Minutes of Stated Meetings
As Submitted By The Secretary of
Tranquility Lodge No. 2000

 

 

The last meeting


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge # 2000 held at Blazing Star No. 413 in Marble Falls, TX on the 19 day of January A.D. 2013, A.L. 6013.

Worshipful Master W. David Counts called the Lodge to labor at 10:34 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Blazing Star No. 413 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master Counts welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

PGM W. David Counts
DDGM 35-B Jimmy Pomeroy
Officers and members of Blazing Star Lodge No. 413.


Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge that were present were:

Marion DeVore 2001-2002
Tom Guest 2004-2005
Paul Adkins 2005-2006
T.J. Ramey 2007-2008

All other members and visitors introduced their self.

READING, CORRECTING, AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS: The minutes from Tranquility Lodge Stated Meeting held at Oak Cliff Lodge # 705 on October 13 , 2012 A.D, 6012 A.L. were read and approved.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Treas. Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made by Marion DeVore and seconded by Mike Cline to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.
Dues paying members 705
Active Endowed Members 384
Total Endowed members 4470
50 year members 35
Active Membership 1135


Eight (8) applications for regular membership were presented. There was one (1) member who upgraded his membership to Endowed. All the new member applications and new endowed members were voted on and approved. There were a total od twenty (20) deaths read.

There will be a special Called meeting at John Sayles Lodge No. 1408 in Abilene, TX on Saturday March 16, 2013.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be held at Galveston Scottish Rite in Galveston on Saturday April 27, 2013.
PM Paul Adkins thanked the members of Tranquility Lodge for all the prayers for his wife and him during her sickness.

WM David Counts thanked Paul Adkins for all that he does for Tranquility Lodge and Masonry in Texas.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, etc:
1. Foundation report: none
2. Called Meeting at John Sayles Lodge No. 1408 in Abilene on Saturday March 16, 2013.
3. April Stated meeting to be held at Galveston Scottish Rite in Galveston on April 27, 2013. PGM Jeff Webb of Louisiana will be in attendance to receive his Endowed membership certificate in Tranquility Lodge.
4. Emails addresses should be kept current with secretary.
5. Dues are now due. If you have not received a dues request, let the Secretary know what your new mailing address is. Yearly dues are still $15.00 per year.




The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

The Master Mason's Lodge was closed at11:25 AM in due and ancient form with
peace and harmony prevailing. Amen. So mote it be.

Charles B. Cockrell
Secretary


 

SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge # 2000 held at Waco Lodge No. in Waco, TX on the 21 day of July A.D. 2012, A.L. 6012.

Worshipful Master Tim Rivers called the Lodge to labor at 10:35 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

 The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Waco Lodge No. 92 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master Rivers welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

The Worshipful Master welcomed all brethren and recognized dignitaries:

R: W: Mike Gower              PGM 1999

R: W: Elmer Murphey III   PGM 2005

R: W: Gene Carnes              PGM 2011

R: W: Leonard Harvey        PGM 1989

R: W: Tom Guest                 Grand Secretary

R: W: Jerry Martin              Grand Senior Warden

R: W: Tin Fleischer             DDGM 48

W: John Cline                      Grand Junior Steward
 

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge present:

Mike Gower              2000-2001

Marion DeVore        2001-2002

Gene Carnes             2003-2004

Tom Guest                2004-2005

Paul Adkins              2005-2006

Robert J. Glasgow    2006-2007

T.J. Ramey                2007-2008

Elmer Murphey III 2010-2011

Visitors were introduced

Sect. Charles B. Cockrell: Read minutes from Stated meeting held at Holland Lodge No. 1 in Houston, TX, on the 28th day of April, A.D. 2012, A.L. 6012

Treasurer Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.   

Dues paying members                    734                                      

Active Endowed Members            385    

Total Endowed members              463    

50 year members                               35        

Active Membership                         1156

 Six (6) applications for regular membership were presented. Two (2) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There was one (1) member who upgraded his membership to Endowed.  All the new member applications and new endowed members were voted on and approved.

 The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be held at Oak Cliff # 705 in Dallas on October 13, 2012.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, etc:

WM Tim Rivers received two (2) coins from Waco Lodge No. 92that honors the Lodge from 1852 – 2002. One coin will be kept by WM Rivers and the other one will be given to WM elect David Counts at the next meeting.

Foundation President Ron Morehead reported that Robert Riley had replaced Gene Carnes as Treasurer on the Foundation Board.  President Morehead stated that the purpose of Tranquility Lodge was to help children. He then talked about the NASA space camp and what it would mean to young teens that would attend. Brother Morehead made a motion that Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 donates $10,000.00 to the Tranquility Foundation to enable them to send 20 students to the NASA Space camp at the cost of $500.00 each. There was discussion concerning the camps and what benefit would this be to Tranquility Lodge and more especially, Masonry. After much discussion, the motion failed because of lack of second.

 PM Gene Carnes spoke to the Lodge members. He stated that Tranquility lodge was set up as a humanitarian Lodge to do things for all Mankind, and it was not primarily for children.  This Lodge is not a charity for children only. Brother Carnes stated that the goal of tranquility Lodge is to have 10,000 members worldwide. We need to do a better job on selling Tranquility Lodge to other Brothers.

Brother Pete Mitchell stated that the letters that were sent out did not get the results that we had hoped for. He suggested that we hire a professional writer to write the history of Tranquility Lodge. After completion, place this in all the Masonic magazines that Masons receive.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

After all the business of the Lodge had been completed, WM Rivers called for the election of Officers. The Nominating committee had made their recommendations to the Lodge for the elected positions. Hearing no other nominations, all the nominated Officers were elected.

Lodge was called from Labor to refreshment.

After lunch, Lodge Brothers and guests meet in the Lodge room.

The installation of Officers for Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 for the Masonic year 2012-2013 was then conducted with PM Elmer Murphey III as Installing Master and PM Mike Gower as Installing Marshall. The Installing Chaplain was PGM Leonard Harvey.

WM Tim Rivers thanked the Lodge for allowing him to serve. He hoped to continue increasing membership and promoting Masonry through Tranquility Lodge.

Officers for 2012-2013

·       WM                David Counts Jr.     

·       SW                  Phil Morehead        

·       JW                  Don Comedy            

·       Treas              Marion DeVore       

·       Sect                 Charles B. Cockrell 

·       Chap               Leonard Harvey      

·       SD                   Jerry Martin            

·       JD                   Pete Mitchell                       

·       SS                    Eric Briseno             

·       JS                    Ron Morehead        

·       Mar                 Mike Cline               

·       Mas of Cer     Daniel Schauer        

·       Mus                Otto Carl       

·       Tiler                Brack Jones

 After guests and ladies retired from the Lodge room, the Lodge was called from refreshment back to labor.

The Master Mason's Lodge was closed at 2:00 PM in due and ancient form with

peace and harmony prevailing. Amen. So mote it be.

 

Charles B. Cockrell
Secretary

 




SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING July 23, 2011

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge # 2000 held at Waco Lodge No. in Waco, TX on the 23 day of July A.D. 2011, A.L. 6011.

Worshipful Master Elmer Murphey III called the Lodge to labor at 10:32 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Waco Lodge No. 92 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master Murphey welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

The Worshipful Master welcomed all brethren and recognized dignitaries:
M: W: Gene Carnes, Grand Master 2011
R:W: Walt Rogers, GSW 2011
R:W: Jerry Martin, GJW 2011
R:W: David Counts PGM 2009
R: W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary
R:W: Elmer Murphey, III PGM 2005
R: W: Mike Gower, PGM 2000
R:W: Dan Powers, DDGM 18, 2011
R:W: Alan R. Johnson, DDGM 21-A, 2011
R:W: Ralph Royal, DDGM 30-D, 2011
R:W: Charles Cockrell DDGM 30-H, 2011
R:W: Merlen Howe DDGM 35-A, 2011
R:W: Eric Briseno DDGM 60-A, 2011
W: Jerry Smith, Grand Photographer, 2011

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge present:
Mike Gower 2000-2001
Marion DeVore 2001-2002
Gene Carnes 2003-2004
Tom Guest 2004-2005
Robert Glasgow 2006-2007
Elmer Murphey 2010-2011

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at C. F. Spencer Lodge No. 1384 in Pearland, TX, on the 23 day of April A.D. 2011, A.L. 6011 were read and approved.

Treasurer Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.
Dues paying members 735
Active Endowed Members 321
Total Endowed members 440
50 year members 31
Active Membership 1151


There were 2 deaths reported.

Five (5) applications for regular membership were presented. Two (2) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There were five (5) members who upgraded their membership to Endowed. All the new member applications and new endowed members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Granbury Lodge No. 392 on October 15, 2011. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, etc:

1. Foundation report: President Bob Glasgow gave a report on the Foundations election.
Pres. Ron Morehead
V-Pres. Jim Nyfler
Trea Gene Carnes
Sect Tom Guest
Re-elected Bill Davis to a full term
Elected Vernon Burke to complete Mike Gower’s term

Bob Glasgow completed his term of office and Mike Gower asked to leave the board one year early.
This Foundation is working to be a worldwide Lodge. The Foundation is a 501C3. The purpose is to assist Masons and Masonic families worldwide.

2. Gavels to go on display at the Grand Lodge Museum. Gavels were given to GS Tom Guest after the meeting.

3. Texas DeMolay $150.00 ad

4. October Stated meeting to be held at Granbury Lodge No. 392 in Granbury on October 15, 2011.

5. “Rocket Degree” apron and letter turned over to GS Tom Guest for display at Grand Lodge Museum and Library.

