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For the longest time our Grand Lodge has enforced each member of the Craft doing the Lodge Officers Training Course modules on his own. The coursework is long and the reading unremarkable. Thus, many Brothers have been prone to starting the course and never completing it.
I have been in close contact with our Sr. Grand Warden, Dr. John Karroum, who has a keen interest in furthering our Masonic Education program.
As such we will be doing the three modules of the Lodge Officers Training Course on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb 4 & Feb 11, 2017. I am also working to get a Masonic speaker there on one of those two days—let’s make it a true District workshop. As of this moment I have not gotten confirmation from the speaker. I will keep you informed as that progresses.
There is a huge effort in preparing for this workshop. I would like to see at least five Brothers from each of the Lodges in the 18th District. That’s 45-50 Brothers. Again the dates are Feb 4 & Feb 18, 2017 at Leesburg Lodge. You must be present at both meetings to receive full credit. You must be at least a Master Mason and you must present your dues card to gain admission.
I have already sought permission from Grand Lodge to do the grading right here in our own District without sending them forward to the Zone Chairman. This way we can get our certificates returned to us in a more timely manner.
So that I can have enough materials present please let me know your intentions by no later than February 1, 2017. My email is email@example.com. My cell phone is 352-999-1724.
Jay B. Kosner
Dist. 18 Masonic Education