Friends Programming Friends Programming manual Guide for your Lodge
Friends Program Planning Scheduling Staffing Source of Friends Preparation Program Materials
Scheduling Schedule more than one Friend’s night (day) per year. Some ideas; Golf outing (2 Masons-2 Friends in each foursome), Tailgate party in conjunction with Packer game, Kids fishing day, Day at the Ballpark, Fish Fry, use your imagination for your Lodge and community.
How to Invite Friends Ask, ask, ask!!! Letter from Lodge Master Newspaper Ad Planned event (remember that “friends” need not be prospective members)
Curious About Freemasonry? Power Point Presentation Dryfuss Movie Grand Lodge Movie Lodge History Masons who developed community Guest Speaker
Reference Materials Masonic Videos and DVDs (not only to present, but also for your education) Masonic Library in your Lodge and the Grand Lodge, MSA, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shrine Local Library Lodge History Lodge Activities
Multi Letter Cipher A Mason’s Duty Opening Examination Candidate Preparation Public Grand Honors Officer Information Proficiency and Ritualist Cards Suggested work Assignments
A Mason’s Duty To God To Family To Self To Lodge To Community and Country To Neighbor
Opening Lodge Open at WM Order Tile Lodge Purge Lodge Lecture
Examination Who is examined? What constitutes waver of examination What is the Tiler’s Oath? Who examines the examinee?
Suggested Work Assignments JS gives Charges learns EA Lecture SS gives EA Lecture learns MM Lecture JD gives MM Lecture learns Staircase SD gives Staircase learns EA Degree JW gives EA Degree learns FC Degree SW gives FC Degree learns MM Degree WM gives MM Degree
Rod and Floor Work 31 explanations of the various rod and steps for each officer using rods.
Ciphered Work EA - Opening 1 st section, 2 nd section, 3 rd section, charge and closing FC - Opening 1 st section, 2 nd section, charge and closing MM - Opening 1 st section, 2 nd section, Historical Lecture, 3 rd section, charge, Apron Address and closing
Other Ciphered Items Admission after Lodge is Open GL Officer Reception Grand Master Reception Flag Presentation Closing in one degree and opening in another Calling up and down Balloting Optional prayers Optional Apron Address Dew Drop Lecture Floor Work diagrams Refresher Degree