2016 January Bulletin - Click to download
The annual Anson Jones Lecture meeting of Texas Lodge of Research will be held June 17-18 in Houston.
The host hotel for the meeting is the Crown Plaza River Oaks. Located at 2712 Southwest Freeway in Houston.
A block of rooms has been reserved under Texas Lodge of Research. The room rate is $79.00 plus tax. Self-Parking overnight is available for $5.00 per vehicle per day with in and out privileges. To make reservations, please call 800-227-6963 and ask for reservations to book rooms under the Texas Lodge of Research Organization block. Reservations must be made before the cut-off date of June 3, 2016 to guarantee the group rate.
The meeting on Saturday will be at Holland Lodge #1 and will begin at 10:00 am. The Lodge is not far from the hotel and is located at 4911 Montrose Boulevard. Lunch will be served by Holland Lodge with the usual donation requested.
This year’s Anson Jones Lecturer is Joe Wages. Brother Wages was the Truman lecturer for the Missouri Lodge of Research in the spring of 2014 and lectured for the Michigan Lodge of Research in October of that same year.
Brother Wages currently has two books in print: 1) The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Ritual and Doctrines of the Illuminati and 2) Rituels et doctrines authentiques des Illuminati : Une école secrète de sagesse. He is currently preparing the following books: 1) The Columbian Illuminati, 2) Reforming the Illuminati and 3) On Materialism and Idealism. In 2015 he attended the Committee on the Francken Manuscripts at the Grand Orient de France. The event was sponsored by the International think tank of the Policy and Studies Organization Group. At this event, his book received their Regulus Award for Distinguished Service.
He has also lectured at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, for the International Masonic Conference hosted by the PSO Group, the 2015 WCFFH conference and has lectured at many Lodges in America and in Europe as well.
I hope you will make arrangements to attend this special meeting of Texas Lodge of Research. Should you have any questions, do no hesitate to contact me by email.
For over fifty years, Texas Lodge of Research has been adding to the body of Masonic knowledge through research papers conducted by it members. This information is then published and distributed internationally to Masons and to Masonic Lodges and Libraries. Through quarterly meetings and regular publication, TLR inspires Masons of the Grand Lodge of Texas and other Grand Lodges all over the world to conduct research in the mysteries of Masonry and the history of our Craft, then submitting it for presentation. However, presenting a research paper is not a requirement of membership; many members join just to learn more about Masonry in general and the history of Texas Masonry in specific. Any Master Mason can become a member and our dues are only $35 per year. Click the Petition link for more information.
Encouraged To Write A Lodge History
I was asked to write a history of Empire Lodge as an extension of my
experience of writing a brief history of our lodge to present at the
dedication of the historical marker for our lodge. After the
presentation, I was encouraged by Right Worshipful Jerrel Jones, our
District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District No. 9B (Eastern
Collin County) and a member of our lodge to do a more complete
history and present that paper to the Texas Lodge of Research. That
encouragement was supported by other members of the lodge and I
suppose it was a consensus appointment because so many members
were curious about various events in our history. I am currently
reviewing the minutes of the lodge (interesting task since our charter
was granted in 1884) and have conducted several interviews with
individuals who know certain phases of the history. I have
interviewed two great-great grandchildren of charter members of the
David Stanfield, Full Member