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CHAPTER 1
Introduction

CHAPTER 2
Membership And Attendance

CHAPTER 3
Further Light

CHAPTER 4
Successful Lodge Leadership

CHAPTER 5
Quizzes

CHAPTER 6
Programs for Tiled Meetings

CHAPTER 7
Programs for Open Meetings

CHAPTER 8
Masonic Services Association

APPENDIX A
Road To The East

APPENDIX B
Leadership Development Course Overview

INDEX
Index



SESSION 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS & OVERVIEW

SESSION 2
THE ALL IMPORTANT TRESLEBOARD

SESSION 3
MORE NUTS AND BULTS

SESSION 4
GRADUATION,RESOURCES & STUDY MATERIALS



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INTRODUCTION

A WORSHIPFUL MASTER OF A LODGE IN ENGLAND SPEAKS

QUALIFICATIONS OF A WORSHIPFUL MASTER

ON PRESIDING

SET THE CRAFT AT WORK

PROGRAMS

ASSIMILATION OF NEW MEMBERS

CONCLUSION

SPECIAL EVENTS - ARTICLES

SPECIAL EVENTS - LODGE FUNCTIONS


chapter i
Masonic Leadership: Itís Time to Set the Pace

chapter ii
Tangible Means of Developing Executive Leadership Qualities

chapter iii
The Worshipful Master

chapter iv
Requirements to Become Master

chapter v
Masonic Program Planning

chapter vi
Tips for the New Master

chapter vii
Lodge Bulletins

chapter viii
Membership and Attendance

chapter ix
Masonic Funerals

chapter x
Lodge Budget

chapter xi
Lodge Audit

chapter xii
Masonic Protocol

chapter xiii
Conducting a Meeting

chapter xiv
Motion on the Floor

chapter xv
Balloting Procedure

chapter xvi
Reception of the Grand Master

chapter xvii
Suggested Procedure for Electing Lodge Officers

chapter xviii
The Lodge Secretary



CHAPTER 1
PREPARING TO BE MASTER

CHAPTER 2
POWERS OF A MASTER

CHAPTER 3
DUTIES OF A MASTER

CHAPTER 4
MASONIC LAW FOR A MASTER

CHAPTER 5
THE ART OF PRESIDING

CHAPTER 6
ENTERTAINMENT AND ATTENDANCE

CHAPTER 7
SET THE CRAFT TO LABOR

CHAPTER 8
SECRETARY, WARDENS, PAST MASTERS

CHAPTER 9
LODGE FINANCES

CHAPTER 10
THE IDEAL



A WORD TO SENIOR & JUNIOR WARDENS

TO THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER

DUTIES TO GRAND LODGE

DUTIES TO OWN LODGE

COMMUNITY CONTACTS

APPENDICES



BUDGET

MY GOALS

COMMUNITY BETTERMENT

MY OFFICERS

RITUAL INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

BUILDING COMMITTEE

OFFICERS & LECTURE

COMMITTEE ON INQUIRY

PROGRAMS

MASONIC PROGRAMS

NON-MASONIC

MY CALENDAR

MY MEETINGS

PAST MASTERS

INSPECTIONS

SPECIAL LADIES

RECOGNITION NIGHT

FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

CANDIDATES

PETITIONS

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

CANDIDATE PROGRESS

CHANGING OVER

LETTER TO A WIFE

APPRENTICESHIP

MEMORIAL SERVICE

ARREARAGES IN DUES

ANNUAL MEETING

AWARDS

COMMUNICATIONS


TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION

LESSON 1
HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF FREEMASONRY

LESSON 2
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LODGE OFFICERS

LESSON 3
MOTIVATIONAL SKILLS & TEAM BUILDING

LESSON 4
ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

LESSON 5
WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

LESSON 6
PROGRAM PLANNING

LESSON 7
STRUCTURE OF GRAND LODGE

LESSON 8
MASONIC CHARITY

SUMMATION
SUMMATION



10 STEPS TO VICTORY

A MODEL MASTER

DUTIES OF LODGE OFFICERS

IDEAS FOR WORSHIPFUL MASTER

LOOKING EAST

THE MASTER OF THE LODGE - HIS QUALIFICATIONS

Officer development

The Senior Stewards Cookbook



SECTION 1 - BE A GOOD LEADER

INTRODUCTION

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES TO REMEMBER

AUTHORITY vs. LEADERSHIP

THE BUCK STOPS WITH YOU

BUILDING YOUR TEAM

HOW TO DELEGATE

FOLLOW UP

TRAINING YOUR OFFICERS

MAKE YOUR LODGE KNOWN

MANAGING YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET


SECTION 2 - Establish Goals and Objectives

HOW TO ESTABLISH YOUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

PLANNING: THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS

direction


SECTION 3- Organize the Financial Resources your Lodge

THE NEED FOR A BUDGET

THE BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