6. Election of Officers for Tranquility Lodge

The Lodge’s email has been being worked on for some time. It should be working in less than a month. If you desire to receive emails from Tranquility Lodge, it is important that the Lodge has your correct email address.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.
After all the business of the Lodge had been completed, WM Murphey called for the election of Officers. The Nominating committee had made their recommendations to the Lodge for the elected positions. Hearing no other nominations, all the nominated Officers were elected.
Lodge was called from Labor to refreshment.
After lunch, Lodge Brothers and guests meet in the Lodge room.
Ben Sater and his family were presented to the Lodge. WM Murphey along with Pete Mitchell Chairman of the Community Builder Committee presented the first ever State Community Builders Awards to Ben Sater. This young man who was a patient at the Scottish Rite hospital has raised over 1 million dollars in a Golf tournament called “Kids Swing”. Ben’s Mother stated that she was honored to be here today and that her father had been a 32 degree Mason. She thanked the Lodge for giving Ben this honor. Ben stated that he felt that he did not deserve this award; however he was pleased to have been a part of the program to help raise money for the Texas Scottish rite Hospital. The Lodge also donated a $1000.oo check to the charity of Ben’s choice.
Grand Lodge Officers from the Grand Lodge of Tamaulipas Mexico were brought into the Lodge and introduced. A limited edition gold coin commemorating the first 100 years of Tamaulipas was present the Tranquility Lodge by their Grand Master Jose Arnoldo Castillo.
The installation of Officers for Tranquility Lodge No. for the Masonic year 2011-2012 was then conducted with Grand Master T. E. “Gene” Carnes as Installing Master and Grand Senior Warden Walt Rogers as Installing Marshall.
WM Tim Rivers thanked the Lodge for allowing him to serve. He hoped to continue increasing membership and promoting Masonry through Tranquility Lodge.
JW Phil Morehead stated that he looked forward to a great year.
The complete list of elected and appointed Officers for the 2011-2012 year is as follow:
• WM Tim Rivers
• SW David Counts Jr.
• JW Phil Morehead
• Treas Marion DeVore
• Sect Charles B. Cockrell
• Chap Ron Morehead
• SD Jerry Martin
• JD Kenneth Warren
• SS Don Comedy
• JS Eric Briseno
• Mar Mike Cline
• Mas of Cer Pete Mitchell
• Mus Daniel Schauer
• Tiler Brack Jones

After guest and ladies retired from the Lodge room, the Lodge was called from refreshment back to labor.

The Master Mason's Lodge was closed at 2:42 PM in due and ancient form with
peace and harmony prevailing. Amen. So mote it be.

Charles B. Cockrell
Secretary

 


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING April 23, 2011

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge # 2000 held at C. F. Spencer Lodge No. 1384 in Pearland, TX, on the 23 day of April A.D. 2011, A.L. 6011.

Worshipful Master Elmer Murphey III called the Lodge to labor at 10:33 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of C. F. Spencer Lodge No. 1384 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master Murphey welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

The Worshipful Master welcomed all brethren and recognized dignitaries:
R: W: Jerry Martin Grand Junior Warden
R:W: Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005
R:W: Merlen F. Howe DDGM 35-A
R:W: Fred A. Quenzer Jr. DDGM 31-A
R:W: Alan R. Johnson DDGM 21-A
R:W: Pete Mitchell DDGM 40-B
R:W: Charles B. Cockrell DDGM 30-H

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge present:
Marion DeVore 2001-2002
Vernon Burke 2008-2009

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Harlandale Lodge No. 1213 were read and approved.

Treasurer Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.
Due paying members 741
Active Endowed Members 322
50 year members 31
Active membership 1153
Total Endowed Members 433

There was 1 death reported.

Five (5) applications for regular membership were presented. Three (3) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There were no members who upgraded their membership to Endowed. All the new member applications and new endowed members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Waco Lodge No. 92 on July 23, 2011. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, etc:

1. Brother Kenny Warren reported to the Lodge that the first Don Sargent $1000.00 scholarship was given out by Milan Lodge #2.

2. The next Stated meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be held at Waco Lodge No. 92 in Pearland on July 23, 2011.

3. Secretary reported that the dues requests have been sent out and 134 Brothers had not paid their dues.

4. Motion was made by WM Elmer Murphey and seconded by Charles Cockrell, secretary, that they gavels that Tranquility Lodge has used since 2000 be put on display at the Grand Lodge Library and Museum. Motion passed.

5. Motion was made by Charles Cockrell and seconded by Pete Mitchell to give Endowed Memberships to Bob Martin, David Parrish and Robert Small for their many hours of work in getting the Tranquility lodge email site up and running. Motion passed.

6. Discussion on allowing alterations to Tranquility Lodge aprons such as adding Golden Trowel award to apron was voiced in Lodge. Decision was that nothing will be added to Tranquility Lodge aprons.

7. Motion was made and seconded to buy 500 cloth parches. Motion passed.

8. Motion was made By Marion DeVore and seconded by Vernon Burke for Tranquility Lodge to donate to the “Dime a Day”. The one time amount will be $365.00.


Foundation report: No report was given at the Stated meeting

The Lodge’s email has been being worked on for some time. It should be working in less than a month. If you desire to receive emails from Tranquility Lodge, it is important that the Lodge has your correct email address.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:33 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen. So mote be.


Charles B. Cockrell
Secretary

 


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING January 15, 2011

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on January 15, 2011 at Harlandale Lodge No. 1213 in San Antonio, TX.

Worshipful Master Elmer Murphey III called the Lodge to labor at 10:38 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Harlandale Lodge No. 1213 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master Murphey welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

The Worshipful Master welcomed all brethren and recognized dignitaries:

M: W: Gene Carnes                         Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas

R: W: Jerry Martin                          Grand Junior Warden

R:W: Elmer Murphey III                PGM 2005

R:W: Mike Gower                            PGM 1999

R:W: James R. Wood                      DDGM 37-A

R:W: Walter E. Hudson                   DDGM 52

R:W: Pete Mitchell                          DDGM 40-B

R:W: Daniel B. Owczaizak              DDGM 39-A

R:W: Albert L. Putman                   DDGM 35-B

R:W: F. “Guz” Guzman                   DDGM 46

R:W: Charles E. Smith                    DDGM 38

R:W: Jim Heflin                               DDGM 39-C

R:W: Charles B. Cockrell                DDGM30-H

W: Vick Christenson                       Grand Junior Stewart

W: Joe O. Estlack                             Grand Tiler

 

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge present:

Mike Gower                                      2000-2001

Marion DeVore                                2001-2002

Gene Carnes                                     2003-2004

Tom Guest                                        2004-2005

Paul Adkins                                      2005-2006

T. J. Ramey                                       2007-2008

 

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Oak Cliff Lodge No. 705 were read and approved.

Treasurer Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Due paying members                     714

Active Endowed Members             321     

50 year members                            28 

Active membership                       1123     

Total Endowed Members               427                  

There were 13 deaths reported.

Sixteen (16) applications for regular membership were presented. Four (4) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There were two (2) members who upgraded their membership to endowed.  All the new member applications and new endowed members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at C. F. Spencer No.1382 on April 23, 2011. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, etc:

Brother Pete Mitchell and his Committee recommended Ben Sater as the receipt of the first Statewide Community Builders award. This young man has raised thousands of dollars for the Scottish Rite Hospitals through sponsoring a golf tournament called “Kid Swing”.

Brother Mike Cline gave a report to the Lodge on how monies have been distributed in the past. The amount that has been given annually is about $5000.00. It has been given to:

1. Texas Masonic groups

2. Other Masonic groups   (U.S. and International)

3. Scholarships and awards

4. Individuals

5. Tranquility Foundation

Foundation report: Vice President Mike Gower gave the Foundation report. The meeting was held on Friday night. Meeting lasted from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Goals and activities were discussed. There will be a Foundation Board meeting in Dallas on February 26 following the Grand Masters conference. Bill Davis will prepare a report for the Board before the meeting date. The Foundation Board may need to be expanded.  There will need to be committees assigned. The Treasurer gave a report of the Foundation monies and was accepted. The minutes were read and accepted.

The Lodge’s email has been being worked on for some time. It should be working in less than a month. If you desire to receive emails from Tranquility Lodge, it is important that the Lodge has your correct email address.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:50 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen.  So mote be.

Charles B. Cockrell
Secretary

 

 


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  Oct. 16, 2010

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on October 16, 2010 at Oak Cliff Lodge No. 705 in Dallas, TX.

Worshipful Master Elmer Murphey III called the Lodge to labor at 10:41 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Oak Cliff Lodge No. 705 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master Murphey welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

The Worshipful Master welcomed all brethren and recognized dignitaries:
R:. W.:. Gene Carnes Deputy Grand Master
R:. W:. James Brumit Grand Senior Warden
R:. W:. Tommy D. Guest Grand Secretary
R:. W:. Vernon Burke PGM 2000
R:.W:. Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005
R:. W:. David Counts PGM 2009
R;. W:. Kenneth Warren DDGM 21-A
W:. Bill Hale Grand Pursuivant

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge present:
Marion DeVore 2001-2002
Gene Carnes 2003-2004
Tom Guest 2004-2005
Robert J. Glasgow 2006-2007
W. Vernon Burke 2008-2009

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Waco Lodge No. 92 were read and approved with corrections.

Treasurer Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Due paying members 744
Active Endowed Members 323
50 year members 29
Active membership 1140
Total Endowed Members 419

There were no deaths reported.

Two (2) applications for regular membership were presented. One (1) new Endowed member was presented to the membership. All the new member applications and new endowed members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Harlandale Lodge 1213 on January 15, 2011. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, etc:

SW David Counts asked the Brothers to help in thinking of new ways to increase membership.

Brother Pete Mitchell stated that his committee wants to give the Community Builder award to someone that is recognized in Tranquility lodge and Masonry.

Brother Mike Cline stated his committee was looking at scholarships for wounded or hurt police and firemen children.

PM Burke presented a detailed report on the cost of traveling to Florida to hold an out of state Tranquility Lodge meeting. After discussion, the trip will be assigned to a long range planning committee.

Tranquility Foundation Chairman PM Bob Glasgow gave a report on how the Foundation was working to get books and send them to South American countries. He said that many details had to be accomplished before that could happen. He also stated that we needed to have a fundraising activity for this project.

