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I was in here looking something up.. and I know this is kinda necro posting, but I do like keeping info in one place...
It was also interesting to see how many of those web sites are dead - no doubt an enthusiasm for a time, but not sustained.. Ours is still going after 15 years but is not...
Nice tools !
Not really sure which is the pencil and chisel.
As an interesting aside, the article mentions we don't have the trowel. True in that is not a working tool of one of the three degrees, but it gets mentioned in the Installation to spread the cement of Brotherly Love..
By Jorge Sanchez
SHORT TALK BULLETIN, Vol. 84 , No. 3, March, 2006.
Thought this might be of interest
Full Article is below
That's not been my experience.
I think is true in most places Freemasonry has shrunk, but social media is not the culprit. There have been other forces and pressures at work, but that does not mean to say Freemasonry in some places like central Europe and Turkey is not growing and they have...
I heard him speak on a few podcasts and he sounded balanced in his approach, but also favourable.
Quite interesting and I will read this book.
Good to hear you thought it was good..
We have a rule - no photo's in open lodge. It gets broken though - generally only when 50 year jewels are presented.
The South (Festive Board) is a different story, we snap away.
That said, our lodge web site does not carry photos of living members.. too hard to work around permissions and such...
Here, the only installed and invested officers that are elected are the WM, tyler and treasurer (auditors are also elected, but they are not installed or invested). All other officers are appointed by the WM (except of course the IPM, which is held by right.)