The Meeting of May 27, 2020 was held virtually
Meeting Opened at 7:30pm with Opening Remarks by President Haven
Welcome everyone to our May District 14th MWSA meeting. Yes, it’s another
virtual meeting in the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic.
Tonight, was supposed to have been our Grand Masters Official Visit to our
Fourteenth Masonic District but we had to reschedule.
So again, welcome, and just want to say THANKS for your attendance tonight.
I hope everyone had a wonderful memorial holiday weekend and paid tribute and
respect to Honor all those veterans who gave their lives in defense of our nation,
those fine men and women who fought for our freedoms we so love dearly and
appreciate today, who shed blood and never were able to return home to their
families and take off that uniform. So tonight, let’s give thanks and praise again
to those valiant heroes.
Brother Chaplain Kevin Morton led us in prayer followed by pledges led by Haven.
RW Scott G. Hill introduced our distinguished visitors starting with PP Chris
Livingston, Richard Hudman, Brad Billings. DDGMs in attendance were Robert W.
Moore, Scott G. Hill. DI present were Darrel Hefley and Chris Livingston. Grand
Lodge officers Present were RW Jim Rumsey, Grand Junior Deacon and
Committee of Work and RW Brad Billings, Grand Senior Warden.
The Educational Program for tonight’s virtual meeting is by RW Jim Rumsey,
Committee on Work and Grand Junior Deacon. Some of you may know, Dr
Rumsey on his own provided a daily educational seminar on Facebook and it was
extremely educational, and everyone enjoyed the content. I felt it was important
to share with our members of 14MWSA who may not be on Facebook and have
access to his presentations. The first tonight was the new COVID-19 reception of
the DDGMs for their official visits.
Our Educational Program tonight will be presented by RW Jim Rumsey,
Committee on Work, North Central and Northeast Texas.
How many of you are aware of his private Facebook group which has over 1,164
Jim has provided much education over the course of this pandemic for now 10
weeks or so with his Masonic Daily Trivia. Yesterday was post 47.
Jim Rumsey has also produced over a dozen or more educational videos on
various topics, that are very educational and have a lot of useful information that
we all take for granted, which has been passed down by brothers to our lodge
members that many not be 100% correct, but heck, we have always done it that
Another one is on balloting. Let us take another poll tonight to see how many
brothers feel their lodge meets the requirement of the balloting with the white
and black instruments?
Following Jim Rumsey’s educational presentation, we also presented him with a
certificate of appreciation for his efforts on sharing educational information
during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As you know, the Lamar Banquet was cancelled so we are going to refund any
money sent for table and Lamar medals and certificates.
We hope to shift the GM Official Visit to our July meeting.
Treasurers Report and Secretary’s reports were postponed till we can meet in
Our Next meeting will be virtual on June 24. Stay safe and healthy!
Brother Chaplain Kevin Morton closed the meeting with heartfelt prayer.
Meeting was closed at approximately 8:28pm