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Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekly Events - F&AM Mississippi

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 Brother Cade,

In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Monday, 05-30-2011 - (05:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Masonic Friendship Day, J. M. Wesson No. 317 - Wesson, MS
Monday, 05-30-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Memorial Day Observance - [GM], Andrew Denham No. 611 - McLaurin, MS
Monday, 05-30-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:30 PM) - Two Entered Apprentice Degrees, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
Monday, 05-30-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS
Tuesday, 05-31-2011 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - District 19 Meeting - [GM], Leavell Wood No. 620 - Jackson, MS
Tuesday, 05-31-2011 - (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM) - Gulf Coast Association Meeting, Fellowship No. 630 - Biloxi, MS
Tuesday, 05-31-2011 - (06:30 PM - 10:00 PM) - District School, Beaumont No. 468 - Beaumont, MS
Thursday, 06-02-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - EA Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
Thursday, 06-02-2011 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], John P. Byrd No. 629 - Pearl, MS
Friday, 06-03-2011 - (02:00 PM - 05:00 PM) - Cornerstone Ceremony - [GM], Jefferson Davis Presidential Library - Biloxi, MS
Friday, 06-03-2011 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Eastern Star Muckity Muck - [GM], Hyland-Jarmon No. 113 - Vicksburg, MS

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Fraternally,
Grand Lodge of Mississippi Internet Committee

Happy Memorial Day from Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318

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Thank you to all my brave brothers and sister in Arms for their selfless service to this great Nation and to all those who made the ultimate sacfrifice... Happy Memorial Day on behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Profitability of Freemasonry

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Does Freemasonry pay? What advantage has a man who is a Mason over his neighbor who is not a member of the fraternity? These and other related questions are quite likely to be asked of one's self, even if they are not put into the form of words, and expressed in private or public speech.
This is a practical age. It applied the test of profitableness to almost everything of human acquisition and use, and it raises the question of value in regard to man's present existence, asking whether life itself is worth having - whether it pays to maintain the moral being against the trials and troubles which must be encountered. There is a mighty army of disappointed and dejected people, quiet ready to declare that there is no value in life - no good in anything. Out of the ranks of such as these come the recruits for madness, and for suicide.
We pity the morbid ones, so sad and so reckless. We say to them that the gift of life is a precious boon - worth living through and through as God gives it and marks the way for its expression.
Happy are they who get life rightly focused, so as to estimate its true value. Then will they have respect for those faculties of mind, heart and soul, which constitute man's highest endowment, and by exercise of which he not only makes his life useful, but also derives for himself the utmost of strength, satisfaction and peace. Those who belong to this class are disposed to make the most and best of present being, while they are always looking for a brighter light to shine upon their way, and a more exceeding glory to be disclosed. These, rightly numbered among the workers, the leaders, the helpers in our human world, will make willing declaration, out of their own experience, that it does pay to oppose evil, to struggle for the right, to cultivate the nobler attributes of being, and to recognize the claims of related life.
When men of this stamp pass within the lines of Freemasonry they are not likely to be disappointed. They will find enough in the institution to justify the expenditure of thought, time, and money, requisite for active and intelligent membership in the fraternity. They will testify that Freemasonry does pay; that it has profit not to be reckoned in material values, but in benefits, which constitute an abiding property of life.
Not long since a worthy Craftsman, who has held membership in lodge, chapter and Commandery for almost half a century, said to the present writer: "Freemasonry has blessed and enriched my life. I have made no money by my Masonic connections. I have never been obliged to ask for any aid on Masonic grounds, but I believe that I am both a better and happier man to-day because of my long and active identification with the Institution." Most heartily we endorse the words of our venerable friend. We have profit in Freemasonry. It has been of benefit to the writer by bringing him into pleasant relations with good men and true, giving him a place in a community of mutual interests, and opening the way for the establishment of enduring friendships. The observance of its rites and ceremonies has been suggestive and interesting; and to witness Masonic work well done is none the less pleasant now than it was years ago. Its profit has been realized by a study of its principles, and by an effort to apply its truths to the formation of characters, and to the conduct of life. It has been an inspiration and a benefit in many ways, as the writer has sought a better acquaintance with the history of the institution and the evolution of its great system of moral ideas and fraternal purposes. It has augmented the rest of life, deepened faith in the eternal verities, and made more evident the truth of the solidarity of the human race.
What profit has Freemasonry? Much profit, and in various ways, when rightly understood and applied, being judged by the tests, which determine the higher values. Freemasonry pays the thoughtful, faithful Craftsman, not in the wages of the world's current coin, but in what quickens the affections, exalts the aspirations, broadens and blesses the life, thus providing a social, intellectual and moral incitement for a strong and useful brotherhood.

-Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 - photos on Shutterfly

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Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 now has public photos of our lodge and members posted on our Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM Shutterfly account. Please take a moment to check it out!!! Subscribe to FeedBurner at http://feeds.feedburner.com/shutterfly/BLxq

Social Networking Campaign - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM

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Notification of launch announced for Social Networking Campaign by Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318. Below is a list of active links to many different social media sites that now host pages for our local lodge. Please visit them and subscribe to receive regular updates.

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"30 Guns in 30 Days" on The Grand Lodge of Ms - Event Calendar

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Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM is sponsoring a fundraiser for 2011. See all the details on the Grand Lodge of Mississippi - Event Calendar at  for all the details on "30 Guns in 30 Days"...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"30 Guns in 30 Days" presented by Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318

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"30 Guns in 30 Days"
Gun or Merchandise Giv-A-Way
"30 Guns in 30 Days" presented by Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 as a fundraiser for 2011.
Drawing to be held September 1-30, 2011
If your ticket is drawn, you may choose gun or gift certificate worth that day's value. There will be a drawing everyday during the month of September and winners will be listed on facebook on the Tupelo Masonic Lodge #318 organization page.
Daily values of prizes range from $250.00 to $1000.00!!!
Donation of $30.00 per ticket with a chance to win a Prize per Day for the entire month of September, that is only $1.00 per day per chance!
Only 1000 tickets will be sold... so make sure you get your ticket before they are gone!
Contact us via email by clicking the hotlink to find out where you can pick up a ticket.
The daily winner will be able to choose either a gun, rifle, bow, pistol, hunting equipment, or any other merchandise of equal value to the firearm given away on that day.
Guns an Merchandise provided by Scrugg's Farm, Lawn, and Garden in Tupelo, Ms.
Notice: You must be 18 y/o to win a long gun or shotgun, 21 y/o for hanguns. Gift certificates of equal value will be issued for merchandise if winner is under age.
Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318
812 S Canal St.
Tupelo, Ms. 38804
Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 reserves the right to modify the drawing based on the total number of tickets sold.

Friday, May 20, 2011

What does Freemasonry mean to you?

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If you were asked this question by a young man with an inquisitive mind regarding the craft... what would your response be???

Thursday, May 19, 2011

About Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318

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tupelomason.org

Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 - Tupelo 

About Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 - Tupelo (tupelomason.org): Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318, Chartered Jan 21, 1869 in Tupelo Mississippi. This site stands just and upright to provide our Brethren of Free and Accepted Masonry, with information on activities, functions, and news, pertaining to our local Lodge.

Tupelomason.org is ranked #19,866,011 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings. The site is based in the US. The site's content places it in the “Grand Lodge of Mississippi” category of websites. Tupelomason.org has been online for more than seven years.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

squarencompass.com

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Squarencompass.com is a worldwide Masonic Information website, by Freemasons for Brothers and those interested in the ancient and honorable fraternity. Much has been written concerning Masonic Information. Squarencompass.com is not an exposĂ© on the secrets of Freemasonry. We invite you to visit often as we will be updating Masonic articles and features of the website.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM - Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Myspace, Blogspot...

