CONSTITUTED FEBRUARY 9TH, 1957                  STATED MEETING 2ND TUESDAY OF MONTH

  2215 MARKET ST, CAMP HILL, PA 17011     717-975-0486      LOWTHERMANOR781@GMAIL.COM

LODGE COMMITTEES FOR 2014

BANQUET

PURPOSE: This committee assists the Worshipful Master in the planning and execution of the lodge’s annual anniversary banquet and special events.

 

DUTIES: Selects and confirms date and location, budget, menu, speaker, VIP guests, reservations & seating, funds received/paid, supervises setup & take down and other particulars.

  A lodge whose activities were limited to only those the Master and other officers could oversee themselves would be a very dull lodge indeed. As we conduct a wide variety of activates various committees exist to assist in the administration of these good works. As we are a young lodge, in many cases the founders of these activities, charities and functions continue to serve on the committee. They also provide service opportunities for many members whose talents and interests lie in particular areas.

BLOOD DONOR PROGRAM

PURPOSE: This committee assists the Worshipful Master in the conduct of the Masonic Blood Donor Program.

 

DUTIES: Sets quota for and monitors donations to the program. Makes periodic reports at stated meetings as to purpose and status. Works with other committees to promote and/or conduct donations at lodge events.   

CHARITY

PURPOSE: Stewardship of the permanent charity fund of the lodge.    

        

DUTIES: Responsible for review of requests and proposals for disbursements from the lodge for charitable purposes.

COMMUNICATIONS & OPERATIONS

PURPOSE: To improve the how the lodge communicates with the membership and the administrative functions of the lodge.

 

DUTIES: The communications committee supports the W.M. and the secretary in carrying out the day-to-day administrative business of the lodge and in communicating with the members using state-of-the-art technology. This includes electronic mail, website, calendar, electronic billing, payment, reservation management, social media and related communications, and membership management services. These positions also provide a training ground for those aspiring to become lodge secretary. ASSISTANT SECRETARY – Assists the secretary in the performance of these duties. WEBMASTER/CTO – In charge of the website and technology initiatives.

FINANCE

PURPOSE: To assist the W.M. treasurer, trustees and committees in their duties where financial/accounting skills are required.

 

DUTIES: Financial analysis and management accounting functions as directed.

FLOOR WORKERS/PROSPECTIVE LINE OFFICERS

PURPOSE: To insure there are an adequate number of members trained in lodge business and ritual work. To provide an identified line of succession for vacancies in line officer positions.

 

DUTIES: Attend all stated, extra SOI and rehearsal meetings. New floor workers and prospective line officers learn the same business and ritual work that a new line officer would who have no previous line officer experience.         

FUND RAISING

PURPOSE: To raise funds to support our charitable activities and to offset operating expenses of the lodge.

 

DUTIES: Be the lodges fund raising experts. Identify and propose the most effective fund raising activities. Insure proposals are in accordance with Masonic law and identify required dispensations and/or authorizations. Identify core event leadership, talent and monetary resources for new/augmented fund raising activities.  

CAR SHOW (VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP)

PURPOSE: Primary funding source for LML's votech scholarship. Secondary funding source for LML academic scholarship.         

 

DUTIES: All activities related to the planning and conduct of the car show.      

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FUNERAL & MEMORIAL SERVICE

PURPOSE:  To insure an adequate number of members are proficient in the Masonic funeral service to fulfill the lodge’s obligation to provide services for deceased brethren and their families

 

DUTIES: Learn and maintain proficiency with the Master’s, Chaplain’s and Warden’s parts in the services. Attend LML conducted funeral & memorial services.

FURNITURE & MASONIC PARAPHENALIA

PURPOSE:  Assists the Worshipful Master maintain stewardship of the lodge’s non-building property.

 

DUTIES: Procures and maintains MASONIC furnishings and paraphernalia.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

PURPOSE:  The golf outing is an annual outing that serves as a major social event and that has great friend-to-friend and fund raising potential.

