports: 
We have been informed that the Opry band's leader has stepped down and no one has offered to take her place, so the band regrets that they will no longer be performing at the Opry. Effective immediately, the South Texas Opry at Al Amin Shrine is canceled. 

FROM PGM GENE CARNES: Medina Lodge merged with Bandera Lodge and Bandera has several pieces of furniture available to any Lodge who had losses from the hurricane. He says, You can contact me or the Master, Matt King. My number is 210-386-0415. Matt’s number is 830-796-1719.  He sent some pictures. I will copy his message so that you can download and look.

INVITATION FROM THE CC CALLER-TIMES, p. 6B, 5/20/18

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AL AMIN SHRINE: NO STATED MEETINGS IN JUNE, JULY OR AUGUST

E-mail address  gdalin @ cableone.net is being rejected. Anyone know him, or a new address?

 

NEXT     EVENTS OF A CONTINUING NATURE.

(Things like Al Amin gun shows, special Shrine nights, MWS meetings, blood drives, Certificate forums and exams, etc.)

GRAND MASTER’S LODGE OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM. M.·. W.·. GRAND MASTER TOMMY F. CHAPMAN HAS PROCLAIMED:
“…Every Texas Masonic Lodge shall host an Open House for all citizens in its own Lodge Room, in accordance with previously distributed guidelines, between January 22, 2018 and November 30, 2018.”

DISTRICT DEPUTIES OF TEXAS. Thanks to Mike King, your Scribe has a list of all DDGMs in Texas. For information, call or email me; 361/992-1946

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. Please send the Scribe your schedule of official lodge visits and it will be published to Hiram’s followers.
District 37A – Manuel Lugo
RW LUGO HAS A FALL SCHEDULE. IT WILL BE PUBLISHED.

 

District 37B – Frank York
Tue  May 15  2018  Aransas #1018  POSTPONED

 

District 38 – W. Eldridge Custer
All spring visits completed.

 

District 36 – Michael Scott Calhoun
All spring visits completed.

 

District 40A – Teody Rae Llasos 

District 40B – Juan Pablo Villareal

District Deputy Grand Masters At Large in the state include Dillon Vanderford of Brownsville and Ronald Williams of Kingsville.

AL AMIN SHRINE STATED MEETING DATES: the second Friday of each month.
In June, July and August, the Al Amin Shrine is “dark.” No stated meetings.

At Al Amin Shrine: Brandee Lowman, Office Administrator, is a Notary Public. If you need Notary service, phone Brandee at 361/241-5353.

BINGO AND OPRY NIGHTS AT AL AMIN:

BINGO: Fourth Wednesdays

>>>> OPRY:  Third Thursdays <<< on 6/4/18 it was announced that the Opry is canceled. No one was willing to be the leader, so it’s canceled. (Barbara Schroeter)

GUN SHOWS AT AL AMIN SHRINE
Saturdays, 9 am to 5 pm; Sundays, 9 am to 4 pm. Come out and shop and have a meal. Lots of vendors. THE NOVEMBER 11 & 12 EVENT WAS A BIG SUCCESS!
NOW HEAR THIS!
The gun shows are a temple function, not a project of any particular unit. At present, Mike and a few nobles who always help with everything are carrying a large burden. E-mail Mike and tell him when you can work at the July show, and help him get some planning done as to who can help, and when.
SAT & SUN, Jul 21-22, 2018

SAT & SUN, Aug 25-26, 2018

SAT & SUN, Sep 15-16, 2018

SAT & SUN, Nov 03-04, 2018

SAT & SUN, Dec 01-02, 2018
For more info, call Mike King, 361/696-1585.

District 37 Masters, Wardens, and Secretaries Association.
Mathis 1133, S.B. Mosser 912 in Alice, and Chamberlain 913 in Kingsville have been moved into District 37-A. At the 29 January 2018 meeting of the District 37 MWS, the following schedule of meetings was decided upon.

Dist. 37 Lodge   No.  5th Monday, or other date

Del Mar        1350   30 Jul 2018

S. B. Mosser    912   29 Oct 2018

Chamberlain     913   17 Dec 2018 not a 5th Monday

Mathis         1133   29 Apr 2019

Oso Naval      1282   29 Jul 2019

Del Mar        1350   30 Sep 2019

Ingleside      1361   30 Dec 2019

Sunset         1388   30 Mar 2020

Sinton         1012   29 Jun 2020

Aransas        1018   31 Aug 2020

Corpus Christi  189   30 Nov 2020

Rockport        323   29 Mar 2021

Gregory         998   31 May 2021

 

FORUMS & CERTIFICATE EXAMS – 2018

Revised 17 Apr, 2018 ---

W. Keith Reynolds, Committee on Work, 719 Gardina,

San Antonio, Texas 78201, 210-736-1510

             FORUM    EXAM 

DAY DATE      TIME    TIME  LODGE & CITY

FRI JUL 20  7:00PM          MATHIS 1133, MATHIS

SAT JUL 21          9:00AM  MATHIS 1133, MATHIS

From Paul Schmidt, WM of Mathis 1133: We will host forums and exams on July 20th and 21st. Refreshments will be served on both days with breakfast being served on Saturday morning.