JS Kenny Warren informed the Lodge that Milan Lodge # 2 had given out the first Don Sargent scholarship to a young lady planning on attending Stephen F. Austin College.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:40 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen. So mote be.


Charles B. Cockrell
Secretary
 


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  July 31, 2010

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on July 31, 2010 at Waco Lodge No. 92 in Waco, TX.

Worshipful Master pro tem Elmer Murphey III called the Lodge to labor at 9:30 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Waco Lodge No. 92 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

 After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master pro tem Murphey welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

 The Worshipful Master welcomed all brethren and recognized dignitaries:

M:. W:.  Orville O’Neil                    Grand Master

R:. W.:. Gene Carnes                       Deputy Grand Master

R:. W:. Tommy D. Guest                Grand Secretary

R:.W:. Elmer Murphey III              PGM 2005

R:. W:. David Counts                      PGM 2009

R;W: Rou Elliot                                Grand Senior Deacon

R:. W:. Ron Park                              Grand Marshall

 

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge that were present are in bold and italic lettering:

Mike Gower                          2000-2001

Marion DeVore                2001-2002

Hugh M. Smith                    2002-2003

Gene Carnes                      2003-2004

Tom Guest                          2004-2005

Paul Adkins                          2005-2006

Robert J. Glasgow          2006-2007

T.J. Ramey                        2007-2008

W. Vernon Burke            2008-2009

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Gray Lodge No. 329 were read and approved without corrections.

 

 

Treasurer Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Due paying members                      742                 

Active Endowed Members             324    

50 year members                            29                     

Active membership                         1136               

Total Endowed Members               418

There were no deaths reported.

Seven (7) applications for regular membership were presented. Two (2) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There was one (1) member upgrading their membership to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed members and upgraded members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Oak Cliff Lodge on October 16, 2010. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, Etc

          Nominating:

         Brother Deacon Wall reported on the recommendations of the committee for the new officers of Tranquility Lodge:

            Worshipful Master  Elmer Murphey III

            Senior Warden         David Counts

            Junior Warden         Tim Rivers

            Treasurer                   M. DeVore

            Secretary                   Charles B. Cockrell

 

There is a need to select one member to fill the unexpired term of Brother Don Sargent.

The election was held. All nominated Officers were elected and installed.

            There will be a Conference of Grand Masters in Denver, Colorado February 20-22, 2011. We may have to change the Tranquility Lodge meeting date from January to February.

Out of State Meeting:

            R. W. Vernon Burke spoke on the possibility of Tranquility Lodge holding a meeting in Florida about the time of the last space shot from there about February 26.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.                                      

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:04 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen.  So mote be.

 


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  April, 2010
No Report


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  January 16, 2010

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on January 16, 2010 at Kendall Lodge No. 897 in Boerne, TX.

Worshipful Master pro tem Elmer Murphey III called the Lodge to labor at 10:39 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Kendall Lodge No. 897 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master pro tem Murphey welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

The Worshipful Master welcomed all brethren and recognized dignitaries:

R:. W:. Tommy D. Guest                 Grand Secretary

R:.W:. Elmer Murphey III              PGM 2005

R:. W:. Mike Gower                         PGM 2005

R:. W:. David Counts                        PGM 2009

R;W: Albert L. Kestler Jr.               DDGM 51

R:W: Paul Underwood                     DDGM 52

W: Billy Don Comedy                      Grand Photographer

WM: Jonathan B. Cluck                  Kendall Lodge 897

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge that were present are in bold and italic lettering:

Mike Gower                       2000-2001

Marion DeVore                     2001-2002

Hugh M. Smith                     2002-2003

Gene Carnes                          2003-2004

Tom Guest                          2004-2005

Paul Adkins                           2005-2006

Robert J. Glasgow                2006-2007

T.J. Ramey                         2007-2008

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Milan Lodge No. 2 were read and approved without corrections.

Treasurer Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made by Charles B. Cockrell and seconded by PM Tom Guest to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Due paying members                       719                 

Active Endowed Members              323    

50 year members                            28                     

Active membership                          1105              

Total Endowed Members                411

There were 14 deaths reported. Worshipful Master pro tem Murphey III  had the Chaplain pray for these deceased Brothers and their families. 

Twenty two (22) applications for regular membership were presented. Seven (7) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There were two (2) members upgrading their membership to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed members and upgraded members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Gray Lodge 329 on April  24, 2010. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, Etc:

  1. PM Mike Gower spoke on the email list. He stated that when we were making a list for contacting our members, only one name should be listed and the others that the list is being sent to should be behind blind copy.

  2. Certificate and plaque were given to Tranquility Lodge by Grand Secretary Tom Guest for the $5000.00 donation made by Tranquility Lodge to the Grand Lodge Museum and Library. The Plaque was returned to the Grand Secretary to be added to the Tranquility Lodge display at the Library.

  3. The by-law changes that were submitted by PM Bob Glasgow and PM Vernon Burke were read again. They will be read again at the Gray Lodge Meeting on April 24, 2010 and then voted upon at that time.

  4. The Stated meeting that was to be held at Waco Lodge on July 17, 2010 has been moved to Waco Lodge No. 92 on Saturday July 31, 2010. The starting time has been changed to 9:30 Am with the installation to be at 11:00 AM so that Grand Master O’Neill can install the Officers of Tranquility Lodge.

  5. JW David Counts and SD Tim Rivers have been assigned to the task of getting information out concerning Tranquility Lodge and Tranquility Foundation and increasing our membership.

  6. Brother Joe Davis, President of the Texas Ranger Museum and a former Texas Ranger for over 30 years will be the guest speaker after the Stated meeting is over. SD Tim Rivers did and excellent job in lining Brother Davis up as guest speaker.

Out of State Meeting: none

PM W. Vernon Burke Jr. – Chairman

Unfinished Business: 

1.      Membership brochures are now available for pick up.

2.      Secretary Cockrell asked that the Brothers continue to ask other Masons to become members of Tranquility Lodge.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:04 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen.  So mote be.

 


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING   July 18, 2009

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on July 18, 2009 at Waco Lodge No. 92 in Waco, TX.

Worshipful Master W. Vernon Burke Jr. called the Lodge to labor at 10:36 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Waco Lodge No.92 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master Burke welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R:. W:. Gene Carnes Grand Senior Warden      2008-2009

R:. W:. Tommy D. Guest                              Grand Secretary

R:.W:. Elmer Murphey III                              PGM 2005

R:. W:. Vernon Burke Jr.                               PGM 2000

R:.W:. Leonard P. Harvey                             PGM 1989

R:W: Paul Adkins  Grand Junior Deacon          2008-2009

Several DDGM’s

Officers and members of Waco Lodge No. 92

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge that were present are in bold lettering:

Mike Gower                            2000-2001
Marion DeVore                      2001-2002
Hugh M. Smith                      2002-2003
Gene Carnes                         2003-2004
Tom Guest                             2004-2005
Paul Adkins                           2005-2006
Robert J. Glasgow                2006-2007
T.J. Ramey                            2007-2008

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Gray Lodge No. 329 were read and approved with corrections.

Treas. Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the Lodge. Motion was made by Charles B. Cockrell and seconded by Dan Schauer to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Due paying members                      718          

Active Endowed Members             333  

50 year members                              25              

Active membership                      1082        

Total Endowed Members               388

There were 4 deaths reported. WM Burke had the Chaplain pray for these deceased Brothers and their families. 

Ten (10) applications for regular membership were presented. Two (2) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There was one (1) member upgrading his membership to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed members and upgraded members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Oak Lodge No. 705 on October 17, 2009. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, Etc:

  1. There was a motion passed at the October meeting to add pictures of the aprons and other items onto the website. Web Master Danny Hammers has added all of the pictures. Go to the Lodge’s web site (www.TL2K.org) and take a look.

  2. PM Gene Carnes made a motion to purchase a new lap top for the Secretary to use. The Lap top should not exceed $2500.00. It should also have included hi-jack prevention. Motion was seconded by Dan Schauer. Motion passed.

  3. WM Burke had Secretary Cockrell speak on the subject of: Does Tranquility Lodge need personal protection insurance when meeting at Stated and Called meetings at the various Lodges? Can we get a price for that and have it discussed at the next Stated meeting? Need to have someone responsible for getting the price and reporting back to the Lodge at the October meeting. WM Burke asked if Grand Secretary Guest could get some of these questions answered by the Grand Lodge Insurance committee. Brother Guest stated if the Secretary would send those questions to him, he would pass them on to the appropriate committee.

  4. Tranquility Lodge needs to appoint a Charity committee to report back to the Lodge which direction Tranquility Lodge needs to go. It was decided that this would waited until the October meeting so that WM Sargent and SW Murphey could have more time to look at this proposal.

  5. Do we need to donate $5000.00 to the Sam Houston fund at Grand Lodge? There was discussion on this proposal. It was to be voted upon at the October meeting. GSW Gene Carnes voiced his disapproval of waiting. He stated that since Tranquility Lodge had items on display at the Grand Lodge Library and Museum, he thought that we should vote now to contribute the money. GSW Gene Carnes made a motion to donate $5000.00 to the Grand Lodge Library and Museum. Seconded by Marion S. De Vore.  Motion passed.

  6. Work needs to be done to the by-laws. A committee assignment will be done at the October meeting. WM Vernon Burke presented two by-law changes. One change concerned the nominating committee and the other concerned installation of Officers. These were discussed and accepted by those members present. They will be read at the October meeting and voted upon without discussion. WM Sargent. SW Murphey and JW Counts will make appointments to establish a by-laws committee.

  7. JW Elmer Murphey reported to the Lodge about HB2555 tax relief bill that was signed on July 10 with Governor Perry in Austin. He stated that Lodges will still need to pay their taxes for 2009, but after January 1, 2110, Lodges will be exempt from all taxes.

Out of State Meeting

WM W. Vernon Burke Jr. – Chairman

SW Sargent spoke on the Louisiana meeting. He told those present that Grand Master David Counts Jr. of the Grand Lodge of Texas and Grand Master Jeff Webb of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana would be in attendance. He asked that everyone that would be attending to bring some applications for membership into Tranquility Lodge. The Lodge there was planning on having a great time at the meeting and also providing a great meal afterwards.

