Lodge Contacts

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by mark!, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. mark!

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    A few brothers and myself have been toying with the idea of a lodge database, if you will. I would like to see some ideas/opinions on a forum database/turned sticky that has basic lodge information that is easily accessible right here for our brethren. The idea is to get the information here, so that if we were to visit, we could easily see when and where the lodge holds meetings. What would be nice is if we could schedule, so to speak, MoT lodge visits. Get head counts and such to help the hosting lodge prepare and such. I personally have met some excellently wonderful brothers here, and would love nothing more than to meet you face to face and exchange at least a handshake. Visiting other lodges is a wonderful way to gain knowledge and ideas that you can certainly take back to your home lodge to expand on.

    The information that I propose, if there's more please feel free to add it, is as follows:

    Lodge Name:
    Lodge Address:
    Worshipful Master:
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge:
    Meeting date/time:
    Meeting Dress: To prevent over/under dressing
    Any other pertinent information: i.e. if there is a large family turn out at dinners, meal tickets, meal jar (for putting money in, not taking from :) ) just little tidbits that would be found helpful for our brothers. Hopefully this will take off and we can get this list stickied for future use, and for some great MoT visitations.
     
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  2. rhitland

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    usual dress attire in lodge to prevent over or under dressed
     
  3. mark!

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    Added to the list, good stuff and very important.
     
  4. owls84

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    Are you looking to have a Database such as Access or FileMaker or just a list here? I would like to see this information on a database that can be searched that is hosted. Somewhere I can search a Lodge and pull up information. Like the Lodge Locator but WAY better.
     
  5. mark!

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    Lodge Name: Garland Lodge #441
    Lodge Address: 125 East State Street Garland, TX 75040
    Worshipful Master: Jody Krizan
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: (972) 276-7614
    Meeting date/time: Second Tuesday of every month. Dinner @ 6:30, meeting at 7:30.
    Meeting Dress: Some in suits, other in slacks/neat jeans with polo shirts.
     
  6. mark!

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    Right now we are looking to have just a lodge database here, but the possibilities are limitless after the list is established. Access would be great to have the lodges listed and readily accessible. We can do so many things with the list once we have it established.
     
  7. owls84

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    Well most of this information is in a book "List of Constituent Lodges of Texas". The reason I say this is it could be updated and indexed annually based on the information published in that book if we had a database program. It could be hosted and searchable. It would be pretty simple to do if I had the Access program. I have Access 2007 but not very good at it. If someone else has experience I would be willing to help with the project of designing the layout and fields needed. Then I would input the information based on the book above. We may be able to host it here as a "Lodge Locator". Just brainstorming here.
     
  8. mark!

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    Definitely. I've never used Access, but I'm a quick self learner and can take on that aspect of the project unless someone else comes in with experience. I've already started on the database. This database would prevent those from having to buy a book every year to have an updated list of lodges. Also, this will most likely be a more centralized list, more of folks here so we can have scheduled visitation with lodges in the area, we can all decide on when a good day would be to visit a certain lodge together and such. Sort of like traveling visitation for MoT.
     
  9. Blake Bowden

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    I would like to have a clickable map that breaks down the state into regions. Once a member clicks a specific region, area events and lodge information would the be displayed. Something like this:

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  10. rhitland

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    we need to see if anybody is willing to participate first this is a great idea but if no one registers their information an idea it will stay.
    Lodge Name: Fort Worth 148
    Lodge Address: 1100 Henderson St Fort Worth, TX 76016
    Worshipful Master: Rhit Moore a.k.a. Puss Boy
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: rhitland@fortworth148.org
    -Meeting date/time: Second Monday of every month. Dinner @ 6:00, meeting at 7:00.
    Meeting Dress: Some in suits, other in slacks/neat jeans with polo shirts.

    Lodge Name: Tarrant 942
    Lodge Address: 2215 Belle St Fort Worth, TX 76164
    Worshipful Master: Anthony Ynostrosa
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: anthony@fortworth148.org
    Meeting date/time: Second Tuesday of every month. Dinner @ 6:00, meeting at 7:00.
    Meeting Dress: Some in suits, other in slacks/neat jeans with polo shirts.
     
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    Lodge Name: J.H. Gurley 337
    Lodge Address: 2801 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76707
    Worshipful Master: Christopher DeCluitt
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: gurleylodge@gmail.com
    Meeting date/time: Fourth Tuesday of every month. Dinner @ 6:30, meeting at 7:30.
    Meeting Dress: Usually casual,slacks/neat jeans with polo shirts.
     
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    Lodge Name: Cedar Creek Lodge 300
    Address: 13159 E Highway 21, Kurten, TX
    Worshipful Master: Charles Yeates
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: Fred Forsthoff - fredforsthoff@hotmail.com
    Meeting Date/Time: Second Tuesday of each month, dinner 6:30, meeting at 7:30
    Meeting Dress: Casual
     
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    Lodge Name: Fairbanks 1363
    Lodge Address: 5222 Dow Rd. Houston Tx 77040
    Worshipful Master: James Bennett
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: jbennett4932@earthlink.net
    Meeting date/time: Second /Fourth Tuesday of every month. Dinner @ 6:30, meeting at 7:00.
    Meeting Dress: Usually casual,slacks/neat jeans with polo shirts.
     
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  14. Blake Bowden

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    Lodge Name: Gonzales Masonic Lodge No. 30
    Address: 512 1/2 Saint Joseph Street
    Worshipful Master: Juan Gaytan
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: Blake Bowden
    Meeting Date/Time: First Monday of each month, dinner 6:30, meeting at 7:30
    Meeting Dress: Casual
     
  15. mark!

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    vBulletin has a member map you can add to the forum. You'd have to change the fields and such to add the information we're looking for, but it may work.
     
  16. mark!

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    Member Map

    There's a member map I've created for Texas Lodges. I'm going to update the lodges we already have on here, as well as others when we get them.
     
  17. Bill Lins

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    Lodge Name: Wharton 621
    Lodge Address: 8229 US 59, Wharton, Texas 77488
    Worshipful Master: Brandon Cruz
    Contact for lodge member and/or lodge: lins@academicplanet.com
    Meeting date/time: Second Tuesday of every month. Dinner @ 7:00pm, meeting following.
    Meeting Dress: casual, slacks or jeans with polo or button-down shirts.
     
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    Brother Ray, who is a member, has a lot of GPS locations for lodges. I think he is a member of Magnolia lodge.
     
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    Fredricksburg Lodge #794, Stated meeting 2nd Monday, practice every Monday night at 5:30,execpt stated night,practice Wednesday Morning at 10 AM.
    Dress causal.
    Master, Bobby Banes, Sec. Mike Starks
    WWW.fredericksburg masonic lodge #794.com
     
  20. mark!

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    All lodges posted here, and a few I'm aware of have been posted on the member map. Here's a link to the map so you can view it. I want to see about the potential to get it in to a sticky, and to have new members who join our site see in their welcome private message that they need to update this thread or private message someone with their lodge information. I think this will really be great for those who want to visit other lodges with other brethren from here. Also, if we get members to fill out the information, it gives others a chance to see where everyone is from. There may be a few "Wow, I didn't know you and your lodge were only 10 minutes away, I'll be there next month!" We did this with our Ford Truck TX Chapter with great success.

    Link to Texas Lodge Map
    CLICK ME!!
     

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