SAT AUG  4  9:30AM 12:30PM  VICTORIA 40, VICTORIA

FRI AUG 10  7:00PM          SAN GABRIEL 89, GEORGETOWN

SAT AUG 11          9:00AM  SAN GABRIEL 89, GEORGETOWN

SAT SEP  8  9:30AM 12:30PM  UVALDE 472, UVALDE

FRI SEP 14  7:00PM          LLANO GRANDE 1173, WESLACO

SAT SEP 15          9:00AM  LLANO GRANDE 1173, WESLACO

SAT SEP 29  9:00AM 12:30PM  ONION CREEK, AUSTIN

FRI OCT  6  9:00AM exam only CHARLES ANDERSON 1413, SAN ANTONE

FRI OCT  6 EXAM ONLY 6:30PM  RANDOLPH 1268, SCHERZ

FRI OCT 12          9:00AM  DAVY CROCKETT 1225, SAN ANTONIO

FRI OCT 12          6:30PM  HARLANDALE 1213, SAN ANTONIO

SAT OCT 27  9:00AM          HELOTES 1429, HELOTES

FRI NOV  3  9:00AM 12:30PM  RAMBO 426, DRIPPING SPRINGS

CONTINUATION OF JUNE & BEYOND

 

2018  SUN-THU, JULY 15-19  ---  Imperial Shrine, Daytona Beach, Florida.

2018  SAT,  JULY  21  ---  At Waco Lodge 92, 4324 Cobbs Dr., Waco 76702; phone 254/772-1801, a meeting of Tranquility Lodge 2000 at 10:00 AM. Election of Officers. Lunch after closing of Lodge.

2018  TUE,  JUL  31  ---  Coastal Bend Scottish Rite Club, regular quarterly dinner meeting (ladies included, of course). Socialize at 6 PM, order off the menu at 6:30-6:45. People’s Restaurant, (off I-37 at 9738 Up River Rd, near Wilcox Furniture.) From Corpus Christi, take exit 9; turn left to cross under I-37; then immediately turn hard right to continue on Up River Road, paralleling I-37. Go past Wilcox Furniture, then turn right into Peoples’ parking lot. Phone 241-8087. From north of Corpus Christi on I-37: take exit 9. You’ll see Peoples on the right as you prepare to exit. After exiting, turn right on Up River Road, go past Wilcox Furniture and turn right into the Peoples parking lot). From the management at Peoples: if you order a steak and it’s not good, send it back and they will gladly cook another one for you. Satisfaction with all their dishes is guaranteed.

2018  WED,  AUG  15  ---  At Portland 1411, the regular third-Wednesday practice meeting of the Coastal Bend Scottish Rite Club. 32° KCCH Ralph Nelson will be sending an invitation email asking for Rsvp so he can order food, announce the degree to be studied, and make copies of the degree upon request.

2018  SAT-WED, AUG 18-22  ---  At Indianapolis, Indiana, the 67th Triennial Conclave of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. Headquarters and site of events: the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Saturday: drill competition; Sunday: Divine Services & the Grand Master’s cocktail reception; Monday: business sessions; Tuesday: business sessions, & Grand Master’s Banquet in the evening; Wednesday: Installation of officers, and adjournment. Details on pages 10-11 of the January 2018 Knight Templar.

2018  WED,  AUG  29  ---  Al Amin Past Masters Unit, regular quarterly dinner meeting (ladies included, of course). Socialize at 6 PM, order off the menu at 6:30-6:45. People’s Restaurant, (off I-37 at 9738 Up River Rd, near Wilcox Furniture.) From Corpus Christi, take exit 9; turn left to cross under I-37; then immediately turn hard right to continue on Up River Road, paralleling I-37. Go past Wilcox Furniture, then turn right into Peoples’ parking lot. Phone 241-8087. From north of Corpus Christi on I-37: take exit 9. You’ll see Peoples on the right as you prepare to exit. After exiting, turn right on Up River Road, go past Wilcox Furniture and turn right into the Peoples parking lot). From the management at Peoples: if you order a steak and it’s not good, send it back and they will gladly cook another one for you. Satisfaction with all their dishes is guaranteed.

2018  THU,  AUG  30  ---  Sojourner Dinner Meeting, John J. Harris Chapter 397 (ladies included, of course). Socialize at 6 PM, order off the menu at 6:30-6:45. People’s Restaurant, (off I-37 at 9738 Up River Rd, near Wilcox Furniture.) From Corpus Christi, take exit 9; turn left to cross under I-37; then immediately turn hard right to continue on Up River Road, paralleling I-37. Go past Wilcox Furniture, then turn right into Peoples’ parking lot. Phone 241-8087. From north of Corpus Christi on I-37: take exit 9. You’ll see Peoples on the right as you prepare to exit. After exiting, turn right on Up River Road, go past Wilcox Furniture and turn right into the Peoples parking lot). From the management at Peoples: if you order a steak and it’s not good, send it back and they will gladly cook another one for you. Satisfaction with all their dishes is guaranteed.

2018  FRI-SAT,  SEP  7&8  ---  Orient of Texas Scottish Rite Legacy Convocation at Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library & Museum, 2801 West Waco Drive, Waco Texas. On site registration on Friday from noon to 6:30 PM. On Saturday, Sep 8 from 7 AM to 10 AM, Speakers will be Illustrious MICHAEL L. WIGGINS , 33° SG I G in Texas; Illustrious ROBERT G. DAVIS, 33° IGH, GC Masonic Author & Speaker - Guthrie Consistory, Orient of Oklahoma; M W TOMMY F. CHAPMAN, 33° IGH, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M; HON. RICHARD NOWACKI, 32° Portland Consistory, Orient of Oregon

THIS IS A CHANGE:
2018  SAT, SEP  8  --  
South Texas York Rite College No. 169 at the York Rite Masonic Temple in Corpus Christi. Socialize at 10 AM, practice the degree at 10:30. Lunch and then degree conferral. There will be an AMD meeting after the College, with initiations.

2018  FRI, SAT  SEP  14-15  ---  A big event in Dallas, with York Rite attendance from several states. Details will be provided. (E. E. Buster Williams, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Texas). SCRIBE WILL TRY TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS STILL “ON.”

