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Welcome to the Lodge Resources Committee's first video newsletter. This issue highlights the Cornerstone Project, which pulls together many of our other programs. As the proper placement of the cornerstone ensures a solid foundation upon which to build any structure, so too it teaches our lodges the important lesson of having innovative and vibrant programs to ensure that our lodges are strong.
The Cornerstone Project is a means for all lodges to stay alert to the issues and problems that could overtake them and to continue their tradition of meeting the needs of their members through innovative and informative events and activities within their stated meetings as well as in addition to them. In fact, when lodges examine the requirements for Cornerstone, they typically find they are already meeting many of the standards
You will find the challenge of completing the tasks fun, as well as beneficial. If your lodge is not already participating, please listen to R.W. Bro. Ron Findlater's presentation and consider if your lodge would benefit from doing this project. More information as well as the detailed requirements are available in the members section of the Grand Lodge website (Craft Stewardship->Lodge Resources->Cornerstone), and any member of the Lodge Resources Committee is willing and available to answer your questions.
David J. Cameron
Chair, Lodge Resources
Testimonials from Cornerstone Project Lodge Coordinators
R.W. Bro. Ronald L.M. Findlater
Past Master, Mercer Wilson Lodge No. 678
DDGM, Wilson North District 2008 - 2009
Grand Lodge Team Leader - Cornerstone Project from 2010 to present
"Just as the newly initiated Entered Apprentice symbolically represents the cornerstone of the lodge and thereby its future, so too does the lodge symbolically represent the cornerstone of the Grand Lodge and its long-term sustainability. Each of the constituent lodges have their own unique challenges, but we stand together with one common goal, that of ensuring the sustainability of the Craft."
"Cornerstone Project has been developed to assist lodges with their many challenges. Its primary purpose is to recognize lodges that plan , implement and manage a well rounded, yearly lodge program that promotes lodge activities, brotherhood, charitable work and involvement in the community"