THUNDER BAY MASONIC ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY, February 2, 2013
The Algoma District
Masonic Association Meeting on Saturday, February 2, 2013 was called to order at
8:35 by the President, John Breen.
There were 7 members
An explanation of
last meetings attendance issues were explained by the Secretary.
introduced were :-
The Masonic Association should request all
lodges send at least one, if not two delegates to the meetings to get to know
about inter-lodge social events to improve communication and thereby
attendance at these events.
The Masonic Association of Algoma District
should become the forum for knowing the “directions” of the current DDGM. It
would “drive” a sense of continuity within the district. What are the
timeframes involved, etc.
Elections should take place to replace the
officers of the Algoma Masonic Association.
The DDGM guideline will be ready by the end
of March outlining the connection with the Masonic Association.
A topic for consideration was presented
that two members, one of whom is the current Junior Warden of each lodge, be
chosen as the voting members of each lodge attending the Masonic Association
meetings. This would avoid “swinging” the vote as well as any unwanted
In the past there were suggestions to use
the Masonic Association to create “Super” Degree Teams to help out around the
District. Regardless, there could be more Masonic Association inter-lodge
Secretaries of the various lodges around
the District have NOT been reporting the Meeting dates to their Membership.
Junior Wardens should take on this responsibility in such a situation and get
up on their feet and discuss meeting topics, dates, and communicate this
information to their lodge members.
For the next meeting there should be a
The importance of the Association should be
shared with the district membership and in order to accomplish this a “formal”
due might serve this purpose.
Discussion followed on next meeting dates
and times and numbers who might show up.
Motion to adjourn at
9:30 a.m. Confirmed March 2, 2013.
Next Meeting date and
place is as usual …. The first Saturday of the month (March 2nd ) at the Beacon
Room breakfast area of the Shoreline Hotel on Cumberland Street.