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May 2018: Finally! Help for your memory !

5/16/2018
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All Masons are looking for extra tricks to be able to memorize ritual. memory expert Ron White joins us to give you some tricks to use to help get through all your memory work! We get an update on the York Rite from the Most Excellent High Priest. The Grand Master has important words about the Semi-annnual, and the Deputy Grand Master has some tips on engaging candidates who are interested in your lodge. Finally it's the return of Tom's

Duration:00:26:39

March: Building Temples, Fighting Floods

3/21/2018
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In this episode, we hear from a Brother in Texas to get details on flood recovery, and we also learn more about the updates to the Maryland Masonic Academy, and get a lesson on how King Solomon managed to manage the Temple project!

Duration:00:27:05

February 2018: The Millenial Freemason

2/14/2018
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41 Million men in America belong to the Millenial generation. The value sthese men have ar emore closely aligned with the teachings of Masonry than almost any generation in history. So how do we get them to knock on the door? Author Sam Friedman explains. How do you plan a really great event? Event Producer Petra Compel from Event Tech gives a few tricks of the trade> The MWGM updates us on improvements at Maryland Masonic Homes, and The RWDGM talks about a how to give your lodge a...

Duration:00:29:25

December 2017: Get Ready for a New Chair?

12/8/2017
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The Grand Master talks about his trip to the UGLE and aslo about two proposed changes to the Grand Lodge constitution. The DGM talks about membership and youth groups, and host Tom Foster talks to two authors who's books may give new officers some fresh ideas. Also we hear from a new 33rd degree Mason, Michael Fabe, and get some insight on his Masonic Journey.

Duration:00:27:27

October: Halloween Special!

10/27/2017
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Some spooky info on Masonic headstones and some spine-tingling trivia on a Grand Master with a peculiar cemetery situation! Plus a 4th generation Maryland mason raises a 5th generation and word on equality from our Grand Master. The RWDGM talks hard numbers in Masonry, and news on a new facebook feature.

Duration:00:24:52

September: Helping Our Brothers Through MSA

9/14/2017
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What is MSA? Where does it come from and why should it be the first choice in helping the victims of the hurricanes? Simon LaPlace of MSA joins Tom foster to discuss. Also, Dave Sandy discusses the meaning of Further light, and the MWGM & DGM talk about upcoming events and membership initiatives. TO DONATE TO HURRICANE RELIEF, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MSANA.COM

Duration:00:25:05

August: Chris Hodapp

8/20/2017
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The MWGM announces his golf outing, an update on our youth groups from DGM Naegele. The return of Dave Sandy and Further Light, and a chat with Chris Hodapp, Author of Freemasons for Dummies.

Duration:00:32:34

July 2017: Do you come from the land down under?

7/15/2017
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IN this episode we of course hear about some great summer events and learn about the Schools of INstruction from the Grand Master, we also learn about the many charitable endeqavors that the MD Masonic family engages in from the Deputy Grand Master. We are also treated to a visit from a Brother from AUSTRALIA and we learn about a busy Maryland Mason who is one of the most HATED pro wrestling managers in the US!

Duration:00:25:02

June 2017: How to afford the Past Master's Jewel

6/19/2017
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Of course we have our messages from the MWGM and RWDGM, both with good news to share. Greg Jones of Mt. Moriah #116 talks about helping local high schools and Edward Heimiller talks about an exciting way to provide your Master with a proper PM jewel WITHOUT breaking the lodge budget! Also, Dave Sandy continues his exploration of the cardinal virtues.

Duration:00:26:14

May 2017: The Maryland Masonic Academy

5/9/2017
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In this episode, we speak with Kirk White, author of "Operative Masonry" which is required reading in the Maryland Masonic Academy. Also, another exploration of the Cardinal Virtues with Dave Sandy, and Charles Matulewicz Dean of the Maryland Masonic Academy discusses the Arch presentations and how brothers can best prepare for them. Of course we hear from The Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master, and another round of Tom's Trivia!

