Whose lodges have a Facebook Page?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Ed Nelson, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Ed Nelson

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    I have been considering asking my WM if I can start a Facebook page for our lodge and offer to Admin and update the page.

    Facebook has become so ubiquitous, it seems natural for lodges to have a Facebook page for member to check for info on meetings, degrees, practices, fundraisers, etc. It may also be a good way for interested non-members or traveling Masons to find information about our lodge.

    How many members here have lodges with Facebook pages? Are they open for the public to see, or closed and only viewable to your own lodge members?

    If you have a page, feel free to post a link!!

    Thanks!
    Ed
     
  2. JJones

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  3. BroBill

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    Helotes York Rite - http://www.facebook.com/helotesyorkrite

    Find us in FB by searching our email- helotesyorkrite@yahoo.com

    I post photos of events, member awards, degree teams that are open to the public.

    I also post copies of our "E-Trestleboard" with privacy controls limiting access to Friends of Friends.

    The page is technically public, but I do internal privacy control depending on what is being posted so it turns out little is actually "public".

    I also use the "Event" function to remind members about upcoming meetings, degrees, and events.

    I originally started the FB page as an experiment, but it became very popular and now I'm looking for new ways to use it to our advantage.

    S&F
    BroBill
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  4. Bro. Brad Marrs

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    http://www.facebook.com/thecolonymasons
     
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  6. Brian Morton

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    Army Lodge 1105

    Currently we have a group and page at Armylodge1105@groups.facebook.com . Its a challenge to get the older guys on board but I hope it pays off in the long run.
     
  7. Brent Heilman

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    I wish mine did. I am going to ask around to see what people's feelings might be on this. I think it is a good way to let people know about the Lodge and its functions. I talked my church into getting one and it has worked out great for us on that front. We have one couple attending that found us through Facebook. So it can help out. If anyone can give me some tips or suggestions I am more than willing to listen to them.
     
  8. robert leachman

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    Ain't nothing private on FB!!!!

    I want nonpartisan of it for me and would be opposed to it if my BL wanted to have a page.
     
  9. filmgeekben

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    I too am not enthusiastic about my lodge having a facebook page. I could perhaps see it as a "landing page" but i would not want it as a central form of communication between the brethren. I think there are a lot of options for creating a site that the lodge has full ownership over.
     
  10. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    All of the Grand Prairie lodges have a Facebook page.
     
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  12. bullrack33

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    Yes, we have one. http://www.facebook.com/LonnieIrvinLodge. We have a regular web page as well but have recently decided to take it down in favor of the Facebook page. The reasoning behind this is that Facebook is free, there is no knowledge of programing or HTML required and updates can be made in seconds.
     
  13. Blake Bowden

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  15. Michaelstedman81

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    I got a question about this as I have been thinking about it for a bit as well. Since transferring my membership back to my original lodgein Burnet, the WM has kind of dubbed me as the guy taking care of the electronics stuff (projectors, PowerPoints, etc). I had the ideae to start up a FB page for the lodge, but after reading this thread I am starting to ask myself why? Like what would it do?

    The reason I ask this is because I literally am the youngest man in the lodge by nearly 20 years (I think one guy is ten years my senior). Along with that, there are maybe 15 or so Brothers that are regularly active (just a rough estimate) and only one or two of them do the FB thing. I just kind of see me, the admin of the page, being the only one who actually sees it...lol My point of creating the page would primarily be so that not only the Brothers can see upcoming events, but also the community can see fund raisers or even any other community events that we are holding. Sure, the community or people that haven't "liked" the page won't be able to see the new updates, but myself and can post the info on our profile which might catch the eye of our friends andfamily and could pass the word on a fish fry or whatever else that is coming up. Nothing secret, internal, or private would be posted on it.

    So, what do ya'll think? Not worry about it since we are basically a smaller lodge community, or go for it as it can't really hurt anything?
     
  16. Preston DuBose

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    That sounds like reason enough to give it a try. It can't hurt.
     
  17. robert leachman

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    I think a web page is a much better way to go.

    Since I'm not on FB, I can't "friend"'/"like" someone to see what they are all about.
    Once someone F/L you And you them, they can post who knows what on your wall.
    I still think a web page is the best way to go, along with an email list for the brothers that do email.
    If a lodge does have a FB page, I think the GL should have that info posted with the rest of the information on the lodge on the Lodge Locator pages.
     
  18. chancerobinson

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    Sul Ross #1300 has a website http://www.sulross.org/ and an email listserv.

    We also use our facebook page for sharing of some information:
    http://www.facebook.com/SulRossLodge

    Additionally, local area Masonic Facebook pages not already mentioned include:
    Brazos Union #129
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brazos-Union-Lodge-129/101586821796
    Bryan York Rite Bodies
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/WT-Austin-Chapter-No-87-and-Council-No-52/128053327252752
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivanhoe-Commandery-No-8-KT/128452347212428
     
  19. TravellingManPHA

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    www.facebook.com/livestone152 (Live Stone Lodge #152, Grand Prairie, TX.) #PHA
     
  20. Steve Cumbie

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