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Postby Stgermain » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:57 am

I have the pleasure of being attached to a university scheme lodge. It is great to meet young minds interested in making theirselves better.

I am a fellowcraft and prepping to become mm. I am not a uni student and didn't know a mason so enquired via the askone website (i was the 100th signup in east kent province).

Prior to joining i often visited pop up stalls in towns and spoke to 2 lovely gentlemen referred from the ask one site but always found it difficult to progress past initial words. On the pop up stands there was never anybody i could relate to.

I personally feel that there needs to be a younger face of freemasonry, i was willing to get involved in any lodge irrespective of member ages but others may be assuaged by this.

When you're doing town pop ups, ask a younger member to pop along. If you don't have one, ask a local university lodge. I would be honored to be invited to represent masonry in local towns.

I just think that many people my age 32 are attracted by other younger people hence the university scheme popularity.

But i digress, this is the best thing ive ever chosen to do. The first 2 degress have made me such a kinder, morally sound and understanding person. Ive heard the 3rd is the best but fell in love with the 2nd degree working tools.

This love and passion is best shared by members with verve and vigour and hunger.
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Re: New members

Postby Peter Taylor » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:42 am

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Re: New members

Postby Scott1984 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:39 pm

Stgermain wrote:I have the pleasure of being attached to a university scheme lodge. It is great to meet young minds interested in making theirselves better.

I am a fellowcraft and prepping to become mm. I am not a uni student and didn't know a mason so enquired via the askone website (i was the 100th signup in east kent province).

Prior to joining i often visited pop up stalls in towns and spoke to 2 lovely gentlemen referred from the ask one site but always found it difficult to progress past initial words. On the pop up stands there was never anybody i could relate to.

I personally feel that there needs to be a younger face of freemasonry, i was willing to get involved in any lodge irrespective of member ages but others may be assuaged by this.

When you're doing town pop ups, ask a younger member to pop along. If you don't have one, ask a local university lodge. I would be honored to be invited to represent masonry in local towns.

I just think that many people my age 32 are attracted by other younger people hence the university scheme popularity.

But i digress, this is the best thing ive ever chosen to do. The first 2 degress have made me such a kinder, morally sound and understanding person. Ive heard the 3rd is the best but fell in love with the 2nd degree working tools.

This love and passion is best shared by members with verve and vigour and hunger.
welcome and great enthusiasm.

Regarding the younger age group issue: I think we are in an age when ‘younger’ people desire instant results and as such a progressive organisation such as freemasonry can be a hard sell. I personally don’t think we should aim to ‘recruit’ from any particular age group but we should be more open (and we are I think!) about what freemasonry is and what it offers. Those who are drawn to it will find it when they are ready.

That being said there is no harm in more younger people joining!


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Re: New members

Postby Steve Treacle » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:54 pm

I was very impressed by the askone website. Where in Kent are you based, Bro? My work is based on the Kent / Sussex border.
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Re: New members

Postby MrBenn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:29 pm

All those older masons were younger masons once upon a time.....
The inter generational mix in freemasonry is one of the best things about it, you don't experience it many places in life
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Re: New members

Postby Mike Martin » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:25 am

The age range in my Lodge is currently 24 to 87 and it is a thing of joy to see these gentlemen in fellowship and not a thought to their respective ages.
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Re: New members

Postby Stgermain » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:46 pm

Mike Martin wrote:The age range in my Lodge is currently 24 to 87 and it is a thing of joy to see these gentlemen in fellowship and not a thought to their respective ages.
Truly is. Prior to joining this is something I'd never have experienced.

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Re: New members

Postby eckywan2 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:07 am

Welcome
your making me feel old !
c'est la vie

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