Restructure for Survival - An Opinion Piece from Derrick Crosby PDGDC
April 17th, 2017 4:10 pm     A+ | a-
In this interesting opinion piece Derrick explores the concept of a District Lodge where the District Grand Master is the Master of the Lodge.

Given the length of the item it is best to read it by clicking here.

Alternatively - copy the following url into your browser:

http://www.themasons.org.nz/cdiv/docs/restructureforsurvival.pdf or click on the picture at left.

Have a read and then let Derrick know what you think by adding a comment.

Remember... play the ball not the man.
3 Comments:
Mike Mahon
#3
May 5th, 2017 9:30 pm
I whole heartily agree with your observations on the illness facing Freemasonry. Ageism. We cannot help growing old , but we can change attitudes . Harder to face is change as the years creep up, and once finding a comfort zone , ignorantly and vigorously defend the position to the determent of the Whole.Mention heads buried in sand and watch the heckles rise. It is not surprising that forward thinking Corporations have compulsory retirement . Use the analogy to grow a healthy tree the branches spreed over etc. .and left unattended becomes unruly and fruitless . Watering and feeding may work but sooner or later " the deadwood must be cut out" and burnt to stop the disease affecting the young saplings. Renew not recycle .
Gary Muir
#2
April 19th, 2017 5:48 pm
I read and fully endorse the comments expressed in the survival opinion piece. My only concern would be the District G.M being the Master. Still it is well worth the investigation that need to be made and has more going for it than any other idea that has come to the fore in recent times. With care and understanding I believe it would work and become the foundation stone of modern Freemasonry in NZ.
Jozef Horopapera
#1
April 19th, 2017 10:56 am
That was a good read indeed!

As the youngest member of my lodge; I understand, to an extent, what Derrick says in his article. During my initiation passing and raising, I had the privilege of being taught this n that from a PGL and the DGM which only drove my passion to learn more (in order for my lodge to survive).

That in itself is a looong story cut short.
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