In the Spring of 2009, Kansas' Mt. Zion Lodge No. 266 in Topeka promoted a conference of Traditional Observance/European Concept lodges, entitled The Gentleman, the Scholar, and the Mystic: Exploring Modern Masonic Practices in North America, to be held from Friday, April 16 – Saturday, April 17, 2010. Initially, our ambitions for this conference encompassed a wide- ranging variety of presenters and topics, but on reevaluation, the economic realities and the difficulty in scheduling some presenters make us think that the most efficacious use of our time is to focus very specifically on the best practices and practical issues of the TO/EC movement.
To that end, we have streamlined the conference to support this mission. Additionally, we have scaled back the registration fee to the sum of $40, which amount will include lunch on Saturday.
Guests may arrive Friday night and enjoy hospitality provided by the brethren of Mt. Zion lodge. The conference will commence at the Grand Lodge of Kansas, ADD ADDRESS, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday with the opening of lodge in the first degree. After being called to refreshment, the general session will begin, followed by a catered lunch. The conference will resume in the afternoon with several breakout sessions highlighting best practices. Lodge will be closed in form and the brethren may join the membership of Mt. Zion lodge for a festive board following the meeting.
“Best and Worst Practices for Lodges”
“Starting new or re-creating existing Lodges”
“Masonic Leadership, Partnership, and Mentoring sister lodges”
"Rebirth of Philosophical & Spiritual Aspects of Freemasonry."
The agenda for the conference is as follows:
Friday, April 16, 2010
6:00 p.m. Mixer and dinner, venue to be determined.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Presentations and discussions. Lunch included.
7:00 p.m. Festive Board
Reservations may be made by contacting Joesphe Stiles, Secretary, Mt. Zion Lodge at joesphe @ gmail.com
Hotel rooms have been blocked at a very favorable rate.
TOPEKA HOLIDOME: $69.00 plus tax.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Exploring Modern Masonic Practices in North America: 4/16-17/2010
This today from Brother Josephe Stiles: