This post is going to be a response to the blog post that Brother Lance Kennedy wrote earlier this month, which you can find here. If you haven’t read it then it’s worth your time to give it a peruse, particularly if you intend to read the rest of this post because I’ll be referring to it quite often.
Let’s dive right in then, shall we? Continue reading
This week I came across an interesting post in the Texas Freemasons group:
Now, I usually like to keep to myself and I rarely contribute much to Freemasonry online unless I’m browsing My Freemasonry or posting something on this blog, but I couldn’t help myself (I guess I still can’t help myself since I’m writing this post!).
Let’s pretend, for a moment, that there exists a very old and well-respected gardening club that you’ve taken an interest in joining. This club tells potential members that it helps to make good gardeners better and they can become ‘master gardeners’ if they are willing to put in the work and advance in levels. You don’t mind the idea of doing work if you become a better gardener in the process, so you petition for membership and gain admission. Continue reading
In my previous post, I laid the groundwork for my series on lodge improvement. I wrote about what continuous improvement is and why it’s important but I never got into the details of implementation. Let’s dive in, shall we? Continue reading
According to Wikipedia, A best practice is a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives because it produces results that are superior to those achieved by other means or because it has become a standard way of doing things, e.g., a standard way of complying with legal or ethical requirements. Continue reading
As a fraternity we do a lot of things hoping somebody will notice us.
The majority of the time we seek attention hoping that some men will approach us and ask for a petition. Bigger has to mean better, after all, and more members mean more dues and more brethren to help out with events. Continue reading