ranks of the Orange order swelled with "true believers," some of them renegades from ..
Of course you MUST defend the Brotherhood and keep it's secrets buried in laughable lies...except, unlike most kids who jump online to spout fiction by gatekeepers, that they've ignorantly swallowed, I've lived a long and very "interesting" life, so you telling me (without knowing anything about who I am and where I've been), what "sources" I MUST accept (along with claiming some mind reading/remote viewing skills), kinda blows your credibility to kingdom come.
While "owners" own, and "workers" work, there are those quite, forgotten people who "RUN" the enterprise, and they are scattered through all levels.
You do know the difference between "running" and "ruling" don't you?
Go to the link for the long, detailed article;
* Origins of Speculative Freemasonry in NSW
* Albert Through the Looking Glass
Albert Through the Looking Glass
- Freemasonry's Nonsensical 'No Women' Landmark
by Philip Carter
Put cats in the coffee, and mice in the tea - And welcome Queen Alice with thirty-times-three!
in the Old Charges, in the Building Trades, and as Stonemasons.
Philip Carter, Newcastle, 2006.
... If there is not equal or sufficient space
given to women there can be no space given
in any dynamic sense to the "working class"
and thus no full account for even the working men themselves.
B James, Where are all the Women in Labour History?, p.28.
That history is used selectively … to misinterpret the role of women in the lodges should not be surprising. Masonic historiography is not exempt from the prejudices displayed by historians in general. Indeed, it suffers from all the problems in extensor. Rich and Reyes, Black Women Freemasons, p.6.
The 'No Women!' rule is to women and Freemasonic history what the fiction of terra nullius has been to aborigines and Australian history. Just as that fiction was a stumbling block to reconciliation with the original Australians, so too has the fiction of 'No Women!' led Freemasons to prevaricate and dissemble.
Not only has the 'No Women!' rule compromised Freemasonic jurisprudence and its peculiar system of morality (see 'Albert Through the Looking Glass', this site) the notion of 'No Women!' has confounded Freemasonic history, becoming, as it were, an article of faith. Thus, the ample examples of the involvement of women among the predecessors of modern, mainstream Freemasonry have been discredited as awkward, 'singular' exceptions or as evidence of the implausibility or irrelevance of the evidence.
For instance, the 1389 Certificate of the Guild of Masons at Lincoln specifically mentions 'brothers and sisters' in every clause. Moreover, after the suppression of the Guilds, the property of the Lincoln lodge was given to the city with the 'with the consent of the fraternity, brethren and sisters' (Rae, pp.22/3), Yet, what began in 1929 as a simple translation and publication (AQC, v.XLII, pp.64/67), became contaminated through a chain of references (e.g., A.Q.C., v.LIV, pp.108/110), until suggestions that the Certificate and Lodge had no bearing upon Freemasonic history became transformed into established facts (e.g., Jones, p.70).
During this process, a document as old as their 'earliest' Old Constitution MS, their much-lauded Regius Poem (c.1390), has been neglected. Lincoln's suggested status as the headquarters of England's medieval building fraternity (Rae, pp.22/3) might have meant its Certificate meriting the highest veneration among Freemasons. Blinkered by their 'No Women!' article of faith, Masonic scholars have been unable to appreciate the document at its face value.
The intention of this article is to assist Brethren to 'repair their loss' (allusion 3°, Opening), not only regarding this supremely important Certificate but with regard to other evidence, there for all to see, but to which a blind eye has also been turned. I begin with the 'Old Charges' which specifically mention 'Sisters', 'Dames' and '..she who is to be made a Mason.'
Craftswomen in the Old Charges
read on at;
(So you still think the evils of the world have multiplied 'by accident'? Well try to digest just how hard it is to avoid the influence of NWO/Satanic minions)
Fundraising Ideas That Work for Grassroots Groups - 5
Lioness Loyal Orange Lodge Loyal Order of Moose Maritimers' Club ... Women's Canadian ORT Women's Clubs Women's Institute Y'smen Zonta International ...
www.pch.gc.ca/progs/pc-cp/pubs/e/Fr4gras5.htm - 49k
Service clubs give millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to good causes in every community.
