Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Independently Working Together ...

"The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison." -- Brother James Cash Penney, Founder of J.C. Penney Stores

There is an old cliche: There is more than one way to skin a cat. There is more than one way to run a successful lodge. While there are methods that have proven to work just about every where they are tried (for instance, guest nights at the lodge), each lodge must find its own way to success.

The Corporate Board is looking at ways to successfully roll out the Masonic Safety Education and Identification program. We have had input from perhaps a half-dozen other Grand Lodges that are using this program, and each one has a little different twist to it. We will, in the next several weeks, attempt to articulate a way to roll out this program that is right for Minnesota. We know there will be some trial and error, and ask for your patience as well as your constructive criticism and suggestions.

Working independently in unison. No wonder a Brother Mason coined that phrase!

(Thanks to MWB Steven R. Johnson who passed along that quote to me.)