Brack Jones Jr. reported that the Master Mason’s degree that was to be held at the same location and date had been cancelled.

Unfinished Business: 

1.    Report on dues payments:  120 members have not yet paid dues for 2009. There have been 12 Brothers paid dues since the April meeting. The Secretary had a list of the Brothers that were late on their dues payment.    

2.    Membership brochures are now available for pick up

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

The election of Officers was held. The following Officers were elected to serve for the Masonic year 2009-2010: 

Worshipful Master               Donald C. Sargent                           

Senior Warden                      Elmer Murphey III                          

Junior Warden                      David Counts Jr.                              

Treasurer                               Marion S. De Vore                           

Secretary                              Charles B. Cockrell             

Chaplain                                Bruce W. Roberts                            

Senior Deacon                      Tim K. Rivers                        

Junior Deacon                       G. Phil Morehead                             

Senior Steward                     Jerry L. Martin                                                                     

Junior Steward                     B. Don Comedy                               

Marshal                                  Kenneth D. Warren             

Master of Ceremonies        Mike E. Cline                        

Musician                                Justin B. Sowell                               

Tiler                                        Brack Jones  Jr.

                                               

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 2:03 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen.  So mote be.


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING   April 25, 2009

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on April 25, 2009 at Gray Lodge No. 329 I Houston, TX.

Worshipful Master W. Vernon Burke Jr. called the Lodge to labor at 10:46 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Gray Lodge No.329 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

M:W: David Counts, Grand Master of Masons of Texas
R: W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary
R:W: Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005
R: W: Vernon Burke Jr., PGM 2000
R:W: Gene Carnes, Grand Senior Warden
W: Paul Adkins Grand Senior Steward
W: Jerry Martin, Grand Orator
Officers and members of gray Lodge

Brother Brian E. O’Hair of Hillsborough #25 in Tampa, FL was introduced.

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge that were present are in bold lettering:

Mike Gower 2000-2001
Marion DeVore 2001-2002
Hugh M. Smith 2002-2003
Gene Carnes 2003-2004
Tom Guest 2004-2005
Paul Adkins 2005-2006
Robert J. Glasgow 2006-2007
T.J. Ramey 2007-2008

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Kelly Lodge No. 1131 were read and approved.


Treas. Marion DeVore submitted the Treasurer’s report to the lodge. Motion was made by Charles B. Cockrell and seconded by Paul W. Adkins to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed. The report will be attached to these minutes.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Due paying members 718
Active Endowed Members 333
50 year members 26
Active membership 1076
Total Endowed Members 387

There were 4 deaths reported. WM Burke had the Chaplain pray for these deceased Brothers and their families.

Seventeen (17) applications for regular membership were presented. Two (2) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. There were no members upgrading their memberships to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed members and upgraded members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Waco Lodge No. 92 on July 18, 2009. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, Etc:


JW Elmer Murphey III gave a report on the Tranquility Foundation. The report is as follow:

JW Elmer informed the Lodge that the Tranquility Foundation board met at the January Tranquility Lodge meeting and Phil Morehead had filed with the IRS an Application of Recognition. Brother Morehead told the Lodge that he had called the IRS this week and was told that they were “working on it”.


Membership

RW Tom D. Guest- Chairman
PM Guest informed the Lodge of the new members of Tranquility Lodge Membership Committee and also the goals of that committee.
While the Tranquility Web Site has information about joining TL2K, the Membership Committee should create a series of documents to post on the web site that will answer the questions about Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. Volunteers to expand the Membership Committee include: Bruce W. Roberts (abstract49@gmail.com), E. R. “Pete” Mitchell (pmitch1@peoplepc.com), Kenneth Warren (Kennydwarren52@yahoo.com), Karl E. Harden (Texastruckermedic@yahoo.com), and Juan C. Diaz (Jdiaz27@satx.rr.com). I recommend that these members be assigned to the Membership Committee. They can be the embryo that creates and corresponds with all of the subcommittees, regardless of their location, if approved

WM Burke appointed the new members to assist Chairman Guest


Out of State Meeting

WM W. Vernon Burke Jr.-Chairman
WM Burke asked SW Sargent to report his findings concerning holding a Tranquility Lodge meeting in Louisiana. SW Sargent informed the Lodge that GM David Counts had given permission to have the Grand Secretary of Texas and the Grand Secretary of Louisiana begin p dialogue concerning a Tranquility Lodge meeting. The SW reported that Tranquility Lodge had been given permission to hold a meeting in Alexandria, LA on Saturday August 29, 2009. There was a motion by SW Don Sargent to hold Tranquility Lodge called meeting in Louisiana. Seconded by Juan Diaz. Motion passed.

Permission was also given By GM David Counts for a blue Lodge in Texas to confer a Master Mason’s degree if this is acceptable to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. Brother Brack Jones will be in charge of setting this in motion and picking the blue Lodge for the Master’s degree and reporting back to Tranquility Lodge in July at the Waco Stated meeting.

Unfinished Business:

Report on dues payments: 132 members have not yet paid dues for 2009. There have been 55 Brothers paid dues since the January meeting.

Brochures are now available for pick up.

Treasurer Marion S. De Vore will make a report on the charitable funds available for distribution by Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

There has been a request that Tranquility Lodge to add pictures of the aprons and other items onto the website. The membership approved putting these items on the website if they can be added by Web Master Danny Hammers.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman PM Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com. These aprons have either the Past Master or Master Mason emblem on the front lapel. If you have been a Master of any Lodge, you may order a Past Masters apron.

The Secretary reported receiving email concerning Mena, AR Lodge that was destroyed by tornado. He spoke of the possibility of Tranquility lodge making a donation. RW Guest spoke on the issue stating that he had not been inform by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana of the tragedy. The Secretary will send the email to Brother Guest so that he may communicate with the Grand Secretary of Louisiana and report back. Grand SW Gene Carnes reported that an OES meeting was going on at the time of the tornado and there was one fatality.

The annual Masonic Oak will be May 17. It will be the 61st. time that this event has taken place.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:03 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen. So mote be.
 


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING      January 17, 2009

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on January 17, 2009 at Kelly Lodge No. 1131 in San Antonio, TX.

Worshipful Master W. Vernon Burke Jr. called the Lodge to labor at 10:38 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Kelly Lodge No.1131 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R: W: Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005

R: W: W. M. “Mike” Gower PGM 1999

R: W: Vernon Burke Jr., PGM 2000

Officers, members of Kelly Lodge

Past Masters of Tranquility Lodge that were present were:

W. M. “Mike” Gower                 2000-2001

Marion S. De Vore                             2001-2002

Tom D. Guest                          2004-2005

Paul Adkins                                       2005-2006

Robert J. Glasgow                             2006-2007

Officers and members of Kelly Lodge were introduced.

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at A.E. Hope Lodge No. 1446 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, PM Marion DeVore, presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made Brother DeVore and seconded by Marshall Daniel R. Schauer to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members             699  

Active Endowed Members        333

50 year members                       26  

Active Membership               1,063

Total Endowed Members         385

Deaths                                       19   

Eleven (11) applications for regular membership were presented. Two (2) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. Four (4) members upgraded their memberships to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed members and upgraded members were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Gray Lodge No. 329 on April 25, 2009. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, Etc:

A motion was made by Sect. Charles B. Cockrell that $10,000.00 be donated to the Grand Lodge Disaster fund. The motion was seconded by Marshall Daniel R. Schauer. There was discussion on the motion concerning if it violated the by-laws on the amount that could be withdrawn from the Lodge in one year. After several Brothers had spoken, Brother Cockrell withdrew his motion. The Treasurer was instructed to report the amount that can be given yearly. This will need to be located in the Lodge’s minutes. There was discussion that this needed to be placed in the by-laws for future reference. PGM Tommy Griffin and Most Worshipful Grand Master David Count are continuing to have a special committee for Hurricane Ike relief. This committee has 5 members.

JW Elmer Murphey III gave a report on the Tranquility Foundation. The report is as follow:

A report on the Tranquility Foundation meeting that was held before today’s Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 meeting. The by-laws were read and approved by the Officers and members of the Foundation. Brother Phil Morehead reported that this will be a 501-c-3 charitable organization. The Tranquility Foundation will operate independent from Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. It will have its own banking accounts and not be included in the financial statements or reports of Tranquility Lodge. The Foundation will be able to help institutions, families, and with education. This help can be worldwide. The Foundation will not be able to help with any Lodge needs. Brother Murphey announced that the following Directors were elected:

President              Robert J. Glasgow

V- President         W. M. “Mike” Gower

Treasurer              T. E. “Gene” Carnes

Secretary              Tom D. Guest

Member                Bill E. Davis

Member                Ron Morehead

Advisors:

Legal Advisor        G. Philip Morehead

Legal Advisor        Elmer Murphey III

JW Murphey addressed the Lodge concerning having some funds to start a banking account for Tranquility Foundation. He then made a motion that Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 donate $5000.00 to Tranquility Foundation. This would be a one time donation. The motion was seconded by SW Don Sargent. Motion passed.

Board member Bill Davis talked about the possibility of getting used textbooks that are no longer used by school districts and send them overseas to countries that need educational material.

Unfinished Business: 

Brochures for Tranquility Lodge membership can be picked up or mailed to any Brother that desires to have some to pass out.

There has been a request that Tranquility Lodge to add pictures of the aprons and other items onto the website. The membership approved putting these items on the website if they can be added by Web Master Danny Hammers.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman PM Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com. These aprons have either the Past Master or Master Mason emblem on the front lapel. If you have been a Master of any Lodge, you may order a Past Masters apron.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:19 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen.  So mote be.


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING   October 18, 2008

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on October 18, 2008 at Aubrey E. Hope Lodge No. 1446 in Balch Springs, TX.

