What Freemasonry Teaches Me

WHAT FREEMASONRY TEACHES ME!! Taken from "The Gavel and Freemasonry's Journal", December, 1870; Re-printed in THE TRACING BOARD, G.R.S.; March, 1976 A few days since, a gentleman outside the Masonic Fraternity asked us what Masonry taught We will answer what it teaches us, and he will tell us whether the lessons be good ones or not. Masonry Continue reading

You Called me Brother!!

You Called me Brother! Shared with me by R.W. Bro. Wayne Anderson  The Craft is a society with secrets, but until recently, the public at large thought it was a secret society. The secrets must and will continue to be guarded, but a general understanding of what Masonry stands for and does is now becoming available to the ordinary citizen. As Continue reading

A Walk About the Lodge

A Walk-About the Lodge It is important to note that this paper came to me from a Brother in the U.K. & although he did not give me the name of this Lodge, he and his Lodge Brothers will be able to identify him and his contribution to Masonic Education. This paper has been amended by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy to reflect the order of sequence utilized Continue reading

The Holy Men

THE HOLY MEN author & origin unknown (thank goodness) Blame it on me!!!! Some years ago when living in Northern British Columbia a new Master Mason came to me with a problem. It seemed that he and his wife had made a solemn vow that there would be no secrets in their married life. And then he became a Freemason!!!!!!! What do they do???? She Continue reading

A New Delight

A NEW DELIGHT M.W. Brother John L. Travis. Grand Master of Masons in Georgia in 1938, There could be no better advice to men who are taking, as you are, their first step in Masonry, than that they should take due heed of all that upon which they enter. You have entered this evening as apprentices into the greatest school of morality and spiritual Continue reading

Mentoring Handbook (G.L. of Washington)

Mentoring - A Life Long Process and a Key to Leadership   Most  Worshipful  Grand  Lodge  of  Free  &   Accepted  Masons  of  Washington   Taken  from   the combined  information  site for  the Leadership  Training, Membership Cultivation  and  Retention  Committees  at: Continue reading

That A-Hah Moment

      Brethren, Companions & Friends.   What is an A-Hah moment????   Webster's Dictionary tells me it is an Expression of Surprise  OR  an exclamation of Triumph.    Both are equally true, but how about    WOW==NOW I GET IT" Now to my paper:- There is no question in my mind that, as Continue reading

What has Freemasonry to Offer?

What has Freemasonry to Offer the New Member? We have an influx of new members today, and often hear the question, “What has Freemasonry to offer the new member, and will it be able to hold him?” The thought arises that some must feel that Freemasonry is lacking.  The more I have worked in Freemasonry, and studied it, and observed its effect on Continue reading

Thoughts to Ponder

MENTORSHIP As you are no doubt aware, Victoria Columbia No 1 commenced the development of a Mentorship Program in 1996, and, through the efforts of Brethren of the Lodge, this Program is now a fixture of our Lodge and operating quite efficiently. It is also interesting to note, that the program, as developed by Victoria Columbia No 1, has now been Continue reading