GRAND LODGE AWARDS 2018-2019
MASTER BUILDER

There are four components for this award:

+ Ritual  + Lodge Operations
+ Masonic Education + Lodge Representation

 

Ritual Component

1.    A Minimum of 3 members provides 2 different lectures in Open Lodge, certified by DDGM

2.    Lodge must exemplify all 3 Degrees during the year with a minimum of 6 parts in the slate performed by Lodge Officers, certified by the DDGM Masonic Education Component

1.    A Minimum of 3 Masonic Education programs sponsored by the Lodge (other than at a Stated Meeting).

 

Lodge Operations Component

1.    Lodge hosts a meeting with another Masonic Lodge

2.    Lodge Issues a newsletter a minimum of 4 times during the year (electronic or hard copy)

3.    Lodge hosts an informational session open to the general public.

4.    Lodge has a program to contact non-attending members, certified by DDGM.

5.    Lodge has a program for contacting members in jeopardy of Suspension for NPD, certified by DDGM.

6.    Lodge has a Masonic Funeral Ritual Team (WM, SW, JW, Chaplain) certified by DDGM.

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GRAND LODGE AWARDS 2018-2019
MASTER ARCHITECT

There are four components for this award:

 

+ Ritual   + Lodge Operations,
+ Masonic Education  + Lodge Representation   

Ritual Component

1.    A Minimum of 3 members provides 3 different lectures in Open Lodge, certified by DDGM (Lectures are EA, Staircase, MM)

2.    A member of the Lodge must be able to give the Apron Lecture, Ballot Box, King Solomon part, and Hiram, King of Tyre, certified by DDGM.

3.    Lodge must exemplify all 3 Degrees during the year with a minimum of 6 parts in the slate performed by Lodge Officers, certified by the DDGM


Masonic Education Component

1.    A Minimum of 3 Masonic Education programs sponsored by the Lodge (other than at a Stated Meeting).

2.    Lodge must have a Masonic Education presentation before, during, or after a minimum of 6 Stated meetings.

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GRAND LODGE AWARDS 2018-2019
MASON OF THE YEAR

In order to make the proper selection for the Mason of the Year for Arizona, listed below is the criteria to be taken into consideration.

 

1.       Service to the Blue Lodge both presently and in the past

2.       Ongoing service to HIS blue Lodge

3.       Service to the Grand Lodge

4.       Knowing and practicing Masonic teachings

5.       Time in the Fraternity

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GRAND LODGE AWARDS 2018-2019
TRESTLEBOARD AWARD

I.          CATEGORY:

            a.  Trestleboards Awards are classified into three lodge size categories:

                       i.  Small = less than 110 members

                      ii.  Medium = 111 to 211 members

                     iii.  Large = over 212 members

II.         CRITERION:

            a.  Trestleboards will be awarded points in the following areas:

                       i.  Articles from the three pedestal officers, the Secretary, Scottish and York Rite, Eastern Star and other    appendant Adult Masonic bodies and Masonic education

                      ii.  Masonic Birth date

                     iii.  Sickness and distress

                     iv.  Calendar of Events

                      v.  Advertisements

                     vi.  Committee names and phone numbers

                    vii.  Lodge Officers and phone numbers

                   viii.  Trustees names

                     ix.  Overall Appearance

            b.  Bonus points will be awarded in the following areas:

                       i.  Youth Group articles

                      ii.  Other Elected or Appointed officer articles​

GRAND LODGE AWARDS 2018-2019
WEBSITE AWARD

All lodges in Arizona that have a website will be judged for the Grand Lodge Website Award by the Grand Lodge Website subcommittee. No submissions required. Lodge size is not a factor.

Websites are evaluated throughout the year.   

1. One Award for Each

      Small Lodges (< 111)

      Medium Lodges(111-211)

      Large Lodges(> 211)

2. Scoring

      No evidence = 0

      Basic technology = 3

      Forward leaning technology = 5

3. Criteria

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GRAND LODGE AWARDS 2018-2019
MASTER RITUALIST AWARD

This program requires that the brother learn specific material for each of the 3 degrees conferred in the Lodge. The Master Ritualist Award recognizes comprehensive knowledge and delivery of the ritual associated with specific Degree work and positions.

For the First Degree, the brother must successfully deliver the ritual associated with the following: 

-Worshipful Master Open/Obligation Conferral/Close

-Senior Warden work

-Senior Deacon work

-Apron Lecture

-Marshall work

-Charge to the Candidate

-First Degree Lecture

For the Second Degree, the brother must successfully deliver the ritual associated with the following: 

-Worshipful Master Open/Obligation Conferral/Close

-Senior Warden work

-Senior Deacon work

-Letter ‘G’ Lecture

-Staircase Lecture

-Charge to the Candidate

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For the Third Degree, the brother must successfully deliver the ritual associated with the following:

-Worshipful Master Open/Obligation Conferral/Close

-Senior Warden work

-Senior Deacon work (Second section)

-Third Degree Lecture

-3rd Ruffian work

-1st Fellowcraft work

-King Solomon

-Charge to the Candidate

All work must be performed in front of the District Deputy Grand Master. The award application must be submitted by the applicant through the Lodge Worshipful Master and Lodge Secretary; carry the Lodge seal; be countersigned by the DDGM and submitted to the Grand Lecturer. A committee will be convened to allow the candidate to answer questions relative to any sections of the ritual. If the candidate is found to be proficient the MW Grand Master will be notified and a presentation at Grand Communication will be made.  

