So, who am I anyway? Well, my name is Donald Mosier. My wife Carol and I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and have done so for the last 29 years or so. In addition to my Masonic Life, I am also employed as an engineer at Rockwell Collins Inc. Just so you know what I look like, here is a picture of me. This is one of the new "official" photos that every Grand Master has to get. In fact, I suspect you will find a copy of it hanging in the Grand Lodge conference room if you visit there. For those who are truly interested, more information about me can be found in the "History" links accessible via the "From the GM" tab on the Home Page.
Wow, that has a ring to it doesn't it? I have been in office for a little more than five months now, and that title still doesn't sound completely natural to me. That title has always referred to "somebody else". Well, as Grand Master Zahrt said last year, "About the time it starts to feed natural to be Grand Master, it is time to give the job to someone else." And I think he was right. But as for right now, I am enjoying it. And I plan to keep right on enjoying it until September 20, 2008. And then I plan to start enjoying not holding it.
None-the-less, it is a true honor, and one that I will remember all my life. I thank everyone who had any part in allowing me to serve in this capacity. And I thank in advance everyone who will help make it a memorable experience.
I believe that one of the best ways ways we can help the lodges is to persuade them to use their efforts on activities that promote their lodge, invigorate their lodge, excite their members, and make them visible to the community. And that does NOT mean having stated meetings that run for two hours, including reading aloud a list of all bills paid during the past month, reading aloud a set of minutes that tells in detail the names of everyone who attended the last meeting, everyone at the last meeting who was recognized as a Past Master, everyone at the last meeting who was recognized as a Veteran, everyone at the last meeting who managed to stay awake for the entire meeting, etc. Christopher Hodapp, the author of Freemasons for Dummies, wrote an excellent paper on this very topic. It is called Boring Our Members to Death. Every Mason should read this paper. Every Lodge Officer should really read this paper. Then they should all go to lodge and convince their brethren that there really is a better way to do things. I got this article off the Grand Lodge of SD website. I have seen it since in a couple other publications. Read it HERE.
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Last Updated 15 March 2008