The Successful Lodge: Best Practices in Freemasonry, by 70 Well Traveled Brethren
The Successful Lodge was prepared by M∴W∴B∴ James F. Easterling, Jr., Past Grand Master and Past District Advisor, with W∴B∴ David Ferris, Past Master of Meridian Sun Lodge № 69. This book is a unique manual for Masonic leaders, who operate in a nonprofit environment like no other. From two Past Grand Masters to recently-raised Brethren, 70 experienced Freemasons share their advice on making a positive difference in your Lodge.
This book is available in both paperback and ebook form through Amazon, and proceeds benefit the Easterling Foundation Scholarship. Founded in 2013, this annual scholarship awards $1,000 to graduating high school seniors who are active in the 21st Masonic District, demonstrate a strong will to pursue higher education, and have the greatest need.
Loge Liberté chérie: A Light in the Darkness
At its height in 1944, the Esterwegen concentration camp housed over two thousand political prisoners from occupied Europe. Among them was a small band of Belgian Freemasons who, by chance or providence, found themselves assigned to the same barrack. In the midst of these terrible conditions, they came together to form the secret Masonic Lodge Liberté chérie.
Years of painstaking research and translation have yielded, for the first time, a comprehensive telling of these events for English readers. It is a story that transcends personal differences and the borders of Masonic jurisdiction. This camaraderie and compassion laid the foundation for the most important work in the history of the world’s oldest Fraternity.
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