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  1. Grand Lodge of Idaho Lodge Leadership Training

  2. Grand Lodge of Idaho • Welcome to the Masonic Leadership Training Workshop. • The 60 second introduction • Name • Lodge • Current Office • What do you want from this course

  3. Grand Lodge of Idaho Lodge Leadership Training

  4. Why Change? • Significant Membership Decline • Idaho Masons are getting Older • Low attendance at Meetings • Financial Difficulties

  5. A New Attitude • Thrive Vs Survive

  6. Masonry Needs to Be: • Relevant to Society • Relevant to the Community • Relevant to it’s Members

  7. Leadership • Positive • Enlightened • Dedicated

  8. Lodge Recommendations • Form an Executive Committee • Develop a Lodge plan • Form Essential Committees • Activities • Community Service • Sickness and Distress • Masonic Education • Financial Audit

  9. Worshipful Master Recommendations • Assign committee responsibilities • Identify community project • Provide interesting activities • Identify and develop new lodge officers

  10. PLANNING • Long Term Plan • Budget • Annual Plan

  11. Long Term Planning Goals I • Increased attendance and participation • of existing members • Better ability to attract candidates • Better ability to keep and utilize candidates • after their degrees • Better fiscal responsibility

  12. Long Term Planning Goals II • Increased social responsibilities • Personal growth of members • Fulfillment of Masonic Ideals • Better visibility in the community

  13. Annual Plan I • Degree Conferrals and Practices • Stated Meetings • Fund Raising Activities • Community Service • Member Service

  14. Annual Plan II • Masonic Education • District Events • Visitations and activities • Steps toward long term projects

  15. Planning For Success • Plan your work and work your plan • Planning insures execution • Don’t set objectives that can’t be monitored • Plans identify events; People make them happen • Members support what they create

  16. Review Plans • A review of the Lodge’s planning calendar • should be One of the first things discussed • under “Old Business” at each stated meeting.

  17. The Planning Process • Define the Problem • Obtain Facts • Set Goals • Devise workable plans • Set Plans into motion • Review regularly • Make necessary revisions • Review event success and update the plan

  18. The Golden Rule Treat Others as You would have others Treat You

  19. Ways to Say Thank-You • A personal Thank-you • A written thank you from you to the Brother • Special Recognition from you during a Regular Communication • A Special mention of a Brothers help in your newsletter • Write a small article for the local newspaper • Present a special plaque or certificate

  20. Steps to Getting a Task Performed • Define the job • Pick the right person • Let him do the job • Check up on the work in time to make alternate decisions • After it is done, review the work • Remember to give the recognition due

  21. The Immovable Object • When he complains about a trivial matter during lodge, stop the meeting, tell him you appreciate his concern. • Then tell him this is probably not the best time to raise the problem, that it can best be handled by you personally and offer to meet with him later to discuss the problem. • By all means meet with him later.

  22. The 5 “P’s” of Good Counsel • Personally • Politely • Positively • Promptly • Privately

  23. Worshipful Masters Responsibilities • The well being and continuance of Masonry in his community • The well being and continuance of his lodge • The instruction and teaching of the members and Officers in the ritual, the principles and philosophies of Masonry • The conduct of the business of the Lodge

  24. Worshipful Masters Responsibilities • The upkeep and repair of the Lodges physical property • The social life of the lodge • Representing his Lodge to the public, other Masonic bodies and Grand Lodge • The proper conduct of his Officers and members

  25. Senior Wardens Duties • Worshipful Masters Right Hand man • Presides when the Master can’t • Responsible for the harmony of the Lodge and should be the groups peacemaker • Responsible for “paying the craft” and is the man who should see each member gets the credit and recognition coming to him

  26. Junior Warden’s Duties • Third in Command • In charge of the social life of the lodge • In charge of the members when they are not actually at ‘work’ • Responsible for the refreshments, if any are provided after the meeting • Responsible for filing charges for Un-Masonic Conduct in the absence of the accusers

  27. Secretary’s Duties • The business agent of the Lodge, he is responsible for the keeping of the Lodge’s records • Maintaining membership lists • Handling correspondence • acts as middle man between Grand Lodge and the local Lodge, filling out the required reports

  28. Treasurer's Duties • He is the financial officer of the Lodge • Pays the bills • Keeps proper records • Helpful person to have around during budget making sessions

  29. Senior Deacon In charge of candidates during degrees Responsible for accommodating visitors Prepares Lodge for meetings Junior Deacon Takes care of decorum during lodge meetings by governing the door Assist the Senior Deacon in setting up the Lodge Deacon’s Duties

  30. Stewards Duties • They are responsible for preparing candidates during the degrees • Officers of the Junior Warden, assist him in the social activities of the lodge

  31. Tyler, Chaplain &Marshal • Tyler He is the security Officer of the Lodge and by tradition is responsible for the physical facility of the Lodge • Chaplain He is the spiritual leader of the Lodge and should be prepared to offer an appropriate prayer at all Lodge functions • Marshal He is the officer in charge of parading. He escorts the Chaplain and leads the floor work during installation

  32. The Masonic Family • Order of the Eastern Star • Amaranth • Rite Bodies • Job’s Daughters • Rainbow • DeMolay

  33. Committee Chairman Duties • Be responsible for the success or failure of his committee • Prepare and submit a report identifying the committee’s activities, expenditures, income and recommendations • Not to incur any financial obligation without first obtaining the Worshipful Master’s approval

  34. Committee Appointments • Appoint Committee Chairman • Consult with the Committee chairman to identify their preferences for members of the committee • Consult with the potential committee members to find which committees they prefer to serve on • Appoint Committee members

  35. Primary Committees • Executive (Planning) • Activity • Audit • Community Service • Sickness and Distress • Masonic Education • Building

  36. Funerals Calling Dinners and Refreshments Widows Candidate Coaching Delinquent Dues Publications Officers Coach Secondary Committees

  37. Joint Church service Outdoor Degree Father and Son night Lodge Anniversary Family Night Family Picnic Masonic Ed. Program Community Service Homecoming Night Past Masters Night Youth Organizations Night Rudyard Kipling Program Memorial Service Appreciation Dinner Programs

  38. New Masons Night Early Day Lodge Masonic/KC dinner Town History Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner Agriculture Appreciation Night Charity Night Scottish/York Rite Lodge History Teacher of the Year Citizen of the Year Current Issues Forum More Programs

  39. Community Service • Actions speak louder than words • Deeds speak louder than dollars

  40. Executive Committee • Long term projects • Lodge Plan • Budget • Fund raising • Financial oversight • By-Law changes

  41. Sickness and Distress Committee • Call upon, send a card or visit ill or injured Brothers • Check on missing regulars after each meeting • Report on shut ins • Send sympathy cards to Brothers with illness or death in the family • Responsibility of all members