2018  WED,  SEP  19  ---  At Corpus Christi 189, the regular third Wednesday practice meeting of the Coastal Bend Scottish Rite Club. 32° KCCH Ralph Nelson will be sending an invitation email asking for Rsvp so he can order food, announce the degree to be studied, and make copies of the degree upon request.

2018  FRI-SUN,  SEP  21-23   ---  GRAND LODGE LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE at Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi.

2018  SAT,  SEP  22  MM DEGREE aboard the LEXINGTON Museum. Details later.

2018  WED,  OCT  17  ---  At Portland 1411, the regular third-Wednesday practice meeting of the Coastal Bend Scottish Rite Club. 32° KCCH Ralph Nelson will be sending an invitation email asking for Rsvp so he can order food, announce the degree to be studied, and make copies of the degree upon request.

2018  FRI, SAT  OCT 19-20  ---  Scottish Rite Reunion at the Scottish Rite Temple in San Antonio. Starts at 6:00 PM on Friday for registration, followed by degree work. On Saturday, starts at 8:00 AM and concludes about 5:30 PM. For information, contact Beau Lindley at 361/658-5068 or e-mail lindleybobby@yahoo.com, or Tom Wimberly at 361/992-1946 or e-mail twimbo@aol.com.

2018  SAT,  OCT  27  ---  At Charles W. Anderson No. 1413, 10103 Eveningway, San Antonio, TX 77233, phone 281/448-1412, a meeting of Tranquility Lodge 2000 at 10:00 AM. Lunch after closing of Lodge.

2018  TUE,  OCT  30  ---  Coastal Bend Scottish Rite Club, regular quarterly dinner meeting (ladies included, of course). Socialize at 6 PM, order off the menu at 6:30-6:45. People’s Restaurant, (off I-37 at 9738 Up River Rd, near Wilcox Furniture.) From Corpus Christi, take exit 9; turn left to cross under I-37; then immediately turn hard right to continue on Up River Road, paralleling I-37. Go past Wilcox Furniture, then turn right into Peoples’ parking lot. Phone 241-8087. From north of Corpus Christi on I-37: take exit 9. You’ll see Peoples on the right as you prepare to exit. After exiting, turn right on Up River Road, go past Wilcox Furniture and turn right into the Peoples parking lot). From the management at Peoples: if you order a steak and it’s not good, send it back and they will gladly cook another one for you. Satisfaction with all their dishes is guaranteed.

2018  WED,  OCT  31  ---  Al Amin Past Masters Unit, regular quarterly dinner meeting (ladies included, of course). Socialize at 6 PM, order off the menu at 6:30-6:45. People’s Restaurant, (off I-37 at 9738 Up River Rd, near Wilcox Furniture.) From Corpus Christi, take exit 9; turn left to cross under I-37; then immediately turn hard right to continue on Up River Road, paralleling I-37. Go past Wilcox Furniture, then turn right into Peoples’ parking lot. Phone 241-8087. From north of Corpus Christi on I-37: take exit 9. You’ll see Peoples on the right as you prepare to exit. After exiting, turn right on Up River Road, go past Wilcox Furniture and turn right into the Peoples parking lot). From the management at Peoples: if you order a steak and it’s not good, send it back and they will gladly cook another one for you. Satisfaction with all their dishes is guaranteed.

2018  WED,  NOV  21  ---  At Corpus Christi 189, the regular third Wednesday practice meeting of the Coastal Bend Scottish Rite Club. 32° KCCH Ralph Nelson will be sending an invitation email asking for Rsvp so he can order food, announce the degree to be studied, and make copies of the degree upon request.

2018  THU,  NOV  29,  ---  Sojourner Dinner Meeting, John J. Harris Chapter 397 (ladies included, of course). Socialize at 6 PM, order off the menu at 6:30-6:45. People’s Restaurant, (off I-37 at 9738 Up River Rd, near Wilcox Furniture.) From Corpus Christi, take exit 9; turn left to cross under I-37; then immediately turn hard right to continue on Up River Road, paralleling I-37. Go past Wilcox Furniture, then turn right into Peoples’ parking lot. Phone 241-8087. From north of Corpus Christi on I-37: take exit 9. You’ll see Peoples on the right as you prepare to exit. After exiting, turn right on Up River Road, go past Wilcox Furniture and turn right into the Peoples parking lot). From the management at Peoples: if you order a steak and it’s not good, send it back and they will gladly cook another one for you. Satisfaction with all their dishes is guaranteed.

2018  THU – SAT,  DEC  6, 7 & 8  ---  Annual Grand Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Texas, and Annual Assembly of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas. In the Grand Lodge Temple, lower level, 715 Columbus, Waco.

2018  WED,  DEC  19  ---  At Portland 1411, the regular third-Wednesday practice meeting of the Coastal Bend Scottish Rite Club. 32° KCCH Ralph Nelson will be sending an invitation email asking for Rsvp so he can order food, announce the degree to be studied, and make copies of the degree upon request.

2019  SAT,  JAN  12  ---  Annual meeting of South Texas Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine. 10 am to 4 pm, York Rite Masonic Temple in Corpus Christi.

2019  SAT,  FEB  16  ---  At Rio Grande 81, 131 E. Jefferson, Brownsville TX 78520, no phone, a meeting of Tranquility Lodge 2000 at 10:00 AM. Lunch after closing of Lodge.

2019, TUE-SUN, JUN 4-9  ---  National Sojourners, Inc. National Convention: Omaha, Nebraska at the Omaha Marriott. For details, search NSI website.

2019  SAT,  JULY  20  ---  At Waco Lodge 92, 4324 Cobbs Dr., Waco 76702; phone 254/772-1801, a meeting of Tranquility Lodge 2000 at 10:00 AM. Election of Officers. Lunch after closing of Lodge.

