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Posted: 28 August 2017 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Just thought that i would write a post talking about the United Grand Lodge of England’s amazing university scheme. So as far as i am aware there is nothing similar to this in the US although correct me if i am misinformed. The basic idea is that various lodges within a province will volunteer to become university scheme lodges. This means that they will work towards recruiting younger members from the local university populace. The incentive for young masons going through this scheme is that they get reduced fees which is a great idea as many students struggle financially which may lead to us losing some fantastic prospective members.

I was very lucky to have gone through this scheme and it is great to see the Craft working alongside educational institutions. For example, My lodge has helped raise funds for research conducted by the university that many of its younger members hail from.

I generally think that this is a scheme that should be universally used amongst some of the other grand lodges worldwide as we need a way of attracting younger members

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Posted: 28 August 2017 09:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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There are lodges associated with many collegestudents and universities in the US, too.

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Posted: 01 September 2017 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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The problem here in the US is that when a college student thinks of a fraternity, he thinks of the Greek lettered fraternities. You know, the ones that party and cause havoc around campus. That is what most college men want. Most college students are not ready to make the commitment required to be a member of a lodge.

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Posted: 06 September 2017 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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bdgoen - 01 September 2017 08:31 AM

The problem here in the US is that when a college student thinks of a fraternity, he thinks of the Greek lettered fraternities. You know, the ones that party and cause havoc around campus. That is what most college men want. Most college students are not ready to make the commitment required to be a member of a lodge.

Gotta agree that this pertains to the majority of college students. Been there, done that, lol. Wasn’t a member of a fraternity but was a student.

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