Why the Rush

WHY THE RUSH presented by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy The subject I wish to address in this paper is the "Why the Rush" in getting Candidates through the Degrees. Our History tells us that in Operative Times, apprentices were required to serve SEVEN years prior to being considered for the honour of being a Freemason. By no means am I advocating this Continue reading

I am the Guy

I Am The Guy I am the guy who asked to join your organization I am the guy who paid his dues to join. I am the guy who stood up in front of you and promised to be faithful and loyal to the Fraternity I am the guy who came to your meetings and no one paid any attention to me I tried several times to be friends but they all had their own buddies to Continue reading

Proposed Lodge Structure

The Educator Concept Proposed Lodge Officers & Brethren Structure The following paper was created by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy as his answer to a course assignment under the heading of Governance and titled "Effective Leadership & Communication"  The course was provided by "Ashlar College of Freemasonry" which is a Grand Lodge of BC & Continue reading

More Masonry into Men

MORE MASONRY INTO MEN adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from an address given by Wor. Bro. A. Deans Peggs, P.D.G.W.(E.C.) On the Occasion of his Installation as Master of the Victoria Lodge of Education and Research OCTOBER 19th, 1971 There is concern and apprehension in the Masonic world over the fairly general decline in the number of men who Continue reading

A Masonic Lodge is Not a Service Club

A Masonic Lodge is Not a Service Club By. M.W. Bro. Laurence Healey ; Grand Master Grand Lodge of British Columbia (1952) adapted by V.W.Bro. Norman McEvoy for publication in "The Educator" Many of our brethren fail to properly differentiate between the objectives of Freemasonry and those of the popular modern service clubs. Each has a definite Continue reading

Are We Really Making (Masons)

Are We Really Making (Masons) by C. Donald Prosser, MPS Definition: Make To Bring Into Being: Put Together: Build: Form; Shape. My own Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of Florida, instituted a Masonic Education Program for their candidates in 1954. This Masonic Education Program was built on the premise that the Fraternity should be "MAKING Continue reading

Our Mission in Freemasonry

"OUR MISSION IN FREEMASONRY" FROM EXAMPLE AND THROUGH LEADERSHIP R.W. Bro. V. Burnie Kyle, S.G.W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia Grand Master 1984/85. 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 and the high standard of moral tolerance we Continue reading

A New Renaissance in Freemasonry

A New Renaissance in Freemasonry A personal paper created by R.W. Bro. Ian J Bowman Senior Grand Warden, BC and Yukon Presented at the Western Canada Conference, October 2014. Note  *I took the liberty of making a few changes to this quote from Freemasonry and the American Revolution by Sidney Morse. The Paper Contrary to public opinion and Continue reading

Freemasonry for Wives; Family & Others.

FREEMASONRY FOR WIVES FAMILY AND OTHERS When it comes to attracting men to join Freemasonry, large factor in the potential candidates’ decision process will very often be the attitude of his wife. Immediately, his wife will think “what’s it all about”? Perhaps she, and indeed her husband, may have some preconceived idea of Freemasonry – perhaps her Continue reading