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Weekly Events - Free & Accepted Masons - Mississippi

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Brother Cade,

In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Monday, 05-16-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree - [GM], George D. Riley No. 605 - Lake, MS
Monday, 05-16-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - MMMM Fellow Craft Degree, Hattiesburg No. 397 - Hattiesburg, MS
Monday, 05-16-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Pelahatchie No. 276 - Pelahatchie, MS
Tuesday, 05-17-2011 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Lodge of Research Quarterly Communication - [GM], Washington No. 3 - Port Gibson, MS
Thursday, 05-19-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Family Night - [GM], Ebenezer No. 76 - Senatobia, MS
Friday, 05-20-2011 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, J. M. Wesson No. 317 - Wesson, MS
Saturday, 05-21-2011 - (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM) - Congressional School - [GM], Mendenhall No. 497 - Mendenhall, MS

As a word of note, Washington No. 3 WILL BE hosting the Mississippi Lodge of Research Communication Tuesday May 17. All who plan to attend please be advised there are road closings in Warren, Claiborne, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties due to river flooding, with the most notable being Highway 61 north of Port Gibson. Highway 18 and the Natchez Trace are still OPEN.

For the latest road closures, please visit the Mississippi Department of Transportation's website at http://www.gomdot.com/Home/RoadClosures.aspx

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Fraternally,
Grand Lodge of Mississippi Internet Committee

Sunday, May 15, 2011

EA Degrees - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318

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May 23, 2011
Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318
Entered Apprentice Degree (2)
Meal 6:00pm
Degrees 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Installation of Officers

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2011 Officers


Bro Derik Rushing
Worshipful Master


Bro Wayne Stanley
Senior Warden


Bro Ray Stanford
Junior Warden


Bro Arnie Cade
Senior Deacon


Bro Chris Stanley
Junior Deacon


Bro James "J.O." Roberts
DDGL / Treasurer


Bro Marvin McFadden
Chaplain


Bro Tom Swindol
Tiler



Bro Bob Boyd
Secretary

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 - Weekly Events Mississippi

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Events

Monday, 05-09-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Grand Lodge of Washington Blanket Presentation - [GM], William G. Paxton No. 559 - Vicksburg, MS
Monday, 05-09-2011 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree - [GM], William G. Paxton No. 559 - Vicksburg, MS
Monday, 05-09-2011 - (07:00 PM - 09:30 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, West Point No. 40 - West Point, MS
Tuesday, 05-10-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, John P. Byrd No. 629 - Pearl, MS
Tuesday, 05-10-2011 - (07:00 PM - 09:30 PM) - Two Entered Apprentice Degrees, Steep Hollow No. 639 - Poplarville, MS
Thursday, 05-12-2011 - (All Day Event) - Grand York Rite Assembly - [GM], Meridian, MS
Thursday, 05-12-2011 - (07:00 PM - 09:30 PM) - Two Fellow Craft Degrees, Steep Hollow No. 639 - Poplarville, MS
Friday, 05-13-2011 - (All Day Event) - Grand York Rite Assembly - [GM], Meridian, MS
Saturday, 05-14-2011 - (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Grand York Rite Assembly - [GM], Meridian, MS
Saturday, 05-14-2011 - (12:00 PM - 04:00 PM) - MMMM Entered Apprentice Degree - [GM], Aberdeen No. 32 - Aberdeen, MS

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Weekly Events - F&AM Mississippi

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Events

Tuesday, 05-03-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
Thursday, 05-05-2011 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM) - 50 Year Pin Presentations - [GM], Forest Hill No. 613 - Jackson, MS
Saturday, 05-07-2011 - (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM) - Congressional School - [GM], Robert Andrews No. 612 - Tunica, MS
Saturday, 05-07-2011 - (05:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Masonic Friendship Day, J. M. Wesson No. 317 - Wesson, MS
Saturday, 05-07-2011 - (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
Saturday, 05-07-2011 - (All Day Event) - Jackson Scottish Rite Reunion, Capitol No. 600 - Jackson, MS

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Grand Lodge of Mississippi Internet Committee

Brother Jim Hudson - West Point Lodge #40

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Brother Jim Hudson will be passed to the degree of Fellowcraft, Monday May 9th at West Point Lodge #40. Proficiency at 7pm, Degree at 7:30pm.