Worshipful Master W. Vernon Burke Jr. called the Lodge to labor at 10:41 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Aubrey E. Hope Lodge No. 1446 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

PGM Elmer Murphey III                      2005    Grand Lodge of Texas

PGM W. Vernon Burke Jr.                   2000    Grand Lodge of Texas

Officers and members of A.E. Hope Lodge were introduced.

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Waco Lodge No. 92 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, PM Marion DeVore, presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members               719     

Active Endowed Members       337

50 year members                      23      

Active Membership                  1,079

Total Endowed Members         382

Deaths                          0         

Five (5) applications for regular membership were presented. Two (2) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. One (1) member upgraded his membership to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed member and upgraded member were voted on and approved.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be at Cibolo Lodge No. 151, Kelly Lodge No. 1131 and Victory Lodge No. 1160 on January 17, 2009. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

Secretary Cockrell reminded the Brothers that Brother Danny Hammers works on the website and keeps it current. Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master W. Vernon Burke Jr..

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, Etc:

  1. There has been a request that Tranquility Lodge to add pictures of the aprons and other items onto the website. The membership approved putting these items on the website if they can be added by Web Master Danny Hammers.

Unfinished Business: 

  1. There were 88 Brothers that did not pay dues in 2008. There will be a notice attached to their 2009 dues request asking them to pay their past dues. Dues will be sent out in November.

  2. Motion was made by Chaplain Jack Coffey and seconded by Juan Diaz to add a date to the Endowed membership cards.  Motion passed.

  3. Brochures for Tranquility Lodge membership can be picked up or mailed to any Brother that desires to have some to pass out.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman PM Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com. These aprons have either the Past Master or Master Mason emblem on the front lapel. If you have been a Master of any Lodge, you may order a Past Masters apron.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master Brand stated that A.E. Hope Lodge would be donating the $200.00 received from Tranquility Lodge to Tranquility Lodge Foundation.

Chaplain Coffey read a poem before this Master Mason’s Lodge was closed.

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:19 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen.  So mote be.


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING   July 19, 2008

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on July 19, 2008 at Waco Lodge No. 92 in Waco, TX.

Worshipful Master T.J. Ramey called the Lodge to labor at 11:08 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Pasadena Lodge No. 1155 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

Deputy Grand Master   David Counts   2008    Grand Lodge of Texas

Grand SW Orville O’Neil                     2008    Grand Lodge of Texas

Grand JW Gene Carnes                        2008    Grand Lodge of Texas

Grand Sect. Tom Guest                        2008    Grand Lodge of Texas

DDGM 39B John Lorch                       2008    Grand Lodge of Texas

DDGM 39C Frank Bosenbury 2008    Grand Lodge of Texas

DDGM 65 Gary Merritt                       2008    Grand Lodge of Texas

PGM Elmer Murphey III                      2005    Grand Lodge of Texas

PGM W. Vernon Burke Jr.                   2000    Grand Lodge of Texas

Franz J. Lambroick                               Austria

PM Marion S. DeVore             2001    Tranquility Lodge

PM Paul Adkins                                   2005    Tranquility Lodge

PM Robert J. Glasgow             2006    Tranquility Lodge

Officers and members of Pasadena were introduced

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Pasadena Lodge No. 1155 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, PM Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members               709     

Active Endowed Members       332

50 year members                      23      

Active Membership                  1,066

Total Endowed Members         377

Deaths                          1 death was reported   

Seven (7) applications for regular membership were presented. Four (4) new Endowed members were presented to the membership. One (1) member upgraded his membership to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed member and upgraded member were voted on and approved.

The death of the Brother was read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for this departed brother and his family.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Aubrey E. Hope Lodge No. 1446 on October 18, 2008. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

Secretary Cockrell reminded the Brothers that Brother Danny Hammers works on the website and keeps it current. Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Ramey.

Nominating:

W. Vernon Burke, Jr.               979-297-8986    Chairman                     7/2008

W.F. “Paco” Moore                 830-796-3284                                       7/2009

Stephen T. Rye             512-442-0166                                       7/2010

Thomas “Gene” Carnes            210-386-0415                                       7/2011

Robert J. Glasgow                    254-968-2868                                       7/2012

This Committee made the following nominations:

Worshipful Master                    W. Vernon Burke, Jr.   nominated by PM Gene Carnes

Senior Warden                         Donald C. Sargent        nominated by PM Paul Adkins

Junior Warden                          Elmer Murphey III        nominated by SW Vernon Burke

Treasurer                                  Marion S. De Vore       nominated by SW Vernon Burke

Secretary                                  Charles B. Cockrell      nominated by PM Gene Carnes

There were no nominations from the floor. All the Brothers were elected to serve for the respective offices that they were nominated for. They will serve for the Masonic year 2008-2009

New Business, Motions, Resolutions, Correspondence, Etc:

  1. A letter from Littleton- Fowler No. 305 was read concerning the placement of the plaque given to them at Milan No. 2.

  2. SW Burke announced that the October meeting for Tranquility Lodge would be at A.E. Hope No. 1446 on October 18, 2008.

  3. The Secretary gave a report on the $100.00 donation from Brother Roger Shepherd in England.

  4. SW Burke announced his appointed Officers for the Masonic year 2008-2009.

Unfinished Business: 

1.      Report on dues payments:  Sect. Cockrell reported that 93 members have not yet paid dues for 2008.

2.      Brochures are now available for pick up

3.      SW Burke made a motion which was seconded that Tranquility Lodge meeting start at 10:30 AM instead of 11:00 AM. An amendment to the motion was added which ask that the meetings start at 10:00 AM. After some discussion, the amendment did not pass. The motion to start our meetings at 10:30 AM was voted upon and passed. All future meeting of Tranquility Lodge will now start at 10:30 AM.

4.      There was some discussion concerning the appointment of Officers of Tranquility Lodge by the SW and JW. After some discussion, no resolution or motion was offered and nothing was changed.

5.      Brothers Donald C. Sargent and Brother Laimboeck were given their Endowed memberships at the altar by WM Ramey.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman PM Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com. These aprons have either the Past Master or Master Mason emblem on the front lapel. If you have been a Master of any Lodge, you may order a Past Masters apron.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

This Master Mason’s Lodge was called from labor to refreshment for the purpose of having lunch and holding an open installation of Officers. 

PM Gene Carnes was the Installing Master with PM Paul Adkins serving as Installing Marshall. The Officers present were installed in their respective stations and places.

After the installation, this Master Mason’s Lodge was called from refreshment to labor.

WM Burke thanked all those that were willing to serve as Officers of Tranquility Lodge. He stated that he was planning a great year for Tranquility and he hope that he would receive the support of the Brothers in helping in the Tranquility Lodge Foundation and the Lodge itself.

WM Burke stated that he would be holding Stated meetings in different locations. There being nothing wrong in the places that we have been in the past, he thought that going to new locations would be beneficial to spreading the word about Tranquility Lodge.

He also said that he would be having a trivia question at each meeting. This meeting question which he hope someone could answer at the October meeting is: What were the last words spoken on the last trip to the moon before liftoff?

There being no further business to bring before this Master Masons’ Lodge, This Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 2:46 PM with peace and harmony prevailing. Amen.  So mote be.


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  April 26th, 2008

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on April 26, 2008 at Pasadena Lodge No. 1155 in Pasadena, TX.

Worshipful Master T.J. Ramey called the Lodge to labor at 11:01 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Charles W. Anderson Lodge No. 1413 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R:W: W. Vernon Burke, Jr. PGM 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas
R:W: Elmer Murphey III, PGM 2005 of The Grand Lodge of Texas
Past Master Paul Adkins of Tranquility Lodge 2005
Past Master Marion DeVore of Tranquility Lodge 2001
Officers and members of Pasadena were introduced
Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Charles W. Anderson were read and approved.

The Treasurer, PM Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members 704
Active Endowed Members 331
50 year members 23
Active Membership 1,063
Total Endowed Members 375
Deaths 5 deaths were reported

Ten (10) applications for regular membership were presented. One (1) new Endowed member was presented to the membership. One (1) member upgraded his membership to Endowed member. All the new member applications, new endowed member and upgraded member were voted on and approved.

The deaths of five brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Waco Lodge No. 92 on July 19, 2008. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

Secretary Cockrell reminded the Brothers that Brother Danny Hammers works on the website and keeps it current. Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Ramey.

SD Elmer Murphey, III talked about a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit foundation for the Lodge. He explained that there was 2 documents that needed to be accepted by the Lodge before the Foundation could start.. He then explained that the goals of the Tranquility Lodge Foundation would be as follows:
• To help Lodges
• To help Masons
• To help children
These goals would be word wide and not limited to the United States.

JW Sargent gave a report on the Called meeting at Milan Lodge No. 2. He presented a copy of the speech that was given by Sergeant Greg Sowell of the Nacogdoches Police Department. This copy along with a video will be place at the Grand Lodge Library in the area that has been set up for Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. JW Sargent is making the video available to anyone that desires to have a copy.

SW Burke invited everyone to try and attend the Masonic Oak on Sunday May, 17 2008 This is going to be the 60th year that this event has been happening. He invited anyone that so desire to come to his house on Saturday night for fellowship and food.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman PM Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com . These aprons have either the Past Master or Master Mason emblem on the front lapel. If you have been a Master of any Lodge, you may order a Past Masters apron.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master T.J. Ramey thanked all for coming and he hoped to see everyone on July 19, 2008 at Waco Lodge No. 92 in Waco. This is the Stated meeting for the election of next years officers. The Stated Meeting at Waco Lodge will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:58 PM.

 


SYNOPSIS OF Called MEETING  February 2nd, 2008

This Called Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 meet at Milan Lodge No. 2 on a beautiful Saturday for the purpose of dedicating the granite memorial markers that are to be placed at the locations named below. . This memorial service was to remember the Columbia astronauts that lost their lives in their effort to further advance the United States in our quest of outer space.

