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 Keep a stock of tri-folds on hand to give to new prospects as well as members who are working their way through the degrees. (On the Threshold, The Entered Apprentice, The Fellow Craft, The Master Mason).  Recommend that the lodges develop a more aggressive mentoring program and strengthen Masonic education during stated lodge communications.  First line signers and secretaries should be diligent in communicating with prospects and candidates so there will be no question about when they will receive their degrees.  Worshipful Masters and Wardens should constantly evaluate their lodge in order to identify issues that could be a problem in the future and work toward a resolution. The attitudes of lodge members are a critical element as to whether a lodge will flourish or fail. Place emphasis on leadership roles being carried out in a friendly way while still being aggressive.  Increase communications with members and seek out members who are having a hardship that prevents them from paying their dues. Officers or committees can also contact members who are not coming to lodge to find out the reason and if transportation is an issue, the lodge can work out a solution to provide transportation to those members.  Delinquent Dues Committees should make attempts to contact members who are late in paying their dues shortly after the secretaries send out letters in an effort to bring information back to the lodge.  WM elects can pursue involving new master masons on committees and offer opportunities for new members to be involved with the development of lodge communications such as web site design and trestle boards.  Constantly seek ideas from the lodge members so that officers advancing through the chairs can review the suggestions and appropriately implement some of the ideas.  Worshipful Master’s and Wardens should be working together to formulate a 5 year activity plan to stabilize their respective lodges and create continuity as officers advance through the chairs. In conclusion, elected officers should be aware of and seek solutions to correct situations that tend to keep members from being active in their lodges. Better communications with lodge members could reduce the numbers of suspensions from nonpayment of dues and provide the lodge members with information when a recommendation is made to remit a member’s dues. Giving more attention to new members could increase their enthusiasm and would reassure them that they play an important part of their lodge. Encouraging newer members to get involved with ritual and degree work (even the small parts) could reinforce their commitment to the lodge. Education and involvement can reinforce a new member’s attitude by reassuring him that he really did become a part of the lodge and not just a “dues paying member” who only sits on the sidelines

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Official Proceedings - Grand Lodge MO Communication 2015  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015

Official Proceedings - Grand Lodge MO Communication 2015  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015

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