What do you think of it so far?

This week, I want to thank those who have been following my weekly blogs and ask you for some feedback.  I am still experimenting to find the right balance of content and frequency and your answers to my questions below will be very helpful. 

The past week has featured two talks for South Africa, Rising Star Lodge in the District of Orange Free State and Lyceum Lodge of Research in South Africa North.  I am grateful to those who have organised these, especially RW Bro. James van Zyl and W Bros. Colin Morris, Rob Allam and Roland Dunstan, and all who attended them.  The Q&As were especially enjoyable.

I have also been doing some work on the Members’ Pathway.  I am working with James Bartlett to create some introductory booklets.  Once we have finished writing the content, their visual design will be done by UGLE’s marketing and communications team.

I have also added a new page to my website, featuring some articles on Masonic topics – especially change.

All that, plus writing and planning some new talks and some corporate coaching work, seems to have filled my week.

This coming week is a big one.  I am delivering part two of my “Links” talk for Freemasons without Borders on Tuesday.  Part one looked at “The historic links between the Craft, Mark and Royal Arch” and is available on YouTube.  Part two looks at “The narrative and symbolic links between …” and is looking to be well attended.

I will also be delivering my “Seven habits of highly successful Lodges” talk twice.  This is proving to be very popular.  A delivery later today is sold out and more and more people are recognising its value as we look at the health and strength of our Lodges.

So, upcoming talks look something like this.  Please click on the title to get the booking link.  If there isn’t one yet, please keep an eye on https://prestonian2012.org.uk/upcoming-talks/ for latest updates.

DateOrganiserProvince / DistrictTitle
11/08/20“Freemasons without Borders”Facebook GroupThe narrative and symbolic links between the Craft, Mark & Royal Arch
13/08/20West KentWest KentSeven habits of highly successful Lodges
15/08/20South America NDSouth America NorthernSeven habits of highly successful Lodges
18/08/20Oxon Light Blues ClubOxfordshireHow to grow the membership of your Lodge
20/08/20Bedfordshire Light BluesBedfordshireHow to grow the membership of your Lodge
23/08/20Lyceum Lodge of ResearchSouth Africa NorthMasters in the Making
24/08/20British Chapter 334South Africa WesternThe Royal Arch: what is it all about?
25/08/20Strathearn Lodge 4965DurhamIs belief in a Supreme Being really essential?
26/08/20Cheshire MMFCheshireSeven habits of highly successful Lodges
04/09/20Corinthian ClubWest LancsAll you ever wanted to know about Freemasonry (but didn’t know how to ask)
23/09/20West KentWest KentThe Royal Arch: what is it all about?
29/09/20Cheshire MMFCheshireAll you ever wanted to know about Freemasonry (but didn’t know how to ask)
29/10/20CheshireCheshireThe Royal Arch: what is it all about?
31/10/20Bucks NECCBuckinghamshireAll you ever wanted to know about Freemasonry (but didn’t know how to ask)

There are a few more yet to be finalised.

So, here are four questions and I would value your comments.  Please use the comments option on the blog page.

1) What sort of information would you like in my blog? For example …

  • Updates on my talks and other Masonic news
  • My thoughts and reflections on Masonic issues, especially membership related
  • Only dates of future talks

2) How often would you like this information?

  • Weekly
  • Fortnightly
  • When new things happen

3) What subjects would you like me to write about in my articles?

4) What subjects would you like me to create talks about?

Thank you again. Have a good week!

Onwards and upwards.

Tony

4 thoughts on “What do you think of it so far?

  1. Thanks for the hard work. Enjoy the lectures. Only issue I have is getting questions answered at the end . My experience is that these are not addressed sufficiently. Should we send questions in beforehand?.

    1. Thomas, thanks. I try to give answers with explanation and summarise. However it is also important to cover as many questions as possible in the immediate / official Q&A session. That is why i stay on after the official close, so that we can continue to discuss issues in more detail. You are always welcome to do that.

  2. I welcome the talks which are well researched and informative and provides a forum for discussion amongst brethren with varying experiences.

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