District Meetings

Brethren

Summer is now history and the golden days of autumn, hurricanes notwithstanding, surround us as we move toward the upcoming District Meetings beginning on Monday, Oct 5, 2008 with District 5 hosted by Victoria Lodge in St Stephen. Ceck the GM’s schedule for other meetings

As most of you are aware we are trying a new approach to these meetings. Instead of the Master reporting on what has, or what will, happened in his Lodge, we are asking them instead to give a 3 – 5 talk on Masonry. This change is in keeping with the focus on Masonic education. It also provides some experience in light research and presenation with the hope it will foster a greater interest in learning more about our craft.

Many Masters have asked about what topics are considered suitable. Really, the list is limited only by one’s imagination. As a guide, the following may be helpful:

  • Why does Master wear a hat?
  • Archaic words used in Ritual
  • Terms and expressions used in Ritual
  • Origin of titles and rank
  • Grand Honors: variations and origins
  • Mysteries as mentioned in EA Degree
  • Symbolism (many used throughout degrees from Ashlars to Lights to movement about lodge
  • Secrecy
  • Solicitation
  • The list is almost endless

Grand Lodge officers will occupy the stations, opening and closing Lodge. All the host lodge has to do is provide the building and a light lunch or dinner as they prefer. Your DDGM should be able to answer all your questions on the suite forming up and entering Lodge.

This is bit of a change from previous District Meetings so there may well be a few glitches here and there. If so, we will make the necessary adjustments. Do plan to attend; we don’t think you will be disappointed.

Brethren Summer is now history and the golden days of autumn, hurricanes notwithstanding, surround us as we move toward the upcoming District Meetings beginning on Monday, Oct 5, 2008 with District 5 hosted by Victoria Lodge in St Stephen. Ceck the GM’s schedule for other meetings As most of you are aware we are trying…