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2018 Officer Leadership Training

It takes less than 10 minutes for a visitor to your Lodge to see that your officers have attended an Officer Leadership Training Program.

Participants in our Grand Lodge Officer Leadership Training, lead their Lodges with greater confidence, efficiency, and effectiveness.

(Graduating this program satisfies the requirement to complete a Grand Lodge approved course in Lodge Administration as outlined in Art., 276a No. 2)

We offer two sessions open to all Master Masons.

2018 Dates and Location:

  • August 3-5 – Houston
  • August 10-12 – Dallas
  • August 24-26 – Waco
  • September 21-23 – Corpus
  • September 28-30 – Midland

Officer Leadership 101:

As a result of participating in this program, you will be better prepared to:

  • institute an effective mentoring program for candidates and newly-raised Master Masons
  • fill your term calendar with impactful events
  • interpret Grand Lodge law when necessary to resolve ambiguous situations
  • identify and utilize resources to provide meaningful Masonic Education to the members of your Lodge
  • execute Masonic Parliamentary Procedure for a Stated or Called Meeting
  • follow protocol for presenting and communicating with dignitaries
  • mediate conflicts and maintain harmony within your Lodge
  • run a balloting procedure on a candidate legally and fairly
  • better understand Lodge officer duties and distribute the workload

Officer Leadership 201:

As a result of participating in this program, you will be better prepared to:

  • re-energize the membership and activities of your Lodge
  • assemble an effective annual budget
  • ensure that the required financial forms are completed properly
  • deal with membership challenges in your Lodge
  • produce a successful fund-raising project for your Lodge
  • lead, not manage, your Lodge’s officer team
  • organize your first Officer’s meeting and subsequent Stated and Called meetings
  • establish measurable goals that make an impact for Lodge administration, membership, finance, and community

The Men’s Program will begin on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. and finish at approximately 10:00 p.m. Saturday will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by the morning session at 8:30 a.m., Lunch at Noon, afternoon session at 1:00 p.m., and conclude with a Q&A session directed to the Grand Lodge Trustees at 5:00 p.m. A short break, and then a sit-down dinner at 6:00 p.m. will follow, with our R∴W∴ Deputy Grand Master as the keynote speaker.

In addition to the programs listed below, there will be a joint workshop session on Sunday morning after the Devotional, which will be followed by Graduation and a closing message from our Grand Master. The program is scheduled to completed by 12:00 Noon on Sunday.

Officer Leadership 101: If you have a Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel, please bring it fully charged, along with a current copy of the Grand Lodge Constitution and Laws, a Monitor of the Lodge, your Lodge By-laws, Lodge Rules and Regulations, a Notebook and Pen/Pencil. 

Officer Leadership 201: If you have a Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel, please bring it fully charged, along with a current copy of the Grand Lodge Constitution and Laws, a Monitor of the Lodge, a copy of last year’s Form 71 and IRS Form 990, 990E, or 990 E-Postcard receipt, a Notebook and Pen/Pencil. Lastly, please meet with your Lodge Secretary and Treasurer to obtain the following information about your Lodge: Membership – Total members, No. of Endowed, Life, 50 year, Income – Annual Dues, Degree fees, Average number of each degree conferred annually, Expenses – Average utilities, rent, etc.…

Click below to download the OLT Registration Form.

2018 OLT Leadership Registration Form

Masters Meet At The Alamo – 2015

Alamo Lodge #44, December 11, 2015

The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Wendell P. Miller travelled to San Antonio, Texas on December 11, 2015 for the traditional Alamo Observance. The group began assembling at the San Antonio Scottish Rite at 5:00 PM. We were met by the Worshipful Master of Alamo Lodge #44, Worshipful Sir Francis Michael Gollahon. After everyone registered, the Grand Master and his entourage marched from the Scottish Rite to the Alamo.

Master Masons Procession to the Alamo

There were approximately 34 of the District Deputy Grand Masters in attendance as well as several appointed Grand Lodge Officers. Also in attendance were Right Worshipful Terry Stogner, Grand Junior Warden and Right Worshipful Tommy Chapman, Grand Senior Warden.

Master Masons Meeting In The Alamo

Alamo Lodge was opened at 7:00 PM inside the Alamo with about 150 in attendance. All Grand Lodge Officers were presented and introduced and the Grand Master was presented and received private Grand Honors from those in attendance.

Worshipful Master Gollahon presented a short program on the Alamo and Grand Master Miller gave a short talk about the state of the Craft in Texas as well as hitting on some of the high points of his programs this Masonic year.

Worshipful Master Gollahon presenting a short program on the Alamo

Grand Master Miller Receives Texas Flag

The Lodge was closed in peace and harmony at 8:30 PM and all marched back to the Scottish Rite building. While the Masons were at the Alamo, the ladies, under the direction of the Worshipful Master’s Lady, worked on a project to make blankets for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Alamo Lodge and Grand Lodge Dignitaries In the Alamo

Thank you, Alamo Lodge #44 and all the Texas Masons who participated in this momentous event.