Volune LIIIJanuary 2006Number 1

Special Session for One-Day Class Members
to be Held by Academy of Masonic Knowledge

The Grand Lodge Academy of Masonic Knowledge will hold a Special Program for Master Masons who were initiated through the One-Day Classes, titled, "Understanding Freemasonry," on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.

The program is being held at the request of Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., Right Worshipful Grand Master, to ensure that the newly-made members through the One-Day Classes have every opportunity to have a full understanding of the fraternity and what it means to be a Freemason. "Having received all three degrees in one day, there are many questions that may have gone unanswered," he said. Developed by the Academy Committee, this program will utilize local experts to answer these questions, rather than the usual format of inviting prominent Masonic scholars to present the material.

"Understanding Freemasonry" will address a number of basic issues concerning the three Degrees, as well as a broader understanding of Freemasonry. Topics will be presented and reaction and discussion will be encouraged for such subjects as secrecy, Masonic etiquette, why Freemasonry is not a religion, what is legitimate Masonic information in literature and the media, wills and will nots and other related topics. The program will begin at 9 a.m., and will consist of a morning session, a luncheon and an afternoon session. There is no cost for attendance at the program or luncheon.

The Grand Master will be sending One-Day Class members a personal invitation to attend this special session, especially designed with them in mind. However, each lodge is asked to also contact their members who were made Masons through the One-Day Classes, along with their mentors, to encourage their registration and travel together to the program.

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