GRAPEVINE MASONIC LODGE #288 A.F.& A.M.
Welcome


Welcome to
GRAPEVINE LODGE #288 A.F. & A. M.


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2016 - 2017 OFFICERS



BACK ROW
 Michael Millrood - Joel Clary - Will Hatfield - James Brackett - Fred Lohmann
FRONT ROW

Jonathan Wolfe - Tommy Nichols - W.M. Ed Jolly - Patrick Quinn - Chris Shockey - Lloyd Summy
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GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS
VIDEOS



The Meaning of Freemasonry  


Becoming a Mason - Part 1   



Becoming a Mason - Part 2 - Texas Masonic History


Becoming a Mason - Part 3 - Masonry and Family   




Becoming a Mason - Part 4 - Pursuing Masonry   

(NOTE: All videos are embedded from YouTube. If you are having problems viewing them please go to:
The GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS, A.F.& A.M. on YouTube.

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GRAPEVINE LODGE HISTORY CORNER


Photo of the current Lodge building under construction.
Date on this is believed to be 1915




During Recent renovation on downstairs original
Electrical Insulator uncovered in Ceiling

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(IMAGE FROM WHICH THE MURAL WAS PAINTED WITH NAMES)



From the East...

"...If all men had always obeyed with all their hearts, the mild and gentle teachings of Masonry, that world would always have been a paradise; while Intolerance and Persecution make of it a hell. For this is the Masonic creed: BELIEVE, in God's infinite benevolence, wisdom and justice; HOPE, for the final triumph of good over evil, and for the Perfect Harmony as the final result of all the concords and discords of the Universe; and be CHARITABLE, as God is, towards the unfaith, the errors, the follies and the faults of men; for all are one great Brotherhood."

Albert Pike, The Meaning of Masonry, 1858


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FREEMASON?
Who we are and what Masonry is all about. 
 

Ask for Information

If you know a Mason, ask him about the fraternity. Don't be shy, we love talking to those interested in Masonry. If you don't know a Mason, you can use the Lodge Locator to find a lodge near you and contact them or contact us at grapevine288@gmail.com.

Visit the Lodge

Try to find out if there is a good time for you to visit the lodge. Take this as an opportunity to meet some of the members and ask questions. Don't be intimidated, they'll be happy to see you. Most lodges have dinner before their regular stated meetings (meetings usually occur monthly) and guests are almost always welcome. In many areas more than one lodge may exist. Visit as many as you can, get a feeling for the lodges you visit and pick the one that best meets your needs.


Grapevine Lodge meets every Thursday for floor school and Every 2nd Monday night for Stated Meeting.
Arrive at 5 and eat at 6.  Come visit and eat with us.  Dress is casual.   

Request a Petition

Request a petition from a Mason or from the lodge you would like to join. You can also find a PDF of the petition hereYour petition will require the signature of several Masons. If you don't know any Masons, ask the lodge you're petitioning for advice.

Submit Your Petition

Turn in your completed petition to the lodge you would like to join. Ask if there are any fees that need to accompany the petition. Your petition will be received by the lodge and will be read during a stated meeting.


Once that the Lodge has your petition, these are the actions you can expect the Lodge to take:
 

The Investigation

The Master of the lodge you submitted your petition to will assign three members of the lodge to interview you and investigate your background. The investigators may want to meet with you at home. There is a standard set of questions that all investigators must ask, but many will ask additional questions. Be honest with the investigators. No Mason is perfect...we don't expect petitioners to be perfect, either.
 

The Ballot

Your investigators will be given a deadline by which to return their completed investigation reports to the lodge. Their reports along with their recommendation will be read to the lodge at a stated meeting. At this time, the Master of the lodge will usually call for a ballot to be taken on your petition. Eligible Masons will then vote on your petition and the outcome of the ballot will be announced to the lodge.
 

After the Ballot

Soon after the stated meeting, a member from the lodge should contact you with the outcome of the ballot and provide you with additional instructions.

Fees and Dues – Grapevine Lodge 288 - Initiation Fee for all 3 degrees are $80 each (due before you are initiated in each degree).  Once you become a Master Mason and receive the 3rd degree you will be required to pay annual dues which are $60 per year at this time and will be prorated the month you get your Master Mason initiation. 

