Hiram's Followers Information

 News for Hiram’s follower list, 11/20/2017

(Published by Hiram’s Scribe: Tommy Charles Wimberly)

SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW NOTICES

 

THE CONTENTS OF THIS CALENDAR ARE BEING REFORMATTED

    AND WILL BE LISTED DIFFERENTLY. KEEP READING.

Some events of a continuing nature were buried far from the top of the calendar. These are now listed first: things like gun shows at the Shrine, special nights at the Shrine, Masters Wardens and Secretaries meetings, blood drives, Certificate forums and exams, etc. and various other special announcements. At their conclusion, I will insert a line in much larger font to show where events in chronological order will start.

CONTINUING NOTE FOR THE WINTER

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT ROCKPORT LODGE 323. Breakfast starts at 7 AM.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

CHANGE OF MEETING NIGHT FOR AL AMIN SHRINE

From the Potentate: The change of meeting night will not occur as had been envisioned. Any change in the future will have to be taken up as a new item of business.

BINGO AND OPRY NIGHTS AT AL AMIN:

BINGO: No more in 2017. Starting January 2018: 4 th Wednesday 01/24/18, etc.

OPRY: Third Thursdays: 12/21, 01/18/18, 02/15 Etc.

GUN SHOWS AT AL AMIN SHRINE
Saturdays, 9 am to 5 pm; Sundays, 9 am to 4 pm. There will be a vendor serving breakfast and lunch. Come out and shop and have a meal. Lots of vendors. THE NOVEMBER 11 & 12 EVENT WAS A BIG SUCCESS!
Canceled: SAT&SUN  Dec   9-10  canceled

The next one will be:

SAT&SUN  Jan   13-14, 2018

For more info, call Mike King, 361/696-1585

Meetings of  District 37 A&B Masters, Wardens, and Secretaries Association.
Schedule below reflects closure of Independence 1337. According to Jerry Smith of S. B. Mosser Lodge in Alice, it has been decided that Chamberlain 913 in Kingsville, S. B. Mosser 912 in Alice, and Mathis 1133 are being moved into District 37-A. It will be up to the District 37 MWS as to whether, or how, Chamberlain and S. B. Mosser and Mathis may be fitted into this schedule of District 37 MWS meetings.

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

Gregory         998   29 Jan 2018
Portland       1411   30 Apr 2018

Del Mar        1350   30 Jul 2018

Aransas        1018   29 Oct 2018

Sunset         1388   31 Dec 2018

  The above 2018 New Year’s Eve date

  will have to be modified or the meeting canceled.

Ingleside      1361   29 Apr 2019

Sinton         1012   29 Jul 2019

Refugio         190   30 Sep 2019

Corpus Christi  189   30 Dec 2019

Rockport        323   30 Mar 2020

Oso Naval      1282   29 Jun 2020

 

2017 FORUMS AND CERTIFICATE EXAMS in this area -

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

San Antonio, Texas 78201, 210-736-1510

DAY, DATE, FORUM & EXAM TIMES, LODGE, CITY

SAT DEC  2  Forum & Exam 9:30 AM in Victoria 40 in Victoria

To be announced: sessions at Grand Lodge at Waco

RELAXED QUALIFICATIONS TO JOIN NATIONAL SOJOURNERS, INC. This is the change: honorable service at any rank now qualifies one for regular membership. We have quarterly dinner meetings, bringing our ladies, girlfriends, and guests. It’s a very pleasant evening. At the next meeting, Thursday November 30, we will be inducting some new members. Come out and we will have application blanks available. This is the information you will need to supply: full name, branch of service, rank, years served, was separation by discharge or retirement, social security number (unless you are unwilling to provide it), date of birth, mailing address, phone numbers (office, cell & home), e-mail address, and wife’s name. Scroll down to November 30 for details about the next quarterly dinner meeting of local National Sojourners John J. Harris Chapter 397. Notify Chapter Sec/Treas Tom Wimberly if you are going to attend with the intent of joining, or if you have any questions. (361/992-1946, or e-mailtwimbo@aol.com)

