MWSA District No. 108 - Issue No. 44

September 2022

Editor's Note


My apologies for dropping the ball on the August 2022 newsletter. The turnaround to a new Masonic Year combined with the beginning of a new career for me got the best of me. I'll be working diligently to keep these newsletters consistent in the future.


David C. Berndt

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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

"The true Mason never hesitates to use the working tools to correct personal flaws." - William Howard Taft

President's Message


As the Masonic Year ramps up, please be sure to communicate any events at your Lodge with our District Communications Officer, Past Master Carter Sharbrough, so that all Brothers of our District can help support the various District Lodges.

As our District Deputy Grand Master's second round of official visits beings, I wish you all a successful visit and safe travels as you travel around the District.

I'd like to encourage you to attend our next MWSA Business Meeting on October 25, 2022 at Hempstead Lodge No. 749.

As you continue your labors around our District, remember to always allow Brothers love to prevail, and remain safe.

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

Fellowcraft Degree:

Monday, September 19, 2022

Katy Lodge

Fellowcraft Degree:

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Hempstead Lodge

Entered Apprentice Degree:

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Brookshire Lodge

Master Mason Degree:

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Sugar Land Lodge

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.

  • Thu, Sep 1, 2022 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Mon, Sep 5, 2022 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - 6:30 PM

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

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

  • Wed, Sep 7, 2022 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting

  • Wed, Sep 7, 2022 - North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Wed, Sep 7, 2022 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Katy Masonic Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Sep 8, 2022 - Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Sep 8, 2022 - Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Fri, Sep 9, 2022 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave @ Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Sat, Sep 10, 2022 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - Westside Assembly No. 233, International Order of Rainbow for Girls @ Katy Loge - 7:00 PM

  • Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Sep 15, 2022 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

  • Fri, Sep 16, 2022 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM

  • Sat, Sep 17, 2022 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM

  • Sat, Sep 17, 2022 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Ritual Practice & Fellowship @ Katy Masonic Lodge - 9:00 AM

  • Mon, Sep 19, 2022 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Tue, Sep 20, 2022 - Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

  • Thu, Sep 22, 2022 - Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM

  • Mon, Sep 26, 2022 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 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

Need to refer back to a past issue of the newsletter? Click the button below to go to the newsletter archive on the MWSA website.