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INFORMATION for MEMBERS

An Announcement from the Provincial Grand Master 

Brethren, the date of my retirement from office is now confirmed as 31 May 2020. From 1 June 2020 VW Bro Dick Knifton will assume control of the Province as Deputy Provincial Grand Master in Charge.

The MW The Grand Master has been pleased to appoint W Bro Neil Clark Connolly PSGD, AProvGM, to be Provincial Grand Master for Hertfordshire with effect from 1 June 2020.

It is anticipated that W Bro Connolly will be installed during the meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on Wednesday, 23 September 2020.

RW Bro Paul Gower
Provincial Grand Master

The UGLE MEMBERS' PATHWAY

In order to secure the future of Freemasonry, one objective of UGLE's '2015-2020 Our Strategy at a Glance' report is to improve the structure for the attraction and retention of members. To deliver on that objective, the Members' Pathway was prepared to provide a structured approach for Lodges to follow in order to attract and encourage potential new members while at the same time retaining and adding value to the existing membership.
The Pathway was developed to address recruitment and development in Freemasonry in order to stem the decline in membership and meet the long-term needs of the Craft and the Royal Arch. Evidence from successful Lodges reveals there is good reason for optimism on Freemasonry's future.
Every Lodge member shares a responsibility for introducing new members, helping in retention and by helping the new recruit feel welcome and then supporting them.
Download a PDF of The Pathway Steps 1-11 to find out more.

SOLOMON ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCE
on the UNITED GRAND LODGE of ENGLAND WEBSITE

Solomon is aimed at three specific groups:
- Those who want to learn more about their masonry
- Those with programme planning or member development responsibilities in a Lodge or Chapter
- Provincial or District Officers charged with promoting and providing learning resources and activities
The materials provided include 'nuggets', short informational pieces for general reading or for presentation in Lodge or Chapter, and Papers for personal study which include quizzes to complete.
To access Solomon go to https://solomon.ugle.org.uk and register to get involved.

FREEMASONRY and THE SIDE DEGREES

Many newer members in Freemasonry may not realise just how many Side Degrees are available once membership of Craft masonry has been gained. While the first Side Degree to be introduced is usually the Royal Arch, others are also available with some dependant on membership of one or more degrees. A table explaining the relationship between the Degrees can be downloaded below.
Download a PDF diagram of Freemasonry and the Side Degrees

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