 

NEW NOTICES AND

NOTICES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

 

NEW NOTICE
WED,  NOV  22  --- 
 At S.B. Mosser Lodge in Alice, an EA degree. Meal at 6:30 PM, degree to follow. Bruce Doughty says, Please come and help us bring a new Brother into the Fraternity.” (Bruce Doughty, 109 Vista 5 Ln, Sandia, TX 78383, Cell: 361-800-5370)

CHANGE NOTICE
SAT,  APR  14 >>>> MOVED TO SEPTEMBER- ---  MORE INFO LATER:
  Del Mar Lodge 1350 Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
 starts check in at 11:00AM.  Open to the public Four Person Scramble.  Entry fee is $100/person and includes Green Fees, Cart, Gift Package., Door Prizes, Practice Balls and Lunch.  There will be a Hole-in-one Grand Prize, Closet to the pin prize, longest drive individual award, Putting contest with Cash Award for the Top 3 Teams.  Contact Archie Domaschk, Chairman at 361-215-7952 or archiedomaschk@gmail.com.

 

NEW NOTICE
MM DEGREES ON THE LEXINGTON MUSEUM
Bro. Mando Caceres has the dates reserved for 2019 & 2020 as well as 2018. Scroll down to the bottom of the chronological listings.

MON,  NOV  20  ---  At Sunset 1388, Two Fellowcraft degrees. Supper at 6 PM, degrees to follow. Sinoel Contreras (phone 361/739-6910) says, “Bring your significant others and join us for supper. If anyone wants to work in the degree, call WM Don Miller at 361/658-0717.”

TUES,  NOV  21  ---  At S.B. Mosser Lodge in Alice, an EA degree. Meal at 6:30 PM, degree to follow. Bruce Doughty says, Please come and help us bring a new Brother into the Fraternity.” (Bruce Doughty, 109 Vista 5 Ln, Sandia, TX 78383, Cell: 361-800-5370)

WED,  NOV  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.

THU,  NOV  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.

SAT,  DEC  2  ---  At the Corpus Christi York Rite Masonic Temple, CC Commandery No. 57 will have its annual inspection visit. Coffee and donuts at 8:00 AM, program starts at 9:00 AM. (Recorder James Bryant)

SAT,  DEC 2 ---   Del Mar Lodge 1350 First Saturday Breakfast service starts at 7:00AM and continues until 11:00AM..  Menu varies month-to-month, but some of the items that are served on a rotational basis are: Eggs (every breakfast), pancakes, waffles. biscuits & gravy, chipped beef on toast, SOS, bacon, sausage, fruit filled dumplings, orange juice, coffee, and other delicious items.  Eat in or take out.

THU – SAT,  DEC  7-9  ---  At Waco, there will be a meeting of the York Rite Colleges of Texas on Thursday, December 7 at 9 AM. Messages will be presented by (A) Grand Governor H. Bart Henderson, (B) the Deputy Grand Master of Grand Lodge, (C) the Grand Commander of Knights Templar, (D) the Deputy Grand Commander of Knights Templar, (E) the Deputy Grand High Priest of Grand Chapter, and (F) the Deputy Grand Master of Grand Council. Texas York Rite College 14 will meet at 10 AM. Memorial Services will be at 2 PM in the Lower Auditorium. Texas Priory No. 23, KYCH, will have a Conferral, Business Meeting, Election and Installation of Officers on Thursday (at 11:30 PM according to the official notice; maybe the notice should have said 11:30 AM). The Annual Banquet will be Thursday at 6:30 PM in the Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library and Museum. The Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and Annual Assembly of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters will be December 8 & 9 in the Lower Auditorium of Grand Lodge.

