Category Archives: Membership

The Interviewing Committee

Suggestions for Interviewing Candidates AKA Investigating Committee 1 . First and foremost, take the responsibility seriously and be thoroughly prepared to represent Freemasonry and its tenets. Business dress is recommended. Remember that you are representing the Craft. Make the appointment … Continue reading

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Royal Arch Chapter Renewal

  This article by M:. E:. Jeffrey Williamson. Grand High Priest in State of NY, Royal Arch Masons 2010. The Five Stages of a Chapter’s Existence   Dysfunctional – Doesn’t/can’t communicate with its membership – Doesn’t/can’t communicate with Grand Chapter … Continue reading

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Insanity and Membership

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This quote has been falsely attributed to Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin but regardless of its origin, the quote has some validity. Case in … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT KINDS OF MASONS

Old Tyler Talks by Carl Claudy “I’m almost through!” The New Brother displayed a sheaf of cards to the Old Tiler. “Soon I will have joined them all and become every kind of Mason there is.” “What do you know … Continue reading

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History Being Made in Massena

For a number of years, Massena Chapter 300 Royal Arch Masons in New York has been struggling. It is unclear why since there are at least 15 Lodges within a 25 mile radius but the Chapter was dead for all … Continue reading

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Politics in Freemasonry – Then and Now

In the not so distant past, Grand Masters, Grand Wardens and other elected officials were selected by Past Grand Masters and then revealed at the Grand Communication.  In recent years, that process has become more transparent and the membership has … Continue reading

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Masonic Funerals in New York

A Masonic Funeral is a right of every Master Mason and the Grand Lodge of NY provides a format for that solemn occasion.  It is the prerogative of the Worshipful Master to perform the service, however, he may appoint another … Continue reading

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Membership Retention

The young men seeking admission and being accepted into our lodges today are not joining the Craft simply to discover the ‘quaint and curious stuff’ – passwords, odd gestures, or peculiar handshakes. They seek, expect, and deserve more – much … Continue reading

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