These workshops are targeted at current DCs and ADCs in both the Craft and the Royal Arch, but they would also benefit any Brother or Companion who aspires to such a role in the future, or indeed any Brother wishing to expand his Masonic knowledge.
Craft and Chapter DCs are experienced Masons who, among other things, are charged with enhancing members’ and visitors’ enjoyment of meetings by:
The established procedures in each Craft Lodge or Chapter are not rigid mandated standards, but tend to be a mixture of:
The two part workshops are run by experienced DCs and are aimed at guiding Craft Lodge and Chapter DCs in their role, rather than instructing in specific methods of working. They are not ‘How to do it……...’ but rather ‘Have you thought about……..’
The sessions are designed to assist and support those Brethren and Companions who wish to develop their knowledge and skills, and to address any queries relating to the role of the Director of Ceremonies or indeed Craft Lodge or Chapter working in general.
It is extremely unlikely that there are any two Lodges or Chapters that operate identically, and in any case, appreciating differences is part of the pleasure of visiting. Nevertheless, feedback indicates that the Workshop Facilitators and indeed fellow delegates have many useful suggestions which are worth considering.
The marketing slogan could be “a must for all DCs”, but a more disciplined appraisal would be “an enjoyable discussion among friends about the mechanics of Freemasonry”.
What the Brethren have said:
This programme is managed by the Members Development Group and run by the Buckinghamshire Deputy DCs’ Club whose membership covers those who are, or have been, Provincial Deputy DCs in either the Craft or Chapter.
Our 2012 programme dates for this 2 part programme are:
For more information, click on the "Contact the DC Workshop Team" under "Contact Us"
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