WED,  DEC  13 ---   Del Mar Lodge 1350 Annual Children's Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, December 13 starting at 6 PM.  Each year the Lodge identifies homeless children who would not have a Christmas if not for the program.  Last year 21 homeless children from the Salvation Army submitted their "wants and needs" list for the Angel Program.  Mr. & Mrs. Claus passed out presents.  There was lots of food and games as part of the festivities.  This year the Lodge will be hosting children who are escaping domestic violence and are living with their mothers at the Women's Shelter of the Coastal Bend.  We would like to invite Masons to contribute to this effort by sponsoring one or more of the children, and being a part of the program.  Contact Kason Anderson, SW 361-561-7647 or kasonanderson.ka@gmail.com and Marie Privott, Co-Chairs for the program for additional information at 361-244-9312 or marieprivott@gmail.com .

WED,  DEC  20  ---  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.

SAT,  JAN  6  ---   Del Mar Lodge 1350 First Saturday Breakfast service starts at 7:00AM and continues until 11:00AM.  Menu varies month-to-month, but some of the items that are served on a rotational basis are: Eggs (every breakfast), pancakes, waffles, biscuits & gravy, chipped beef on toast, bacon, sausage, fruit filled dumplings, orange juice, coffee, and other delicious items.  Eat in or take out.

WED,  JAN  10  ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 Golden Trowel Award Program will start at 6:00PM with a meal and the award program at 7:00PM.  This is an open program and all are invited.  A deserving Master Mason will be recognized for his service to the Lodge and the Community.

WED-SAT, JAN 10-13, 2018  ---  Mid Winter meeting of National Sojourners, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee. For details, email the Scribe,twimbo@aol.com.

WED,  JAN  17  ---  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.

THU-SAT, JAN 18-20  ---  Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Texas, at Waco, Texas. It is desirable to pre-register; the fee is $25.00. (The increased registration fee resulted from a vote of the Grand Lodge.)

SAT,  FEB   ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 First Saturday Breakfast service starts at 7:00AM and continues until 11:00AM.  Menu varies month-to-month, but some of the items that are served on a rotational basis are: Eggs (every breakfast), pancakes, waffles, biscuits & gravy, chipped beef on toast, bacon, sausage, fruit filled dumplings, orange juice, coffee, and other delicious items.  Eat in or take out.

WED,  FEB  14  ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 Annual Sweetheart Night Program will honor ALL the women in our lives from those in the cradle to those in their Golden Years.  This is an annual program open to all, where the Lodge and its members express their pride and joy for the women who are a part of our lives and the Lodge.  A meal will be served prior to the program at 6:00 PM.  The program starts at 7:00 PM.  Flowers and candy are always a part of every year's program.  RSVP NLT Feb. 7, 2017.  Contact Kason Anderson, SW 361-561-7647 or kasonanderson.ka@gmail.com program chairman.

SAT,  FEB  17,  2018  ---  South Texas York Rite College No. 169, York Rite Masonic Temple in Corpus Christi. Socialize at 10 AM, practice the degree at 10:30. Lunch afterwards, then business meeting. Upon closing of the College, there will be a meeting of the AMD.

WED,  FEB  21  ---  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.

WED,  FEB  21  ---   Del Mar Lodge 1350 Annual Celebrate Texas Public Schools continues the tradition started by Grand Master William Jennings Burris in December of 1950 to observe the close affiliation of Texas Masons with Public Education in Texas.  TEA defers to Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) who began the tradition of designing each year's theme and logo to help coordinate school districts in preparing the celebrations.  Traditionally, the program was called Texas Public School Week and was conducted the week in which Texas Independence Day fell, March 2.  Due to statewide standardized exams, many School Districts did not have the time to conduct a weeklong celebration.  Several different options were tried and it was finally decided to rename the program to “Celebrate Texas Public Schools.”  The program is now a year long campaign. Districts decide for themselves what works best for them. Adapting to the changing landscape, Del Mar Lodge 1350 will hold its program on Wednesday, February 21.  The Lodge will also conduct its Scholarship and Lamar Awards at same time.  There will be a meal at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM.  All are invited to this open program.  Contact Kason Anderson, SW 361-561-7647or kasonanderson.ka@gmail.com program chairman.