 

DUTIES:     All aspects of organizing and conducting the event.

HIGHWAY PICKUP

PURPOSE:  Community outreach & public service. It also serves as a social event (breakfast) and membership event.

 

DUTIES: Coordinate & execute all aspects of the lodge’s highway trash pickup program.

INSTRUCTION

PURPOSE:  To insure lodge ritualistic work and business of the lodge is of the highest quality.

 

DUTIES:     The Senior Warden is responsible for assigning “qualified” brethren to the trestle board. It is the W.M.’s duty, assisted by the Chairman, to insure line officer’s, PLO’s and floor workers are properly instructed. Committee members act as degree mentors for instructees, monitor their progression and insure they understand the symbolism underlying the ritual work. The committee leadership conducts scheduled practices and rehersals assisted by the members. Degree instructors/mentors meet one-on-one with an instructee for individual instruction.

MEETINGPLACE - LODGE PRESERVATION - TEMPLE

PURPOSE: To lead the lodge in its transition from a renter from the West Shore Masonic Temple Association to that of ownership of the same or another building and the formation of the Lowther Manor Temple Association –or- as a renter of a suitable meeting place from another lodge or temple association.

 

DUTIES: All matters concerning the transition including planning, negotiations, financial planning, financing, legal matters, etc. and presentations to the membership for information and consent.

MEMBERSHIP (FRIEND TO FRIEND)

PURPOSE:  This committee assists the W.M. and the lodge by proposing, conducting and participating in various lodge, media and community events and activities that promote masonry and interest in Lowther Manor Lodge.       

 

DUTIES:     The committee proposes membership goals and tracks performance. Coordinates with other committees to insure opportunities to build membership are taken advantage of. Committee members conduct and/or coordinate open house/s, friend to friend dinners and other membership events. Coordinates with other event committees to insure there is a top-notch Masonic & LML information presence.  

MENTORING (MASONIC EDUCATION)

PURPOSE:  To insure new members are proficient in their obligations, how to gain admission to other lodges and other Masonic knowledge required by the G.L. of PA mentoring program.

 

DUTIES:     J.W. – Matches newly entered masons with a mentor for the purpose of learning their obligations to advance in degrees. CHAIR: Conducts the formal Masonic Mentoring program and leads scheduled mentoring sessions. MEMBERS: Assist the CHAIR in conduct of mentoring sessions. DEGREE MENTORS: Masons who are knowledgeable in the obligations of the 1st & 2nd degrees who are able to work with new masons on a one-to-one basis. The mentoring committee and mentors also serve as one of the primary means of identifying new line officer canidates and providing them the necessary encouragement and support.

PAST MASTERS ADVISORY BOARD

PURPOSE:  To provide advice and counsel to the Worshipful Master and Wardens. It has proven to be an invaluable resource as the members represent over 1,200 accumulated years of Masonic service experience.

 

DUTIES:     The Advisory Board has no authority save the benefit of the accumulated experience of those who has served in the East.      

PICNIC (ANNUAL FAMILY CORNROAST & BBQ)

PURPOSE:  The annual family corn roast & BBQ is the largest family event sponsored by the lodge. It is open to members, their families, guests and prospective members.

 

DUTIES:     Organize and conduct the annual corn roast and family picnic.

PROGRAM & ENTERTAINMENT

PURPOSE:  To improve the quality of lodge programs and events.        

 

DUTIES:     Functions as a planning resource to the W.M. and committees to identify and acquire quality         programs, speakers & events. Recommends acquisition of A/V and other equipment.

SCHOLARSHIP (ACADEMIC)

PURPOSE:  Conduct of the LML academic scholarship program.

 

DUTIES:     Advertises screens and selects recipients of the scholarships. Attends scholarship presentation events. Recommends number and amounts of scholarships. Proposes revisions to the scholarship’s charter.

STEWARDS

PURPOSE:  To enhance the quality of lodge meetings and events.

