BRYCE ON FREEMASONRY Who is the Better Mason? The individual or a Lodge officer? I have been wrestling with a conundrum lately regarding Freemasonry: Who is the better Mason, the person who is properly initiated, passed and raised a Master Mason and disappears shortly thereafter, or the Mason who … [Read more...] about Who is the Better Mason?
The answer is NOT to raise dues. BRYCE ON NON-PROFITS I have been around nonprofit organizations of all kinds for several years. I don't know about you, but I have found far too many in decline due to such things as apathy, lack of relevance, or just bad public relations. Regardless of the … [Read more...] about When Membership Declines
Throughout my entire experience in Freemasonry, I have wondered what can be done to bring those Freemasons that do not attend lodge meetings back into our temples. I found these dues-paying Masons to be a frustrating breed. They must believe that being a Freemason is important enough to continually … [Read more...] about Becoming a Dues Paying Mason
A budget debate in Excelsior Lodge focused on memorial contributions for deceased brethren. In the jurisdiction, it is customary for Lodges to remit a nominal amount as a memorial contribution to the state-wide Masonic charity, and I may reliably report that since time immemorial, that amount has … [Read more...] about Always Been Good Enough – The Emblematical Instant Coffee of Refreshment