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					Grand Lodge of Idaho

  Lodge Leadership Training


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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   2
Grand Lodge of Idaho



  Lodge Leadership Training




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Why Change?

  •   Significant Membership Decline
  •   Idaho Masons are getting Older
  •   Low attendance at Meetings
  •   Financial Difficulties




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A New Attitude


        • Thrive Vs Survive




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Masonry Needs to Be:


     • Relevant to Society
     • Relevant to the Community
     • Relevant to it‟s Members




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Leadership

             • Positive

             • Enlightened

             • Dedicated



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Lodge Recommendations

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

 •   Assign committee responsibilities
 •   Identify community project
 •   Provide interesting activities
 •   Identify and develop new lodge officers




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PLANNING


      • Long Term Plan
      • Budget
      • Annual Plan




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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


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Long Term Planning Goals II

   •   Increased social responsibilities
   •   Personal growth of members
   •   Fulfillment of Masonic Ideals
   •   Better visibility in the community




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Annual Plan I

   •   Degree Conferrals and Practices
   •   Stated Meetings
   •   Fund Raising Activities
   •   Community Service
   •   Member Service



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Annual Plan II

   •   Masonic Education
   •   District Events
   •   Visitations and activities
   •   Steps toward long term projects




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    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



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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.




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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
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Treat Others as You would have others Treat You




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



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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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



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




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


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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

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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

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Primary Committees
•   Executive (Planning)
•   Activity
•   Audit
•   Community Service
•   Sickness and Distress
•   Masonic Education
•   Building
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Secondary Committees
• Funerals       •   Candidate Coaching
• Calling        •   Delinquent Dues
• Dinners and    •   Publications
  Refreshments   •   Officers Coach
• Widows




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Programs
•   Joint Church service   • Homecoming Night
•   Outdoor Degree         • Past Masters Night
•   Father and Son night   • Youth Organizations
•   Lodge Anniversary        Night
•   Family Night           • Rudyard Kipling
•   Family Picnic            Program
•   Masonic Ed. Program    • Memorial Service
•   Community Service      • Appreciation Dinner
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More Programs
• New Masons Night      •   Charity Night
• Early Day Lodge       •   Scottish/York Rite
• Masonic/KC dinner     •   Lodge History
• Town History          •   Teacher of the Year
• Law Enforcement       •   Citizen of the Year
  Appreciation Dinner   •   Current Issues Forum
• Agriculture
  Appreciation Night
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Community Service


• Actions speak louder than words
• Deeds speak louder than dollars




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


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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
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