Monthly Digest

Published in the interest of

DeSoto Lodge No. 299

 

 

 

F. & A.M.

 

 

Masonic

Temple

 

www.desotolodge.com

Volume 144

March 2006
Issue 3

 

 
 

Worshipful Master

 
Secretary

James David Pickens

(hm) 901.372.3719

Lodge

901.529.4025

Elbert E. Martz, PM

901.837.4579  (hm)

 

A MESSAGE FROM…

OUR WORSHIPFUL MASTER…

     

I hope this news letter finds each of you and your family doing well.  Spring is just around the corner and I can hardly wait.  While planning your spring planting put some time in your schedule to come down to the lodge for stated meeting and degree work.  We have a great time in our fellowship at the monthly dinner that Brother Merrell and his wife plan for us. 

 

If you missed our Valentine’s Dinner, you missed a great time.  We had some great entertainment and a few people even danced while the band was playing.  Start making plans to attend our next function.  You will have a great time enjoying the fellowship with each other and make some new friends.

 

I would like to extend a call to all the police officers that are members of this lodge to return and get up to speed in the degree work so we could again have a Police Degree team.  That is one of my goals this year.  Also anyone wishes to give a little time to help me with this goal.

 

I am looking forward to seeing each of you next month.

 

Fraternally,

Your Worshipful Master,

Jim Pickens, WM

 

Birthdays

 

Happy Birthday to the following brothers:

 

William Forest Mabry                                       03/02

Gregory Lynn Howard                                      03/03

John Thomas Moyes                                         03/03

James Leon Nichols, Sr., P.M.                         03/05

Ralph Horace Brown                                        03/07

John Ronald Walker                                         03/07

James Franklin Gibson, Jr.                                03/08

William Donald Rose                                        03/09

Harold Lee Herl, P.M.                                      03/11

James Preston Whitt                                         03/11

Calvin Hurst Youngblood                                  03/14

Eugene Robert Johnston                                   03/15

Daniel Lamar Gandy                                         03/17

Melvin Malcom Jerkins                                     03/17

Donnie Ray Maxwell                                        03/17

Jimmy Lloyd Tuck                                            03/18

James Allen Mills                                              03/19

Donald Paul Spahr                                            03/19

Robert Russell Crossno, P.M.                           03/20

Earl Woodroe Allen                                          03/22

Milton Edward Armstrong, Jr., P.M.                 03/22

Elwood Lee Qualls                                           03/24

William Edward Jackson                                   03/25

James David Pickens, Jr., W.M.                       03/25

James Clark Ray                                              03/25

Charles Arthur William                                      03/26

Elvin Ladell Breland                                          03/27

           

 

If you had a birthday and I missed it, Please let me know and I will make a correction to my records.

 

 I want to apologize to the members who had birthdays in February.  Do to a computer problem the birthdays were not reported. We wish all of you a belated Happy Birthday!

10/02

From the Secretary’s Desk

 

The News Letter is now back on the web site.  Be sure to go to Desotolodge.com and check it out.

 

Just a couple of pictures from the Valentine’s Dinner. If you missed it, you missed a good time. 

. Wm. Jim Pickens presents the Grand Prize to Julie, wife of P.M. Dickie Ballard, who won the drawing at the Valentine’s Dinner.

 

Bro. Byron Wilkinson and his wife, Marguerite, dancing at the Valentine’s Dinner.

 

 

Sick and Visitation

 

Bro. Richard Martz, P.M. is home. Bro. Martz is being treated for cancer.  Bro. Mickey Harber’s daughter, Laura Worthington, is home recovering from surgery.

 

Please keep these brothers and their families in your prayers.  We know there are others that are ill and we do not know about.  If you know about a Brother or a family member that is sick please contact us.  

 

If you know of anyone sick, please contact our Chaplin, Bro. B. W. Malone, P.M. at 358-3789. 

 

 

Winners of Drawings

 

Bro. Ed Morrison’s name was drawn for the $50.00 monthly prize. Bro. Morrison was not present to receive the money therefore $50.00 will be deposited into the H.C. “Pappy” Warner Memorial Fund.   Ms. Beverly Ray won the $50.00 gift certificate to Wal-Mart.  Ms. Nancy Merrell and Bro. Jim Pickens won the consolation prizes. 

 

              Congratulations

 

Karen Carver, wife of P.M. Ryan Carver, gave birth to a baby girl.  Congratulations to them.

 


 

Calendar of Events

 

Thursday

March 2, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Stated Meeting/Dinner 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday

March 7, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Craftsman Club

Thursday

March 9, 2006

7:00 P.M.

E. A. Degree/Eat 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday

March 14, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Craftsman Club

Tuesday

March 21, 2006

Dark

Grand Lodge

Wed

March 22, 2006

Dark

Grand Lodge

Thursday

March 23, 2006

Dark

Grand Lodge

Tuesday

March 28, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Craftsman Club

Thursday

March 30, 2006

7:00 P.M.

MM Degree/eat6:00 P.M.

Tuesday

April 4, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Craftsman Club

Thursday

April 6, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Stated Meeting/ Dinner 6:00 P.M

Tuesday

April 11, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Craftsman Club

Tuesday

April 18, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Craftsman Club

Thursday

April 20, 2006

7:00 P.M.

F. C. Degree/eat 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday

April 25, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Craftsman Club

 


 

WE HAVE ONE OBJECT IN MIND – TO IMPROVE AND MAKE WIDESPREAD OUR MASONIC TRADITION