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Masonic Etiquette. Clarence Thomas  Courtesy and Respect ◦ People & Property  Manner of Address ◦ Grand Lodge; Officers; PM’s; Brothers  Guest ◦ Keep.

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1 Masonic Etiquette

2 Clarence Thomas

3  Courtesy and Respect ◦ People & Property  Manner of Address ◦ Grand Lodge; Officers; PM’s; Brothers  Guest ◦ Keep him Engaged and/or Hand off ◦ Don’t let him feel like a stranger  Be Aware of your surroundings  Appropriate Topics Language &  Wear a Name Badge  Clean up is Everyone’s responsibility

4  Clean; Neat; Well Pressed & Groomed  Business Casual  Jacket & Tie Preferred for Ritual ◦ Business Casual if necessary  Shoes Polished  No Hats permitted in Lodge ◦ Except for religious or Health reasons

5  Be On Time  Officers in place 5 minuets early (set up earlier)  Apron worn (Outside all other garments)  Not to be worn outside the building  If You Are Late Check with the Tiler Check Columns and Jewels At Labor or Refreshment Giving the Sign at the Altar Which Degree

6  Addressing the Worshipful Master  Not Addressing Other Brethren  Worshipful Master and Brethren Concept of Address  Side Conversations During the Meeting  Electronic Devices  Joking and Horseplay  Be respectful of Candidate Degrees ◦ Returning from “at ease” or “refreshment” promptly

7  Pedestal Stations never Vacant  Sign at the Altar  Activity at the Altar - By the Door  Return the Apron to the Apron Stand

8  Be on Time Confirm social commitments and appointments Call well ahead if you are going to be late or to reschedule or cancel  RSVP All Invitations Promptly Yes I/we will attend – Thank you for your invitation No I we will be unable to attend – Thank you for your invitation

9  Treat others with courtesy and respect  Have good personal hygiene  Have good table manners  Be aware of special situations – they have unique etiquette attached to them  Send Thank Your Cards/Notes s Promptly  Reciprocate when possible; bring something when appropriate or ask if anything is needed

10  Channels of Communication ◦ Brother/ Brother ◦ Seek Guidance from Coach; ◦ Lodge Officer / Master ◦ Tiler; Chaplain or PM ◦ Inspector  If Candidate Problem ◦ Senior Warden / Master  Ritual Correction ◦ Officers Coach; Coach; Senior Officer  Candidate Correction ◦ Coach  Prompting in Lodge ◦ Officers coach or designated by Speaker ONLY

11  Purchase a good book on Etiquette  Other Modules available ◦ Tiler ◦ Investigations ◦ Coaching ◦ Officers duties (due 2012) ◦ Chaplain (due 2012) 11

12  Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals. Horace Mann Horace Mann  Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back. Thomas Sowell

13 Masonic Etiquette Thank you


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