Support Masonic Youth

Discussion in 'Building Fraternal Relations' started by Bro. Kurt, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    But doesn't that beg the question of why we should support them?
     
  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Same reason we support the distressed, because they need it.

    The problem is a cable tow only stretches so far and there's only so many hours in the day.

    The whole thread got focused on the first response rather than the original post. The response was support them to bring new blood into the Craft, whereas the OP was just encouraging masonic support for these youth groups...
     
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  3. Bro. Kurt

    Bro. Kurt 2017 DDGM 14G Premium Member

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    Why not ?




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  4. Brother JC

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    Really? It was still going when I left. Rainbow had shut down, though.
     
  5. Warrior1256

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    Very true!
     
  6. Bro. Kurt

    Bro. Kurt 2017 DDGM 14G Premium Member

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    Take a look at these websites and you should be able to answer the question "why should we support them ?".

    https://www.gorainbow.org

    https://demolay.org/
     
  7. Glen Cook

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    I'm aware of the organizations. My sister was Rainbow, I was on a Bethel Council, have a plaque on the I love me wall for services to DeMolay, and am (Honorary) Legion of Honor.
     
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  8. Ripcord22A

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    Nearest that i know of is ABQ

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  9. jermy Bell

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    One problem we face with youth of today, is, the Internet, most with no morals, or will do be apart of anything. If it's not on facebook, or Xbox forget it.
     
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  10. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    Another lost generation due to bad parenting.


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  11. Warrior1256

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    A lot of truth to this.
     
  12. TNPorkChop

    TNPorkChop Registered User

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    Definitely.

    Forgive me if I'm speaking out of turn here and/or steering the conversations elsewhere, but I was looking on my GL's website for some information, but got sidetracked by clicking on some links, and found that as of today (April 09, 2017), the TN Grand Lodge Website lists the state as having 328 subordinate lodges within. Elsewhere on the site, it has a link for anyone wishing to go to a specific TN lodge website. Of the 328 Lodges, only 19 report to the GL (or webmaster thereof) of having a website one can visit.

    Facebook seems to have withstood the test of fleeting internet time, and I'm all about using it to keep in touch, but as a tool to find organizations, even younger people have been shying away from it (though it is still the leader by FAR in social media) in recent years. My lodge has a facebook page, but it seems to have just been created, though I don't know if there was one before this newer one?

    I think a very simple website with a very brief faq of Masonry, meeting date/time, and officers should be the norm for every lodge wishing to give a digital face to those that do a quick Google search as I did when I first became interested in Freemasonry.

    Not to speak down about all the lodges that don't have one. I am still learning the nuances and such about all of this, but it was a little annoying to someone that Googles everything that I am unfamiliar with to not find recent relevant site come up when I entered my City's name + Freemasonry.

    I am in my mid 30's, and I'm of that generation that's old enough to remember the world where the world's information wasn't in my pocket at all times, but young enough to have been introduced to the internet in my mid teens. I consider myself fairly tech savy, but I've met younger people that will resort to the internet for all their answers before anything else...and if a Google search leads them nowhere, then for them, it just might not be worthy of their time. Now, I understand that more can be said about the type of person that would have that attitude about something, but staying relevant in a post-digital age should be a larger priority in my opinion.

    Just a few thoughts I had at this extremely late hour.
     
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  13. CLewey44

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    New York exclusively has the Organization of the Triangle, (or something like that) and it is an all girl group that is here. I've mentioned it to my daughter who is now old enough to join but she doesn't seem too down with it right now. Maybe one day, maybe not.
     
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  14. Warrior1256

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    I can agree with this.
     
  15. Elexir

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    [QUOTE="TNPorkChop, post:

    I think a very simple website with a very brief faq of Masonry, meeting date/time, and officers should be the norm for every lodge wishing to give a digital face to those that do a quick Google search as I did.[/QUOTE]

    That about officers is problematic for some as not everyone wants to be public about their freemasonry becuse of different reasons and they could be good officers.
     
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  16. TNPorkChop

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    That about officers is problematic for some as not everyone wants to be public about their freemasonry becuse of different reasons and they could be good officers.[/QUOTE]

    I thought about that after I reread the post, and I can understand that completely.
     
  17. Warrior1256

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    I'd simply ask them before putting their name on the site. Those that didn't want their names out there wouldn't be listed.
     
  18. Elexir

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    Then why add any names at all?
    If you know the list will be far from complete then whats the Point of having it?
     
  19. TNPorkChop

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    Well, since I've completely derailed the conversation, may I add that as someone who has no knowledge of web hosting costs or services...what is stopping a Grand Lodge from buying web hosting services in bulk for all of it's subordinate lodges and offering templates for each to use to their desire?

    I know from the little I've heard and read across the board on the net that lodge coffers are absolutely overflowing with money and resources. Are there rules I'm not yet aware of?

    Edit:
    Sorry for being a bit sarcastic. Since I'm no expert, I'm not even sure if web services are cheaper in bulk. And as far as templates go, I think it should be up to the specific lodge to decide whether they want that public exposure or not, even to the fine details of listing their officers.

    All I know is this. If someone would have told me one year ago that there was this...resource?... that I had been missing out on that not only could make me a better person but could fill a gap in my life so perfectly that has existed for generations, I would have told them they were crazy and that I had all I need already.

    It just upsets me a little bit when I know there are good people out there who could miss out on finding their way into Freemasonry because the organization has not yet adapted to a fast changing world.
     
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  20. Ripcord22A

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    That about officers is problematic for some as not everyone wants to be public about their freemasonry becuse of different reasons and they could be good officers.[/QUOTE]
    If ur gonna be an officer you need to willing to be the face of the lodge. If ur not willing to do that, if undont want people to know your a Freemason, then being an officer might not be for you

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