Planting your Seed

Planting your Seed

Planting your Seed Author Unknown A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors, or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said:- "It is time for me to step Continue reading

“Our Mission” From Example and Through Leadership.

“Our Mission” From Example and Through Leadership.

"OUR MISSION" FROM EXAMPLE AND THROUGH LEADERSHIP R.W. Bro. V. Burnie Kyle, S.G.W.Grand Lodge of British Columbia My Thanks to M.W.Bro Stephen Godfrey for allowing me access to his personal library. Our mission and responsibilities within the Craft and how we relate to them in our daily affairs, is very indicative to the principles of sound leadership Continue reading

The Concept of Observance

The Concept of Observance

The Concept of Observance Presented by W.Bro. Andrew Hammer. Alexandria-Washington Lodge #22 (excerpted in part from "Observing the Craft"   In 1772, William Preston wrote: ‘Were the privileges of Masonry to be common, or indiscriminately bestowed, the design of the institution would be subverted; for being familiar, like many Continue reading

Why I became a Mason!

Why I became a Mason!

Why I became a Mason R.W. Bro. Chris Reid, DDGM 2015-16 Prince Edward District GRC (Canada)   I was sitting in Lodge one night watching two Brothers (Candidates) receiving the Junior Warden’s Lecture. I took a close look at both of them. Their mannerisms were so different to each other. One was very interested in everything going on Continue reading

West Gate or Revolving Door!

West Gate or Revolving Door!

West Gate or Revolving Door? Issues Surrounding Retention RWB Doug Franklin, SGW, GL BC & Yukon (2017) In our beloved Craft today, we are often reminded that retention is the best way to build and sustain membership.  Although statistics vary, some twenty percent of Brethren leave their Lodge, and the Masonic Order, within one year of being Continue reading

Why is Masonry so Secret in Britain?

Why is Masonry so Secret in Britain?

Why is Freemasonry so Secret in Britain? By Mike Martin, July 2001. “So why do you belong to that secret society?” is a question I get asked once in a while. When I reply “which secret society” is that then?” You get the “you know, the Masons” accompanied by twitching and “over the shoulder” looks. Sometimes it seems that every one who isn’t a Continue reading

The Cab Ride

The Cab Ride

The Cab Ride Shared with me by M.W.Bro. Stephen Godfrey. Haida Lodge #166  Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon. I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door Continue reading

Whither are we Travelling?

Whither are we Travelling?

Whither Are We Travelling? An article written by brother Dwight L. Smith, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Indiana and reproduced in the Transactions of the Masters’ and Past Masters’ Lodge (NZ) issue 130 in November, 1964 & shared with “The Educator” by V.W.Bro. Robert Taylor. United Grand Lodge of N.S.W.& and A.C.T.(Australia) At the Continue reading

Meandering Through Masonry

Meandering Through Masonry

Adapted by V.W. Bro Norman McEvoy from a paper By: R.W.Bro. R. L. Shaw; Published in THE TRACING BOARD, G.R.S.; May 1975 Masonry is a sinuous stairway to the stars. From the very moment I entered the fraternity, I was urged to: “Climb high, climb far, Your goal the sky, your aim the stars.” My winding way was clearly charted for me. I had simply, as Continue reading