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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kansas Wardens School in Emporia Next Week

I will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 Grand Lodge Wardens School at Emporia Lodge No. 12 on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Kansas brethren will be making me work for my supper—I'll be speaking three times during the course of the day.

From the Kansas Freemasons website:

Open to all Master Masons and their wives, and particularly valuable to incoming wardens and masters, the Wardens School provides training for the three principle officers of the lodge. With presentations on Masonic law, leadership, budget and finance, and for the first time real-time lodge scenarios illustrating common problems and their solutions, the Wardens School is indispensible for anyone approaching the East. A companion program for Master Mason’s ladies will accompany the men’s program, focusing on the Masonic education for ladies. Along with an explanation of Freemasonry, and answers to common questions about the fraternity, the ladies will tour a typical Masonic lodge before adjourning for an afternoon tea in a Victorian mansion. Registrations for the School must be made in advance and will include lunch (See registration form, Page 8). For more information about the Wardens School, please contact Jan Nelson at Grand Lodge, (785) 234 – 5518.

Hodapp, who will speak about “Revitalizing a Struggling Lodge,” as well as addressing the ladies’ program, will also be the featured speaker at dinner following the Wardens School. He has appeared on The History Channel and the Discovery Channel on the subject of Freemasonry and its role in the founding of the United States and the building of Washington D.C. He is a frequent TV and radio guest, as well as a popular speaker on Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, conspiracy theories, and secret societies. His new book, Deciphering The Lost Symbol, was published in January 2010.

The morning session begins at 9:00 a.m. (registration 8.30 a.m.). Dinner will be served at 6.00 p.m. in the Lodge dining hall at a cost of $15.00 per person. Attendance at the Wardens School is not required for dinner, but please make reservations by contacting the Grand Lodge Office as seating is limited.

After dinner, Bro. Chris will address the Lodge about “Freemasonry and the Dan Brown Effect.” Copies of his many books will be available to purchase, and fellowship and a book signing will be held immediately following.

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