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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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Earlier U.S. Masonic Presidents

George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today. There were fourteen Presidents, before Washington, who receive so little attention that most … Continue reading

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If – written by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and … Continue reading

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The “LPR” and Masonic Knowledge

Before proceeding any further, we must address two things: The acronym “LPR.”  Pronounced “leaper,” it stands for Letter Perfect Ritualist.  A LPR is a Brother who has mastered the memorization and performance of Masonic ritual.  Candidates may have no idea whatever that the ritual they … Continue reading

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Education and Masonry

Education has always been closely linked with Masonry, and is still a very important part of it. In fact, Masonry and education cannot be separated, one from the other! That the history of Masonry goes back into ‘time immemorial’ is … Continue reading

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Leadership Or Something Like It

Have you ever heard the saying “he is a natural born leader”?  Is leadership genetic or an acquired skill set?  This debate has been raging for decades and in today’s membership climate, it is more relevant than ever. The fact … Continue reading

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Melchizedek

Priest-king mentioned in Genesis 14:18-20 as having served as priest to Abraham: “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God (El Elyon). And he blessed him, and said, … Continue reading

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I’m The Guy

I’m the guy who asked to join your organization. I’m the guy who paid his dues to join. I’m the guy who stood up in front of all of you and promised to be faithful and loyal. I’m the guy … Continue reading

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Creating Interest in Masonry

The following is a lightly edited short talk which speaks to Creating Interest in new and current members alike. CREATING INTEREST Written by R.W. Brother Edward L. Bennett, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Washington. Originally presented at the … Continue reading

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Investigating Committee Tips

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 to meet at a time that is … Continue reading

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