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  • Welcome

  • Morning Invocation

  • Introduce the GGC Team



Review The Mission Statement

  • Review The Mission Statement

  • Review The Vision Statement

  • Duties of District Deputies

  • Duties of Ambassadors

  • Dates of Regional Conferences

  • RAM Magazine





  • The mission statement of General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International, with a heritage of over 200 years, is to offer services and support to its Subordinate and Grand Chapters throughout the world in fulfilling the goals of Capitular Masonry by:



Providing a source of, and administration for, the rituals of the four degrees of the American Royal Arch system.

  • Providing a source of, and administration for, the rituals of the four degrees of the American Royal Arch system.

  • Assisting in the creation and chartering of new Subordinate and Grand Chapters throughout the world while maintaining our traditional standards.

  • Being the primary source for developmental information concerning the formation and administration of a Royal Arch Masons Chapter or Grand Chapter.



  • Providing a means of communication, liaison and interaction for our member Chapters and Grand Chapters worldwide.

  • Supporting and encouraging York Rite unity around the world in harmony with regular Grand Lodges, the General Grand Council and Grand Encampment.

  • Recognizing achievement and service.



Helping member Chapters and Grand Chapters to fulfill the obligation of all Royal Arch Masons to spread further light in Masonry.

  • Helping member Chapters and Grand Chapters to fulfill the obligation of all Royal Arch Masons to spread further light in Masonry.

  • Encouraging education for all Royal Arch Masons.

  • Organizing a Triennial Convocation for all member Chapters and Grand Chapters to express their concerns, offer programs, legislate and elect officers for the next three years.

  • Representing Royal Arch Masonry to the world in its highest tradition and heritage.



Administer the four degrees of RAM

  • Administer the four degrees of RAM

  • Assisting development of subordinate & Grand Chapters

  • Informational source for new Chapters & Grand Chapters





To uphold and support the Mission Statement of the General Grand Chapter.

  • To uphold and support the Mission Statement of the General Grand Chapter.

  • To take all reasonable steps to secure membership of those Grand Chapters in North America which are not currently members of the General Grand Chapter.

  • To take all reasonable steps to retain all existing members.

  • To respond to requests and to encourage development of the American Royal Arch system in foreign lands especially Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa.



To maximize our communication efforts through enhanced development of the Royal Arch Magazine into the internet world and to create and maintain an electronic newsletter. To seek input from our younger members.

  • To maximize our communication efforts through enhanced development of the Royal Arch Magazine into the internet world and to create and maintain an electronic newsletter. To seek input from our younger members.

  • To live and work together in a devoted team spirit. To divide and share responsibilities thereby creating an effective team leadership. To keep all involved in any question ‘in the loop’.



To enhance our image among our member Grand Chapters though more recognizable Regional Deputies and Ambassadors with duties and responsibilities to and from the General Grand Chapter being careful not to interfere but to be visible as a support and a link.

  • To enhance our image among our member Grand Chapters though more recognizable Regional Deputies and Ambassadors with duties and responsibilities to and from the General Grand Chapter being careful not to interfere but to be visible as a support and a link.



Support the Mission Statement of GGC

  • Support the Mission Statement of GGC

  • Encourage membership of non affiliated Grand Chapters in North America

  • Retain existing Members





To represent the General Grand Chapter and the General Grand High Priest at all appropriate Royal Arch functions within your region.

    • To represent the General Grand Chapter and the General Grand High Priest at all appropriate Royal Arch functions within your region.
    • At Annual Communications of each jurisdiction
  • At Special Award events or degree ceremonies of each jurisdiction



At designated Annual Convocations you will be the official representative of the General Grand High Priest and General Grand Chapter.

  • At designated Annual Convocations you will be the official representative of the General Grand High Priest and General Grand Chapter.

  • On other occasions, the General Grand High Priest, General Grand King or General Grand Scribe will be the Official Visitor.