The out door meeting was called to order by WM T.J. Ramey. The Lodge was opened with prayer. Pledge to the United States flag was by Edward “Buzz” Wagner, SW of Milan Lodge No. 2, pledge to the Texas flag was by Billy Perkins, JW of Milan No. 2. Introduction of guests was done by JW Don Sargent of Tranquility Lodge. WM Ramey introduced Mr. Rodney Rocha, Chief Engineer for Structural Engineering Division at NASA Johnson Space Center and thanked him and his wife for being here today. WM Ramey then spoke on the gift of the granite slabs to Tranquility Lodge by Bill and Marty Daum and the effort of those who had worked on the proper inscription to be on each of the markers. He also thanked Austin Stone Works for cutting the slabs into the proper sizes and L.W. Stolz Monument Company for preparing the stones with the wording that had been selected for this permanent memorial to the fallen hero’s of the our NASA Space program.  The markers will be placed at Milan Lodge No. 2, Redland Lodge No. 3, Littleton- Fowler Lodge No. 305 and Carthage Lodge No. 521. The program was then turned over to Brother Greg Sowell, PM of Milan Lodge No. 2 and Public Information Officer of the Nacogdoches Police Department. Brother Sowell gave a detail account of the events of the tragic day and how it has affected his city and himself. Candles were then lit for each of the astronauts and each of their names was recited aloud. The program ended in a silent prayer for the lost lives and surviving family’s members. WM Ramey thanked all that came and the meeting was closed in prayer.

In closing, I would like to add this comment. I have been to many programs that honor Brothers, Past Masters, Past Grand Masters, Grand Masters, however I will never again attend anything that I felt did more to bring honor to our great Fraternity than that of attending the Memorial Service for our Columbia astronauts. Our Fraternity and more especially our Lodge will always be remembered as Americans, Texans and Masons who continue to lead in all worthy endeavors such as this Memorial Service. WM Ramey, SW Vernon Burke, JW Don Sargent, PM Bob Glasgow and all that helped on this once in a lifetime occasion should be thanked for their effort. It was a special time for Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 and Texas Masonry. Charles B. Cockrell, Secretary


SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  January 12th, 2008

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on January 12th, 2008 at Charles W. Anderson No 1413 in San Antonio, TX.

Worshipful Master T.J. Ramey called the Lodge to labor at 11:06 AM.

The Worshipful Master then led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Charles W. Anderson Lodge No. 1413 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.
R:W: W. David Counts, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas for 2008
R:W: Elmer Murphey, PGM 2005 of The Grand Lodge of Texas
R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas
R:W: Mike Gower, PGM 1999 of The Grand Lodge of Texas and also Past Master of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000
Past Master Marion DeVore of Tranquility Lodge
Past Master Paul Adkins of Tranquility Lodge
Past Master Robert J. Glasgow
Officers and members of Charles W. Anderson were introduced
Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Arlington Lodge No. 438 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, PM Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members 724
Active Endowed Members 331
50 year members 23
Active Membership 1,082
Total Endowed Members 372
Deaths 5 deaths were reported

Eight applications for regular membership were presented. Two new Endowed members were presented to the membership. Two members upgraded their membership to Endowed member. All the application and upgrades were voted on and approved.

The deaths of five brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

The next Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Pasadena at Pasadena Lodge No. 1155 on April 26, 2008. Please check the website for time and place.

The minutes of the Called Meeting at Scurry Lodge No. 706 in Snyder on November 17, 2007 were read and approved. This was a Called Meeting to inform the Brothers in the west part of Texas about Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

Worshipful Master T. J. Ramey discussed with the Brothers in attendance that there would be a Called Meeting on February 2, 2008 starting at 2:00 PM at Milam Lodge No. 2 in Nacogdoches for the purpose of dedicating the granite slabs from the remodeling of the State Capitol of Texas that had been given to Tranquility Lodge. These granite slabs with inscriptions will be placed in memory of the astronauts that lost their lives over Texas skies on February 1, 2003. These markers will be placed at Milam Lodge No.2, Redline Lodge No. 3, Littleton Fowler Lodge No. 305 and Carthage Lodge No. 521.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The Time and Place committee will submit their proposed meeting dates for the year 2009 at the Stated meeting in Pasadena. These will be put on the website.

Secretary Cockrell reminded the Brothers that Brother Danny Hammers works on the website and keeps it current. Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Ramey.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman PM Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com. These aprons have either the Past Master or Master Mason emblem on the front lapel. If you have been a Master of any Lodge, you may order a Past Masters apron.

All Master Masons are encouraged to visit the Grand Lodge of Texas Library and Museum while in Waco. Tranquility Lodge has items from NASA on displayed there.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master T.J. Ramey thanked all for coming and he hoped to see everyone on February 2, 2008 at the Called Meeting at Milam Lodge No.2 at 2:00 PM and April 26, 2008 at Pasadena Lodge No. 1155. The Stated Meeting at Pasadena Lodge will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed in due and ancient form at 12:49 PM.
 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING October 20, 2007  (Revised)

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on October 20, 2007 at Arlington Lodge No. 438 in Arlington, TX.

Worshipful Master T. J. Ramey called the Lodge to labor at 11:06 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the Officers and members of Arlington Lodge No. 438 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R.W. Tommy Griffin Deputy Grand Master for The Grand Lodge of Texas 2006-2007

R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

DDGM Robert Brownfield Dist. 69

Past Master Marion DeVore of Tranquility Lodge

Officers of Arlington Lodge

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Waco 92 were read and approved with corrections. The Called meeting held on July 31, 2007 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore, presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members     729   

Active Endowed Members 330

50 year members            22    

Active Membership          1,079

Total Endowed Members  367

Deaths                            2 deaths were reported  

Twelve applications for regular membership were presented. There were no new Endowed members were presented to the membership. Two members upgraded their membership to Endowed members. All the applications and upgrades were voted on and approved.

The deaths of three brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

There will be a special called meeting held at Scurry Lodge No. 706 in Snyder, TX on November 17, 2007.

The next meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Charles W. Anderson 1413 on January 12, 2008. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The Time and Place committee submitted their propose meeting dates for the year 2007 and 2008. These will be put on the website.

Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Ramey. Secretary Cockrell will submit all items to be added or deleted to the website after the approval of the Worshipful Master.

SD Don Sargent has sent an email to everyone informing them of this meeting. It is important that you keep the Lodge informed of your email address.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com.

Worshipful Master Ramey stated that the memorial marker ceremony for the astronauts that lost their lives on February 1, 2003 will be held on February 2, 2008 at Milan Lodge No. 2.

Secretary Cockrell stated that there would be an increase in Tranquility Lodge aprons to those that require them to be mailed to them. The cost will be $85.00 each. You may still buy them for $80.00 each at the Stated and Called meetings.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master T.J. Ramey thanked all for coming and he hoped to see everyone on October 20, 2007 at Arlington No. 438 in Arlington. The Stated meeting will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 12.26 PM. 


 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  July 21, 2007

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on July 21st, 2007 at Waco Lodge No 92 in Waco, TX.

Worshipful Master, Bob Glasgow called the Lodge to labor at 11:06 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the Officers and members of Waco Lodge No. 92 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.
R: W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas
R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas
R;W; Leonard Harvey, PGM 1989
R:W: Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005 of The Grand Lodge of Texas
R;W; James D. Ward Past Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas
Worshipful Robert Glasgow Grand Pursuivant 2006-2007
Past Master Marion DeVore of Tranquility Lodge
Past Master Paul Adkins of Tranquility Lodge
Past Master Gene Carnes of Tranquility Lodge
Officers of Waco Lodge
Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Pasadena 1155 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore, presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.
Dues paying members 718
Active Endowed Members 32
50 year members 22
Active Membership 1,068
Total Endowed Members 364
Deaths 6 deaths were reported

Nine applications for regular membership were presented. Seven new Endowed members were presented to the membership. One member upgraded their membership to Endowed members. All the applications and upgrades were voted on and approved.

The deaths of six brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

The next meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Arlington No. 438 on October 20, 2007. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The annual picnic and friendship day held at the Masonic Retirement Home hosted by The Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Texas Donny Broughton will be on October 13, 2007.

The Time and Place committee submitted their propose meeting dates for the year 2007 and 2008. These will be put on the website.

Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Glasgow. Secretary Cockrell will submit all items to be added or deleted to the website after the approval of the Worshipful Master.

Grand Secretary Tom Guest of The Grand Lodge of Texas spoke concerning sending out additional information to blue Lodges to inform their membership about Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. SD Don Sargent has sent an email to everyone informing them of this meeting. It is important that you keep the Lodge informed of your email address.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com.

The Nominating Committee Chairman W. Vernon Burke Jr. made the following nominations from the committee for the Masonic year 2007-2008.
WM T. J. Ramey
SW W. Vernon Burke Jr.
JW Don Sargent
Treas Marion DeVore
Sect Charles B. Cockrell

PM Gene Carnes held the Election for Tranquility Lodge. There were no nominations from the floor. All those that had been nominated were elected to serve for the Masonic year 2007-2008.

The Lodge was called from labor to refreshment and the Officers were duly installed. The Lodge was then called fro refreshment to labor.


The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master T.J. Ramey thanked all for coming and he hoped to see everyone on October 20, 2007 at Arlington No. 438 in Arlington. The Stated meeting will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 2:32 PM.

 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING  April 28th, 2007

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on April 28th, 2007 at Pasadena Lodge No 1155 in Pasadena, TX.

Worshipful Master, Bob Glasgow called the Lodge to labor at 11:06 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the Officers and members of Pasadena Lodge No. 1155 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R: W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

Worshipful Robert Glasgow Grand Pursuivant 2006-2007

Past Master Marion DeVore of Tranquility Lodge

Past Master Paul Adkins of Tranquility Lodge

Officers of Pasadena Lodge

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Charles W. Anderson Lodge No. 1416 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members     709   

Active Endowed Members 322

50 year members            23    

Active Membership          1,061

Total Endowed Members  358

Deaths                            2 deaths were reported  

Fourteen applications for regular membership were presented. Five new Endowed members were presented to the membership. Three members upgraded their membership to Endowed members. All the applications and upgrades were voted on and approved.

