I don’t get much time for podcasting. It is difficult to fit in 30 minutes of unbroken time, but as the colder weather comes, and I spend less time on the Harley, and more in the Ford, the commute easily allows me time to listen.
And I am glad I did today.
Brother John Liley, currently the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Utah, did an excellent job, and his commentary summed actions that can help not just Grand Lodges, but Lodges, and most especially individual Masons.
Keystone Mark Master’s Lodge # 0 closed its inaugural year (16 monthsÂ per year, right?) tonight with a gain of 43 companions, more than half of those were not Royal Arch masons when advanced to the Mark Master degree, and of that percentage, 95% have gone on to join all three local york bodies.
The companions enjoyed more than 50% attendance tonight as we elected and installed our officers for the ensuing year; including install the sitting Grand Master of Utah as our Right Worshipful Master; meaning he gets to beÂ rightÂ again, which will no doubt open itself to many a masonic joke.
Peace, harmony and cigars capped off the evening’s festivities.
This manual is based on the duties and responsibilities as given under the Grand York Bodies of Utah, but I imagine it is largely transferable. The main motivator of posting this here, is to break the silence around masonic leadership, set a common playing field, and encourage more and more dissemination of information.
Our mysteries are quite safe, and the leadership responsibilities of (largely) incorporated agencies, is in fact, public knowledge.
I think I may have found the one thing Google knows nothing about!
Having recently taking over duties as acting Secretary-Recorder for my local York Rite bodies, I started cleaning house. In doing so, I stumbled upon many wonderful treasures. One of which, are shots from a motion picture produced a group called Fraternal Productions, Inc â€“ Salt Lake City, UT (to beÂ distinguishedÂ from the LA company of the same name?) and directed by a Past Grand High Priest, Companion J. Warren Beless, who according to our current Most Excellent Grand High Priest, was an attorney at one point here in Salt Lake City.
I donâ€™t know much about the Director, or the film. According to the Catalog of Copyrights, copyright protection was issued on 12/1/2930, and again on 12/15, and 1/20/31.