Check with the Grand Secretary at least 60 days in advance to be sure that all award requests have been sent to the General Grand Secretary

  • Check with the Grand Secretary at least 60 days in advance to be sure that all award requests have been sent to the General Grand Secretary

  • Ensure that the General Grand Visitor has transportation to and from the airport and hotel.



At all convocations, be sure that the awards have been received by the Grand Secretary and that they are ready for presentation (unwrapped and unpinned).

  • At all convocations, be sure that the awards have been received by the Grand Secretary and that they are ready for presentation (unwrapped and unpinned).

  • If a General Grand officer is present, acquaint him with the location of the awards.

  • Note: Awards are usually presented at the banquet.



During the awards presentation, always include the wives.

  • During the awards presentation, always include the wives.

  • Invite previous recipients of the Bronze and Silver medals or Sweetheart Awards to come to the side of the dais and greet the new recipient as he or she leaves.



Bring good news of activities and events in other jurisdictions.

  • Bring good news of activities and events in other jurisdictions.

  • Congratulate the jurisdiction on its achievements.

  • Talk up RARA and the Royal Arch Magazine.

  • Encourage attendance at the Regional Conference



If speaking after election, congratulate the incoming officers and wish them well. Thank and congratulate the outgoing Grand High Priest.

  • If speaking after election, congratulate the incoming officers and wish them well. Thank and congratulate the outgoing Grand High Priest.

  • Pay tribute to the hard working Grand Secretary and the RARA Chairman, if appropriate.



Held Annually

  • Held Annually

  • In concert with the General Grand Council and the Grand Encampment.

  • Usually the responsibility rotates.

  • The decision for time and place of the next Conference is usually made by the membership before the close of the last Conference.  



Usually the format is to provide for a general group session followed by break-out session for each body.

  • Usually the format is to provide for a general group session followed by break-out session for each body.

  • It is your responsibility to prepare the program for the Grand Chapter breakout sessions.



Goals and Objectives of General Grand Chapter

  • Goals and Objectives of General Grand Chapter

  • Power Points & Printed materials will be furnished this year

  • Goals for Chapters and Grand Chapters

  • Leadership

  • Programs

  • Planning

  • Execution of plans



Toward the close of the day, be sure to provide opportunity for each Grand High Priest to speak. He should be challenged to offer success stories and to present his challenges and seek comment from his peers. This part of the session can frequently be the most valuable of the day.

  • Toward the close of the day, be sure to provide opportunity for each Grand High Priest to speak. He should be challenged to offer success stories and to present his challenges and seek comment from his peers. This part of the session can frequently be the most valuable of the day.

  • An interesting ladies program is essential to a happy occasion for all. Check with your predecessor for ideas and any special concerns that he may have been faced with.

  • A reunion of all bodies at the end of the day to recap and select next year’s venue is appropriate.



On events that you organize, it is common to invite the Grand Master of that jurisdiction to speak usually at the opening of the joint session.

  • On events that you organize, it is common to invite the Grand Master of that jurisdiction to speak usually at the opening of the joint session.

  • Creates an opportunity for interaction with the GM demonstrating the value of joint activity between the lodge and the chapter.



Either the night before or on the closing evening, it is appropriate to have a group dinner.

  • Either the night before or on the closing evening, it is appropriate to have a group dinner.

  • Usually these tend to be on the casual side and beyond the meal and the fraternizing, should keep speeches and introductions to an absolute minimum if at all.

  • A general THANK YOU to all involved should be adequate without introductions of everyone who participated.

  • Mix up the representatives from the various jurisdictions in order for delegates to meet each other



Provides a venue for dialogue and interaction between the various jurisdictions.

  • Provides a venue for dialogue and interaction between the various jurisdictions.

  • The registration fees should include adequate funding to cover.

  • Local Grand Chapter officers and ladies should support this suite.



You are part of an international team of Royal Arch enthusiasts.

