Masonic Lodges

 What goes on in Masonic Lodges
The Lodge is the center of all Masonic activities. When Masons
meet to discuss business matters, the lodge is often closed to
anyone who is not a 3rd degree Master Mason

Many Masonic Lodges use their building specifically for stated
meetings, and other functions the lodge members deem worthy.

Common uses are fund raisers such as fish fries, open house,
special recognition ceremonies, and of course, practice for both
the older and the newer Masons.

This leads to the question I know is coming next and it is -

  Why are the Masons secretive
If the Masonic Order is a secret society, someone sure messed up.
Freemasonry  has to be one of the worst kept secrets in history.

Masons wear rings, tie clasps, buttons, pins, etc. in public.
The Square & Compass are recognized the world over.

Masons  hardly keep it a secret that they belong to the local lodge.
Ask a Mason if they are one, and they never deny it. In fact, they
are usually quite proud of their membership and quickly tell you so.

The Lodge buildings are clearly marked on the outside.
The address and phone numbers are listed in phone books.
If there is a Website, it includes an "Upcoming Events" page.
The local lodge activities are often announced in newspapers.
Answering machines typically list future lodge activities.

Speaking of secrets, be sure to peek at our Masonic Resources
Center. You can watch Masonic TV Commercials, and Videos.
Listen to Audio Podcasts or read Ebooks, and Web Pages.
Umm... Not a lot of secrecy with all that public info out there.

  Do Masons have secrets?
Of course they do. So do fraternities, organizations, and countless
other groups. Most groups have codes, symbols, hand shakes, etc.
so they can recognize other members. That keeps pretenders out!

  Masonic Symbols and their uses
If you pull up to a stop sign with no words on it, you instantly recognize
it as a STOP sign. Ever notice that Masonic rings have only a symbol
and yet you recognize it immediately? Stop lights use colors to instantly
convey their message. No words needed in these particular instances.

Point is that we all use symbols and signs every day in our lives and
have since we began learning. Symbols deliver the message quickly.

Symbols and pictures are the oldest communication techniques known
to mankind. It is easily the oldest way of teaching and it works.

  Future of Masonry
After the end of World War II, the  Masonic  lodges across the
United States had record setting numbers of new members join.
The overall membership totals have since dropped to all time
lows in just the last few years.

An immediate problem for the Masonic order is an aging member
base. The members who have faithfully "carried the torch" the
last 50 years are now aging and dying off.

Prospective members and future candidates for Masonry will not be
likely to visit the local library or book store. Why do that when just
a few clicks of a mouse will deliver answers and recommendations?

The Internet is still considered a newcomer. It is shunned & ignored
by a large portion of those in charge of the local lodge level.
This is quite possibly due to a lack of knowledge or just plain
ignorance of the FULL capabilities of this newfangled Net thing.

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Due to the relatively NEW aspect of the Net, combined with the
lack of usage among the seasoned citizens group, it is easy to see
that this instant information tool is not being fully utilized in day to
day Masonic activities.

It's abundantly clear that the technology available today could be a
perfect match for Masonic lodge members to share their ideals with
the largest and most receptive audience in world history.

No one should doubt for a moment that the Internet is the primary
information tool for the younger Masons. In time and with proper
usage, the Internet will become the primary recruitment tool for
those who will seek membership in the local Masonic Lodges.

The Internet has replaced telephone books, catalogs, and the like
as the most often used research vehicle by those who grew up in
the age of the Internet, microwave & fast food. Instant everything.

If you want to find Masonic Lodges near or far, you will most likely
use your favorite search engine before you even consider picking
up that thick heavy telephone book. Yellow pages, step aside!

Grab a comfortable chair, refreshing beverage & click away
                                  

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