INVOLVING THE MEMBERSHIP

HOW TO STAY WITHIN YOUR BUDGET

PLAN AHEAD

HANDLING UNEXPECTED EXPENSES

BUDGET LIMITS

AUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES

DUES AND DUES COLLECTION

DETERMINING THE INITIATION FEE

DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF DUES

WAYS TO COLLECT DELINQUENT DUES

A DUES INCREASE - HOW TO SELL IT

INVESTMENTS AND MAXIMIZING YOUR INCOME


SECTION 4 - Prepare Your Lodge Budget

RESOURCES

FIXED COSTS OR NON-DISCRETIONARY EXPENSES

NON-FIXED EXPENDITURES OR PROGRAM BUDGET

PROJECTíAND PROGRAM CHOICES

MATCHING PROGRAM COSTS AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES

ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF PROGRAM FUNDING

FINALIZING THE PLAN

SAMPLE LODGE BUDGET


SECTION 5 - Put Together a Team

OFFICERS

RECRUITMENT

COMMITTEES

THE MASONIC FAMILY


SECTION 6 - Set Your Officers to Work With Proper Instructions

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A WORSHIPFUL MASTER

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A SENIOR WARDEN

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A JUNIOR WARDEN

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A TREASURER

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A SECRETARY

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A SENIOR DEACON

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A JUNIOR DEACON

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A CHAPLAIN

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A SENIOR STEWARD

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A JUNIOR STEWARD

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A MARSHAL

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A TILER

SUGGESTED DUTIES FOR A HEAD CANDIDATE COACH


SECTION 7 - Get New Members Involved

BROTHERLY LOVE

RELIEF


SECTION 8 Communicate Effectively

VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS


SECTION 9 - Write a Good Letter - Sample Letters

COMMITTEE ON INQUIRY

SECRETARY TO ACCEPTED CANDIDATE

MASTER TO THE ACCEPTED CANDIDATE

MASTER TO THE CANDIDATEíS WIFE

MASTER TO THE NEWLY INITIATED ENTERED APPRENTICE

MASTER TO WIFE OF ENTERED APPRENTICE

MASTER TO THE NEWLY PASSED FELLOWCRAFT

MASTER TO THE NEWLY RAISED MASTER MASON

LETTERS FROM THE SENIOR STEWARD

JUNIOR WARDEN TO THE NEWLY RAISED MASTER MASON

MASTER TO THE NEWLY AFFILIATED MEMBER

SECRETARY TO NEWLY AFFILIATED MEMBER

SECRETARY TO NEWLY AFFILIATED DUAL MEMBER

SECRETARY TO NEWLY AFFILIATED DUAL MEMBER

MASTER TO A MEMBER DELINQUENT IN HIS DUES

MASTER TO A WIDOW


SECTION 10 - Make Your Trestleboard More Interesting

TRESTLEBOARD APPEARANCE

IDEAS FOR TRESTLEBOARD ARTICLES

WHEN TO START COLLECTING IDEAS

GETTING ORGANIZED

THE MASTER MESSAGE

COMMITTEE/OFFICER MEETINGS

TRESTLEBOARD HELPERS

TIME LINE SCHEDULE FOR PRINTING


SECTION 11 - Set Up a Telephone Tree

TELEPHONE COMMITTEE


SECTION 12 -Run a Good Business Meeting

STATED MEETINGS

DEGREE MEETINGS

COMMITTEE/OFFICER MEETINGS


SECTION 13 - Receive the District Deputy

HOW TO... RECEIVE THE DISTRICT DEPUTY


SECTION 14 - Arrange Interesting Programs

LOCATION

MENU

PUBLICITY

PHOTOGRAPHER

ENTERTAINMENT

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

DECORATIONS

SET UP AND CLEAN UP

SERVERS

RESERVATIONS

MASON OF THE YEAR AWARD CERTIFICATE

AGENDA


SECTION 15 - Organize Lodge Activities

ACTIVITIES

MASONIC EDUCATION

PLANNING AN ACTIVITY

SAMPLE PROGRAMS


SECTION 16 - Make an Event Checklist

WHAT IS A GOOD EVENT

PLANNING

BASIC ELEMENTS OF STAGING AN EVENT


SECTION 17 - Organize a Fellowship Night

TWELVE SIMPLE (but essential) STEPS FOR ASSURING


SECTION 18 - Apply to the Masonic Foundation for Relief

APPLICATION FOR RELIEF


SECTION 19 - Conduct a Masonic Memorial Service

HOW TO CONDUCT A MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE


SECTION 20 - Appendices

APPENDIX A
Robertís Rules of Order

APPENDIX B
Stated Meeting Checklist

APPENDIX C
Sample Lodge Programs 

APPENDIX D
Budget Form Blank


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