“Mentor” was the name of the man to whom Ulysses entrusted the care of his son, Telemachus, when he set out on his 20 year journey known as “The Odyssey”.
A brother put in his resignation within just 2 years of his joining a Lodge & when questioned why he put in his resignation…. This is what he had to say……
Look at the key points from his statement: Didn’t really know what he was joining Not sure what the first night was all about Did not manage any visits to other Lodges
Confused when asked to leave the next meeting (2nd or 3rd degree?) Felt embarrassed with his lack of knowledge Became a Master Mason without understanding the ceremonies Asked to Join Chapter, again, without any understanding
“Does any of this happen in my Lodge?” If we are truthful with ourselves, we may not like the answer.
Ask your Lodge Secretary for some Lodge statistics. How many new members were initiated between 24 months previous to today's date and 12 months previous to today's date? How many of those members attend the lodge on a regular basis, today?
A Masonic Mentor Program is the key to Masonic retention Earmark a Mentor for every candidate Each new candidate in your Lodge is the Lodge's future Teach and be taught. Help and be helped. Share information
A Past Master or an experienced MM Who regularly attends the Lodge Is actively involved in Lodge activity Can reach out to Sr. brethren to help in an area beyond his expertise And Above all : Have a genuine concern for the well being & progress of his “Mentee”
Changes with the progress of “Mentee” TTEACHER GGUIDE CCOACH AADVISOR OR COUNSELLOR RROLE MODEL
OOBSERVATIONAL SKILLS QQUESTIONING SKILLS LLISTENING SKILLS “Learn to Listen & Listen to Learn”
IIntroductions to brethren MMasonic Etiquette LLodge Summons OOfficers & Regalia TTopics Non-grata LLodge Layout LLodge History MMasonic Charity AANSWER HIS QUESTIONS
BBeginning Ritual Work AAdvancement in Masonic education MMason’s Family IInvolving MM in the Lodge BBasic Lodge Management GGLI & RGL BBeyond Craft Freemasonry AANSWER HIS QUESTIONS
HHe is your charge!! RRemain his teacher, hhis Guide, hhis Liaison, hhis Big Brother, AAND HIS MASONIC FRIEND
RRecruitment & Preparation for Initiation EEntered Apprentice FFellow Craft MMaster Mason MMoving Forward QQuiz for “EA”, “FC” & “MM” QQuiz on Masonic Symbols MMasonic Etiquette
START MENTORING PROGRAM IN YOUR LODGE & TAKE THE BRETHREN TO GREATER HEIGHTS