Attracting Youngsters

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Robert Marshall, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Robert Marshall

    Robert Marshall Secretary, Waco 92 Premium Member

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    As a newly Raised 18-year old, I think this is a topic I can address. I think the biggest factor in attracting young men is raising awareness. I don't know numbers, but I'm certain that a large majority of men from the age of 18 to 25 have no idea what Masonry is. Now, I believe there are also fewer men in that age group who are ready to be made a Mason that any other age group, BUT there are some of us who maintain the values that are so essential to gaining admission. Perhaps, a re-direction of involvement on the part of Masons could raise interest. I think someone here on the board mentioned that their Lodge works a concession stand as a fundraiser. This is just one angle we could take. I also think some Lodges regularly provide a scholarship to their local high school. This is another great approach. I'll be interested to see how this section of the board progresses.
     
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    Robert Marshall Secretary, Waco 92 Premium Member

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    Also, somewhere on this board, the idea of Masonic license plates was thrown around. Pride. Being proud to be a Mason can go a long way, I think. Having that license plate, ring, bumper-sticker, etc. shows not only are you a Mason but you're proud of it. People want to be proud; they want to feel like they are doing something important. Masonry is the perfect avenue for that.
     

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