64th Masonic District of Texas

The Traveling Gavel

Records

Current Holder: Keller #1084

Lodge Date Number
Keller #1084 07/11/2022 11
Grapevine #288 2/8/2022 7
Arlington Heights 11/9/2021 13
Ridglea #1341 03/11/2021 ?
Handley #1140 03/05/2020 10
Smithfield #455 10/14/2019 7
Sunrise Daylight #1433 08/17/2019 7
Sweeth Home #576 07/02/2019 11
Mansfield #331 ??? ??
Webb #1454 02/05/2019 5
Mansfield #331 12/18/2018 6
Webb #1454 11/6/2018 6
Keller #1084 09/11/2018 13
Arlington #438 08/07/2018 13
Keller #1084 07/05/2018 13
Grapevine #288 11/07/2017 10
Keller #1084 10/09/2017 12
Fort Worth #148 07/18/2017 8
Crowley #1437 06/06/2017 10
Haltom City-Riverside #1331 04/13/2017 14
Handley #1140 03/13/2017 15
Fort Worth #148 02/09/2017 10
Handley #1140 ?? ??

Rules


If you have never laid eyes on it, you should! It could even be yours to claim for your Lodge. Dust off that Masonic Passport and get to traveling in foreign countries, Brethren!

Purpose:

  1. To promote Brotherly Love and Fellowship among the Brethren of Freemasonry and more especially Masons of the 64th Masonic District of Texas.
  2. To instill enthusiasm and interest for Freemasonry, Brotherhood, and the Craft in general.
  3. To increase attendance of Lodge Stated and Called meetings by increasing visitors and members by vying to take the gavel and keep it.
  4. To encourage visitation within the District for fellowship, education, and degree conferrals.
  5. To propagate knowledge of the Craft and share experiences of Masonic philosophy and history with Brethren.
  6. To have fun and instill healthy competition among Lodges for bragging rights and excellence.

Rules:

  1. The current holder of the Traveling Gavel will keep it until another Lodge from the 64th District attends a Stated Meeting or Degree of the holding Lodge, bringing with them 5 (five) members.
  2. The host Lodge will display the Traveling Gavel in the Lodge room and the Worshipful Master will announce in open Lodge and before the start of business of the impending capture of the Gavel by a visiting Lodge.
  3. Upon successfully capturing the Gavel, the visiting Lodge is allowed to take it to their own Lodge and remain the holder of it until it is taken from them in like manner.
  4. In the event that 2 or more Lodge’s with an equal number of visiting members of 5 or more visit the current holder at the same meeting, a coin flip or other method agreeable to the Lodges will be used to determine the new holder.
  5. EVERY TIME the Gavel is captured, the new holder will complete the following tasks:
    • Log an entry into the Record Book accompanying the Gavel with the name of their Lodge, the number of members visiting from that Lodge, and the date the Gavel was captured.
    • Contact one the DCOs with a change request for the Traveling Gavel records (emails found on 64th.org in the footer). One of them will confirm and have appropriate records updated so all Lodge’s may know their next target (wink, wink).
  6. Please be mindful, it is courteous to call ahead so that the Master and Stewards can be better prepared for your visitation.
  7. Above all, have fun and be proud of it!