Membership numbers

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  1. mrplod

    mrplod Registered User

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    Greetings Brethren from Alabama, we are to have our Lodge annual communication on June 23rd and once again due to deaths and snpd our numbers are still dropping? I was wondering what most Lodges have as numbers of MM's on Lodge roll. My Lodge, Coosa Valley 929 F&AM Alabama will start out next year with 135 Master Masons on out rolls.
    Fraternal greetings, Brother
    Steve Greenall.


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  2. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    Hello brother! I live just down the road from you in Rockford. My lodge is Ware No. 435 we have around 86 MM's on the rolls.
     
  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    My NM lodges are very different; one has 200+ MMs, the other has around 50. My CA lodge has 15, with 3 EAs.
     
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  4. CTSloan

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    Hello Alabama brothers, I'm from locust fork #481. We have roughly 160 on the roll. Not a bad number for a small community in my opinion. My question to you is how many do you have on regular meeting nights?


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  5. Zack

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    65 members. 25-40 at meetings. Some are visitors.
     
  6. Pscyclepath

    Pscyclepath Premium Member

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    Southwestern Little Rock, AR: Membership has been hanging steady at around 130 for the past three years. Average stated meeting attendance is 20-25; 55-60 at the monthly family nights. Degrees, we pull in anywhere from 35 to 50, counting our traveling brethren.
     
  7. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    We have between 6-10 show up.
     
  8. CTSloan

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    That's a pretty good percentage, even with visitors.



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  9. CTSloan

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    Pretty good numbers for family night. How many stated meetings do y'all have per month?


    I'm sure it's always the same brothers? Y'all meet twice a month?
    We usually have 20-30 at stated meetings and 25-35 at degrees counting visitors. I think the lack of participation of current members is a bigger problem than the numbers on roll dropping. I understand without new members eventually lodges will close but, our current membership needs to be there. I don't know the specifics of why they aren't coming and I understand some work nights, some have kids playing ball ect. What can we do to get our current membership active?


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  10. pointwithinacircle2

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    Masonic Atrophy is just like global warming. The best opinion that science has to offer is that the world has been getting warmer for 10,000 years. (No one was complaining about global warming when the leading edge of the glacier was in Indiana!) The truth is that things change over time. They always have and they always will. Man adapts to his enviroment. The trick is not to panic just because we have never seen the change before in our lifetime.
     
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  11. Pscyclepath

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    Stated meetings, once monthly on the first Thursday. We also meet every Wednesday and Thursday evening for fellowship and (supposedly) ritual practice & instruction. Each Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. until around 9:30 or so for coffee and candidate instruction. Community breakfast at the lodge on each second Saturday. Rainbow Girls meet every Monday, and Tuesdays belong to the OES. So there's usually something going on at the lodge every night of the week except Fridays and Sundays.

    Family night has traditionally been a potluck meal with the Lodge furnishing a meat dish, but this year we have just slap outgrown what can be managed with potluck, so I prepare a basic meal for ~60 plates - meat, starch, and 2 vegetables - and whatever the folks bring in for potluck is extra... that way no one goes home hungry or at least unsated. This month's family nite will feature chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, fried okra, butterbeans, and cornbread. We're known for setting a pretty good table at degrees and meetings; the same guys who cook for the Scottish Rite temple downtown have their home lodge here.
     
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  12. CTSloan

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    Y'all are a busy group.


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  13. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    It is the same ones. The "good" news to that is the majority of us have been Masons for less than 5 years. There has been two major issues that we are working of fixing. We currently have a few things in the works that will hopefully help. If not I'm content with our small numbers.
     
  14. CTSloan

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    That is good news. I guess better to have 10 good brothers than 50 card toters.


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  15. cemab4y

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    You should check out the membership numbers at

    www.msana.com

    The Masonic Service Association of North America, keeps the statistics for all Grand Lodges in North America. The membership numbers are reported by each Grand Lodge.

    Freemasonry in the USA/Canada hit its peak in the years after WW2, and has been declining ever since.
     
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  16. cemab4y

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  17. cemab4y

    cemab4y Premium Member

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    I do not that gentleman.
     
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  19. Brother_Steve

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    nj showed an uptick this past year.
     
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  20. Levelhead

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    We have about 130 paying members but max 20 show up and usually 10 most of the time. We are close with alot of other lodges so we all help out each other when we can, like if were short chairs for a degree.
     
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