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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Exploring Masonic Values in Everyday Life: 'How Fraternalism Transforms Character' Livestream Event 3/21


Tomorrow night, March 21st, the Scottish Rite NMJ will present a live streaming interactive video event, "Not Just a Man. A Mason: An Educational Series Exploring Masonic Values in Everyday Life."

The inaugural livestream event is entitled "How Fraternalism Transforms Character," presented by William 'Sandy' Karstens of Vermont, and John Sullivan of Massachusetts.

This is NOT strictly a Scottish Rite event. The program is online and open to ALL Freemasons.
"Not Just a Man. A Mason:
An Educational Series Exploring Masonic Values in Everyday Life."
 What does it really mean to be a Mason?

Our core values — how can we infuse them into society as we grow on a personal level?
How can we better using our values in our daily lives?
What are the key drivers of our fraternity?
You asked for more. More Masonic education. More ways to go deeper into the degrees and teachings.
As part of The Path Forward focus on membership service, 32° Scottish Rite Freemsonry, NMJ is launching new live, interactive Masonic education programming.
Led by experienced Masonic educators and mentors (see bios below), these events will explore the impact Masonic values have in our daily lives through the teachings of the Symbolic Lodge and those of the 32° Freemasonry.

The event is scheduled from 7:00-8:00PM Wednesday, March 21st. 
To participate in this program, please register online HERE.


Brother William 'Sandy' Karstens was raised a Master Mason in Washington Lodge #3 in Williston, VT in 2004, and served as Master from 2008-2011. He currently serves as the Grand Lecturer for the Grand Lodge of Vermont. Sandy joined the Scottish Rite, Valley of Burlington, and received his 32° in April of 2004. He was coroneted with the 33° degree in 2010 in Philadelphia, PA, and has served as a Deputy’s Representative. He is presently the Membership Chair for Vermont Council of Deliberation.

In his professional life, Brother Karstens is a full professor in the Department of Physics at Saint Michael’s College, and served two terms as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Brother John Sullivan was raised a Master Mason in Morning Star Lodge in Worcester, MA in 2007, and served as Master in 2014. He is currently a District Deputy Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. John joined the Scottish Rite, Valley of Worcester, and received his 32° in 2008. He was coroneted with the 33° degree in 2017 in Rochester, NY. He is presently the Membership Chair for Massachusetts Council of Deliberation.

In his professional life, Brother Sullivan is Principal at Thin Red Line Consulting which provides consulting and training services to fire and emergency service organizations worldwide.

1 comment:

  1. Some of the topics being covered in the spring Masonic education meetings have resonances in the publishing activities and meetings of the Medieval Academy,a large academic society that includes more than 12,000 professors throughout the university world who work on topics like the guilds, cathedrals, civic rituals: http://www.medievalacademy.org/

    Grouped with it in terms of relevance are other scholarly groups such as the Society for the Study of Alchemy, the International Congress for Medieval Studies, Scottish Castles Association.

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