Author Archive

Preparations While Dark

Written by Paul Cameron on . Posted in Public

Let's get our journey started! Thanks for joining us. Since our journey is staring in July, we'll start with the preparations we plan to make while our lodge is dark for the summer.

For many lodges, the lights get turned off for a couple months in the summer and there are no meetings. In the Midwestern part in the United States, we call this period, "going dark".

While this can be a great time to get your mind off lodge for a while, it can also be a great time to prepare for the next Masonic year. Our goal this year is to create some significant, lasting change to improve our lodge, We want to increase our active membership, to retain our current active members by providing a better experience for them, and to generate more revenue.

The Charge that Launched Our Charge! [with PDF of the charge]

Written by Paul Cameron on . Posted in Public

On June 24th, 2017, the 300 year anniversary of Freemasonry, Wheaton Lodge 269 held its 159th consecutive Officer Installation Meeting. It was a very special day. We had brothers from several other lodges in attendance to help out, such as Glen Ellyn Lodge 950, Grove Lodge 824, and Villa Park Lodge 1113. It was a great time, and great fellowship.

As is tradition in Illinois, we gave a Charge written in the year 1795 by a very distinguished Brother Master Mason, Paul Revere. This video is actual footage of the Charge given that day.

Fixing Our Broken Jewels

Written by Paul Cameron on . Posted in Masons Only

This was a presentation I gave at our lodge in the midst of some heavy debates about the condition of our jewels. It was a longer presentation, so I've split it into to posts. Enjoy!

Fixing Our Broken Jewels

Broken jewels have been a very hot topic in Wheaton Lodge number 269 for several months. There have been many Tuesday night where we voice our strong opinions on both sides of the issue. Some argue that we need to replace our jewels because it would immediately enhance the appearance of our meetings and our rituals. Jewels that are polished and put together DO look nicer than those that seem dull and appear to have been neglected.

Still others in the lodge argue that there's history with the jewels we have now, this is what we've always had and [...]

You must be a Private blog subscriber to view the Private Blog articles. ONLY Freemasons in good standing with a recognized lodge can view the Masons Only blogs, Hive Forums, & Square Corners animations.

Subscribe Now!

Fixing Our Broken Jewels (part 2) Memorization Tactics

Written by Paul Cameron on . Posted in Masons Only

This article is a continuation of the article, Fixing our broken jewels. If you haven't read that one, please check that out first so this makes a little more sense as I continue to talk about our Jewels.

You must be a Private blog subscriber to view the Private Blog articles. ONLY Freemasons in good standing with a recognized lodge can view the Masons Only blogs, Hive Forums, & Square Corners animations.

Subscribe Now!