MAR  01-31  ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 Take Time To Read 2018 (TTTR 2018) program. The 39 Elementary Schools of CCISD and JFK Elementary School of West Oso ISD will be participating the month long program to promote reading.  The program is for Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd Graders.  Librarian for each elementary school determine which teachers and classes wish to participate in October.  The Lodge places the order for the program supplies with the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (SRHC) in Dallas who sends the Lodge teacher and student materials in January which are then distributed to the 40 elementary schools.  We passed out over 10,000 calendars in 2016 when the program included students through the 5th Grade.  In 2017, we passed out ~3,600 calendars.  We expect to pass out 4,000+ calendars in 2018.  Librarians submit their Completion Report the first week of April and the Lodge submit results to the SRHC who compile the data and send backpacks and certificates for each student who participate.  Lodge members make the presentation to the schools usually the end of April or first week of May.  If your Lodge would like to participate in TTTR 2018 contact Vince Muscarello, P.M., Chairman at 361-244-1658 or vincemuscarello@gmail.com.

SAT,  MAR   ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 First Saturday Breakfast service starts at 7:00AM and continues until 11:00AM.  Menu varies month-to-month, but some of the items that are served on a rotational basis are: Eggs (every breakfast), pancakes, waffles. biscuits & gravy, chipped beef on toast, SOS, bacon, sausage, fruit filled dumplings, orange juice, coffee, and other delicious items.  Eat in or take out.

FRI-SUN, MAR 9-11, 2018  ---  Al Amin Shrine Circus at the American Bank Center. Details later.

WED,  MAR  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.

SAT,  MAR  24,  2018  ---  Grand Master’s Conference and Banquet at Al Amin Shrine. Details later.

WED,  APR  4 ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 GL Service Awards Program will start at 6:00PM with a meal and the award program at 7:00PM.  This is an open program and all are invited.

SAT,  APR  7 ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 First Saturday Breakfast service starts at 7:00AM and continues until 11:00AM.  Menu varies month-to-month, but some of the items that are served on a rotational basis are: Eggs (every breakfast), pancakes, waffles. biscuits & gravy, chipped beef on toast, SOS, bacon, sausage, fruit filled dumplings, orange juice, coffee, and other delicious items.  Eat in or take out.

SAT,  APR  14 ---MOVED TO SEPTEMBER-MORE INFO LATER:
  Del Mar Lodge 1350 Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
 starts check in at 11:00AM.  Open to the public Four Person Scramble.  Entry fee is $100/person and includes Green Fees, Cart, Gift Package., Door Prizes, Practice Balls and Lunch.  There will be a Hole-in-one Grand Prize, Closet to the pin prize, longest drive individual award, Putting contest with Cash Award for the Top 3 Teams.  Contact Archie Domaschk, Chairman at 361-215-7952 or archiedomaschk@gmail.com.

WED,  APR  18  ---  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.

SAT,  MAY  12 ---  Del Mar Lodge 1350 Annual Rummage Sale starts at 6:00 AM.  Breakfast will be available until 11:00AM, then for lunch you can try out a turkey leg from 11:00AM until 2:00PM.  Sale ends at 2;00PM.  The Lodge will start collecting donated items on March 22, 2018.  Resalable items only.  The Lodge will refuse items it deems it cannot resell.  All leftover items will be donated to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.  Contact Kason Anderson, SW 361-561-7647 or kasonanderson.ka@gmail.com program chairman.

WED,  MAY  16  ---  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.

FRI, SAT  MAY 18-19  ---  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-maillindleybobby@yahoo.com, or Tom Wimberly at 361/992-1946 or e-mail twimbo@aol.com.

SAT,  MAY  19  ---  South Texas York Rite College No. 169 day, with schedule modified as follows. 9:00 AM, York Rite Conference under the direction of E. E. “Buster” Williams, currently the Rt. Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. Location: the Masonic Temple in Corpus Christi. Lunch: build your own sandwich; top-notch fixings will be on hand. Then, the York Rite College Meeting, at which College Officers will be elected and installed. Upon closing of the College, there will be a meeting of the AMD, and then a meeting of the College’s Distinguished Brothers of the Order of the Purple Cross.

