Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
"- I am appalled by the horrible atrocity that was committed in the government district and at the Utøya island, says the Sovereign Grand Master of the Norwegian Order of Freemasons, Ivar A. Skar.
We are filled with mourning and compassion for those who have been affected and their relatives.
It has appeared in the media that the accused has been a member of the Norwegian Order of Freemasons.
He has now been excluded - the exclusion immediately effective.
The exclusion reflects that the acts he is accused of having carried out, and the values that appear to have motivated them, are completely incompatible with what we stand for as an Order.
We build our activity on Christian and humanistic values and want our members to contribute to the promotion of charity, peace and goodness among all people.
The police will of course get all the help and information we can give to contribute to the investigation."
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Current Issue of The Working Tools is now available at www.twtmag.com
For the first time ever I have started a fundraiser to help offset some of the costs to publish this monthly magazine. A donate button has been placed on the website accepting Paypal & creditcards. I'm asking for a suggested donation of $1.00 for this issue. Of course you can always donate more or not at all if you can't at this time.
Everyone that donates will be put into a lottery to win an autographed copy of Bro. Howie Damron's new CD. $10.00+ will get you a CD of all past issue and $25.00+ a DVD of over 4 gigs worth of Masonic materials plus all past issues.
All this information plus the latest issue is found again at www.twtmag.com
The July 2011 issue features "The Founding Fathers in Freemasonry"
• Old Tyler Talks
• Word of the Month
• Masonry in Pop Culture (Plus Video)
• Noah & Freemasonry
• Biography - Bro. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
• Masonic Pride Music Tour
• Special groups- “The Widow’s Son Riders Assoc.”
• And much more...
All feedback appreciated
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The July VIDEO TWT is now available at:
Please note that this is NOT the PDF version. The Magazine will follow on or around . There has been some confusion if one is replacing the other.
Some of the feedback I've received asked me to make the slides longer giving you more time to read. Let me know if this one is better.
Any questions or comments please email me at email@example.com
Saturday, June 11, 2011
DR BOB JAMES "THE DILEMMAS OF FREEMASONRY AND THE NEW MASONIC SECRET" This evening at 8PM at www.weofm.org . If you haven't been watching these videos you are missing out.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Brother Howie Damron and “The Masonic Pride Music Tour”
To All my Brethren throughout the world
It’s been a long recovery from the accident in which did major damage to my left shoulder but after a long bout with therapy I’m back doing what I love and that’s music and performing and promoting Freemasonry. I’ve retired twice but it’s my duty as a Mason to continue. We now have a fantastic and well forged program for performances and easy fundraisers using the new album “My Masonic Legacy”. This album was many years in the making and it’s a collection of all my written songs about our Craft and all of our bodies. I ask for your attention for a short while and allow me to explain why I’m doing what I’m doing for Freemasonry. We have a simple program that we’d like to share with you. I’m no longer using a Nashville booking agency so therefore I’m counting on each of you for your involvement. Let’s do some shows.
Every Blue Lodge, DeMolay Chapter, Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite Valley and most all the rest has at least 10 or 20 members within the group who will dedicate and commit to this program. Each one asks for a $20 donation for the event and fund raiser from existing Brethren and family members and then after they do the donation then they get a free CD. We then do a 50-50 split on the profits. To Book a performance date simply order 200 CDs and then have the 10 or 20 Brothers help distribute them. Of course the more that’s distributed the better the margins. Selling tickets at the door helps pay for my expenses of travel and generates more funds for the event as well. It’s that simple. Brothers, my Dad can move 40 CDs per month and he’s 76 years old but he refuses to slow down. So if there are 20 dedicated Brothers then the numbers should far exceed 200. The Brothers who participates with the distribution is recognized from me during the show. Brothers I have given my all for the Masonic Pride Mission and I’ve dedicated and committed my heart to these songs for a very special reason. I have long known that music reaches areas where speeches and lectures will not. A well placed message in a musical composition gives simple understanding to the listener and I’ve personally witnessed hundreds of young men ask to Petition our lodges after hearing these songs. After the song “The Masonic Ring” was written, I performed it in one of my country shows. The song brought numerous new petitions after the performance. I knew right then and there that it was my duty as a Freemason to use it for all of Freemasonry to be able to use as a new working tool for our craft.
I am asking every Brother Mason out there to make the new commitment of reestablishing there Activity levels to introducing Freemasonry to every potential new member they can possibly reach.
Brothers we can grow again in massive numbers but understanding Freemasonry’s introduction is the key. Simplicity is made easy after they hear a song. I know this for fact. I was in a parking lot and heard my music playing somewhere. I looked over and saw my Dads truck with the doors open and there was a crowd of young men and middle age men gathered around him. He had “I’m a Master Mason” song cranked up and then he played “The Masonic Ring”. He started a wave of them asking for Petitions in that parking lot. He was not trying to bring fame or fortune to his son. Do you have this desire to want to introduce our Brotherhood to others? Do you realize how the wisdom of Freemasonry can save young lives and keep them from drug addictions and other pitfalls? This may be harsh my friends but are you part of the generation that must die out before Freemasonry can grow again? In my heart I strongly believe that the secrete were all looking for is in new membership growth and not driving existing members crazy always asking for money and commitment. Remember the Pride you had during your EA, Fellow craft and Master Masons Degrees? I’m committed my Brothers and I’m asking you to be as well. I ask for your help and involvement in our program and I’m overly excited that Brother Albert McClelland of www.WEOFM.org has joined me in helping to introduce “The Masonic Pride Music Mission” to Masons all over the world. Please feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for fundraising and stocking dealer inquiries.
May the Great Creator send new Creativity into each of you to better all of Freemasonry.
Brother Howie Damron
Waterloo 532 Ohio Lodge
Grand Ambassador Masonic Music