  • You are part of an international team of Royal Arch enthusiasts.

  • You have been selected for this office because of your enthusiasm and talent

  •  General Grand is committed to TEAM working together for the common good.



  • Prompt communication, response and action will permit the greatest possible efficiency and effectiveness.

  • We look forward to working with you and to helping you be a visible and effective example of leadership in our Royal Craft.



The General Grand Chapter is not an authoritative body.

  • The General Grand Chapter is not an authoritative body.

  • We are a supportive structure that binds together the thousands of Royal Arch Masons around the world that subscribe to our American Royal Arch system.



It is our duty and desire to support the Grand Chapters and to help them to be the best they can be. Their success is our reward. Go and fulfill your obligation as a Most Excellent Master to spread further light among our uninformed brethren. May the God of peace of love delight to dwell with and bless you.

  • It is our duty and desire to support the Grand Chapters and to help them to be the best they can be. Their success is our reward. Go and fulfill your obligation as a Most Excellent Master to spread further light among our uninformed brethren. May the God of peace of love delight to dwell with and bless you.



Represent GGC

  • Represent GGC

  • Assist the Grand Visitor when attending

  • Make sure all awards are in good order

  • Send in Reports





You are the main source of information from your jurisdiction

  • You are the main source of information from your jurisdiction

  • Your responsibilities will be numerous.

  • Get commitment from each of your advancing line officers to attend the York Rite Conference.

  •  Provide conference materials to absentees



Understand the eligibility requirements & process of General Grand Chapter Distinguished Service Award 

  • Understand the eligibility requirements & process of General Grand Chapter Distinguished Service Award 

  • Work with your M E G H P to get the recipient to the Banquet



Send to General Grand Secretary and the General Grand High Priest the date, time, and place of your next grand session, along with the date and time of the banquet.

  • Send to General Grand Secretary and the General Grand High Priest the date, time, and place of your next grand session, along with the date and time of the banquet.



You are the connection from your jurisdiction to the Royal Arch Mason Magazine.

  • You are the connection from your jurisdiction to the Royal Arch Mason Magazine.

  • Get articles and pictures from your State to the editor.

  • Anything that is of interest to Capitular Masons of the world.



If asked to speak, promote Royal Arch Research Assistance through your State Chairman

  • If asked to speak, promote Royal Arch Research Assistance through your State Chairman

  • Promote the Royal Arch Mason Magazine and take orders for subscriptions.



You are the personal representative of the General Grand High Priest and General Grand Chapter on those occasions when an elected General Grand Chapter Officer or Deputy General Grand High Priest is not present to represent General Grand Chapter, at a Grand Convocation or function where the presence of General Grand Chapter would be desired.

  • You are the personal representative of the General Grand High Priest and General Grand Chapter on those occasions when an elected General Grand Chapter Officer or Deputy General Grand High Priest is not present to represent General Grand Chapter, at a Grand Convocation or function where the presence of General Grand Chapter would be desired.



Ask what we as General Grand Chapter can do to better serve this Grand Chapter. Then let us know about it.

  • Ask what we as General Grand Chapter can do to better serve this Grand Chapter. Then let us know about it.

  • Promote York Rite Masonry and Royal Arch Masonry in particular.



You will be invested with special regalia to identify you as the Ambassador.

  • You will be invested with special regalia to identify you as the Ambassador.

  • Please wear this during your term in lieu of other Past Office regalia that you might otherwise wear.

  • We want you to be distinctive in your jurisdiction through the individuality of your office.



It is expected that the magazine will go ‘on-line’ during the next Triennial and that an on-line Newsletter will be launched.

  • It is expected that the magazine will go ‘on-line’ during the next Triennial and that an on-line Newsletter will be launched.



