An Oklahoma Mason

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dad.israel, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. dad.israel

    dad.israel Registered User

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    Greetings. My name is Tim Israel. My site ID is dad.israel, a name from a number of years as a DeMolay dad. I am from Elk City, in western Oklahoma along Interstate 40.
    My masonic involvement arose because my wife joined the Order of the Eastern Star and thought I should become a Mason. That was almost 30 years and hundreds of dues cards ago. I am a member of most of the "Masonic bodies" which meet in Oklahoma. I am a past master of 2 lodges, Elk City & Erick (WM in Erick again). I have been very active in the York Rite, on both a local and state level. I am currently the Grand Junior Warden for Knights Templar of Oklahoma and an officer in the Council of Kadosh line at the Guthrie Consistory, AASR.
    Professionally, I am an attorney in private practice. I operate Sagebrush, Inc. in Sayre, OK, which provides housing and jobs for adults who are developmentally disabled. Also, I pastor a small United Methodist Church in Canute, OK.
    I am married to Jan, who is a past Worthy Matron of OES. I helped Jan start a Rainbow Assembly in Elk City, where she is the founding Mother Advisor. After my law partner and I started a DeMolay Chapter, it only seemed fair to give the girls an opportunity for Masonic Service and a real connection to the Masonic Family.
    I am looking forward to these forums. I love to read others thoughts on Masonic topics. I tend to share my thoughts verbally and probably not enough back in a forum. I will seek to do better here.
     
  2. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    wow, you have a full plate! welcome to the forums.
     
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  3. Custer148

    Custer148 Registered User

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    Welcome dad.israel, we look forward to your participation.
     
  4. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    A busy man and Mason! Welcome, Brother.
     
  5. cog41

    cog41 Premium Member

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    Greetings from the Great State of Texas!
     
  6. Brent Heilman

    Brent Heilman Premium Member

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    Welcome to the forums from Duncan, OK!
     
  7. jhale1158

    jhale1158 Registered User

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    Welcome from Chickasha OK. I use to live up there and worked at North Fork Correctional Facility. There is a brother, still EA that lives in Elk City. He may need help, is it ok if I send him your way?
     
  8. Txmason

    Txmason Registered User

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    Bro. Tim,

    Check your PMs :) I sent you one
     
  9. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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  10. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    Greetings from Canada.
     
  11. Bill Hosler

    Bill Hosler Registered User

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    Welcome from Ada, OK!
     
  12. dad.israel

    dad.israel Registered User

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    That would be great. I would be happy to visit with him.
     
  13. dm0874

    dm0874 Registered User

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    Welcome to the forums. Being a new brother myself I look forward to some informative post from you. Thanks and welcome
     
  14. towerbuilder7

    towerbuilder7 Moderator Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Forums Brother. I hope you enjoy the exchange and fellowship here. Peace and blessings to you and Sister Jan for the Holidays.......Merry Christmas.

    Bro Vincent C. Jones, Sr., Lodge Chaplain
    Bayou City Lodge 228, Prince Hall Affiliation
    Free and Accepted Masonry, Houston, Texas
    Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas, Est 1878
     
  15. sysyphus96

    sysyphus96 Registered User

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    Welcome from Ponca City, OK.
     

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