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Masonic #611 installs new officers

Posted by Bro. Zabinsky on Jul 21, 2012 in Lodge News, Masonic Articles

The installation of officers for Masonic year 2012-2013 is now complete. Mineral Wells Masonic lodge #611 owes a debt of gratitude to Brother Davis and Brother Boswell for doing such a fine job at the installation. This past year was a successful one under the care and guidance of Brother Randy Warren. We are due for a repeat with Brother James Lusk taking the reins. Best of wishes and congratulations to all officers for the upcoming year.

The following officers were installed during the ceremony:
Worshipful Master – James Lusk
Senior Warden – John Lusk
Junior Warden – Joe Lipe
Treasurer – Bob Steele
Secretary – Donnie Hoover
Chaplain – Mark Medlin
Senior Deacon – Eric Zabinsky
Tiler – Jerry Stafford

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Masonry in Texas

Posted by Bro. Zabinsky on Mar 2, 2012 in Masonic Articles, Masonic History

article posted on the Grand Lodge of Texas website -By Erik X BriseƱo

Freemasonry is a fraternity. Its membership is restricted to men, but there is no hazing as is found in some college fraternities. The Masonic Order is a serious group. It exists to take good men and help them to become better men. Thus, it is not a reform society. It does not exist to reform criminals, nor would such persons benefit from its teachings.

Masonry developed from lodges of operative or stone masons. The Masonry of today is distinguished from the stone masonry of old by being referred to as “Speculative” Masonry. Speculative or FREEmasonry does not work with stone but instead works on the lives of men. Its teachings take the imagery of carpentry and architecture and use that imagery to teach by symbols about building a good character.

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