There are many different clubs — the list at the end of this chapter names almost a hundred, and more are added often. Some are world-wide; others operate in a single neighbourhood. The definition includes groups of employees such as the Telephone Pioneers of America, religious groups like the Knights of Columbus or Anglican Church Women, and even car fanatics such as the Corvette Clubs.
Many nonprofit groups have gotten support from service clubs just by luck. Working with them effectively, however, involves a systematic process. This can lead to multiple and growing donations lasting over several years.
Tapping the Hidden Market
Tom F Balke
Service clubs represent one of the untapped markets for donations, gifts in kind, and key contacts in the community.
This article will describe the particularities of service clubs, how you can locate contacts in your community, how to approach service clubs, and how you can network with service clubs for a variety of purposes.
The Who, What, and Where of Service Clubs
A quick look in your local community newspaper will provide you with information concerning the service clubs active in your community. A service club can be loosely defined as any community-based organization which has regular meetings, raises funds, and supports various service projects. Some of these clubs have their own foundations and national organizations which may provide matching funding.
You may already be familiar with a number of service clubs, including the following: Cosmos, Kinsmen, Knights of Columbus, Lioness, Optimists, Rotaract, Comradettes Service Club of the Blind, Kinettes, Legion, Leos, Soroptimists, Interact, IODE, Kiwanis, Lions, Masons, Rotary, and Zonta. Each club has its own specific interests and project requirements. The majority of service clubs are interested in community projects rather than international projects, and yet the experience of Operation Eyesight Universal shows that with effective marketing and project follow-up, anything is possible.
Service clubs assist with a range of charity projects including crisis intervention services, environmental projects, drop-in centres, international student exchanges, and the arts.
It is important to understand that each group has distinct culture and organizational rituals. Your task is to make contact with your local service club and determine what interests it. Service clubs are sometimes jealous of each other as they compete in fundraising projects, and vie for media attention in local newspapers.
How to Infiltrate Your Local Service Club
Which of the above organizations have you had contact with? Do you know any local Rotarians, Lions, or Kiwanians? Does anyone on your board know someone involved with one of the above clubs?
The best way to approach service clubs is through the back door. Offer through one of your personal contacts to give a presentation to the local club. This method is far more successful than the cold call approach.
If all else fails, contact your local newspaper, chamber of commerce, city hall, or reference librarian.
Membership in Service Clubs
If you are responsible for fundraising over a large geographic area, you might consider becoming a member of a local service club. This will grant you a level of respect which is otherwise difficult to develop. Membership in a service club is only effective if you are willing to take the time and effort to network effectively.
Membership in a variety of service organizations enables you to `make up' at any regular meeting of any club around the world. This is your passport to visiting other clubs in your area and gives you the opportunity to informally discuss the work of your charity.
Presentations to Service Clubs
Before making a presentation to your local service club, take the time to ask the program chairperson how long your presentation should be, whether a slide projector or VCR is available, and how many people will be in attendance.
Each service club has its own protocol. You may want to ask what the specific interests of the local club are.
Plan ahead to bring brochures and audio-visual aids. Be visual!
Remember, many `knife and fork' members have heard hundreds of presentations — make sure that yours is interesting, visual, and relates to a mix of personal experiences explaining the human impact of your organization. Humour also helps, but it should not be overdone.
Many service clubs are uncomfortable with a strong direct pitch during your presentation. Don't tell them how much you want from the club; seed imaginations, provide them with opportunities, and above all tell them moving personal stories about the concrete impact your charity has had.
Making the Solicitation
I have found that the best response is obtained by preparing a specific proposal tailored to the interests of a given club. Follow up your presentation with a nice letter to the president containing a project proposal. If you are on the ball, you may be able to prepare a selection of proposals in advance to give to the club. The club president or committee chair is the best person to give it to.
The majority of service clubs have specific committees which meet regularly to deal with funding requests. Your request may first be sent to the director of community service for discussion and then on to the directors for approval. It is important to obtain the names of key people in this process.