2019  FRI-SUN,  SEP  20-22,  2019: GRAND LODGE LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE at Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi.

2019  SAT,  SEP  21,  2019: MM DEGREE aboard the LEXINGTON Museum. Details later.

2020  FRI-SUN,  SEP  18-20: GRAND LODGE LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE at Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi.

2020  SAT,  SEP  19: MM DEGREE aboard the LEXINGTON Museum. Details later.

 

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO LODGES

(Lodges in Corpus vicinity listed by Lodge number)

CORPUS CHRISTI LODGE No. 189 (meets first and third Mondays, 7:00 PM). The Lodge is at 4114 Weber Road (zip 78409). The Lodge is on the East side of Weber Road. The Lodge can be reached by taking the Weber exit off South Padre Island Drive. Head Northward toward the bay. Just before you reach Hamlin Shopping Center (which is on the southeast corner of the intersection with S. Staples), the lodge is on the right. Watch for the Annapolis Christian Academy sign and turn into the small street. Parking is in the rear of the lodge. We enter through the parking-lot door. Alternatively, you can reach CC 189 from Ocean Drive by turning onto Doddridge. When you reach S. Staples, the street name changes from Doddridge to Weber Rd. Coming from Staples, the Lodge is on the left, just past the last businesses in Hamlin Shopping Center. Watch for the Annapolis Christian Academy sign, and turn into the small street. Parking is in the rear of the lodge.Corpus Christi 189 is a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

NEW NOTICE, JANUARY 2018. Regugio 190 is consolidating with Portland 1411

    Now closed: REFUGIO LODGE No. 190 in Woodsboro.

    ROCKPORT LODGE NO. 323 (meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 PM). The Lodge is at 602 Hickory Avenue in Rockport. From State Route 35 near Rockport, take the highway 1069 (Market Street) exit, and proceed eastward (toward Aransas Bay). About one-half mile from SR 35, turn left onto Hickory Avenue. Go a hundred yards and watch for the Lodge on your right. Your view of the Lodge from Market Street may be obstructed by high grass and trees. Caution: there is also a highway 1069 exit on SR 35 near Aransas Pass. That’s not the one you want if you want to go to Rockport Lodge. Rockport 323 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

LOMA ALTO LODGE No. 544 IN TILDEN (meets on every Saturday on or before the full moon, 7:30 PM). Driving directions to Loma Alto Lodge in Tilden, Texas.  Go west on 624 through Orange Grove until you come to Hwy. 16, then turn north and go 23 miles to Tilden.  The Lodge hall is on the corner by the blinking light, across from the courthouse. "You can't miss it."  Alternate route: You could also go to Three Rivers via I-37 and turn west on Hwy 72 until you come to the blinking light, etc. Loma Alto 544 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

S. B. MOSSER LODGE NO. 912 IN ALICE. (meets first and third Tuesdays, 7:30 PM). The Lodge is at 206 Mariposa Drive. From Corpus Christi (on highway 44), go to the first street after the third traffic light. Turn right, and the lodge will be on the right at the end of the street. S. B. Mosser 912 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

CHAMBERLAIN LODGE No. 913 IN KINGSVILLE (meets third Thursdays, 7:30 PM. Practice Wednesdays at 6pm & most Saturdays at 9am). 1721 Senator Carlos Truan Blvd. In Kingsville, proceed south on Highway 77 Bypass. Take the turnoff to the right on Senator Carlos Truan Blvd. Look for the Lodge on the left about a quarter-mile after your turnoff. Chamberlain 913 is a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

GREGORY LODGE No. 998 IN TAFT, TEXAS. (Meets first and third Tuesdays, 7:30 PM).  Driving directions to Gregory Lodge No. 998:  It is at 917 Victoria Ave in Taft. Take Hwy US 181 to Taft. At the middle (second) traffic light, turn north onto Victoria Ave. The Lodge is the last building on the left, across the street from the high school baseball field. Gregory 998 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

SINTON LODGE No. 1012 at Sinton, Texas (meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 PM) is at 9032 Highway 77 North Business route in Sinton, Texas. From downtown Sinton, take Business 77 North. After passing E. Welder Street, start looking for the Lodge on the right. Sinton 1012 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

ARANSAS LODGE No. 1019 at Aransas Pass (meets first and third Tuesdays, 7:30 PM).  Driving directions: From Corpus Christi take US Hwy 181 N through Portland to Gregory. At Gregory leave 181 and go on SH 35N toward Aransas Pass and Rockport. Continue until you reach the right exit marked Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. This is Business 35N, and is W. Wheeler Ave. Continue past the new Wal-Mart store. Watch for the Valero Station on the right side of Wheeler. Opposite the station on the left side of Wheeler is the Lodge, next door to an auto parts store. Parking is in the rear of the lodge. Important: enter the lodge at the door next to the auto parts store. The door on the other side of the Lodge, which looks like the main door, is locked and not used. Aransas 1019 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

MATHIS LODGE NO. 1133  (meets the second and fourth Mondays at 7:00 PM). The lodge is located approximately three miles from Mathis heading southwest on Hwy 359. Driving from Mathis, you will spot the lodge on the left side of Hwy 359. Mathis 1133 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

OSO NAVAL LODGE NO. 1282 (meets first and third Tuesdays, 7:30 PM) is at 3215 Reid Drive in Corpus Christi near the intersection of Alameda and Texan Trail. Reid Drive parallels Alameda; the Lodge is on Reid behind the shopping center on Alameda. From downtown Corpus Christi, proceed southerly on Shoreline and Ocean to Louisiana Ave. Take Louisiana to S. Alameda and proceed southerly on Alameda. After passing the HEB on Alameda, turn right on Glazebrook and then left on Reid, and the Lodge will be on your right. From South Padre Island Drive, take the Kostorycz exit and proceed north on Kostorycz to Staples. Right on Staples, then just past Ray High turn left on Texan Trail. Texan Trail to Alameda; turn left. Proceed past the shopping center and turn left on Glazebrook, then left on Reid and the Lodge will be on your right. Oso Naval 1282 is a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