We will be starting a Under 40’s age members consultant forum to keep us abreast of the needs and aims of our newer younger members. Please seek out participants & forward their names to

  • We will be starting a Under 40’s age members consultant forum to keep us abreast of the needs and aims of our newer younger members. Please seek out participants & forward their names to

  • Jim Hodge jhhsnow@aol.com

  • Justin C. Parnell jarnell1982@charter.net.



Acquaint yourselves with the Vision Statement and Mission Statement

  • Acquaint yourselves with the Vision Statement and Mission Statement

  • Good luck! Any questions, contact any of the General Grand Chapter Officers.



Main liaison for your jurisdiction

  • Main liaison for your jurisdiction

  • Encourage attendance at the York Rite Conference

  • Keep DDGHP informed of activities and concerns

  • Royal Arch Magazine articles and enrollment





 

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  • North East September 9, 10, 2011 Rocky Hill, CT

  • South Central September 16, 17, 2011 Kansas City, MO

  • North West October 14, 15, 2011 Boise, ID

  • North Central October 21, 22, 2011 Des Moines, IA

  • South West October 28, 29, 2011 Phoenix, AZ





The

  • The

  • ROYAL ARCH MASON

  • VOL 24-No.2 MAGAZINE Summer 2006



Royal Arch Mason

  • Royal Arch Mason

  • Magazine

  • The Vision for the Future



The magazine is the primary means of communication directly with our members

  • The magazine is the primary means of communication directly with our members

  • It is delivered to 34,000 members quarterly

  • The number of subscribers has declined this past year



  • Less than one out of three members receive the RAM Magazine



New Editor

  • New Editor

  • Letter to the Editor Column Established

  • Content Changed and improved



Provide instructions and tools to State Supplement Editors

  • Provide instructions and tools to State Supplement Editors

  • New Editors

  • Struggling Editors



Continue series of Articles of current Interest



Build upon lessons learned from the “GGCRAMNEWS” Electronic Newsletter

  • Build upon lessons learned from the “GGCRAMNEWS” Electronic Newsletter

  • Develop an electronic magazine for those who wish an electronic version





Purpose-Give Ideas

  • Purpose-Give Ideas

  • Input from several Grand Chapters

  • We thank all of them

  • See handout



Develop Active Membership Committee

  • Develop Active Membership Committee

  • Grand Chapters down to Chapters

  • Split or share responsibilities

  • Create programs and keep it current



Visit Blue Lodges in your area

  • Visit Blue Lodges in your area

  • Use best speakers-be positive and prepared

  • In Costume

  • Kiss Principle-15 Min Max

  • Answer questions-be positive

  • Know Freemasonry-Talk about it

  • Education



Possible Program

  • Possible Program

  • No Cost Mark Master

  • Proven where in existence



Know your Companions

  • Know your Companions

  • Keep them informed-maintain contact

  • Secretaries are the key here

  • Phone Tree- Call,Call,Call

  • Why do you have NPD’s?

  • Do you know? or care?



Recognize your people-avoid favoritism

  • Recognize your people-avoid favoritism

  • When did you personally recognize someone yourself?

  • Talk about Philanthropies

  • Have programs at all meetings

  • Avoid mundane-Open, Read Minutes, Close



Invite non-Masons to speak

  • Invite non-Masons to speak

  • Attend Regional Meetings and Grand Convocations

  • Give members a reason for coming

  • Have dinner meetings



Make degree work competitive

  • Make degree work competitive

  • Split Parts

  • Don’t stick with one person

  • Be professional-get away from books

  • Develop fund raisers

  • Have fun activities

  • Establish a transportation committee



Teach Masonic etiquette

  • Teach Masonic etiquette

  • Do you recruit? If not, Why?

  • Are ego’s getting in the way?

  • Remember-We work on the level

  • Lead

  • Mentor

  • Be personable



Develop long-term & short term goals

  • Develop long-term & short term goals

  • Assimilate new members-use them properly

  • Programs for ladies

  • (try the RA Widows Degree)



Evaluate your jurisdiction

  • Evaluate your jurisdiction

  • Are you successful?

