Current Holder: Oak Cliff # 705 Their stated communication is on the
2nd Thursday of each month - dinner at 6:00, meeting at 7:00.
If you intend to visit a lodge, it is courteous to let that lodge know well in advance, particularly if you are coming with a large entourage.
The 14th Districts Visitation Gavel was initially presented to Richardson Masonic Lodge #1214 at their 1999 Installation of Officers by Brother Arthur Karl "Dino" Dean of Cedar Creek Lodge #300, Kurten, TX.
It is now used to encourage visitation between the Lodges of the 14th Masonic Districts in the hope of fostering Brotherly Love and the sharing of ideas, lodge methods, and fellowship.
The "rules" for the Visitation Gavel are as follows:
- The current holder of the Gavel will keep it until another
Lodge from the 14th Districts brings at least 8 of it's members to one of
the current holder's stated meetings or degrees.
In the interest of fairness, if a member of a visiting lodge is also a member of the lodge currently holding the gavel, he should not be considered a visitor and his attendance should not be included in any visiting lodge's total.
- That visiting Lodge then is allowed to take the Gavel and remain
the holder until it is taken from them in the same manner.
- Every time the Gavel is taken, the new holder should:
- Log into the Record Book their Lodge's name, the
number of members that visited the prior holder's Lodge, and the date taken.
- Call the current President of the MWS Association and let
him know that they are now the new holder of the Gavel so he can inform the
other Lodges of the Districts.
- Log into the Record Book their Lodge's name, the number of members that visited the prior holder's Lodge, and the date taken.
- Should 2 or more Lodge's with equal number of members of 8 or
more visit the current gavel holder at the same stated meeting, a coin flip, or
other method agreeable to the Lodges, will be used to determine the new holder.
|Current and Previous Gavel Holders||Date Received||No. Visitors|
|Oak Cliff #705||December 11th, 2012||9|
|Metropolitan #1182||October 30th, 2012||14|
|Roy Stanley #1367||October 8th, 2012||9|
|Duck Creek #1419||September 11th, 2012||8|
|Garland #441||June 5th, 2012||10|
|George B. Dealey #1312||May 14, 2012||12|
|Trinity Valley #1048||April 10, 2012||9|
|Garland #441||March 12, 2012||8|
|Duck Creek #1419||February 14th, 2012||8|
|Garland #441||November 3, 2011||11|
|Washington Lodge #1117||September 13th, 2011||9|
|Garland #441||August 30, 2011||25|
|Roy Stanley #1367||August 2, 2011||15|
|Kiest #1310||June 8, 2011||8|
|Zavala #1059||May 31, 2011||9|
|Roy Stanley #1367||May 9, 2011||8|
|Sam P. Cochran #1335||November 11, 2010||9|
|John C. Pelt #1321||August 31, 2010||12|
|Roy Stanley #1367||August 3, 2010||15|
|White Rock #234||February 9, 2010||12|
|John L. DeGrazier #1349||September 14, 2009||10|
|Trinity Valley #1048||August 6, 2009||19|
|Washington #1117||July 7, 2009||10|
|Richardson #1214||May 7, 2009||11|
|Washington #1117||August 12, 2008||15|
|Mike H. Thomas #1314||July 10, 2008||8|
|Oak Cliff #705||March 4, 2008||10|
|George B. Dealey #1312||October 30, 2007||13|
|Roy Stanley #1367||September 10, 2007||12|
|Duck Creek #1419||September 6, 2007||10|
|Hillcrest #1318||August 11, 2007||13|
|James V. Callan #1422||October 3, 2006||8|
|Richardson #1214||January 31, 2006||13|
|Roy Stanley #1367||July 12, 2005||14|
|Tannehill #52||June 21, 2005||10|
|Lancaster #160||June 20, 2005||10|
|Hutchins #1154||May 12, 2005||8|
|Seagoville #654||March 21, 2005||10|
|Trinity Valley #1048||May 6, 2004||10|
|Cedar Hill Lodge #1380||March 13, 2004||9|
|Mountain Creek #511||September 2, 2003||12|
|Sam R. Hamilton #1031||June 5, 2003||11|
|Thomas B. Hunter #1356||May 6, 2003||17|
|Sam R. Hamilton #1031||April 3, 2003||14|
|Thomas B. Hunter #1356||March 13, 2003||19|
|DeSoto #1409||February 11, 2003||9|
|Mike H. Thomas #1314||April 9, 2002||13|
|Pentagon #1080||February 12, 2002||15|
|Garland #441||January 14, 2002||16|
|Duck Creek #1419||November 13, 2001||24|
|Garland #441||September 8, 2001||15|
|James V. Callan #1422||August 9, 2001||14|
|Alexander C. Garrett #1216||February 13, 2001||11|
|Aubrey Earl Hope #1446||November 21, 2000||11|
|Lancaster #160||November 13, 2000||10|
|Keystone #1143||October 3, 2000||13|
|Richardson #1214||Original Holder||—|