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1 Province of East Lancashire Director of Ceremonies Results of Focus Group Work & The Way Forward

2 Province of East Lancashire Background Refresher RW Provincial Grand Master initiative Lodges and Chapters meetings more enjoyable. Education and Development Committee taking this forward Starting with YOU

3 Province of East Lancashire Why start with DCs? Pivotal role Conduct in Lodge Conduct at Festive Board Ceremonial work Get it right here and a good deal should fall into place

4 Province of East Lancashire The Questions Asked  What makes a good Director of Ceremonies?  What makes a poor Lodge/Chapter meeting or Festive Board?  How can a poor meeting be improved?  Prompting by the Immediate Past Master?  What help do you need and NOT need now?  What would have helped taking office of DC?

5 Province of East Lancashire What you told us Results not quite what expected DC’s feel isolated Attendance at practice meetings Behaviour in the Lodge/Chapter Existing materials inadequate DCs and ADCs operate in vacuum Role and involvement of the ADC

6 Province of East Lancashire The Way Forward Areas of improvement identified 1.Support for DCs 2.Conduct in the Lodge/Chapter 3.Modelling good practice 4.Support materials 5.ADC up-skilling

7 Province of East Lancashire Support for DCs At Lodge or Chapter level At District level At Province level

8 Province of East Lancashire Support for DCs In the Lodge/Chapter Prompting within the meeting during ceremonies Expected attendance at practice meetings Chatting in open Lodge Appropriateness of applause Inclusion of instruction element to regular meetings ADC up skilling programme Library of Lodge/Chapter specific information

9 Province of East Lancashire Support for DCs From the District assisted by Province Review of available materials for appropriateness Review of material availability in all media forms Short guidance notes on ADC up-skilling Regular District level meetings

10 Province of East Lancashire Support for DCs From the Province Agreement on maximum term of office Devoted page on website for DCs/ADCs Library of useful information maintained Video resources of common elements Demonstrations of good practice

11 Province of East Lancashire Support for DCs

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15 Province of East Lancashire Action Plan At Lodge or Chapter level At District level? At Province level?

16 Province of East Lancashire What would be of benefit? Middleton Masonic Hall 9 March 2011 your feedback and Demonstration By Provincial DC Team

17 Province of East Lancashire Please discuss 1.What you will ask your Past Masters Committee? 2.What resources might be put on website 3.What common element(s) would you like to see demonstrated in March 2011

18 Province of East Lancashire Summary Identified 5 areas for improvement Actions at local, District and Provincial level Now at Action Plan implementation District & Province to work on your suggestions DCs to return with feedback in March 2011 Thanks for participating


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