DEL MAR LODGE NO. 1350 (meets first and third Wednesdays, 7:00 PM) is at 1350 Woodlawn in Corpus Christi, at the corner of McArdle and Woodlawn. From downtown Corpus Christi, proceed east on Ocean Drive to Airline. Right on Airline, go to McArdle and take a left. Proceed easterly on McArdle, and the lodge will be on your right at the corner of Woodlawn. From South Padre Island Drive, take the Airline exit. Proceed north one block on Airline and take a right onto McArdle. Proceed easterly on McArdle, and the lodge will be on your right at the corner of Woodlawn. Del Mar 1350 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

INGLESIDE LODGE NO. 1361 (meets first and third Mondays, 7:30 PM). Driving directions to Ingleside Lodge No. 1361. At Gregory, take the Ingleside road. At the main intersection in Ingleside (the traffic light at the HEB--Dairy Queen corner) turn right. Go a few blocks to Fourth Street and turn left (turn left at the Stripes/Valero business). Proceed down Fourth Street and watch for the Lodge on your right at Henrietta St. There is a school on the left side of Fourth Street opposite the Lodge.Ingleside 1361 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

SUNSET LODGE NO. 1388 (meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 PM) is at 8314 Leopard in Corpus Christi. Proceed on I-37 to Exit 7, Suntide-Tuloso. Proceed south on Suntide to Leopard. Turn right (west) on Leopard, go one-half mile and take the little street named Lodge Lane to the right and you’ll see the Lodge. The Grand Lodge locator says the address is 101 Lodge Lane. The postal service ZIP code directory says 101 Lodge Lane is not a valid address. If you use a navigator, go to 8314 Leopard Street and that should take you to the little street labeled Lodge Lane. Sunset 1388 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

PORTLAND LODGE NO. 1411 (meets second and fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 PM) is at 124 Sixth Ave in Portland, Texas (corner of Sixth and Commerce). From Corpus Christi, take the Moore Ave exit off Hwy 181 (SR-35). Proceed easterly two blocks on Moore and bend left in a big curve onto Fifth Ave. (If you pass the fire station on your left, you have gone past Fifth Ave.) On Fifth, go about three-tenths of a mile and turn left on Commerce. Drive past Sixth Ave on your right, and turn to your right into the parking lot behind the Lodge. Enter the lodge through the parking lot door, not the Sixth Avenue door. Portland 1411 is not a member of the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

CORPUS CHRISTI YORK RITE MASONIC TEMPLE (2638 Terrace St). The Temple is on the section of Baldwin that runs between Ayers and Crosstown Expressway, at the intersection of Terrace Street with Baldwin. The Chapter of Royal Arch Masons meets on the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months, with a practice session on the fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months. The Council of Royal and Select Masters meets on the second Wednesday of even-numbered months, with practice on the fourth Wednesday of even-numbered months. The Commandery of Knights Templar meets on the second Thursday of each month, with a practice session on the fourth Thursday.  Driving from San Antonio way, follow I-37 toward Corpus Christi. Do not exit to the right onto Padre Island Drive (Rt 358). Continue about 3.7 miles and exit right on Crosstown Expressway, Rt 286. On 286, continue about 1.9 miles and take the Baldwin St exit. Take a left on Baldwin and follow it five short blocks and Terrace Street will be on your left, and you’ll see the Temple at the intersection. From Portland, or from other sections of Corpus Christi, find Crosstown Expressway and follow the instructions above, or find Ayers and follow it to the intersection of Ayers and Baldwin, turn westward, and follow Baldwin to Terrace.

 

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DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS, LODGES AND OTHER 
ORGANIZATIONS

AL AMIN SHRINE, 2018

Potentate                Richard Gamewell

Chief Rabban             Tom Mehrens

Assistant Rabban         Mike King

High Priest and Prophet  Cody Paul

Oriental Guide           vacant

Treasurer                Marcello Cantu

Recorder                 vacant; election 4/13/18

 

33 POINT ISABEL 33, 2015-16

NEED UP TO DATE OFFICER LIST

  33  WM     Jesus “Willie” Morales

  33  SW     Rodney Brown

  33  JW     Rick Flores

  33  Treas. Dillon Vanderford

  33  Sec’y Warren Winger

 

81 RIO GRANDE 81, ELECTED OFFICERS, 2015-16

NEED UP TO DATE OFFICER LIST

  81  WM     J.P. Villarreal

  81  SW     Jesus "Willie" Morales

  81  JW     Charlie Galvan

  81  Treas  Bob Wooten

  81  Sec’y  Joe Rodriguez

 

CORPUS CHRISTI LODGE 189, 2017-18

 189 WM      David Hebert       361/816-3837

 189 SW      Gary Smith         361/946-3229

 189 JW      Geoffrey Rothenay 

 189 Treas. Wayne Schroeder    361/244-2811, 361/992-5886

 189 Sec’y   Beau Lindley       361/658-5068, 361/806-2401

 189 Chap.   Tom Wimberly       361/992-1946

 189 S. D.   William Vaseliades

 189 J. D.   Kevin Bolles

 189 SrStew  Chris Dishman

 189 JrStew  Karl Fichtner

 189 M. C.   Marty Fergel

 189 Marshal

 189 M.C.    Joshua Murillo

 189 Tiler   Stephen Mitchell   361/334-1095, 361/876-7305

 

