How Should Masons Act?

How Should Masons Act?

Adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Morris Goldstein, Grand Orator 1946  Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of California In preparation for this evening I have searched within myself and asked, "What can I say to this impressive assembly of men and Masons, men who know their Masonry; what message can I give in the time allotted that Continue reading

Our Attitudes

Our Attitudes

Our attitudes are like our shadows, they follow every thinking individual in his total activities. They are impelling forces in action, they shape our purposes & they largely determine our policies and practices. They are the very foundation of our many decisions, decisions which affect us personally, our families, our relations to others in Continue reading

Commitment

Commitment

Shared with me by M.W. Bro, Stephen Godfrey, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon (Canada)   The story of Bill Toomey’s commitment to winning the Olympic Decathlon is a classic.  In 1964, at the age of 25, Bill was competing in the Olympic Trials for the Decathlon, the most grueling event of the Olympics.  The Continue reading

The Real Object of Masonic Education

The Real Object of Masonic Education

The Real Object of Masonic Education Adapted by V.W. Bro, Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Bro. Reynold E. Blight Executive Director, Committee on Masonic Education, California From New Jersey Editor “Masonic Mason” Published by The Masonic Service Association of USA Vol. II January 1927. No. 7 Masonic education is the most talked of Continue reading

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