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District Deputy Grand Masters. A One Day Masonic Journey. Saturday, October 30, 2010. Other Masonic Bodies. Approved candidates will be able to join Symbolic, Scottish Rite and Shrine Freemasonry — all in one day!

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a one day masonic journey
A One Day Masonic Journey

Saturday, October 30, 2010

other masonic bodies
Other Masonic Bodies
  • Approved candidates will be able to join Symbolic, Scottish Rite and Shrine Freemasonry — all in one day!
  • Our Blue Lodge members may expand their Masonic Experience to include Scottish Rite and Shrine Freemasonry.
an excellent opportunity
An Excellent Opportunity

For interested, quality men to join our Fraternity!

Men who may have:

  • Busy schedules
  • Numerous business commitments
  • Personal time commitments
time schedule morning
Time Schedule - Morning

06:00 – 07:45 am Registration of Candidates

08:00 – 08:05 am Grand Lodge Opens

08:05 – 09:05 am Entered Apprentice Lodge

09:05 – 09:25 am Entered Apprentice Education

09:25 – 09:45 am Break

09:45 – 10:30 am Fellowcraft Lodge

10:30 – 10:50 am Fellowcraft Education

10:50 – 11:05 am Break

11:05 – 12:15 pm Master Masons Lodge


Break for Lunch

time schedule afternoon
Time Schedule - Afternoon

12:15 – 01:00 pm Lunch

01:00 – 01:20 pm Master Masons Education

01:20 – 01:30 pm Grand Lodge Closes

01:30 – 01:45 pm York Rite

01:45 – 02:00 pm Break

02:00 – 03:25 pm Scottish Rite

03:25 – 03:40 pm Break

03:40 – 05:05 pm Shrine

sites coordinators
Sites & Coordinators


Valley of Allentown Larry Newhard

Valley of Altoona Mark A. Pine

Valley of Bloomsburg Henry Lesher, PDDGM

Valley of Coudersport John Wells

Zem Zem Shrine Center Kim W. Jeffreys, PDDGM

Valley of Harrisburg Ken Beard, PDDGM

Valley of New Castle Robert Marziano, Jr., PDDGM

Lu Lu Shrine Center Gary Davis, PDDGM

Valley of Pittsburgh Thomas M. Gasmire, PDDGM

Valley of Reading L. Donald Loos, Jr.

Valley of Scranton Gordon Conniff, PDDGM

Valley of Uniontown Timothy L. Shumar

Valley of Williamsport Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., RWPGM

coordinators responsibilities
Coordinators Responsibilities
  • Organize recommended committees.
  • Liaison between the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Scottish Rite and the Shrine.
  • Maintain the aggressive schedule of the “One Day Masonic Journey.”
venue committee
Venue Committee

Responsibilities are:

  • Seating / Furniture
  • Stage
  • Lighting
  • Sound
ritualistic committee
Ritualistic Committee

Responsibilities are:

  • Degree team selection
  • Rehearsals
  • Officer Dress
  • Mentor Instruction
  • Degree conferral issues
registration committee
Registration Committee

Responsibilities are:

  • Reservations
  • Attendance
  • Membership
  • Candidates
education committee
Education Committee

Responsibilities are:

  • Organize Mentors
  • Implement Mentor Program
refreshment committee
Refreshment Committee

Responsibilities are:

  • Coffee and donuts (or pastries)
  • Lunch
blue lodges
Blue Lodges

Lodges are responsible for providing Mentors to assist candidates:

  • In the conferral of Degrees.
  • Instruction between Degrees.
form of petition
Form of Petition
  • Current form of petition prescribed by the Grand Lodge is to be used.
  • Petitions are to be presented at a Stated or Special Meeting.
  • Shall be read, noted in the Minutes and referred to a Committee of Inquiry.
  • All Dues & Fees must be received prior to balloting on the petitioners.
approval process
Approval Process
  • Petitions shall lie over to a subsequent Stated or Special Meeting.
  • The Masonic Month requirement is waived if a Meeting is called for balloting.
  • Multiple balloting on any number of petitioners is permitted.
  • Lodges are encouraged to hold Meetings in July and August to receive and ballot on petitions.
sixth month rule waived
Sixth Month Rule - Waived

Approved petitioners may be held for the One Day Masonic Journey regardless of their date of approval.

petition availability
Petition Availability
  • Lodge Secretaries
  • District Deputy Grand Masters
  • Grand Lodge Website:
  • pagrandlodge.org
grand lodge receives inquiry
Grand Lodge Receives Inquiry

Pennsylvania Membership Information Request Forms (and petitions) from Website applicants, which are received by the Grand Lodge, will be forwarded to the District Deputy Grand Master who serves the applicant’s area.

prorated dues
Prorated Dues
  • Dues should be prorated (25%) for the remainder of the year.
  • Grand Lodge
  • Blue Lodges (Optional)
secretary presents petition
Secretary Presents Petition
  • Petitions read at a Stated or Special Meeting
  • Due & Timely Notice to Members
  • Deadline for submitting Petitions will be the September Stated Meeting

(No Exceptions)

lodge action on petitions
Lodge Action on Petitions

Petition Read


Lodge Secretary

Due and Timely

Notice to Members

Appointment of

Committee on Inquiry

lodge action on petitions continued
Lodge Action on Petitions, Continued

Committee Reports


Ballot Box /Voice Vote

Multiple Balloting

is permitted on any

number of petitions

Exception: If Special Meetings are called for balloting, the Masonic Month requirement is waived —provided that Due & Timely notice was given to members.

candidate proficiency
Candidate Proficiency
  • Proficiency before advancement will not be required.
  • Lodges are required to have members available to instruct their candidates.

Mentoring is to begin at the One Day Masonic Journey and continue on an ongoing basis.

candidate information
Candidate information

All candidate information for registration purposes pertaining to the One Day class must be completed and in the Grand Secretary's office by Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

identification credentials
Identification Credentials

For registration purposes, candidates will be provided with a personalized letter by the Lodge Secretary, attesting that all required dues and fees have been paid.

Also, he will receive an itinerary, dress code and directions to the One Day Class location.

This personalized letter and a photo-identification card must be presented at the registration desk.

candidate registration
Candidate Registration

The Grand Secretary’s Office will provide the necessary information for candidate registration, including a pocket identification card, to the One Day Class Registration Committee Chairman.

candidate materials
Candidate Materials

The Grand Secretary’s Office will forward Bibles and Masonic Education information to site locations — for presentation to “One Day Masonic Journey” candidates on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

questions or help
Questions or Help?

More detailed information is being prepared to assist Lodge Secretaries and District Deputy Grand Masters.