Duration:00:29:36

April 2017: Make Your Mark

4/7/2017
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IN this episode, we hear about a Maryland tattoo shop owner who's taking hate out of the world, one tattoo at a time and we hear from a lawmaker-brother who's making his mark in Annapolis. Dave Sandy begins a 4-part series on the cardinal virtues and the MWGM & RWDGM explain how Masons have helped veterans and the many ways ladies are involved in our Masonic family.

Duration:00:28:11

March 2017

3/10/2017
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On our Facebook page last month, you met two of our Jobie Girls from far away. After sneaking into the MWGM's Apartment, they sit down with host Tom Foster for a chat about traveling the world to support the Masonic Family. The latest info on the Storm the Castle 5k, and update from the Grand Master on the latest with our online members portal and the charitable efforts of the Grand Lodge, and the Deputy Grand Master follows up with a discussion of the latest on membership efforts. Edward...

Duration:00:27:56

February 2017

2/2/2017
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In this episode, Further Light returns with Dave Sandy. Brother Dave discusses the symbols, traditions and duties of a Past Master. Also, we hear from a Brother in England who viewed out ritual on Facebook, so get his thoughts on the craft using this medium for outreach. Also, we learn the history of Boy Scouts and Masonry with Brother Robert King, and we find out about the first portrait of a lady to be added to the Masonic museum collection. Of course we've also got Tom's Trivia and some...

Duration:00:27:38

January 2017

1/12/2017
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Do tough guys wear aprons? You bet they do because the Father of Maryand Mixed Martial Arts is none other than Brother John Rallo. Host Tom Foster talks to John to find out why he became a mason. Tom also talks with First Lady of Maryland Masonry Cheryl Vourvoulas to discuss the new things for Masonic ladies in Maryland. Edward Heimiller drops by with a beautiful apron from the museum and we get the details on the Masonic Leadership Academy, the upcoming "Storming The Castle 5k" and words...

Duration:00:27:46

December 2016

12/7/2016
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In this episode we hear from the newly installed Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master and we get some great news about the future of Bonnie Blink. Br. Mike Craftin talks about 300 years of Freemasonry in Carroll County, and we learn more about what a tyler really does. Plus, your chance at a great prize with "Name That Maryland Mason"

Duration:00:26:39

The Common Gavel, November 2016

11/7/2016
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In this episode, host Tom Foster speaks with the Potentate of Ali Ghan Shrine to learn a little more about the one of a kind Shrine. Grand Master Kenneth S. Wyvill Jr. delivers his final message and DGM Vourvoulas gives us the History of Bonnie Blink. Speaking of history, Edward Heimiller explains the history of the Grand Lodge Master's Chair. Also we get to hear some moving words from an organization that has benefitted from Masonic charity.

Duration:00:29:49

The Common Gavel, October 2016

9/28/2016
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In this episode, DGM-Elect Richard Naegele gives us more details about updates to the Maryland Masonic Acedemy, Ray Voegel talks Tall Cedars, and we get the fascinating history of Harvest Home Day. Plus, Brother Dave Sandy gives us Further Light on the subject of "a lodge". Of course, the MWGM and DGM have a few words of wisdom, and we have a fun round of Name that Maryland Mason to end the show!

Duration:00:28:34

The Common Gavel September 2016

9/6/2016
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In this episode, an few words from our Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master, and then an interview with author of the book "Lodge Leadership". Plus, further light on Masonic penalties. Finally a chat with Illustrious Potentate Kurt Frevel and a rousing game of "Name that Maryland Mason".

Duration:00:28:28

The Common Gavel August 2016

8/5/2016
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This month, Brother Randy Watson gives us the inside scoop on the York Rite, and we debut a new segment called "Further Light" hosted by Brother Dave Sandy. This exciting new segment will really enhance your Masonic knowledge! We of course get updates from the Grand Master & Deputy Grand Master, and finish up with a chance at some prizes in "Name That Maryland Mason".

Duration:00:26:32