like your comment zak I to enjoy my freemasonry ,love writing and reading about our history I have just resigned from my craft lodge but will join another soon still in side degrees which is a concern but told not to worry I could join a installed masters lodge but we shall see take careRe: Membership and participation in Freemasonry to
I have no "new and creative ideas". Remember the ones already tried...one day classes, no catechisms, forgiveness of back dues, a general lowering of standards, etc, etc, etc.
Neither am I particularly worried about the lack of numbers. I think that the great influx of members after WW2 thru the 60's, the Golden Age as some refer to it, was an anomaly that did not do Freemasonry any great favor in the long run. That is why we are faced with budgets that can't be met and buildings we can't maintain and GLs we can no longer afford. I think the membership is coming back to where it always should have been. As hard as it may be, Freemasonry is going to have to adjust.
I was concerned with these "problems", but no longer. I have decided to enjoy my Masonic participation. I show-up and do my part. If a few Brothers show up that is great and enjoyable. If not.... I refuse to let others rain on my parade.
My opinion only.