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Live Oak Lodge No. 304

Live Oak Lodge in beautiful 
downtown Kyle, Texas!

2020 STATED MEETINGS:
Second Mondays:
January 13
February 10
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

2019-2020 Officers
Worshipful Master
Ricky Hayes
Senior Warden
Marco Pizaña
Junior Warden
Shawn Moore
Treasurer
Will Wilkin
Secretary
Eric L. Kolb
Senior Deacon - Kyle Cook
Junior Deacon - Emilio Martinez
Senior Steward - Clint William
Junior Steward -
Chaplain - Bobby Norris
Tyler - Russell Jones
Masters of Ceremony - Sean Claes
Marshall - Benny Courtney
Musician - Allen Deaver

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THE LIVE OAK UPDATE
JANUARY 2020

Live Oak Lodge #304
107 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640
liveoak304@gmail.com

In This Issue

  • Grand Lodge Highlights - Live Oak #304 Represented
  • Community Service Day - February 2 - Lets Serve Together
  • District 52 Study Night - Wednesday Study Nights continue
  • Live Oak Banquet - Casino Night - Coming in April
  • Mason's on the Move - Dinosaur Degree!
  • Thoughts From An Old Mason - Brother Kolb's Corner
  • Happy Birthday - You didn't forget your brother's birthday... did you?
  • Dine With A Brother - You're invited to meet your brothers for a meal, find out where and when.
  • District 52 Information - Who are the lodges in our neighborhood and when do they meet?



From The Grand Lodge

2020 Grand Annual Communication 

January 16th – 18th Grand Lodge was held and Live Oak #304 was well represented.
Here are a few highlights:

Live Oak #304 was represented well. Pictured above is Marco Pizaña, James Ray, Eric L. Kolb, Will Wilkin, Steve Cook and Kyle Cook.

Will Wilkin was is now on the Grand Lodge's Membership Committee and Steve Cook appointed to be District 52's District Deputy Grand Master.



Brother Marco Pizaña was presented and accepted the Grand Master's BBQ Trophy which he won at the 11th Annual Texas Masonic Bar-B-Q cook off in Arlington, TX during Masonic Family Day. 


Paul D. Underwood became the first member of District 52 to become Grand Master.


Community Service Day - February 2, 2020

By Shawn Moore
Brothers we need all hands on deck for a brother in need. This will be our first Official Community Service event of 2020, lets hit it hard and fast. If we get enough brothers we will be in and out and off to watch the Super Bowl. So COME ONE COME ALL!!!! If you cant make it please try and support in any way possible. Maybe recruit a body in your place or loan a tool.

BREAKFAST:
Los Vaqueros (804 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640) 8am

MEET TO GO SERVE:
Live Oak Lodge #304 (107 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640) at 9am.


More information, contact Shawn Moore 2I4-252-7486 or shawnmoore8@gmail.com

District 52 Study Night Wednesdays

By Will Wilkin

In an attempt not to let grass grow under our feet.  Here is the plan.

A Travelling Practice Series
Study night will be every Wednesday at various lodges within District 52.

  • First Wednesday - Rambo 216
    (103 Old Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620)
  • Second Wednesday - Live Oak 304
    (107 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640)
  • Third Wednesday  - Buda 800
    (209 San Antonio Street; Buda, Texas 78610)
  • Forth Wednesday  - Wimberley 1445
    (181 Masonic Lodge Rd; Wimberley, Texas 78676)

Start time 6:30 PM

No meal provided until we see consistent numbers attending.

All are invited and needed, EAs, FCs, and MMs.  Teachers are a must.

 

" To all brothers this year we will be hosting a Casino Night which will take place on April 4, 2020. I am asking all brothers to help with selling tickets, getting donations, and Sponsors for the event. Here is the link to the sponsor's page and past sponsors - link

Here's a flyer you can feel free to share:


LIVE OAK #304 BANQUET

CASINO NIGHT

April 4, 2020
At Gemstone Palace (1101 Bunton Creek Rd, Kyle, TX 78640)
April 4, 2020 - 6:30 pm - 11pm

$30 per person 
$50 per couple 

Purchase tickets here - link

For more information and to help plan & sell tickets, please visit with Marco Pizaña (pizanamm@gmail.com or 1-956-56O-1219)


Dinosaur Master Mason Degree

 
We will leave from Live Oak Lodge at 2:30pm
Marco Pizaña will be renting a van and asks brothers to assist with gas and the rental of the van.
There is a minimum of 11 passengers that can go.

If you'd like to attend, contact Marco Pizaña (pizanamm@gmail.com or 1-956-56O-1219)



Thoughts From An Old Mason

(Editor's Note: Brother Kolb named this article himself)

We Are Not The Only Lodge Around.

With The New Grand Lodge, New Grand Master - MW Paul Underwood And Our New District 52's DDGM - RW Steven Cook Things Are Going To Be Hopping Around Here. 

That Being Said Please Remember We Are Not The Only Lodge Around. Try To Make Plans But Be Aware Of Others Lodge's Stated Meeting And District Events. Remember We Are All In This Together.

Eric L. Kolb PM
 



Live Oak #304 Birthdays

Andrew Starlin - February 4
Sean Claes - February 5
Gregory Lewis - February 13
Emilio Martinez - February 17
Rickie Kleen - February 25

Dining With Your Brothers 


We get together every Friday. Below is our dining plan for this month. All are invited. 

Friday, February 7 at 8:00a
Kyle VFW 
103 S Front St, Kyle, TX 78640

Friday, February 14 at 8:00a
Dans Hamburgers - Buda
610 Old San Antonio Rd, Buda, TX 78610


Friday, February 21 at 8:00a
Spicy Bite - Kyle

101 Hall Professional Center A, Kyle, TX 78640

Friday, February 28 at 8:00a
Bill Miller - Buda

1646 Main St #3393, Buda, TX 78610

District 52 Information

There are seven lodges that make up District 52. They are, in alphabetical order:


Stated Meetings:
Blanco #216 - 2nd Thur. 7:30p ( Meal 6:30p )
Buda #800 - 1st Mon. 7:00p (Meal 6:30p)
Johnson City #561 - 3rd Tues. 7:30p ( Meal 6:30p )
Live Oak #304 (Kyle) - 2nd Mon. 6:30p ( Meal 6:30p )
Rambo #426 (Dripping Springs) 1st Saturday on or after the full moon
San Marcos #342 - 1st Tues. 7:30p
Wimberley #1445 2nd Tues. 7:00p (Meal 6:00p)

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
- Brother George Washington

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The Texas Master Mason
In 2017 Live Oak #304 produced a 15 minute video describing what it's like to be a Master Mason and a Mason in Kyle, Texas. Brothers Steve Cook, Eric L. Kolb, Joe Bostwick, Will Wilkin, Pete Krug, Richard Sirmons, Ben Hogue, Clifton Turner, Allen Deaver, Shawn Moore, Ricky Hayes, James Fowler, Ben Courtney, Marco Pizaña, James Ray and Hubert W. Cook were all interviewed and included in this video.
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