Does your Lodge implement the A.L.L and L.I.F.E program?

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Does your Lodge implement the A.L.L and L.I.F.E program?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    5.4%
  3. It's not actively pursued

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  4. I have no idea what those are

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    By the way, you can vote anonymously :)
     
  2. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Yes the A.L.L. must be turned in 90 days after receiving his MM Deg.
     
  3. Wingnut

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    SUPPOSED TO BE is the key phrase. We have the ALL books available as PDF files and every new MM is given the url and passwords for it. Ya know, its a shame that for a mandatory program it hasnt been kept up to date and new MM are being forced to read/learn out of date info...

    LIFE I just got the books and am starting them.
     
  4. Scotty32

    Scotty32 Registered User

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    A.L.L. must be completed in 90 days along with MM work at my place, but my other lodge doesn't use A.L.L.
     
  5. jwardl

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    It's mentioned periodically in my lodge but not pushed, nor is there much follow-up IME.
     
  6. ravickery03

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    I would agree with this statement, I have seen it mentioned, but haven't seen it strictly enforced.
     
  7. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow...almost half of all Lodges do not implement the programs.
     
  8. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    we just started at 148 and as Brother Wyndel said the info is kindy outdated and dry so we make sure the mentor helps hit the high points which mentor program we just started also and it is working phenominally.
     
  9. Curtis Wilson

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    We had not for several years, but took steps last year to get it going. Purchased all of the material and our most recent Past Master was going to be Marshal and implement the program. Then Hurricane IKE hit, damage to the roof caused water to come down directly over the Secretary desk in the main lodge room and the file cabinets set aside for the istruction material. All was lost. We are still working to get our lodge back in shape. We borrowed against our CDs to get a new roof and are still waiting for insurance to pay so we can replace carpet and tile, paint, desk, etc...

    We are getting materials together again and will get it going soon.

    We're all in good spirits, could have been worse.
     
  10. TCShelton

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    Yep, I give the ALL program out as soon as the MM degree is finished. I give the LIFE program before someone goes to the South, or when they show an interest, whichever comes first.
     
  11. skyhawk

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    A.l.l.&l.i.f.e.

    I have tried to encourage the master of my lodge to get these programs going, but it hasn't happened so far. He has gone so far as to order the programs, but they havn't been implimented yet. They will be in place next year. Skyhawk...
     
  12. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Skyhawk, what is the hold up, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  13. Wingnut

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    Is anyone surprised at the level of non-conformance for ALL, LIFE and Candidate Information?
     
  14. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    No. My lodge didn't do it until I got it started. Pretty common, I would imagine.
     
  15. Wingnut

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    I guess there are several meanings to "mandatory" and "shall be done" around the state :)
     
  16. Jon D. Smith

    Jon D. Smith Registered User

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    I'm happy to say that our Lodge makes sure that the ALL program is implemented. Being new to Masonry, I was looking for every bit of understanding that I could get my mind around. Having an elder Brother talk with me was, and still is, of great benefit on my path to Light.

    Without trying to come across too negative to those Lodges that may not be conforming, the rules are the rules. That which is voted on by the MWGL and made binding should be adhered to. I do not believe we can simply pick and chose what rules that we follow.
     
  17. cambridgemason

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    ? what in the world is this program?
     
  18. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    Oh no.. ! Where you not privy to this secret.. ? Those are the applications that the Illuminati look at for possible candidates.. ! :001_tongue: The A.L.L. is supposed to be done by all TX MM and is a program that walks them through the functions and laws of a lodge and GL. You know tells about gavels, looking up lodges in the book, what this com. does, things of that nature. The L.I.F.E. is along the same lines expect it is a little deeper and designed with 3 programs one for the JW, SW and WM and will help prepare them for their role as an officer. hope that helped.
     
  19. cambridgemason

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    oh that is similar to the candidates LOI we have. Lodge of Instruction. The LIFE is similar to our Wardens schools and our Masters path program. Except here in Mass. ALL Masters that are going into the office of Master MUST attend one of the path classes or he can not go into the office. Mandatory. Seems your programs may go into depth a little more?
     
  20. RAY

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    My lodge has always implimented all GL requirements. The Life and All programs have been used since day 1.
     

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