The deaths of two brothers were read and Chaplain James Acton Pro - Tem offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families. 

The next meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Waco at Waco Lodge No. 92 on July 21, 2007. Please check the website for time and place.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The annual meeting at the Masonic Oak, the birth place of Masonry in Texas near Lake Jackson will be Sunday May 20 starting at 10:00 AM with The Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Texas Donny Broughton being the guest speaker. There will be a BBQ luncheon following the speaker.

The Time and Place committee submitted their propose meeting dates for the year 2007 and 2008. These will be put on the website.

Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Glasgow. Secretary Cockrell will submit all items to be added or deleted to the website after the approval of the Worshipful Master.

Grand Secretary Tom Guest of The Grand Lodge of Texas spoke concerning sending out additional information to blue Lodges to inform their membership about Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. WM Glasgow approved these documents that are to be sent. R W Guest about spoke about the possibility of a video. WM Glasgow asked RW Guest and Publicity Chairman SD Don Sargent to look into the cost and report back to the Lodge in Waco.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com.

All Master Masons are encouraged to visit the Grand Lodge of Texas Library and Museum while in Waco. Tranquility Lodge has items from NASA on displayed there. There has been a new item added to the display at Grand Lodge. An apron that Honorary Past Master Buzz Aldrin wore has been given to the Library at Grand Lodge. It is located along with the other items on loan from NASA.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master Bob Glasgow thanked all for coming and he hoped to see everyone on July 21, 2007 at Waco Lodge No. 92 in Waco. The Stated meeting will begin at 11:00 AM. This is the stated meeting that we elect Officers for the next Masonic year.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 12:39 PM. 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING Jan. 13 2007

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on January 13th, 2007 at Charles W. Anderson No 1413 in San Antonio, TX.

Worshipful Master, Bob Glasgow called the Lodge to labor at 11:07 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Charles W. Anderson Lodge no. 1413for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R: W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

Past Master Marion DeVore of Tranquility Lodge

Past Master Gene Carnes of Tranquility Lodge

Past Master Paul Adkins of Tranquility Lodge

Marshall John Cline’s son, Mike was in attendance

Officers and members of Charles W. Anderson were introduced

Visitors were introduced

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Arlington Lodge No. 438 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members     707   

Active Endowed Members 313

50 year members            23    

Active Membership          1,045

Total Endowed Members  345

Deaths                            10 deaths were reported 

Fourteen applications for regular membership were presented. Two new Endowed members were presented to the membership. One member upgraded his membership to Endowed member. All the application and upgrades were voted on and approved.

The deaths of ten brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

The next meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Pasadena at Pasadena Lodge No. 1155 on April28, 2007. Please check the website for time and place.

SW Bob Glasgow appointed the 2006-2007 Audit Committee. These members can be found on the website under committees. All committee members may be found on the website.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The Time and Place committee submitted their propose meeting dates for the year 2007 and 2008. These will be put on the website.

Secretary Cockrell stated that Brother Danny Hammers works on the website and keeps it current. This has been a great help to Tranquility Lodge. Brother Hammers lives in Florida. Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the Secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Glasgow.

Secretary Cockrell reported that the brothers had purchased an Endowed Membership for his work on the website.

RW James D. Ward, Chairman of the Library and Museum committee, stated that any member that donates $25.00 per year to the Grand Lodge Library will receive publications from the Grand Library.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com.

All Master Masons are encouraged to visit the Grand Lodge of Texas Library and Museum while in Waco. Tranquility Lodge has items from NASA on displayed there.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master Bob Glasgow thanked all for coming and he hoped to see everyone on April 28, 2007 at Pasadena Lodge No. 1155 in Pasadena. The Stated meeting will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 12:46 PM. 
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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING    October 21st, 2006

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on October 21st, 2006 at Arlington No. 438 in Arlington, TX.

Worshipful Master, Bob Glasgow called the Lodge to labor at 11:06 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Arlington No. 438 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. 

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R: W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: Elmer Murphey III PGM 2005 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: James D. Ward

Past Master Marion DeVore of Tranquility Lodge

Worshipful Master Jeffery S. Bennett of Arlington No. 438

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Waco No. 92 and the Called Meeting Minutes of Tranquility Lodge held at Clear Lake No. 1417 were read and approved as noted.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members     794   

Active Endowed Members 313   

Active Membership          1,128

Total Endowed Members  345   

One application for regular membership was presented. Three new Endowed members were presented to the membership. Two members upgraded their membership to Endowed members. All the application and upgrades were voted on and approved.

The deaths of three brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

The next meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in San Antonio at Charles W. Anderson Lodge No.1413 on January 13, 2007. Please check the website for time and place.

SW Bob Glasgow appointed the 2006-2007 Audit Committee. These members can be found on the website under committees. All committee members may be found on the website.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The Time and Place committee submitted their propose meeting dates for the year 2007 and 2008. These will be put on the website.

Secretary Cockrell stated that Brother Danny Hammers worked on the website and keeps it current. This has been a great help to Tranquility Lodge. Brother Hammers lives in Florida. Anyone that wishes to add anything to the website should submit it through the secretary for approval by Worshipful Master Glasgow.

RW Elmer Murphy III spoke to the membership about the difference of a 501c (3) and a 501c (10) non profit organization. He stated that the Texas Masonic Foundation was a 501c (3). Donations to a 501c (3) are tax deductible.

Grand Secretary Tom Guest, who is Chairman of the Membership Committee, spoke on forming world wide and state wide committees to help in recruiting membership. The secretary will mail out these letters after this meeting. If you can and want to serve, please notify the Secretary.

RW James D. Ward, Chairman of the Library and Museum committee, stated that any member that donates $25.00 per year to the Grand Lodge Library will receive publications from the Grand Library.

Any member that desires to buy a lapel pin, name badge, etc. please call Jewelry Chairman Paul Adkins. His phone number is 1-210-658-0659. If you would like to buy a Tranquility Lodge apron, please contact Charles B. Cockrell at 713-944-2333 or email at cbcockrell@yahoo.com.

Thank you letter was read from Brother Herby Wallace. The lodge wishes Brother Wallace a speedy recovery.

All Master Masons are encouraged to visit the Grand Lodge of Texas Library and Museum while in Waco. Tranquility Lodge has items from NASA on displayed there.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master Bob Glasgow thanked all for coming and he hoped to see everyone on January 13, 2007 at Charles W. Anderson Lodge in San Antonio. The Stated meeting will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 12:43 PM. 

 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING     July 22, 2006

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on July 22nd, 2006 at Waco No. 92 in Waco, TX.

 Worshipful Master, Paul Adkins called the Lodge to labor at 11:18 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Waco No. 92 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R: W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas
R:W: Leonard Harvey PGM 1989 of  The Grand Lodge of Texas
R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of  The Grand Lodge of Texas
Brack Jones Jr., Grand Tiler of the Grand Lodge of Texas
Past Master Marion De Vore of Tranquility Lodge
Past Master Gene Carnes of Tranquility Lodge

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at League City Lodge No. 1053 were read and approved as noted.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Dues paying members     798 

Endowed Members           339 

Active Membership          1,130      

Eight applications for regular membership was presented to the Lodge, voted on and approved.

One member was reported have purchased an endowed membership in Tranquility Lodge.

 The deaths of several brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

The next meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Dallas / Ft. Worth area on October 21, 2006. Please check the website for time and place.

The Financial Assistance committee will give their findings on Webmaster Danny Hammers’ email request concerning a brother in need in Tenn. at the October meeting or before, if possible.

SW Bob Glasgow appointed the 2006-2007 Audit committee. These members can be found on the website under committees. All committee members may be found on the website.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

Secretary Cockrell made mention of the fact that Brother Danny Hammers worked on the website and keeps it current. This has been a great help to Tranquility Lodge. Brother Hammers lives in Florida.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

The election of officers for the Masonic year 2006-2007 of  Tranquility Lodge was completed in due and ancient form. The lodge was called from labor to refreshment so that all in attendance be invited to enter the lodge room for the installation of officers. PM Gene Carnes was the Installing Master and PGM Leonard Harvey was the Installing Marshall.

The lodge was called from refreshment to labor.

Worshipful Master Bob Glasgow thanked all for coming and expressed his thanks for the privilege ofbeing elected to serve this lodge.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 1:57 PM. 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING     April 15, 2006

The Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 A.F. & A.M. was held on April 15th, 2006 at League City No. 1053 in League City, TX.

Worshipful Master, Paul Adkins called the Lodge to labor at 11:04 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of League City Lodge No. 1053 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R:W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: Dusty Martin, Grand Marshall of  The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: W. Vernon Burke, PGM 2000 of  The Grand Lodge of Texas

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Charles W. Anderson No. 1413 were read and approved as noted.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Motion was made and seconded to accept his report. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Enrollment to date   1,239       (increase of 7)

Endowed Members   339  (no increase)

Active Membership  1,123       (decrease of 6)

 

Six applications for regular membership was presented to the Lodge, voted on and approved.

 The deaths of several brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

The next meeting of Tranquility Lodge will be in Waco and will be the election of officers for the Masonic year 2206-2007.

Webmaster Danny Hammers’s email was read to the lodge concerning a brother in need in Tenn. WM Paul Adkins referred this request to the Financial Assistance committee for their findings.

PGM Vernon Burke informed the Brothers that the 57th Annual Masonic Oak will be the Sunday following Mother’s Day and will start at 10:00 AM. This is the birth place of Free Masonry in Texas.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

Secretary Cockrell thanked Brother Danny Hammers for his work on the website. Even though Brother Hammers lives in Florida, he serves the lodge by keeping our website working.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

The Worshipful Master thanked all for coming and expressed his thanks for the privilege of serving.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 12:05 pm.

 

 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING     January 21, 2006

The Stated Meeting of January 21st, 2006 was held at Charles W. Anderson Lodge # 1413 in San Antonio, TX.

