|Volune LIII||January 2006||Number 1|
Changes to Masonic Temple
Some changes have been made within the structure of the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia to improve services provided to our Family of Freemasonry and the community in general. This restructuring effort will increase efficiencies, improve communication, reduce expenses, provide continuity among the administrations of subsequent Grand Masters and prepare for the future of Grand Lodge services.
The first service area, "Membership Services," includes the staff and functions of the Grand Master's Office, Grand Treasurer, Grand Secretary's Office, Masonic Education, Masonic Blood and Organ Donor Club, Preservation of Monuments and Academy of Masonic Knowledge. Mark Haines, Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, is responsible for the leadership and supervision of the day-to-day operations of Membership Services. Bro. Haines joined the Masonic Temple staff on Sept. 6, 2005, to prepare for his role upon the retirement of Bro. Donald L. Albert effective Dec. 27, 2005. Click here for biographical information on these brethren.
The second service area, the "Masonic Library and Museum," includes the staff and functions of the Committee on Temple, Library and Museum and Gift Shop. A search is underway for an Executive Director (see below), who will be responsible for the leadership and supervision of the day-to-day operations of the Masonic Library and Museum.
The Grand Master is the Chairman of both service areas, and is aided by two separate committees comprised of the Grand Lodge Officers and other Masonic leaders who will lend their expertise within the respective service areas.
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