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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time and Participation



I just came across an old post from back in 2007 that had a sentiment worth sharing again. Brother Kurt Kurosawa had recently visited a lodge in the Philippines that year, and they told him that they regularly had an average 40% attendance rate at their stated meetings.

Remarkably astonishing, as compared to the longstanding U.S. average of 10% or less. 

It seems that the lodge includes this admonition to her Masons on a regular basis:
"[The 24 inch gauge] teaches us that all men are gifted with the same good measure of time each day to discharge all their duties in life, as well as for work, refreshment and rest, but they remind each other that a 30-day month contains 720 hours, so that the bare minimum involvement of attending a stated communication, if it consumes 4 hours, would demand of them only half of one percent of their time."

1 comment:

  1. Someone should gather pictures of Masonic buildings with clocks on the exterior. For example, the UGLE in London - I wonder if they wind it or have electrified it.

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