351 Middle St, Portsmouth
Have you ever been to a meeting where it was obvious there was no preparation and it didn’t “flow” ? (how do you spell boring)
This class will discuss Preparing for and Running a Meeting which hopefully will prevent that awkward situation. This is not just for the Master, it is for all who will participate.
The Master’s 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 !
If you are to be installed into the East or just want to be part of a good meeting, don’t miss this open discussion.
•What is the interaction between the Master and Secretary. When Why
•No Roberts Rules in Masonry. Who then leads the meeting Only him ?
•No glue on the Oriental Chair
•Do committees report every month
•If you don’t have a regular kitchen staff, how do you handle that
•What’s the difference between “Converse and Pronounce” Why is that important if the Master is always in charge and always right Or is he
•Should there be a printed agenda. Is it given out to the Brethren
•If you have a special meeting, is it necessary to notify all members
•How do you get the word out
•What is the seating arrangements in the East
•How do the Brethren ask questions on the subject at hand
•What needs to be voted on. What is just approved by the Master.
And the questions go on. The program is set in a round table format with comments from all.
Please join us for the Master’s Class in Portsmouth on Saturday the 18th of April starting at 9 am with coffee and donuts.
Also remember, The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire will be holding it’s Annual Meeting and installation of Officers in Manchester on Saturday May 16th. The First District’s own, RW John F. Gordon will be installed as our new Grand Master along with 80 others from this District and across the State. Don’t miss it. Admission is by current dues card.