We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 for supper) and most other Tuesday's for fellowship or training at 7:00 p.m. (6:15 for supper. MEALS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL END OF COVID PROBLEM OR FURTHER NOTICE.
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- Sep 22 DARK
- Sep 29 EA Degree practice, 7:00P.M.
- Oct 6 TBD
- Oct 13 Stated meeting, 7:30P.M.
- Oct 20 EA Degree Practice, 7:00P.M.
- Oct 27 EA Degree
- Nov 3 EA Degree
- Nov 10 Stated meeting, 7:30P.M.
Greetings from the East
WB Tim Yaiser
Worshipful Master 2020
Esteemed brothers, I extend to you a hearty welcome to our website. It is hoped you find it a pleasure to peruse. A new decade is now upon us.
Are we ready to seriously self-evaluate? Are we conforming to our vision and mission? The following thoughts are from Christopher D. Livingston
of Richardson Masonic Lodge #1214, Richardson, TX. I admire this brother's mindset. It is applicable to all lodges and it is well worthy to share.
'Newton's Law says that a body will change its velocity, accelerate or decelerate, only when an external force is applied. No force, no change.
A plan is an excellent tool to allow you to initiate the inertia to get things rolling. Your experience tells you that once things get going,
it's much easier to keep things going. If no one takes the initiative to get things started, nothing will happen. You know how the story goes.
Four people are named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would
do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought that Anybody
could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
That leaves you to do it. You must dive in to make the difference.
Strategic planning, on the other hand, looks farther out into the future. It anticipates the shorter term problems and works around obstacles
in order to achieve a much longer term vision. It involves more people and creates excitement. It takes a large, sometimes complex, seemingly
impossible vision and breaks it down into manageable chunks. It is the roadmap to a destination you pick, and it keeps you in the right direction
for the long haul. Certainly, in the hundreds if not thousands of hours you've sat in your lodge you've looked around and wondered what the
lodge could be only if...if you've done that, you've had a vision. You see a shiny metallic object off in the distance. The vision. You fixate
on that object and visualize how you will get there. In between may be rivers, mountains, dangers of many kinds, but as long as you keep the
object in view, you guide toward it until you reach the object, or as you near the object you discover that there is another, more valuable
shiny object further along.'
Oasis Lodge #52 has a vision and mission (see directly below). It needs to be your vision and mission. More importantly, it needs to be our
vision and mission. It must be communicated. It must be clear. It must be 20/20.
Master, Oasis Lodge #52
The Vision of Oasis Lodge #52
- Is a Recognized Active Participant in the
Masonic Community Fostering Fraternal Fellowship and
- Supports the Local Community Through Involvement with
Public Schools and Programs Addressing Community
The Mission of Oasis Lodge #52
- Preserve and Promote the Teachings of Freemasonry
- Promote Masonic Values Through Service to Mankind and Our Conduct in Life
- Inspire Good Men to Seek Membership in Our Organization
- Encourage the Membership to Continually Seek the Truth
- Promote Active Fellowship with Masonic Friends and Family
What is Freemasonry?
In short, Freemasonry is the oldest and largest world wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of
Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion.
It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs.
As a fraternity, Freemasonry provides an opportunity for men to meet and enjoy friendly companionship.
In the spirit of helpfulness and brotherly love and guided by strict moral principles it encourages
goodwill toward all mankind. Freemasonry is of a personal nature in its private ceremonies. Its ritual
dramatizes a philosophy of life based on morality. It promotes self improvement. The tools of operative
masons are used to symbolize and teach the basic principles of brotherly love, charity, and truth which
Masons are encouraged to practice in their daily lives. Charity is a tangible way in which Masons help
those whose circumstances in life fairly warrant it.
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