- 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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