 261  BEEVILLE LODGE 261, 2016-2017

NEED UP TO DATE OFFICER LIST

 261 WM      Johnny A. Young

 261 SW      Alva St. John

 261 JW      Carl White, III

 261 Treas. John Fulghum

 261 Sec’y   Joe Causey

 261 Chap.   Bo McFarland

 261 S. D.   Christopher Payne

 261 J. D.   Malcolm Anderson

 261 S Stew  none

 261 J Stew  none

 261 Tiler   Matthew Barber

 

323 ROCKPORT LODGE 323   2018-19

 323 WM      James Eamons

 323 SW      Lemoine Pitman

 323 JW      Ben Adair

 323 Treas. Clark Carter

 323 Sec’y   James D. Bryant

 323 Chap.  

 323 S. D.   Darryl D. Dishongh

 323 J. D.   Gary Tinney

 323 S Stew  Julius Hjulian

 323 J Stew  Carlos Register

 323 Marshal

 323 MC     

 323 Tiler   Julius Hjulian Gary Tinney, PM

 

544 LOMA ALTO LODGE 544   2017-18

 544 WM      John I. Hollowell, II

.544 SW      Monty Dean Chastain

.544 JW      Corey Benjamin Delgado

.544 Treas.  Dexter Scott Begines

.544 Sec’y   Bruce G. Daughty

.544 Chap.   William Paul Schmidt

.544 S. D.   Don Thomas Miller

.544 J. D.   Moises Picasso

.544 Tiler   Richard Orville Day

 

912 S.B. MOSSER LODGE 912   2017-18

 912 WM      Able Balboa, Jr.

.544 SW      Benjamin B. Barrerra

.544 JW      John W. Daniels

.544 Treas.  Michael Allen MacMahon

.544 Sec’y   Kenneth J. Smith

.544 Chap.   Joseph M. Harris

.544 S. D.   Jesse Charles Riojas

.544 J. D.   Bruce G. Doughty

.544 Tiler   Thomas R. Oaks

 

913 CHAMBERLAIN LODGE 913   2016-17

NEED UP TO DATE OFFICER LIST

 913  WM     Israel S. Mendiola

 913  SW     John Dean (JD) Craig

 913  JW     Caleb Roach

 913  Treas. Chad D. Walker

 913  Sec’y Jonathan M. Jones, Sr.

 913  Chap.  Pedro B. Vasquez

 913  S. D.  Samuel R. Cox

 913  J. D.  Russell Green

 913 Marshal George L. Myers, Jr.

 913  M. C.  G. F. “Ike” Eisenhauer

 913  Tiler  Charles W. Shipley

 

918 EL CAMPO LODGE 918, 2015-16

NEED UP TO DATE OFFICER LIST

 918 WM      Charles Harris

 918 SW      Justin Harris

 918 JW      Robert Nursey

 918 Sec’y   David Broman

 918 Treas. John Steelman

 918 Tiler   Gene Cremeens

 

998 GREGORY LODGE NO. 998, 2017-2018

 998 WM      Mark Hofstetter

 998 SW      Russell Perkins

 998 JW      Robert Bruce Baird

 998 Treas. Brian Brooks

 998 Sec’y   James Bryant

 998 Chap.   Tom Wimberly

 998 S. D.  

 998 Tiler   B. C. Stockton

998 GREGORY LODGE NO. 998, 2018-2019

 998 WM      Scott Abercrombie

 998 SW      Mark Hofstetter

 998 JW      Ralph Nelson, Sr.

 998 Treas. Brian Brooks

 998 Sec’y   James Bryant

 998 Chap.   Tom Wimberly

 998 S. D.   Benjamin Adair

 998 J. D.   Billy Charles (BC) Stockton

 998 Tiler   Phil Corder

 

1019 ARANSAS LODGE 1013, 2017-18

1019 WM      James Sammons

List of officers is needed

 

1282 OSO NAVAL LODGE 1282, 2017-18

1282 WM      Steve Prué

1282 SW      Randal Rinald

1282 JW      James Rafferty

1282 Treas. Dan Hogan

1282 Sec’y   Tim Brownlee

1282 Chap.   Russell Keyes

1282 S. D.   Walter Briones

1282 J. D.   Edward Oaden

1282 S. S.   Adam Woerner

1282 J. S.   Matthew Doty

1282 Marshal Rick Harris

1282 M. C.   Duncan Samo

1282 Tiler   Steven Havrda

 

1350 DEL MAR LODGE 1350, 2018-19

1350 WM      Kason Anderson

1350 SW      Eli Booth

1350 JW      Chuck Checklick

1350 Treas. Richard Arthur

1350 Sec’y   Vincent Muscarello

1350 Chap.   Jim Falwell

1350 S. D.   Archie Domaschk

1350 J. D.   Humberto Contreras

1350 Tiler   Dorman Pickering

 

1361 INGLESIDE LODGE 1361, 2016-2017

Need up to date officer listing

1361 WM     Roberto Gonzalez, Jr.

1361 SW     Alan D. Jones

1361 JW     Daniel Honig

1361 Treas. Wayne Stephens

1361 Sec’y  Phil Corder

1361 Chap.  James Bryant

1361 S. D.  J. J. Sanchez

1361 J. D.  Chuck Dixon

1361 Tiler  Andy Adams

 

1388 SUNSET LODGE 1388, 2017-18

1388 WM    Don T. Miller         361-658-0717

1388 SW    John Hull             361-960-1102

1388 JW    Cody Travis Paul      361-756-7106

1388 SD    Andres  Rodriguez     361-726-1871

1388 JD    Pedro  Hinojosa       361-222-6781

1388 CHAP  Manuel Lugo           361-510-0201

1388 SEC   Sinoel Contreras      361-739-6910

1388 TREAS Ronald Brunwick       361-947-6659

1388 MARSH Phillip Underwood     361-765-8243

1388 TILER William Jackson Crain 361-242-9225

 

