- Don’t come.
- When you do come, come late.
- Never accept an office. It is better to stay out-side and criticize.
- The officers asked for the job, let them do all the work.
- Never pay your dues in advance. Wait until you get your moneys worth and then wait a while longer.
- It is good to tell your officers failings to visitors, they might be a long time finding them out.
- If there are a few zealous workers in the Lodge inform everyone the Lodge is run by a clique.
- Disagree with established rules and regulations, let people know you have a mind of your own.
- Keep talking to the brother next to you in open Lodge, it makes for good fellowship.
- If one brother has said or done something you don’t like, be mad at the whole Lodge.
– Author Unknown
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Embarking on the Masonic journey is a moment of great pride and solemnity, as the new Mason steps into a rich tapestry woven with the golden threads of camaraderie, wisdom, and service. However, this path, while potentially enriching, is strewn with challenges that require a vigilant and proactive approach.
While the face of Masonry may change over time, its heart remains steadfast. The future may bring smaller lodges, digital gatherings, or new interpretations of ancient rituals, but the essence of brotherhood and the pursuit of wisdom will never fade. The Masonic journey is not about the size of the lodge or the secrecy of its rituals; it’s about the quality of the bonds formed and the impact made in our communities. In this way, Masonry remains as relevant as ever.
Above: Carmel Lodge #421 brethren enjoy a social night at Woodland Bowl, Carmel, IN on 3/23/23. Hey there, Freemasons and wannabes! If you want to strengthen your brotherhood, you have got to attend a social night! And what better way to do that than to hit up the...