Presentation on theme: "Running Your Lodge. Introductions Committees Putting your Team Together Setting Officers to Work with Proper Instruction TrestleBoard."— Presentation transcript:
Running Your Lodge
Introductions Committees Putting your Team Together Setting Officers to Work with Proper Instruction TrestleBoard
Your Masonic Leadership Training Team Honored Guests Attendees Name Lodge & Location Title and Position, if any
Restrooms Cell phones/PDA’s Sign-In Sheets
Florida Digest of Masonic Law Lodge Officers Handbook Masonic Leadership Training Manual Lodge Secretary Administrative Guide (GL215) Worshipful Master’s Program Notebook (GL218)
Share your vision for the ensuing year Ask for assistance Be excited Positive Mental Attitude State expectations Support/Stand by your officers
Each Lodge may have specific needs Billboard/Sign Committee Seven are required by the Digest (Chapter 24.05, Section 10.01) Finance, Vigilance, Petitions, Masonic Education, Board of Relief, Charity and Lodge Property
Prompting During a Degree Sitting Master should choose at beginning of degree District Instructor, if present should be asked Master’s Duties during a degree The Officer sitting in the East is in charge during the Degree If possible, pre-fill stations to give Brethren time to review their parts If a visiting Brother is to have a part in the Degree, ensure he is proficient for that part
Advancement Night Your Officers should be trained for the next seat well ahead of installation night Every Brother eligible to vote can hold an office A normal line of progression ensures the Brothers have the maximum experience needed to fulfill the duties of Worshipful Master Every Officer has the potential of serving his Lodge as Worshipful Master.
Communications are vital to a successful Lodge. It may be the only contact Brothers have with the Lodges The trestle board projects the Lodge’s image to its members and non-members alike It’s now your Trestle Board for the year Does it look and say what you want it to Is it readable and well laid out (pictures, articles, etc.)
Plan and time your articles early Historical events (National & Masonic) Allied & Appendant Bodies (Spring & Fall festivals, etc.) Masonic Education & Youth Organizations Local news and Grand Lodge library articles (request permission to reprint or quote) Can start collecting ideas early while in appointed seats
Worshipful Master must write his own words Ideas Annual Plan for first article Future important events, so the Brethren can plan Recognition of Masons and Masonic Youth Masonic Education Time based events (Independence Day, voting day, etc.)
Additional Articles Wardens Committees of Interest There are many ways to get the word out to the Brethren, use what works best for your Lodge (Evaluate annually) Web Page Blog Facebook Twitter
Twelve-steps to host a night of good Fellowship with Masons and non- Masons alike (est week lead time) A great way to explain the benefits of Masonry and help increase membership Recommended family members Co-workers Church members Golfing, fishing, hunting, etc.