Sat, 31 March 2012
On this month’s show we continue a conversation started last month with Eric Diamond in Chicago about technology and Freemasonry. This time, we move across the country and visit with our old friend John Liley, the past Grand Master of Utah. We also hear some feedback gathered from the web about one Mason's experience using tech in his Lodge. Overall, another jam-packed episode. So enough with the reading, and start with the listening. This is The Life Masonic.
Jason, The presenters hit the nail on the head with "Keep your websites current and simple". You don't need all the flashy stuff on your site. You don't need a site that appears as if you spent $100's if not $1,000's of dollars to create. You just need a simple site. Don't get too graphic happy. The more graphics you have, the longer the page takes to load. There is another way to keep our Brethren informed. In Oklahoma we have the "OKMasonMail" daily email that we can subscribe to. Each person can email the editor of an upcoming event. The editor will then put all those announcements into an easy to read email that is sent out daily. Here is an example. I hope the formatting stays the same... All names and phone numbers have been edited out. Please make submissions to the newsletter by 4pm on Fridays, and 8pm on other days. Visit our Website Calendar Links Submissions Registration ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DEATHS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sunday, April 01, 2012 - Enid Garfield Lodge #501 - Sickness and Distress We are sorry to report that Brother R****** W***** passed on Friday, March 30. He was a 50 year member and Past Master of Garfield # 501. His services were pending at this time, but probably Tuesday, April 3. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DEGREE WORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesday, April 03, 2012 5:00 PM ---> REPRINT Will Rogers Lodge #53 - Entered Apprentice Degree We will initiate three candidates into the wonderful world of Masonry. We are wanting to open lodge on the EA Degree at 5:00 PM. The first candidate will receive his degree around 5:15 PM, if everything goes according to plan. We will then break for dinner and start the next degree around 6:30 PM. If you don't have anything better to do, please stop by Will Rogers Lodge. We may put you to work! Will Rogers Lodge is located at 102 S. Cherokee Ave. in the great town of Claremore. If you have any questions, please call me at one of the numbers 918-***-**** (h) 918-***-**** (m) http://www.willrogerslodge.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesday, April 03, 2012 6:30 PM - Caddo ---> REPRINT Caddo Lodge #3 - Entered Apprentice Degree A meal will be served after the first section. All Masons are invited to attend. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EVENTS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursday, April 05, 2012 7:00 PM Tulsa Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection Please make plans to attend our monthly Lodge of Perfection. K**** M**** Tulsa Scottish Rite ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MASONIC TRIVIA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On this date April 1: Happy 27th Birthday Westville Lodge #549 chartered in 1985 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please make sure you make your submissions no less than 2 days before the event. Otherwise I cannot guarantee that I will see it in time to get it posted before the event date ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E-mails like this can be done at little or no cost to anyone. It can be done at the Lodge level or at the State level. Facebook and Twitter are also great tools for letting our members know what is going on. Jon