Worshipful Master, Paul Adkins called the Lodge to labor at 11:01 AM.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Charles W. Anderson Lodge # 1413 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R:W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Arlington Lodge # 438 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report. Bother DeVore stated that he was moving some monies around to get a better rate of  interest.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Enrollment to date       1,232 (increase of 3)

Endowed Members      339   (increase of 1)

Active Membership      1,129 (increase of 3)

Four applications for regular membership was presented to the Lodge, voted on and approved.

 The deaths of several brothers were read and Chaplain Jack Coffey offered a prayer for these departed brothers and their families.

Worshipful Master Adkins asked that SW Bob Glasgow work on renewing the trademark for the lodge.

Time and Place Committee Chairman, Bob Glasgow reported that the upcoming meetings would be at the following locations.

April 15, 2006     League City #1053                          League City

July 22, 2006     Waco #92                     Waco

He also stated that he was looking at the possibility of asking the membership if they wanted to possible have 2 additional meetings each year. These would be in far East and West Texas. This will be further discussed at the April meeting.

The resolution to change our by laws to allow TL2K Clubs outside of Texas and the United States was read and approved. It will now be submitted to the Grand Lodge of Texas for approval.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

Secretary Cockrell thanked Brother Danny Hammers for his work on the website. Even though Brother Hammers lives in Florida, he serves the lodge by keeping our website working.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

The Worshipful Master thanked all for coming and expressed his thanks for the privilege of serving.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 12:23 pm

 

 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING     October 15, 2005

The Stated Meeting of October 15th, 2005 was held at Arlington Lodge #438 in Arlington, TX.

Worshipful Master, Paul Adkins called the Lodge to labor at 11:00 am.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Arlington Lodge #438 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.
R:W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at Waco Lodge# 92 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, Marion DeVore., presented the Treasurer’s report.

The annual audit was presented to the lodge by Marion DeVore, Gilbert Chafin and Charles B. Cockrell. Motion was made and seconded to accept the audit. Motion passed.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.
Enrollment to date 1,226 (increase of 3)
Endowed Members 338 (no increase or decrease)
Active Membership 1,132 (increase of 3)
Three applications for regular membership was presented to the Lodge, voted on and approved.
No deaths were reported.

Communications were read from the Grand Secretary’s office concerning the Endowed Members Fund and the amount of monies that each lodge can expect to receive. The secretary reported the amount that was received by Tranquility Lodge.

Worshipful Master Adkins asked that SW Bob Glasgow work on renewing the trademark for the lodge.

The letter sent to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana F. & A.M. concerning the damage to their southern lodges was read. It stated that Tranquility Lodge would be there to assist with money and help.

SS Fred Owen spoke on his concern that some members may not be coming because of the meetings being in different locations each time. He suggested that we select 4 locations and have our stated meetings in these locations each year. This was given to the Time and Place Committee to study and report back in January to the lodge.

Time and Place Committee Chairman, Bob Glasgow reported that the upcoming meetings would be at the following locations.
Jan. 21, 2006 Charles W. Anderson #1413 San Antonio
April 15, 2006 League City #1053 League City
July 22, 2006 Waco #92 Waco

R:W: Tom Guest gave a report on his visit to Annapolis Lodge. He stated that the brothers there were very interested in how to join Tranquility Lodge.

SW Bob Glasgow gave a report on his meeting with the trustees concerning the formation of TL2K clubs. R:W: Guest spoke on TL2K clubs and offered a change to the by-laws of Tranquility Lodge’s by-laws. After reading the proposed amendment, there was a motion and second to accept. This amendment will be voted upon at the January meeting.

Secretary Cockrell stated that is was time to contribute $100.00 to our sponsor child for the birthday and at Christmas presents. This will be done in two checks.

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

The Worshipful Master thanked all for coming and expressed his thanks for the privilege of serving.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 12:20 pm.
 

 

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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING     July 16, 2005

The Stated Meeting of July 16th , 2005 was held at Waco Lodge #92 in Waco, TX.

Worshipful Master, Tommy D. Guest called the Lodge to labor at 1:00pm.

The Worshipful Master expressed his thanks to the members of Waco Lodge #92 for hosting this Stated Meeting of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R:W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: W. Vernon Burke Jr., Past Grand Master 2000 of The Grand Lodge of Texas

R:W: W. David Counts Jr., Grand Orator of The Grand Lodge of Texas

The Minutes of the Stated Meeting held at League City #1053 were read and approved.

The Treasurer, Leo G. “Dusty” Martin Jr., presented the Treasurer’s report.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Enrollment to date .........1,222 (increase of 16)

Endowed Members .......338   (no increase or decrease)

Active Membership .......1,129 (increase of 9)

Fifteen applications for regular membership was presented to the Lodge, voted on and approved.

Six deaths were reported.

R:W: W. Vernon Burke Jr. presented the report of the Nominating Committee. Those nominated for officers for 2005-2006 were:

Worshipful Master ........................Paul W. Adkins

Senior Warden .............................Robert J. Glasgow

Junior Warden ..............................Taylor J. “T. J.” Ramey

Treasurer ......................................Marion S. DeVore Jr.

Secretary ......................................Charles B. Cockrell

Those nominated for committee replacements were:

Audit Committee: ..........................Arnold R. Langston

......................................................Irwin E. Garies

Time & Place Committee: .............Robert J. Glasgow

Financial Assistance Committee: ....Robert J. Glasgow

......................................................Fred M. Owen

Nominating Committee: .................W. F. “Paco” Moore

......................................................W. Vernon Burke Jr.

......................................................Steven T. Rye

Web Master: .................................Danny L. Hammers

A motion was made to accept the Nominating Committee’s recommendations. A vote of the Lodge was taken and the motion passed.

Time & Place Committee Chairman, Paul W. Adkins reported that the upcoming meetings would be at the following locations.

Oct. 15, 2005 ...... Arlington #438 ...........................Arlington

Jan. 21, 2006 .......Charles W. Anderson #1413 ......San Antonio

April 15, 2006 ......League City #1053 .....................League City

July ? 2006 ...........Waco #92 ..................................Waco

The Lodge received two requests for financial assistance. The Financial Assistance Committee carefully reviewed the requests. Committee Chairman, Paul W. Adkins reported that the committee was not in favor of granting the requests. A vote of the Lodge was taken and the requests were denied.

A motion was made to contribute $100.00 to our sponsor child at birthday time and at Christmas. This contribution to be reconsidered at the next July Stated Meeting.

The Worshipful Master held a discussion on the concept of outreach TL2K Clubs outside of our jurisdiction. The discussion was favorable and the Lodge moved to proceed. Brother Robert J. Glasgow stated that he would draft correspondence to the Grand Lodge Trustees requesting legalities.

Correspondence from the Masonic Home & School was read.

A vote of the Lodge was taken and passed on Officer nominations which were:

Worshipful Master........Paul W. Adkins

Senior Warden.............Robert J. Glasgow

Junior Warden..............Taylor J. “T. J.” Ramey

Treasurer.....................Marion S. DeVore Jr.

Secretary.....................Charles B. Cockrell

Announcements were made by several brothers on upcoming events.

The Claims & Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

Worshipful Master Tommy D. Guest called the Lodge from labor to refreshment for the purpose of holding an open installation of officers for the next term of office, July 2005 to July 2006.

Past Tranquility Lodge Master, Thomas E. “Gene” Carnes served as Installing Officer and R:W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary served as Installing Marshal.

Officers Installed:

Worshipful Master.............Paul W. Adkins

Senior Warden..................Robert J. Glasgow

Junior Warden...................Taylor J. “T. J.” Ramey

Treasurer..........................Marion S. DeVore Jr.

Secretary..........................Charles B. Cockrell

Chaplain............................Jack D. Coffey

Senior Deacon..................W. Vernon Burke Jr.

Junior Deacon...................W. David Counts Jr.

Senior Steward..................Fred M. Owen

Junior Steward...................Owen E. Popham

Marshal.............................William J. Viner

Master Of Ceremonies.......Claude L. Lindley Jr.

Musician............................Donald C. Sargent       

Tiler (Hold Over)...............Arnold R. Langston

Worshipful Master, Paul W. Adkins called the Lodge from refreshment to labor.

The Worshipful Master thanked all for coming and expressed his thanks for the privilege of serving.

The Master Mason’s Lodge was closed at 3:30pm.


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SYNOPSIS OF STATED MEETING     April 23, 2005

The Stated Meeting of April 23, 2005 was held at League City Lodge #1053 in League City, TX.

Worshipful Master Tommy D. Guest called the Lodge to labor at 11:00am.

After the opening ceremonies the Worshipful Master welcomed the brethren and recognized the following dignitaries.

R:W: Tommy D. Guest, Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of Texas.

R:W: W. David Counts, Grand Orator of The Grand Lodge of Texas.

R:W: Patrick D. Mahoney, D.D.G.M. 30A

R:W: Arnold R. Langston, D.D.G.M. 31A

The Worshipful Master recognized the members of League City #1053 and thanked them for hosting the meeting.

The minutes of the Stated Meeting held at McAllen Lodge #1110 on January 29th, 2005 were read and approved.

The Treasurer’s report was presented by the Treasurer pro-tem, Marion DeVore.

The Secretary reported the following status of our membership.

Enrollment to date ........1,206 ...... (increase of 9)

Endowed Members ......338 ..........(increase of 5)

Active Members ...........1,120 .......(increase of 8)

Ten applications for regular membership was presented to the Lodge.

One upgrade to Endowed Membership was presented.

One withdrawal was received.

One death was reported.

Worshipful Master, Tommy D. Guest presented Brother Henry C. Kohn with his Endowed Membership certificate.

Sr. Warden, Paul Adkins reported the next Stated Meetings would be held at the following locations.

July 16, 2005                        Waco #92                  Waco, TX

Oct. 16, 2005                                                 Fort Worth/Dallas area

Jan. 28, 2006                                               Rio Grand Valley

April, 2006                League City #1053   League City, TX

Announcements of upcoming events around the State were made by several Brothers.

The Claims and Accounts were read by the Secretary, voted on and ordered paid.

The Worshipful Master closed the Master Mason’s Lodge at 11:55am.

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