by Jeff Stokes on 28/10/15 at 4:20 am
Coming up next month, the members of Detroit No. 2 will choose its leadership for 2016. As election day approaches, it’s worth it to have a short refresher course in how these elections work and what is expected of you—both the candidates and the voting Brothers.
In terms of the actual rules laid down by Grand Lodge, elections are pretty simple. Elections for the Worshipful Master and his wardens are to be held in November or December except by special dispensation by the Grand Master. If there were some reason why the election would have to be postponed (whatever those reasons might be) the lodge would have to impress upon the Grand Master why the December deadline were blown. Presumably there would have to be a good reason.
During this vote for the South, West and East, all other positions in the lodge, elected and appointed, are to be decided at the same time. Once that decision is made by simple majority vote, that decision is final (more about that later). (more…)
Past Masters are the guiding lights of the Lodge that the Worshipful Master can turn to when his path is dark. It’s that time of year we celebrate all the Past Masters that have sat at the helm in the East. In Detroit No. 2 style, this year is going to be yet another memorable […]
Greetings Brothers! I hope all of you and your families had a safe and fun summer. It goes by so fast. Before you know it the fall will be in full swing and then…ugh… winter. But we aren’t going to dwell on that right now. Let talk about the summer, what we did over it […]
We present for your further summer reading this in depth article about the Templar traditions and how they arc from the past to the present. The arguments for Masonic foundations being firmly laid by the Order of the Knights Templar in antiquity are numerous. In the previous articles in our summer series on Masonic history […]
FEBRUARY 1929 THE MOTHER GRAND LODGE III There is a reason for everything, even for a superstition, if we seek far enough to find it. There was a reason, both in the spirit of the age and the state of the Craft, for the “revival” of Masonry in 1717. It was the fad of the day to form […]
JANUARY 1929 THE MOTHER GRAND LODGE II Of “the few Lodges at London,” as the record puts it, who constituted themselves a Grand Lodge in 1717, only four are named. If other lodges were invited, it may be surmised that they either had not been notified of the purpose of the meeting, or if so that they had […]
It is with sadness that we report the passing of esteemed Brother Leon Albury. His work here is done and now he lays down his trowel for the last time. Please join us in celebrating his life and his journey in our Brotherhood. Officers shall be present. All other bodied Brothers are requested in attendance. […]
This summer stay cool with some important Masonic history. Before we come back to light this website will feature a series of articles dealing with our storied history. First up will be a short talk bulletin presented by the Masonic Service Assn. in 1928. We will learn about the early days of organized Masonry at […]
Freemasons of Metro Detroit as well as the public are enthusiastically invited to join in some well deserved summer fun for a good cause! It’s time for the Detroit No. 2 Summer Shindig! This June at Bookies in Detroit we will enjoy fellowship in a grand fashion. We are taking over Bookies and raising money […]
FREEMASONRY AND THE ROMAN COLLEGIA Freemasonry and the Roman Collegia | Chapters of Masonic History by Bro. H.L. HAYWOOD The Builder Magazine, June 1923 – PS Review of Freemasonry The origin of modern Freemasonry has been traced by means of documents and other historical records to guilds of builders in the Middle Ages. These guilds […]
Brethren, this is an exciting year ahead! We are already locked, stocked and loaded with our schedule for this first half of this year. Keep your eyes on the calendar and the Trestleboard this year for everything you need to know. Check back on this website often for new features and all the latest […]
UPDATE: The Valentine’s Day Dinner and Scavenger Hunt has been cancelled due to a lower than anticipated RSVP count.
Greetings brothers. By now our Lodge has held an Installation of Officers, a working practice for all the new stations we are in, and we even got to help a cub scout pack that got all of their money stolen from them. We donated 30 Pinewood Derby cars and some medals for their annual race on […]