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EVENTS CALENDAR



SPECIAL NOTE

Saturday Morning Study Group - Every Saturday 7:30-9:00am

SPECIAL EVENT - SCHEDULED EVENTS

Please Check Out Our FACEBOOK PAGE for latest calendar or scheduled events.

GRAPEVINE MASONIC LODGE # 288

***UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED***
Building Open 5:00 PM
Dinner 6:00 PM
Activity ASAP after Dinner (6:30 PM time frame)



Other Calendars or Schedules


GRAND MASTER MILLERS CALENDAR

64TH MASONIC DISTRICT CALENDAR


64TH MASONIC DISTRICT LODGES



Other Scheduled Activities

DDGM Visit  (TBA)-March-

Spring Blood Drive  (TBA)-April- 

Wardens Dinner (TBA) -April-

Service Awards Dinner  (TBA)-April-

Scholarship Awards (TBA) -May-

Community Builder Award (TBA)

Golden Trowel Award (TBA) -May-

Officer Election (TBA) -June-

Officer Installation (TBA) -July-

Fall Blood Drive - TBA -

Deacons Dinner (TBA) -November-

DDGM Visit (TBA) -August-

Widows Cards (TBA) -November-


MASONIC EDUCATION
1st Thursday of the month Degree Practice Floor School

2nd Thursday of the month Degree (if applicable)

3rd Thursday Lodge Education program with Degree practice after.

4th Thursday of the month Degree (if applicable)


SPECIAL NOTES:

DINNERS SCHEDULED 6:00 PM
ACTIVITIES START 7:00 PM (Unless Noted)

Congratulations -Past Award Winners
Community Builder Award 2013-2014 -MAD DUCK CYCLERY
Community Builder Award 2011-2012 -BRITISH EMPORIUM
Community Builder Award 2010-2011 -GAYLE HALL

Golden Trowel - 2014-2015 - Bro. Fred Lohman P.M.
Golden Trowel - 2013-2014 - Bro. Roe Spencer
Golden Trowel - 2012-2013 - Bro. Homer Feuchter PM
Golden Trowel - 2011-2012 - Bro. Benny Stewart PM
Golden Trowel - 2011-2012 - Bro. 'Jr' Hall PM


SCHEDULED BLOOD DRIVES
Walmart in Grapevine 9:00a-3:00p
See Facebook for Details and Schedule


HISTORY

04/2011 Blood Drive 28 Units (Official)
10/2010 Blood Drive 35 Units (Official)
04/2010 Blood Drive 31 Units
(Official)
10/2011 Blood Drive 28 Units (Official)
04/2012 Blood Drive 28 Units (Official)
04/2013 Blood Drive 28 Units
(Official)
11/2013 Blood Drive 27 Units (Official)
04/2014 Blood Drive 32 Units (Official)

11/2014 Blood Drive 36 Units (Official)
04/2015 Blood Drive 38 Units (Official)
11/2015 Blood Drive 48 Units (Official)



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GRAPEVINE MASONIC LODGE #288



GRAPEVINE MASONIC LODGE                                           

Chartered on June 16, 1866                                                                                                 
Current Membership: 185 Master Masons

Stated Meeting:
Second Monday of each month,               

Dinner   6:00 pm.   
Meeting 7:00 pm.                                                                                                                
Floor work
Every Thursday

Special Masonic Education Talk
3 rd Thursday of the Month
(Except July and August)

Dinner 6:00 pm
Work   7:00 pm                                                                                                       
All Masons in Good Standing are welcome to
attend any of our meetings. 

DOCUMENTS:

Grapevine Masonic Lodge offers 2 scholarships

Brother Jack D. Johnson and Brother Jack C. Belcher Memorial Scholarships

Mirabeau B. Lamar Award - Given to Local GCID Employee for outstanding achievement in education - Contact Lodge for nominations.




CONTACT US:

Phone: (817) 488-7788

Lodge Address:    
403 S Main St.
Grapevine TX, 76051

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 401
Grapevine, TX 76099-0401

E-Mail:
Have Questions?
grapevine288@gmail.com

Secretary:  Fred Lohmann PM
                      
Web: rjohnson64b@gmail.com


                               



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