Friday, January 4, 2013

Grand Lodge Listening Tour

GRAND LODGE LISTENING TOUR - Worcester January 29th, 2013

Following last year's successful "Grand Lodge Listening Tour", M.W. Bro. Richard J. Stewart will again be meeting Massachusetts Freemasons on the level in town hall-style meetings.
The focus of this year's Listening Tour is "Massachusetts Freemasonry 2033: our Fraternity in 20 Years".
As the Craft rapidly approaches its 300th anniversary in the western hemisphere, the work we do today shall shape the landscape of the Fraternity in the years to come, it is important to discuss the opportunities and challenges we face moving forward.
We can only begin to plan for what we want our fraternity to look like when we celebrate our 300th anniversary by opening the floor for discussion with the membership base that will propel us forward to that moment.
These meetings are free and open to all Massachusetts Freemasons, regardless of degree, but registration is requested.  We will have 9 regional meetings to give every Mason an opportunity to participate in the discussion.  Attire for the events will be coat and tie; aprons and jewels will not be worn.
The general agenda for each meeting will be:
    6:30 p.m. - Welcome / Introduction
    6:35 p.m. - Grand Master’s Opening Remarks
    6:45 p.m. - Presentation
    7:00 p.m. - Open the floor
    9:00 p.m. - Collation
Please register at MassMasons.org.  An accurate count of participants will reduce the cost of these meetings.  Brothers not registered in advance will still be welcome if space is available.  To give everyone a chance to participate, please register for only one Town Hall location.