Use the time before and after the meal to strategically determine what kind of projects the club sponsors, the range of gifts, and the fundraising activities they are involved in. You may find that you can offer them assistance in their fundraising program. It is crucial that you express a genuine interest in their club and their individual professions.
If you fail in your request, try again. Ask when they might be able to consider another application. Learn from your experiences, and thank them for their consideration. Remember, you are in it for the long haul and your contacts with a specific group may lead to other opportunities.
Once You Get the Gift
Congratulations! You have succeeded in presenting the case for your charity and have effectively infiltrated the culture of your local service club. Now for the bad news: they will not give to you again — unless you provide effective feedback.
The most common complaint I hear when I visit service clubs is that a charity has not maintained contact with them, and has not provided concrete follow-up, such as photos, a video, or report about the project which the club has sponsored.
Make sure that the club is properly credited for their contribution. You might want to take the initiative and send an article and photo to the local newspaper or TV station. If this fails, send a nice letter to the editor of the local paper publicly thanking the group for their gift.
Phone the club president to say thank you. Put club members on your mailing list, invite a representative to a reception, send Christmas or Hanukkah cards. If it has been a major project, call the president and offer to present information to the club whenever convenient.
Establishing a Network
One of the key objectives of visiting local service clubs is to make contact with people of influence and affluence in the community. You can meet mayors, lawyers, corporate executives, presidents of TV stations, newspaper editors, printers, and other contacts who could ultimately benefit your organization. Remember to pick up a copy of the club bulletin so that you can have the names and numbers of all the members.
I have been able to lobby members of parliament; get television and radio public service announcements aired, newspaper articles published; have received major donations from foundations, $20,000 in free optometry equipment; and have been provided with
discounted or free merchandise through networking at service clubs.
Do you need major donors, board members, door-to-door canvassers, local media time or permission to have your brochure included in the local water bill?
Start here! Exchange business cards and follow up contacts with a thank you note or a call asking for specific advice. Ask if they know anyone who could be of assistance with a specific task or problem area.
Once you have established a relationship, you can also obtain the names of contacts in other clubs, or even a copy of the local service club directory. This is often a confidential document and is difficult to obtain. Use your contact in a club to link up with other neighbouring clubs.
Are you willing to give, not just receive?
As a fundraiser or volunteer coordinator, you have a great deal to offer. You may even be in a position to offer the assistance of your charity's volunteers when the local service club has its next chicken roast, television auction, or midnight madness bingo. This indicates that you are willing to give and not just receive.
Your local service club may benefit from having a fundraising expert like you to help plan their next campaign. Keep your nose in the door and your face fresh in their minds.
Patience, personal contact, and pizazz! These are the secrets to tapping the hidden service club market.
Tom F Balke, who wrote this article, works for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in Halifax, NS. He is also a Rotary Club member. Published in the July/August 1991 issue of CCP's Network newsletter.
A List of Service Clubs and Related Groups
Service clubs support so many groups that they are almost a standard fixture of fundraising. Yet few nonprofits have a systematic process to identify and contact service clubs. Here is a partial list of clubs and related organizations, to start you thinking. Please add to this list!
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners)
Army, Navy, Air Force Club
Anglican Church Women
Associated Canadian Travellers
Beta Sigma Phi
Blue Knights (police motorcycle riders)
B'nai Brith Canada
B'nai Brith Women
Brotherhood of Canadian Veterans
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires
Canadian Girls In Training
Canadian Progress Club
Canadian Professional Sales Association
Catholic Women's League
Comradettes Service Club of the Blind
Daughters of Isabella
Harmony Men's Group
Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE)
Independent Order of Foresters
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Pythias
Lions Club International (the world's largest service organization)
Loyal Orange Lodge
Loyal Order of Moose
Masonic and Military Orders of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine
National Council of Jewish Women
New Fraternal Jewish Association
Order of the Eastern Star
Royal Arch Masons of Canada
Royal Canadian Legion
Royal Order of the Purple
Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association
United Church Women
United Empire Loyalists'Association of Canada
University Women's Club
Women of the Moose
Women's Canadian Club
Women's Canadian ORT