Our Charity

As Masons, we are called upon to better society and be charitable men. Many of us have chosen the rodeo as a good and rewarding organization to accomplish these goals. Our brothers give of their time and money to help the rodeo be successful in their goal to help educate the youth of Texas.

In 2016 the annual educational commitment of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was over 25.8 million dollars. During Cowboy Lodge we pass the hat to collect enough cash to sponsor a calf or two for each year’s Calf Scramble.

Below are the calf Donation Recipients and show results.

1998 Calf Recipient: Kari Galm from Heltis, Texas.  Kari purchased a Maine-Anjou heifer and placed 1st in her class, and Reserve Grand Champion at the Bexar County Junior Livestock Show.

1999 Calf Recipient: Lacy Brinkman from Marfa, Texas.  Lacy purchased a show horn heifer and placed third at the Jackpot Show in Marfa.  Lacy also won the Grand Champion Buckle at the Presidio County Livestock Show in Marfa and the Showmanship Award.

2000 Calf Recipient: Brody Trotter from Nacogdoches.  Brody purchase a Charolais heifer for his project calf to bring back to HLS&R in 2001.  Brody placed third in his class in Tyler, first in his class in Nacogdoches and first in the Garrison FFA Show.

2001 Calf Recipient: Jill Wabbe from Egypt, Texas just outside of Wharton. Jill received her certificate by placing 6th out of 308 in the heifer judging contest the first week of the 2001 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. She Placed 2nd in her class at the Wharton Boosters Prospect Show in Navasota, Texas.  Her heifer is a Santa Gertrudis.

2003 Calf Recipient: Scramble winner was Halei Leann McCary from Bronson, Texas

2004 Calf Recipient: Scramble winner was Thomas David Gibson from Springtown, Texas.  Thomas placed third in class in the Weatherford Show, eight out of twenty in Dallas, second place in Denton and forth place in the West Texas State Fair.  His heifer is a Short Horn.

2005 Calf Recipients: (yes TWO!) Kathy Wagner of Channelview, Texas and Danielle Arnold of Panhandle, Texas.  Both recipients received their certificate for judging.  Kathy’s heifer was a Santa Gertrudis and she took first place in the 2006 Houston Show.  Danielle’s heifer was a Maine Anjou. She took fourth place Open Show in San Antonio and sixth place Open Show in

2006 Calf Recipients: Jenna Day & Katy Elaine Sheffield

2007 Calf Recipients: Brittany LeaAnne Hall, & Michael Riley

2008 Calf Recipients: Shea McKinnerney & Morgan Merdian

2009 Calf Recipients: Frank Aniol & Baylee Smith

2010 Calf Recipients: Lauren Bailey, Allan Parsons & Cory Schovajsa

2011 Calf Recipients: Cameron Anderson, Stephenie Geistweidt, & Tyler Ray

2011 Calf Show News: Cowboy Lodge Member Aubrey (Mack) M Bagwell’s grandson Tyler Wooten, caught a calf at the scramble on Saturday night the 5th of March.  The calf sponsor was Cowboy Lodge!!!  You would never guess what he has named his calf – BOAZ!!!!  By the way, Mack Bagwell was with us at our meeting! Talk about a Small World!!!!

2012 Calf Recipients: Emory Geye, Arissa Ruiz, & Rees Saathoff

2013 Calf Recipients: Hunter Bean, Taylor Coughran, & Gabrielle Waller

2014 Calf Recipients:

2015 Calf Recipients: Carson Click, Kristen Massingill, & William Matkin

2016 Calf Recipients: