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BASIC SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION RESCHEDULED FOR SAT., SEPT. 17TH

posted Jul 21, 2016, 2:54 PM by John Ferguson

BASIC SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION (BSI) RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 17TH

The previously postponed Basic School of Instruction has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 17th at 9am. This training at Bend Lodge will be led by MWB John Turner.

This training will be open to all Master Masons and most especially our more recently raised brothers. Bend Lodge will provide lunch for all attendees. Your assistance in getting the word out to our Brethren would be greatly appreciated.

RSVP’s are requested so we can be properly prepared. Those interested in taking advantage of this opportunity may email WM Canady directly at bcanady@bendcable.com or call him at

541-408-1100.

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So what exactly IS the BSI?

This school will help an individual Brother to understand the many facets of a Lodge and help separate such things as "Lodge custom" from actual Ritual or CODE requirements. It will explain Lodge etiquette as it applies to titles and introductions and will discuss the role each Lodge officer plays during a Lodge meeting. Proper floor work, how to examine visiting Brethren or receive the Grand Master on his "official" visit, are only some of the information provided at a Basic School of Instruction.

Curriculum -

Basic School of Instruction

(A ritual book is required)

Open and Close Lodge on all three (3) degrees, both long & short form;

 Calling from Labor to Refreshment & from Refreshment back to Labor;

 Purging the Lodge and answering an alarm at the door

 Investigating Sojourners;

 Proper escorting of Visitors such as the Grand Master, Grand Lodge Officers, District Deputies both within and without their districts, visiting Worshipful Masters, etc.;

 Proper use of titles;

 Proper use of Grand Honors - private, public and funeral;

 Greeting of Visitors;

 Balloting - all aspects, the degrees of Masonry, Affiliation, Dual Membership;

 Election of Officers;

 Voting in Lodge - for officers and Lodge issues;

 Masonic Funerals;

 Proper Floor Work;

 Masonic Etiquette in Lodge and at Refreshment.

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