  • If Not-Why? Try something new!

  • Questions





Determine Interests of “40 and Under”

  • Determine Interests of “40 and Under”

  • Develop Methods to reach this group thru those interests

  • Develop a Leadership development program

  • Electronic Version of RAM magazine and content

  • Discuss ways to utilize new forms of media to “update” RAM International Materials



State level – All who would like to participate!

  • State level – All who would like to participate!

  • Regional- Chairmen of the State’s committee’s

  • National- Chairmen of the Regional’s



Justin Parnell

  • Justin Parnell

  • Email #1- jparnell1982@charter.net

  • Email #2-  Justin.parnell@walgreens.com  

  • Jim Hodge

  • Email- jhhsnow@aol.com





A new leadership training to emerging talent within your Grand jurisdiction to be offered at the next Regional Conference.

  • A new leadership training to emerging talent within your Grand jurisdiction to be offered at the next Regional Conference.

  • This training will be provided in cooperation with Grand Encampment and will be a separate session from the regular Conference program. This program will take seven hours and will be offered on Saturday.



Select those whom you feel could most benefit from what is to be offered.

  • Select those whom you feel could most benefit from what is to be offered.

  • The target companions for this are those who are up and coming at the Chapter or District level and have demonstrated signs of leadership potential. Send us a list of those whom you feel merit the investment of this teaching.



Please understand that this is a program to prepare leaders for your future and we are not seeking to offer this to those who have already served as Grand Line officers. Although this naturally tends towards the younger members of our organization, it is not meant to exclude those who are perhaps newly retired and eager to become involved.

  • Please understand that this is a program to prepare leaders for your future and we are not seeking to offer this to those who have already served as Grand Line officers. Although this naturally tends towards the younger members of our organization, it is not meant to exclude those who are perhaps newly retired and eager to become involved.



We will send a letter of invitation to each selectee inviting them to attend this seminar. Attendance is available only by invitation. There is no charge for this high level training. Room and meals are the responsibility of the students.

  • We will send a letter of invitation to each selectee inviting them to attend this seminar. Attendance is available only by invitation. There is no charge for this high level training. Room and meals are the responsibility of the students.

  • We require: Name; Formal Mailing Address; Telephone numbers; e-mail address.



Send your list of emerging leaders to:

  • Send your list of emerging leaders to:

  • Jeffrey M. Williamson

  • 3872 Crittenden Road,

  • Akron, NY 14001 or e-mail to york.rite@hotmail.com

  • Contact Jeff with inquiries or for further information at 716-912-6121.





To Subscribe to the E-Newsletter

  • To Subscribe to the E-Newsletter

  • http://ggcraminews.org/mailman/listinfo/ggcraminews_ggcraminews.org

  • Fill out form to subscribe



To Subscribe to the E-Newsletter

  • To Subscribe to the E-Newsletter

  • http://ggcraminews.org/

  • Enter E-mail address



Who?

  • Who?

  • What?

  • When?

  • Where?

  • Why ?



Note: All of the e-mail addresses are contained on CDs and Ambassadors' hard copy

  • Note: All of the e-mail addresses are contained on CDs and Ambassadors' hard copy

  • Send all articles to Editor

  • editor@ggcraminews.org .





The award consists of a

  • The award consists of a

  • jewel and certificate.

  • The jewel is available to all Royal Arch Masons and can be purchased for $100.00.

  • Application on GGC website.



Presented to Companions who excel in ritualistic endeavors.

  • Presented to Companions who excel in ritualistic endeavors.

  • Companions qualify by completing at least 12 points from established requirements



Review The Mission Statement

  • Review The Mission Statement

  • Review The Vision Statement

  • Duties of District Deputies

  • Duties of Ambassadors

  • Dates of Regional Conferences

  • RAM Magazine



Concluding Remarks

  • Concluding Remarks



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