 

DUTIES:     Menu planning, Food Preparation, Food Service, Setup, Cleanup

VISITATION

PURPOSE:  To identify and support members of the lodge and widows who are ill, in need, who require support and to contact those who have ceased to participate in the activities of the lodge as defined in DUTIES below.

 

DUTIES: This is a REQUIRED committee whose duties are spelled out explicitly in the D. of D., as follows:

 

“A. To visit the sick, disabled, and needy Members of the Lodge.

B. To visit the widows and families of deceased Members.

C. To make personal contacts with the Members who have not attended the Lodge consistently at least twice a year (Lodge Members living at great distances from the Lodge are excepted).

D. To make personal visits to each Member who is in danger of being suspended by the Lodge or who has indicated his intent to resign but has given no reason (Lodge Members living at great distances from the Lodge should be contacted

by letter or telephone).

E. To visit personally, or to contact by letter or telephone, those Lodge Members, their wives, or widows and mothers of deceased Members who reside in the Masonic Homes at Elizabethtown or the Masonic Home of Pennsylvania at Lafayette Hills.”     

MILTON S. GOUSE, JR, P.M.

THOMAS S. KENNERLY, JR, P.M.

S. BERNE SMITH, P.M.

 

R. EDWARD BAUMGARDNER, P.M.

W. ANDREW BITNER, P.M.

DAVID C. WALTERS

 

MILTON S. GOUSE, JR, P.M. (SECRETARY)

JEFFREY L. HEISS, P.M. (WEBMASTER)

RICKY N. PATRICK, P.M. (EBULLETIN)

 

 

 

MARK E. GAINES, SW, CHAIR

VAUGHN L. SCHWALM (FW)

ROBERT G. KNEPP (FW)

 

 

 

DALE M. HAUZE, SR, P.M.

RONALD H. SHUEY, P.M.

KEITH R. STRAYER

 

THOMAS S. KENNERLY, JR., P.M. (CHAIR)

 

 

 

JEFFREY L. HEISS, P.M., W.M. (MASTER)

W. ANDREW BITNER, P.M. (CHAPLAIN)

TERRY COFFMAN, P.M. (CHAPLAIN)

ROBERT L. KOSER, P.M. (CHAPLAIN)

 

 

FRANK J. DeSTEFANO, JR. P.M.

TERRY COFFMAN, P.M.

VAUGHN L. SCHWALM

 

 

 

 

 

MARK E. ESSIG

 

THOMAS S. KENNERLY, JR, P.M. [CHAIR]

MARK E. GAINES [SENIOR WARDEN]

JEFFREY L. HEISS, P.M., W.M.

MILTON S. GOUSE, JR. P.M.

RICKY N. PATRICK, P.M.

 

 

 

RICKY N. PATRICK, P.M. [CHAIR]

MILTON S. GOUSE, JR. P.M.

W. ANDREW BITNER, P.M.

DAVID C. WALTERS

CALVIN W. STEVENS

 

JOHN L. COLE, JR. P.M.

KENNETH B. BOWMAN

PHILIP B. FAIRMAN

BRETT E. MESSIMER

CHARLES R. SHEASLEY

TODD L. SNYDER

RICHARD H. BRUMBACH [CHAIR]

 

JOHN L. COLE, JR. P.M.

JEFFREY L. HEISS, P.M.

ALL PAST MASTERS

W.M [CHAIR], SW & JW

W. ANDREW BITNER, P.M. [HEAD STEWARD]

STEWARDS

 

 

 

 

TERRY COFFMAN, P.M.

 

 

 

W. ANDREW BITNER, P.M. [HEAD STWRD]

ROBERT L. KOSER [ASST STEWARD]

BARRY R. PATTERSON

DAVID C. WALTERS

 

 

S. BERNE SMITH, P.M.

JOHN L. COLE, JR. P.M.

GREGORY M. COLE, P.M.

BRETT E. MESSIMER

CHARLES R. SHEASLEY