Advice to a Potential Candidate

ADVICE TO A POTENTIAL CANDIDATE Taken from "A Masonic Minute" & written by the late M.W. Bro. Raymond Daniels (2014) A Personal Note to a Potential Candidate from an Old Past Master I understand that you would like to explore your interest in Freemasonry.  I was hoping that we might arrange a personal chat, but time and circumstances seem to make that a long-term goal.  And so I will revert to this means.  First let me hope that you Continue reading

Mentoring ; A Possible Solution

Mentoring ;  A possible Solution!! Presented by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy  Haida Lodge No 166 Grand Lodge of BC &Yukon (Canada) Brethren; This paper has been stimulated by a question posed by a Mentor in the U.K. asking WHY Mentorship does not appear, in his opinion, to be have had the success hoped for. The following is my response:- Having been on the Mentorship bandwagon since 1996, I cannot agree with you more. The issue Continue reading

What Freemasonry Stands For !!

WHAT FREEMASONRY STANDS FOR !! No one can dispute the fact that we are living in a disturbed world and this is brought to our attention every day we live by the news we get on the T.V., radio and the newspapers. This unrest should teach us who belong to the masonic fraternity that we have masonic obligations and masonic wages to earn. We must be taught to realize our obligations to our fellow men as well as to our brothers in Continue reading

The Measure of a Man

                                    The Measure of a Man Adapted, very slightly, by Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper compiled by brother J.E. Blackmore, J.W. of Lodge 96. GL NSW (Aust) There is no denying that men are often judged by the amount of worldly wealth they have amassed. We hear of a man described as a poor man; a rich man; a man of substance or property; a man of means or comfortably off. Quite often the measure of a man’s success Continue reading

Masonic Education too often overlooked!

MASONIC EDUCATION: A Subject Too Often Overlooked Adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper by Richard E. Fletcher, PGM, Vermont   (undated) Conrad Hahn, a most distinguished Mason, once observed,  “The lack of educational work in the average lodge is the principal reason for the lack of interest and the consequent poor attendance in Masonry over which spokesmen have been wringing their hands for at least a century”. This quote Continue reading

What Freemasonry Teaches Me

WHAT FREEMASONRY TEACHES ME!! Taken from "The Gavel and Freemasonry's Journal", December, 1870; Re-printed in THE TRACING BOARD, G.R.S.; March, 1976 A few days since, a gentleman outside the Masonic Fraternity asked us what Masonry taught We will answer what it teaches us, and he will tell us whether the lessons be good ones or not. Masonry teaches us the existence of a God as a being of Love, Light and Power. It teaches us that Continue reading

You Called me Brother!!

You Called me Brother! Shared with me by R.W. Bro. Wayne Anderson  The Craft is a society with secrets, but until recently, the public at large thought it was a secret society. The secrets must and will continue to be guarded, but a general understanding of what Masonry stands for and does is now becoming available to the ordinary citizen. As a result, some of the old myths will be exploited, respect for our aims and activities will Continue reading

A Walk About the Lodge

A Walk-About the Lodge It is important to note that this paper came to me from a Brother in the U.K. & although he did not give me the name of this Lodge, he and his Lodge Brothers will be able to identify him and his contribution to Masonic Education. This paper has been amended by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy to reflect the order of sequence utilized in the Emulation Work of which he is familiar. Many thanks are extended to the Brother Continue reading

The Holy Men

THE HOLY MEN author & origin unknown (thank goodness) Blame it on me!!!! Some years ago when living in Northern British Columbia a new Master Mason came to me with a problem. It seemed that he and his wife had made a solemn vow that there would be no secrets in their married life. And then he became a Freemason!!!!!!! What do they do???? She Asked                                 I can't tell you He replied. Your breaking our Continue reading

A New Delight

A NEW DELIGHT M.W. Brother John L. Travis. Grand Master of Masons in Georgia in 1938, There could be no better advice to men who are taking, as you are, their first step in Masonry, than that they should take due heed of all that upon which they enter. You have entered this evening as apprentices into the greatest school of morality and spiritual knowledge to be found in the world by men who are as unprepared as you are. Masonry is the school Continue reading

Mentoring Handbook (G.L. of Washington)

Mentoring - A Life Long Process and a Key to Leadership   Most  Worshipful  Grand  Lodge  of  Free  &   Accepted  Masons  of  Washington   Taken  from   the combined  information  site for  the Leadership  Training, Membership Cultivation  and  Retention  Committees  at:     INTRODUCTION Purpose Recommendations for Use What is Continue reading

That A-Hah Moment

      Brethren, Companions & Friends.   What is an A-Hah moment????   Webster's Dictionary tells me it is an Expression of Surprise  OR  an exclamation of Triumph.    Both are equally true, but how about    WOW==NOW I GET IT" Now to my paper:- There is no question in my mind that, as Spiritual Beings, we must be always aware of that inner voice giving us "Options" in our Continue reading

Thoughts to Ponder

MENTORSHIP As you are no doubt aware, Victoria Columbia No 1 commenced the development of a Mentorship Program in 1996, and, through the efforts of Brethren of the Lodge, this Program is now a fixture of our Lodge and operating quite efficiently. It is also interesting to note, that the program, as developed by Victoria Columbia No 1, has now been adopted as an educational guideline for both our Grand Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Continue reading

The Beginnings

Fraternal Greetings Brethren. Welcome to my first attempt to put together a Monthly Masonic Education Newsletter, which I trust will be of interest to the majority of you, add to your daily advancement in Masonic knowledge and possibly even generate some discussion both inside and outside of the Lodge. To get things started, it is my plan to introduce our MENTORSHIP PROGRAM  to all of you and not only explain it’s beginnings within Victoria Continue reading

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