The MEALS Committee recognizes the need for you to communicate with each other, the MEALS Committee and “The Craft”. So we asked the Grand Lodge WEB Master to create the “DER Corner” as a vehicle for partially fulfilling this need. Please feel empowered to use the DER Corner to get the word out with regard to Masonic Education. For example, many Maine Masons, including quite a few sitting lodge Masters don’t know that our constitution has been amended and that it is O.K. to conduct a Stated meeting in any of the three degrees. Please read page 1-39 Sec. 94 in your Constitution and Regulations. If your book is not up to date, this change may not be in there. Similarly, if some of your lodges are unaware of this change, they probably have a constitution that needs to be updated. This can be accomplished very easily by calling the Grand Lodge office and requesting the changes for your book.
Our Masonic Constitution contains a wealth of information that you can use to conduct Masonic Education for your lodges. The training could be done as a lecture or it could be done as a seminar where the DER facilitates discussion among our brothers. Most Masons love to talk and we all have a bevy of opinions that we are eager to share and promote.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Chairman of the MEALS Committee