Category Archives: Running A Masonic Lodge

Masonic Improvement: Using Committees

Being an educator is a very rewarding experience and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else for a living. Some people say teaching is a calling and I think this is true. It being a calling is what has kept … Continue reading

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The Chamber of Refraction

A successful lodge needs to be willing to look critically at every aspect of itself and determine ways it can improve itself. This continuous improvement cycle is nothing new and it embodies concepts which are put into practice on a … Continue reading

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Dues That Still Don’t

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 … Continue reading

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Masonic Improvement: Creating A Vision and Goals

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?

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Best Practice For Masonic Improvement

Introduction 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 … Continue reading

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Putting Quantity Before Quality:The Open West Gate

The West Gate is a term many masons may be unfamiliar with. I know here in Texas I have never heard of it until I began actively researching and collaborating with other masons from various jurisdictions online. In the physical sense, … Continue reading

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The Progressive Line

Imagine a company with an amazing CEO which has lead said company for the past year with such vision and enthusiasm that profits have doubled and stocks are worth more than ever before. Now imagine that same company holding a board meeting and voting to replace this same CEO with the president. The CEO did a great job, in fact he saved the company from having to close it’s doors. He loved his job and wouldn’t mind continuing to serve the company, however his time is up. Sure, everyone recognizes that the president is nowhere as capable as the outgoing CEO but a year has passed and this is how it has always been done. Continue reading

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