1411 PORTLAND LODGE 1411, 2018-19

1411 WM      Armando Caceres

1411 SW      Peter Grish

1411 JW      Joe Quesada

1411 Treas   Ray Mendez

1411 Sec’y   Herb Armstrong

1411 Chap.   Johnny Segovia

1411 S. D.   Elmer Fleenor

1411 J. D.   Calvin Coachman

1411 Tiler   Terry Walmsley

1411 M.C.    Melvin Bode

 

Masonic Events in the Rio Grande  Valley___

As provided by Walt Greene   UPDATED 6 FEB 2018

Note MOST Shrine activity is in hiatus during the three (3) summer months Jun, Jul & Aug <except for special events >

* * Every Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

* * Every Wednesday Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

 

First Monday  Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Hope Lodge 471  (Rio Grande City) meets at 7:00 pm.

          Al Amin's RGV Jokers Clown Unit meets for lunch  <meeting location varies>

          Zapata Chapter No. 1106 O.E.S at 7:30 (except August) 1308 14th Street, near Hwy 16

Second Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Al Amin Legions Of Honor meets at Nomad at 7:00 pm, social hour at 6:00 <except Jun, Jul & Aug>

          Donna Lodge 1136 meets at 7:30 pm

Third Monday  Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Hope Lodge 471 (Rio Grande City) meets at 7:00 pm

          Zapata Chapter No. 1106 O.E.S at 7:30 (except July) 1308 14th Street, near Hwy 16

Fourth Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Donna Lodge 1136 meets at 7:30 pm (Except June, July & August)

Fifth Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          RGV Masters, Wardens & Secretaries Association (Llano Grande Lodge, Weslaco) meets at 7:30 pm

 

First Tuesday

          Harlingen Lodge 1132 and Rio Grande Lodge 81 meets at 7:30 pm, social at 6:30

Second Tuesday

          Llano Grande Lodge 1173 (Weslaco) meets at 7:30 pm

Third Tuesday

          RGV Jokers Clown Unit visits Edinburg Children's Hospital at 9:30 am  

          < Except June, July, August and September.>  All Masons are welcome to come also.>

          Harlingen Lodge 1132, Rio Grande Lodge 81 and McAllen Lodge 1110 meets at 7:30 pm, social 6:30

Fourth Tuesday

          Llano Grande Lodge 1173 (Weslaco) meets at 7:30 pm

 

First Wednesday     Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests

          Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection 13 (Weslaco) meets at 7:30 pm Dinner at 6:00,

Second Wednesday           Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Mercedes Lodge 1010 meets at 7:30 pm

          Nomad Shrine Club meets at 7:00, social hour 6:30 Except June, July and August

Third Wednesday    Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Hidalgo (York Rite) Chapter 434 and Council 353 (Edinburg) meets at 7 pm

          Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club at 7 pm Except June, July and August

Fourth Wednesday Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Hidalgo Commandery 94 meets at 7 pm (Weslaco) (York Rite),

Fifth Wednesday     Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

 

First Thursday

          Edinburg Eastern Star 473 meets at 7:30 pm

Second Thursday

          Hidalgo Lodge 1036 (Edinburg) and Brownsville (York Rite) Chapter 495 & Council 414

Third Thursday

          ReyPharr Masonic Unit meets at 7 pm at Nomad Shrine Club during Feb, April, June, August, October & Dec.

          ReyPharr Masonic Unit meets at 7 pm in Reynosa, Mexico during Jan, March, May, June, September & November.

          Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club Family Social at 7 pm November thru April

Fourth Thursday

          Hidalgo Lodge 1036 (Edinburg) and Point Isabel 33 (Brownsville) at 7:30 pm

Fifth Thursday Port Isabel lodge 33 open social on South Padre Island or Port Isabel. Warren Winger for details                                                                               warren.winger@rgvmasons.org

          Sojourners meets at 7:00 pm at Peoples Restaurant, 9738 Up River Rd in Corpus Christi.

 

Second Friday

          Al Amin Shrine Temple meets in Corpus Christi at 7:00, Dinner at 6:00 pm. < Except June, July and August >

 

Third Saturday

          Harlingen Chapter 641 OES meets at 2:00 pm at 702 E. Harrison

 

                 Masonic Events in the Rio Grande Valley__________

Note MOST Shrine activity is in hiatus during the three (3) summer months Jun, Jul & Aug <except for special events >

Every Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

Every Wednesday Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

 

First Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Al Amin's RGV Jokers Clown Unit meets for lunch  <meeting location varies>

           Hope Lodge 471  (Rio Grande City) meets at 7:00 pm

          Zapata Chapter No. 1106 O.E.S at 7:30 (except August) 1308 14th Street, near Hwy 16

First Tuesday

          Harlingen Lodge 1132 and Rio Grande Lodge 81 meets at 7:30 pm, social at 6:30

First Wednesday    Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection 13 (Weslaco) Dinner 6PM; meeting 7:30PM

First Thursday

          Edinburg Eastern Star 473 meets at 7:30 pm

 

Second Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Al Amin Legions Of Honor meets at Nomad at 7:00 pm, social hour at 6:00 <except Jun, Jul & Aug>

          Donna Lodge 1136 meets at 7:30 pm

Second Tuesday

          Llano Grande Lodge 1173 (Weslaco) meets at 7:30 pm

Second Wednesday           Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Mercedes Lodge 1010 meets at 7:30 pm        

          Nomad Shrine Club meets at 7:00, social hour 6:30 < Except June, July and August >

