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Please join us for the December stated meeting of Texas Lodge of Research. It will be our academic regalia meeting for the year. We want to celebrate all levels of academic achievement, and all members and guests are encouraged (but not required) to wear their academic robes.

Our host lodge will be Harmony Lodge No. 6, and will take place in the Egyptian Room at the Galveston Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2128 Church St, Galveston, TX 77550. The meeting will be on Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 pm, following a 1:00 pm lunch provided by the lodge. A donation of $15.00 for lunch is requested, and an additional donation for breakfast would be appreciated.

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center is our host hotel, located at 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554. The hotel has offered Single King and Double Queen Rooms at $179 USD per night, with a block of rooms reserved for us. There will be an hospitality suite Friday night at the hotel.

Please click here to reserve your room.

Please note that self-parking is included in this rate. For any questions, please contact the hotel at (409) 741-8484.

The Friday evening “no-host dinner” will be in the private dining room of Shrimp N Stuff, located at 2506 Avenue H, Galveston, TX 77550. Our reservation is at 6:00 pm. The restaurant is owned by the Worshipful Master of Harmony Lodge, and they have graciously agreed to split the check for each guest.

We are also working with the Galveston Historical Foundation to arrange a private tour of one of the historic homes in Galveston at 10:00 am on Saturday before the meeting. More details will be posted when available.

We look forward to seeing you in Galveston!

Future Meetings of TLR

March 16, 2023 – hosted by Lufkin Lodge No. 669, located at 508 N. John Redditt Dr, Lufkin, TX 75904. More details to follow.

September 2015 Stated Meeting – Galveston

Please join your officers on Saturday September 12th in the Egyptian Room of the Galveston Scottish Rite Cathedral (map). The meeting will start at 1pm and will be hosted by Harmony Lodge No. 6.

The September meeting will be held in honor of our Past Masters. I want to encourage all PMs who can to attend and to bring stories from their year to share with the Brethren. According to MW Grand Master Wiggins, the most Past Masters of TLR ever assembled was 14 in Nacogdoches a little over 30 years ago. Let’s see if we can surpass it!

Following the stated meeting, we will have at least one paper presented by PGM David Dibrell on Past Grand Masters who also served as Grand Patrons of the Eastern Star.

Finally, Frontier Lodge No. 28 will provide a historic play on events surrounding the formation of the Republic of Texas. This event is open to all wives and guests.

The Hotel accommodations are at the Double Tree located at 1702 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551 (map). Reservations are $159 for a King and $169 for two Queens and can be made by calling 1-800-222-TREE (8733). Please make sure and reference the Group Code C-TRL – Texas Lodge of Research. Reservations must be made by Monday August 17th!

Bradley Billings, W.M.