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Summer 2017 Leadership Training Program

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.

2017 Officer Leadership Training Registration

 2017 Dates & Locations

August 4-6               Dallas
August 11-13           Houston
August 18-20           Waco
September 8-10      Corpus
September 22-24   Lubbock

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.…

Officer Leadership 201
Turning the Light Back On
Grand Lodge and Lodge Finance

Officer Leadership 101
Grand Lodge Law
Masonic Education

The Ladies Program will begin on Friday evening with a short introduction to the program, and an opportunity to meet and visit with each other.

Ladies Program (Saturday Morning 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) Ladies Program (Sunday Morning 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. )
The Structure of Freemasonry                                                Masonic Philanthropy
Inside the Lodge Room                                                           Q & A with Grand Lodge Trustees
Masonic Funeral Guide          

The Ladies are encouraged to attend all meals, breakfast, lunch, and sit-down dinner on Saturday, as well as breakfast, the Devotional, and Graduation on Sunday morning.

(The dress is business casual for all sessions)

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2012 Grand Master's Fall Workshop

The Fort Worth Masonic Center will host the 2012 Grand Master’s Fall Workshop presented by The Masonic Education & Service Committee. The Workshop is open to all Master Masons, but more especially, the Elected Officers. If you are currently a Lodge officer, or have plans to be one, you should plan to attend. The workshop is comprised of eight topics related to Lodge Administration and Grand Lodge Law, and held here for the convenience of the Brothers in District 64. However, if you will not be able to attend one in your area, you are welcome to participate. There will Coffee & Donuts at 8:000 a.m.and the workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the downstairs dining hall.


For more information, please contact:

Larry M. FitzPatrick

Masonic Education & Service Committee