This months class is on “How to conduct a Masonic Meeting” and is coming at the right time for those going into the Oriental Chair next year or might in the future.
The Masters Class is designed for those who will, or might, work their way to the East but also contains important information for any MM. All are welcome to join the circle for an open and free discussion. This is not a class room setting with a lecture. It promises to keep you awake ! We all learn from a discussion.
Should the Master have an agenda so that all will know what is going to take place that evening ?
Should the Master allow any question from the Brethren at any time ?
How are the Brethren recognized before asking the question ?
Can the Master, ask the question, second the motion and vote on the question ?
What if the vote is not acceptable to the Master ? Can he stop the action once the vote has happened.?
Can he delegate part of the evenings work to others ?
Can he skip reading the minutes from the previous meeting ? Can he skip the Treasurer report ?
What about scheduling the vote for the new candidate ? Does it have to be done ASAP after the 28 day waiting period ?
How should the Master handle those odd things that happen from time to time ?
What about a Brother who does not “take no for an answer” ? How should he handle that situation ? What about a Brother who does not stop talking when asked ?
Is the Master required to have Masonic Educational as part of the meeting ?
Stated meeting are required as part of your by-laws. How can the time of those meeting be changed ?
Should I plan for meetings over the next 6 months or is planning only needed for the next month ? What if my plans are altered by events beyond my control ?
How long should my Masonic meetings last ? Is there a cut off time for the meetings to end ?
And the questions go on. The program is set in a round table format with comments from all.
Please join us for the Masters Class in Raymond on Saturday the 17th of December starting at 9 am with coffee and donuts. Come on by, you won’t be disappointed.