WED,  JUN  20 --- Del Mar Lodge 1350 Stated Meeting and Election of Officers. meal will be served at 6:00PM with meeting and elections of Officers for 2018-2019 at 7:00PM.

WED,  JUN  20  ---  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.

SAT,  JUN   30 --- Del Mar Lodge 1350 Installation of Officers. Meal will be served at 11:00AM-12:30PM, Installation starts at 1:00PM with photo opportunities and refreshments to follow.

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

FRI, SAT  SEP  14-15,  2018  ---  A big event in Dallas, with York Rite attendance from several states. Details will be provided. (E. E. Buster Williams, Deputy Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Texas)

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

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

FRI, SAT  OCT 19-20,  2018  ---  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.

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

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

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

SAT,  SEP  19,  2020: 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.

REFUGIO LODGE No. 190 in Woodsboro (meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 PM). The Lodge is across the street from the High School. There are two routes north to Woodsboro.

            A. Through Sinton and north on US 77. Take the first Woodsboro turnoff to the right at the grain elevators, and proceed straight ahead (east). When you are almost to the end of that street, the lodge will be on the left, opposite the high school on the right.

            B. Though Portland, Gregory, and Bayside. Proceed on highway 35 through Gregory, toward Aransas Pass. North of Gregory, turn left on 136 and proceed north through Bayside. About two miles north of Bayside, turn left at the blinking light onto highway 1360. Proceed on 1360 as it goes west about 9 miles, then it bends right to go north into Woodsboro. Just past the high school, turn left and one short block later, on the right, is the Lodge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GREGORY LODGE No. 998 IN TAFT, TEXAS. (Meets first and third Tuesdays, 7:30 PM).  Driving directions to Gregory Lodge No. 998:  It is at917 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 2017

Potentate                Vince Muscarello

Chief Rabban             Richard Gamewell

Assistant Rabban         Tom Mehrens

High Priest and Prophet  Mike King

Oriental Guide           Cody Paul

Treasurer                Marcello Cantu

Recorder                 Joe Fernandez

 

33 POINT ISABEL 33, 2015-16

  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

  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      Jeoffrey Rothenay 

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

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

 189 Chap.   Tom Wimberly       361/992-1946

 189 S. D.   William Vaseliades

 189 J. D.   Kevin Bolles

 189 Marshal Mark Hinman

 189 M.C.    Joshua Murillo

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

 261  BEEVILLE LODGE 261, 2016-2017

 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   2017-18

 323 WM      Darryl D. Dishongh

 323 SW      James Eamons

 323 JW      Russell Perkins

 323 Treas. Clark Carter, PM

 323 Sec’y   James S. Jackson, PM

 323 Chap.   Lonnie McLester, PM

 323 S. D.   Robert Bruce Baird

 323 J. D.   Morris Williams

 323 S Stew  Julius Hjulian

 323 J Stew  Carlos Register

 323 Marshal Mark S. Hofstetter, PM

 323 MC      Lemoine Pitman, PM

 323 Tiler   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

 

913 CHAMBERLAIN LODGE 913   2016-17

 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

 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

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, 2017-18

1350 WM      Joe Privott

1350 SW      Kason Anderson

1350 JW     

1350 Treas. Archie Domaschk

1350 Sec’y   Joe Fernandez

1350 Chap.  

1350 S. D.  

1350 J. D.  

1350 Tiler  

 

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, 2017-18

1411 WM      Terry Wamsley

1411 SW     

1411 JW     

1411 Treas  

1411 Sec’y  

1411 Chap.  

1411 S. D.  

1411 J. D.  

1411 Tiler  

 

Masonic Events in the Rio Grande  Valley___

As provided by Walt Greene

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) meets at 7:30 pm Dinner at 6:00,

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 Vallley 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.

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.