Deadline for submitting is April 15, 2020

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CERTIFIED LECTURER AWARD

The Certified Lecturer’s Program is intended to recognize those brethren who prove themselves proficient in the principle lecture or lectures of the degree(s). The award consists of a bar, which is initially provided, and individual pins designating the degree or degrees in which proficiency has been made, which are attached to the bar. To receive this recognition, the District Deputy Grand Master (DDGM) should confirm the proficiency of the brother in the specific Lecture and a report made by the DDGM to the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer may request a meeting with the applicant and DDGM prior to confirming the recognition.

For more information or to submit for consideration contact the DDGM in your District

This page lists the criteria for the following Grand Lodge Awards

Master Builder - Master Architect - Mason of the Year - Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service - Trestleboard - Website - Ritualist - Lecturer

Lodge Representation Component (a minimum of 4 of 6 must be completed)

1.    At least 2 Lodge Officers attend the Grand Lodge Leadership Retreat.

2.    At least 3 members of the Lodge attend the Grand Lodge Communication (2 must be the WM, SW, and/or JW).

3.    At least 4 members of the lodge attend a meeting of a Masonic Youth Group (where possible) or an Eastern Star or Amaranth open event (2 must be the WM, SW, and/or JW).

4.    Lodge must be active in a recognized Local community activity, certified by DDGM.

5.    Lodge attends another Masonic Lodge meeting (stated or called) with a minimum of 5 members attending (2 must be the WM, SW, and/or JW).

6.    Lodge Master Masons (a minimum of 2 non-Lodge Officers) attend a School of Instruction conducted by/under the auspices of the Grand Lecturer.

Lodge Operations Component (a minimum of 6 of 8 must be completed)

1.    Lodge hosts a meeting with another Masonic Lodge

2.    Lodge Issues a newsletter a minimum of 8 times during the year (electronic or hard copy) with submission to Grand Lodge for Trestleboard recognition.

3.    Lodge must have a website that is updated monthly with submission to the Grand Lodge for recognition.

4.    Lodge hosts an informational session open to the general public.

5.    Lodge has a program to contact non-attending members, certified by DDGM.

6.    Lodge has a program for contacting members in jeopardy of Suspension for NPD, certified by DDGM.

7.    Lodge has a Masonic Funeral Ritual Team (WM, SW, JW, Chaplain) certified by DDGM.

8.    Lodge must have a Long Range Planning committee that meets a minimum of once every 3 months. The committee must have Established Goals and Objectives certified by the DDGM.

Lodge Representation Component (a minimum of 6 of 8 must be completed)

1.    At least 2 Lodge Officers attend the Grand Lodge Leadership Retreat.

2.    At least 3 members of the Lodge attend the Grand Lodge Communication (2 must be the WM, SW, and/or JW).

3.    At least 4 members of the lodge attend a meeting of a Masonic Youth Group (where possible) or an Eastern Star or Amaranth open event (2 must be the WM, SW, and/or JW).

4.    Lodge must be active in a recognized Local community activity, certified by DDGM.

5.    Lodge visits 2 other Masonic Lodge meetings (stated or called) with a minimum of 6 members attending (2 must be the WM, SW, and/or JW).

6.    Lodge must be involved with Bikes for Books, CHIPS, or Public School Essay.

7.    Lodge must host a fund-raising activity for a Masonic Youth Group (or a recognized local youth group if there is no local Masonic Youth Group in the community). This cannot be substituted for the local activity noted above.

8.    Lodge Master Masons (a minimum of 2 non-Lodge Officers) attend a School of Instruction conducted by/under the auspices of the Grand Lecturer. 

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 III         OTHER INFORMATION:

            a.  Copies of five (5) separate trestleboard issues are required to be submitted

            b.  Lodges are responsible for the selection of their trestleboard copies.  The Trestleboard committee will not select the copies to be judged.

            c.  The preferred method of submission for the Trestleboards is by email and if email fails then by postal mail.

            d.  When submitting the Trestleboards, include the number of members in your Lodge and contact information (email and phone Number) of the editor or Worshipful Master.

            e.  Trestleboards must be submitted No Later Than (NLT) April 15, 2019.

            f.  Only one top winner in each size category will be selected.  

         

Send your trestleboard copies to: 

Email: Roger.Biede@Gmail.com 
           OR 
Roger Biede
988 E Saddleback Pl
San Tan Valley, Az 85143
Telephone:  510-418-3959

6.       Contributions to the community

7.       Honors and awards within and outside of Masonry

8.       Knowing and practicing the Ritual

9.       Participation in Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shrine, Eastern Star, Youth groups, etc.

10.     Activities outside of Masonry