MWSA District No. 108 - Issue No. 45

October 2022

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District Service Team

Your District Service Team is here to assist our Lodges in any way they can.

R:.W:. Chris Ryland - District Deputy Grand Master (Brookshire No. 1066)

Past Master Cody Cockroft - District Instructor (Morton No. 72)

Past Master Carter Sharbrough - District Communications Officer (Katy No. 1439)

Past Master Stan Kitzman - District Education Officer (Brookshire No. 1066)

MWSA Vision

EXCELLENCE BY VIRTUE: Lead with our HEARTS; Think with our HEADS; Work with our HANDS

MWSA Mission Statement

Through education and in consequence of our streamlined focus in pursuit of Masonic excellence, Masonic District No. 108 will work in harmony as a common mass to reinforce our District Lodges in support of the Grand Lodge of Texas.

Contained in this Issue

  • President's Message

  • Called from Labor

  • Morton Lodge Clothing Drive

  • Lodge Education Officer Program

  • District Instructor Ritual Forum

  • Upcoming Degrees/Proficiency Exams

  • District 108 Upcoming Stated Meetings

  • DDGM Official Visit Schedule

  • Lodge Suspense Dates

  • Kumntakit Grotto

  • Grand Lodge of Texas App

  • MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule

  • Morton Lodge History Book

  • Other Upcoming Events

  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay

  • Newsletter Archive

"Freemasonry is 'veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols' because these are the surest way by which moral and ethical truths may be taught. It is not only with the brain and with the mind that the initiate must take Freemasonry but also with the heart."

- Carl H. Claudy

President's Message


Thank you to everyone who made the trek out to Sugar Land Lodge for the Forum & Exam on Saturday, October 8th. It was a wonderful turn-out and great information was given.

Please continue to communicate the various events at your Lodge to the District so that we can make arrangments to support your Lodge in its undertakings.

We are looking forward to our next MWSA Business Meeting, taking place on October 25, 2022 at Hempstead Lodge No. 749. We will be electing our new MWSA Officer line during that meeting.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Chris Choat

President, MWSA No. 108

Mobile: (713) 206-4242

Called from Labor

Morton Lodge Clothing Drive

Morton Lodge is hosting a clothing drive. Please see the details below. You are welcome to drop donations at the lodge at any time that members are there.

Morton 2022 Clothing Drive.pdf

Lodge Education Officer Program

Please see below for the recently-released Lodge Education Officer. Each Worshifpful Master should appoint a Lodge Education Officer who should offer portions of this program throughout the year.

The program may be downloaded here:

LEO 2022_Final_01112022.pdf

District Instructor Ritual Forum

Our District Instructor will be planning a Ritual Forum to take place soon that will focus on the first section of the Entered Apprentice Degree and the second section of the Master Mason Degree. Watch for further information.

Upcoming Degrees/Proficiency Exams

Master Mason's Degree

Katy Lodge

Monday, October 17, 2022

Master Mason's Degree

Morton Lodge

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

District No. 108 Upcoming Stated Meetings

DDGM Official Visit Schedule

Lodge Suspense Dates

November 15 – Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard), must be filed with the IRS by Lodges that have gross receipts of $50,000 or less, or do not meet the requirements for filing the IRS 990 or IRS 990EZ. (Lodges must file the appropriate Form 990 no later than the 15th day of the fifth month following the close of the organization’s fiscal year.)

December 28 – Proxy Certificates are due the GS Office NLT December 28 (Art. 4). You should always appoint a Proxy (in case of an emergency) but he would not vote if any of the top three officers were available. Remember, each brother can have no more than four votes. Therefore, a sitting Worshipful Master cannot be proxy for another Lodge.

Kumntakit Grotto

Kumntakit Grotto was instituted on Saturday 27 March 2021 at Sugar Land Lodge No. 1141 and began by initiating nearly 40 new members and installing its new Officers. The Officers and members of the new Grotto represent several of our District Lodges, bringing our Lodges closer together.

Grand Lodge of Texas App

Do you have the Grand Lodge of Texas app? It contains copies of the current law book and monitor, as well as several years worth of Briscoe Workshops. It can also serve as a communications tool between Brothers. You may find the links to the app below:

Apple App Store -

Google Play Store -

MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule

Please click the image to see the rotation schedule for MWSA Business Meetings through 2022.

Morton Lodge History Book

Morton Lodge has completed the third edition of the book on its history. Copies may be purchased from Past Master Cody Cockroft for $20.

Lodge Study Nights

Are you interested in attending a Study Night? Please join us for the following evenings of fellowship and study:

Mondays - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Morton Lodge No. 72

Mondays - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Waller Lodge No. 808

Mondays - 6:30 PM - Katy Lodge No. 1439

Mondays - 7:00 PM - Sugar Land Lodge No. 1141

Wednesday - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Rosenberg Lodge No. 881

Wednesdays - 7:00 PM - Sugar Land Lodge No. 1141

If your Lodge holds a Study Night that is not listed, please let us know so that we may include it here and get the word out to more Brothers!

Other Upcoming Events

Below you will find dates for upcoming events around Masonic District #108, along with other Masonic events in our area. Full calendars for events around District #108 may be found at the District #108 website by clicking the button below this list.

  • Mon, Oct 3, 2022 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Oct 4, 2022 - Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Oct 4, 2022 - Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

  • Wed, Oct 5, 2022 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting

  • Wed, Oct 5, 2022 - North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Wed, Oct 5, 2022 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Katy Masonic Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Oct 6, 2022 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Sat, Oct 8, 2022 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - Westside Assembly No. 233, International Order of Rainbow for Girls @ Katy Loge - 7:00 PM

  • Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Oct 13, 2022 - Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Oct 13, 2022 - Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Fri, Oct 14, 2022 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave @ Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Sat, Oct 15, 2022 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM

  • Mon, Oct 17, 2022 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Oct 18, 2022 - Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Oct 20, 2022 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

  • Fri, Oct 21, 2022 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Mon, Oct 24, 2022 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Oct 27, 2022 - Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM

The full Google Calendars for District No. 108 may be found on the MWSA website.

Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay

Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay was set to work on Saturday 31 August 2019. DeMolay is a wonderful organization for young men from 12-21 years of age. It strives to teach virtues and help young men grow into responsible and committed members of society.

You can learn more about DeMolay here:

If you know anyone who may be interested in membership at Imperial Chapter, please have them contact Matt Woodard, Chapter Advisor at

MWSA Newsletter Archive

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