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TIMELINE OF FAMOUS FREEMASONS' ACHIEVEMENTS
This is an A3 format with the acheivements of some famous freemasons. It has some New Zealand content. The poster is designed to be used as a reference when talking to people about the Craft.
This above file is formatted as a 3 fold A4 landscape brochure. It has many interesting thoughts on how to learn and remember the ritual.
If you download and print it out remember to set the printer to Landscape A4 format.
A NEW CLOSING ODE
As Freemasons, we are liable to just go on as we have always done - "It is Lodge custom" is a favourite cry. Looking back through old song sheets I have found that in some Lodges, "Lodge custom" is not all that long lived, and very few Lodges over 60 years old, I would hazard a guess, have exactly the same odes as they did at their consecration..
With this in mind I decided to write a new closing ode, and chose that wonderful music from the Hymn "Jerusalem". Having written the words I showed them to VWBro James Morton, GL, who very kindly volunteered to typset them to the music. Here is the result.
Why don't you have a go? We should all be more active.
TEXT FOR AN OPEN NIGHT AT LODGE
In 2002 for a Lodge open night this presentation was put forward, and all but the parable was performed at two open nights at the Alpha Lodge, to mark the "FAME" campaign by Grand Lodge. This item was then requested by another Lodge and the text sent to them and it was used at an open night they held. It provides a structure for giving information on Freemasonry, the Lodge and when the playlet is performed a slight idea as to what our masonic evenings may be like.
1734 AMERICAN REPRINT OF THE 1723 CONSTITUTION
This American reprint of the original 1723 Book of Constitution, by the Rev Bro. James Anderson, was sanctioned by Benjamin Franklin. View or print on line
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Food For Thought
Grand Lodge of New Zealand
The current Lodge Meeting forms from Grand Lodge are in a format that not all members, or Lodge secretaries can read succesfully. Here are 3 files to allow hopefully all members to send in their Lodge information.
In MS Excel 2003-2007 format for users of Microsoft Office 2003-2007 without the updated file reader
In Open Document Format for users of LibreOffice, OpenOffice, IBM Symphony, Corel Wordperfect suite and virtually all others
In PDF format for those who want to print it out and enter with a pen.
THE AIMS AND OBJECTS - AUTHORISED STATEMENT
A Copy of the New Zealand Grand Lodge's statement on the Aims and Objects of New Zealand Freemasonry.