The Grand Lodge of Texas held its Annual Communication Wednesday, 3rd December through the 6th December, 2014. Several members of Keller Masonic Lodge attended this years Annual Communication, with the majority driving down on Saturday morning to attend the 64th Masonic District's Annual breakfast held at George's Restaurant, in which the majority of the current Grand Lodge Officers attend, as well as past Grand Masters, in addition to basically the who's who of Freemasonry in Tarrant County. After the breakfast, everyone headed to the Grand Lodge of Texas for the remainder of the day's events. We took a quick tour of the museum before the morning session started. After the morning sessions, we broke for lunch, where some of us visited Jasper's BBQ. After lunch, the elections of officers was held, and then the installation of officers was held. Keller Masonic Lodge's Treasurer Max Billington was installed as one of the new 2015 (DDGM's) - District Deputy Grand Master for the 64th Masonic District. Proud of you Max!
Keller Masonic Lodge No. 1084 2014 Past Masters Banquet
The 2014 Keller Masonic Lodge Past Masters Banquet took place today at the Keller Lion's Club located at 532 E. Keller Parkway. There was about 25 Keller Lodge members and visitors in attendance, which included 4 Past Masters and 1 current Worshipful Master. Visiting brother Gary Alexander from Richland Hills Lodge was the featured speaker and gave a great presentation on Practical Freemasonry. He also spoke on the origins of modern day freemasonry and how so many things we take for granted in today's society, like oh, DEMOCRACY, and time off from work for the Holidays, to name a couple, can trace it roots and origins back to freemasonry. The food was a pot luck style, with the main dish being graciously smoked by one of Keller Lodge's members, Daryl, which included pulled pork, smoked chicken breast and drumsticks. It was delicious.
Tarrant County York Rite Festival 2014
Honoring Brother John Henry “Jack” Jeter
Brother Jack Jeter is a Life Member of Haltom City−Riverside Lodge No. 1331. He served Riverside Lodge No. 1194 as Worshipful Master in 1964−1965 after serving in the seven officers of the officer line in Riverside Lodge. He is a 60 year Service Award Brother having received the 50 Year Award on March 16, 2004, and 60Year Award on April 14, 2014.He has served 2 terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Masonic Retirement Center
Festival Honoree: Brother Jack Jeter
Brother John Henry “Jack” Jeter was born November 9, 1926 in Garza, Texas. Jack spent many wonderful years together married to Evelyn.
Brother John Henry “Jack” Jeter was Initiated on December 16, 1953, Passed on January 20, 1954 and Raised to a Master Mason on March 13, 1954 in Riverside Lodge No. 1194, Fort Worth, Texas. Through the years of 1954 to 2008 Brother Jeter has become a member via petitioning, affiliated plural, consolidation, or affiliated charter in many different Lodges.
These Lodges are:
Honoree: Brother John Henry “Jack” Jeter
Brother Jack Jeter has served the Grand Lodge of Texas as District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 64−A in 1967−1968, and is the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Idaho in Texas since January 2006. Serving on Several Committees of the Grand Lodge of Texas, these are: Director of Home and School, Lodge Assistance Mentor,Petitions and Returns of Lodges, Grand Officer’s Report, Grievances & Appeals, Mileage and Transportation, and Masonic Education and Service. He has served as Chairman on several of these Committees.
Riverside Chapter No. 468 Exalted Companion Jeter on May 28, 1954; and he served as Scribe in 1970, King in 1971, and was elected and installed as High Priest in 1972. In 1988 he was elected and installed as Treasurer of Riverside Chapter No. 468 and Riverside Council No. 384. The appointment by the Grand High Priest for him to serve as District Deputy Grand High Priest in the year of 1997. Likewise the Grand Master of the Grand Council selected him as District Deputy Grand Master in the year of 1974. From 1979 to 1988 he served as Grand Representative to the Grand Chapter of Argentina. He was elected and installed as Illustrious Principal Conductor of the Work in 1970 and followed in the next year, 1971, he was installed in the office of Right Illustrious Deputy Master in the year of 1971. He was elected and installed Thrice Illustrious Master in 1972. Companion Jack Jeter is a 50 year Service Award holder in both the Chapter and Council.
His civic honors are Past President of the Downtown Civilian Club in Fort Worth; Past President of the Downtown Building Owners and Managers Association in Fort Worth; Rotary Club in Cleburne and G.O.B. Club in Fort Worth.
Additional Masonic Honors are:
Keller Masonic Lodge was chartered on 4 December, 1913. Brethren of Keller Masonic Lodge support several worthwhile charities as part of their work. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding Freemasonry.