Second Thursday

          Hidalgo Lodge 1036 (Edinburg) and Brownsville (York Rite) Chapter 495 & Council 414

Second Friday

          Al Amin Shrine Temple meets in Corpus Christi at 7:00, Dinner at 6:00 pm. < Except June, July and August >

 

Third Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Hope Lodge 471 (Rio Grande City) meets at 7:00 pm

          Zapata Chapter No. 1106 O.E.S at 7:30 (except July) 1308 14th Street, near Hwy 16

Third Tuesday

          Al Amin's RGV Jokers Clown Unit visits Edinburg Children's Hospital at 9:30 am       

          < Except June, July, August and September.>   <All Masons are welcome to come also.>      

          Harlingen Lodge 1132, Rio Grande Lodge 81 and McAllen Lodge 1110 meets at 7:30 pm, social 6:30

Third Wednesday    Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Hidalgo (York Rite) Chapter 434 and Council 353 (Edinburg) meets at 7 pm

          Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club at 7 pm < Except June, July and August >

Third Thursday       \

          Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club Family Social at 7 pm November thru April

          ReyPharr Masonic Unit meets at 7 pm at Nomad Shrine Club during Feb, April, June, August, October & Dec.

          ReyPharr Masonic Unit meets at 7 pm in Reynosa, Mexico during Jan, March, May, July, September & November.

Third Friday

Third Saturday

          Harlingen Chapter 641 OES meets at 2:00 pm at 702 E. Harrison

 

Fourth Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Donna Lodge 1136 meets at 7:30 pm (except June, July & August)

Fourth Tuesday

          Llano Gran Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Llano Grande Lodge 1173 (Weslaco) meets at 7:30 pm

Fourth Wednesday  Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

          Hidalgo Commandery 94 meets at 7 pm (Weslaco) (York Rite),

Fourth Thursday

          Hidalgo Lodge 1036 (Edinburg) and Point Isabel 33 (Brownsville) at 7:30 pm

Fourth Friday 

 

Fifth Monday Nomad Shrine Coffee Club meets at 8:00 am - < even during summer  > Mbrs and Guests welcome

         RGV Masters, Wardens & Secretaries Association (Llano Grande Lodge, Weslaco) meets at 7:30 pm       

fifth Tuesday.                            

Fifth  Wednesday Every Wednesday Square & Compass Coffee Club, at 9 to 10 am on South Padre Island - Mbrs and Guests welcome

 

Fifth Thursday Port Isabel lodge 33 open social on South Padre Island or Port Isabel.         

          Sojourners meets at 7:00 pm at Peoples Restaurant, 9738 Up River Rd in Corpus Christi.

notes:   Al Amin Shrine Temple      WWW.Alaminshriners.org

South Texas York Rite Bodies        -www.styrb.org

Rio Grande Valley Masons              www.rgvmasons.org

Nomad Shrine Club               www.nomadshrineclub.org

 

 

U.S. Special Flag Flying Days 2017

January 1

New Year's Day

January 20

Inauguration Day (every fourth year)

3rd Monday in Jan

Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday

3rd Monday in Feb

President's Day (note 1)

(Variable)

Easter Sunday

April 6

Army Day (Navy only)

April 13

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (Army only)

April 14

Pan American Day (embassies in Latin America)

May 1

Loyalty Day/Law Day (Army only)

2nd Sunday in May

Mothers Day

May 15

Peace Officers Memorial Day (note 5)

3rd Saturday in May

Armed Forces Day (note 2)

May 22

National Maritime Day (Army & Navy only) (note 2)

Last Monday in May

Memorial Day (note 3)

June 14

Flag Day (note 6)

3rd Sunday in June

Fathers Day (Army only)

July 4

Independence Day (note 4)

July 27

Korean War Armistice Day

August 19

National Aviation Day (Army only)

1st Monday in Sept

Labor Day

September 11

Patriot Day (note 5)

September 17

Constitution Day

3rd Friday in Sept

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Last Sunday in Sept

Gold Star Mothers Day (Army only)

2nd Monday in Oct

Columbus Day (October 12 at Foreign Service posts)

October 27

Navy Day (Navy and Marine Corps only)

November 10

Marine Corps Birthday (Marine Corps only)

November 11

Veterans Day

4th Thursday in Nov

Thanksgiving Day

December 7

Pearl Harbor Day (note 5)

December 17

Pan American Aviation Day (embassies in Lat Am)

December 25

Christmas Day

On the days specified, Army posts fly the garrison flag, measuring 20 by 38 feet (6.1 by 11.6 meters) in lieu of the usual post flag (8.95 by 17 feet, or 2.7 by 5.2 meters). This has been the approximate size of the garrison flag since at least 1834, when the Regulations of the U.S. Army decreed that the garrison flag would not exceed 20 by 40 feet. In addition, Army posts may display the garrison flag for regional celebrations when directed by the post commander.

Thanks to Walt Greene for the above useful and informative flag information.

 

Other notices

Web sites of interest:

NEW WEB SITE FOR OSO NAVAL LODGE 1282

http://www.OsoNaval.com

http://www.styrb.org is the web site for the South Texas York Rite Bodies. IT IS UPDATED WORKING THANKS TO ERROL PENA!

http://www.alamintemple.org is the web site for Al Amin Shrine in Corpus Christi.

http://www.masons189.com – Corpus Christi Lodge 189

Warren Winger reports: www.rgvmasons.org is the website of the 40th Masonic District. It has a calendar for the Valley, and it also has maps and other information regarding Valley Masonry.
Nomad Shrine Club website  nomadshrine.org.   check it out.
Arvid Bergmarr has replaced Walt Greene as Commandant of the Al Amin Legion of Honor.