Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Treasurer

Richard H. Ryder, 2018 Money makes the world go around and like it or not it is required to operate your Lodge.  As such, the stewardship of lodge operating funds should be placed into the hands of a competent, dedicated, … Continue reading

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Lodge Treasurer – Skills, Personality Traits, Roles and Responsibilities

Richard H. Ryder, 2018 The following is a dynamic list of potential skills, roles, and responsibilities for a Lodge Treasurer.  The lists are not to suggest that every Lodge Treasurer possess everything listed, but rather to raise one’s awareness of … Continue reading

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The Word: Hale

Richard H. Ryder, 2018 Albert G. Mackey, in The Lexicon of Freemasonry, defines Hail and Hale, together.  Hail, from the Saxon word “hael”, refers to an inquiry, such as, “Whence do you hail?”, which may be used to ask from … Continue reading

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Trust: The Building Block of Leadership

Richard H. Ryder, 2018 No relationship can last without it. When lost, it is not easily found.  And it requires regular maintenance.  What is it? Trust. If you want to be an effective and respected leader you must strive to … Continue reading

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Masonic Spotlight: Brother Against Brother – Picket’s Charge

Richard H. Ryder, 2018 (Editor’s Note: Reference related video and publications at the end of the article to view and read more about the events mentioned below) They gathered at the base of the hill, uncertain of what lay ahead, … Continue reading

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British Freemasonry – A Brief Introduction (Part 2)

Richard H. Ryder, 2018 In part one of this British Freemasonry introductory series you received a brief overview of the Craft in England, Scotland, and Ireland; and an introduction to early British lodges.  This second installment describes the grades of … Continue reading

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