The Brothers of Invention – An Opportunity

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In the current climate of lockdown and masonic isolation, it has been refreshing that various Lodges and Chapters have been able to meet using the Zoom facility.

However, this may not suit all and some will prefer to keep in contact by regular mailings from the Secretary/Scribe or Unit Almoner. Perhaps, even better is to produce a newsletter that will contain material to stimulate as well keep everyone up to date with happenings amongst the members.

This has been admirably achieved by some and is a credit to them.

There is a proverb that states, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”.

Equally it could be said that adversity might also provide an equal resonance in such a proverb.

Indeed, Albert Einstein is quoted as saying that, “……. in the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity”.

That is where we may find ourselves right now.

Yes, these are difficult times, but by becoming Brothers of Invention we can ride out this storm and the opportunity then manifests itself in our ability to communicate and keep the “show on the road”.

One such communications initiative is being carried out by Gothic Lodge, No. 4517.

The Editor of “Gothic News” is the Secretary of the Lodge, W Bro Mike Shurety SLGR PGStB (RA) and he has been exceedingly enterprising in sending this out regularly.

It contains a wealth of news and information which will entertain the Lodge membership.

An example of the front page of the latest New Year edition is shown below.


It is hoped that we may return to our meetings soon, but in the meantime what better way to keep informed and entertained at the same time.

If you are not doing something similar, then now is the time to start and keep everybody happy and eager to return to our Lodges and Chapters when permitted.

It doesn’t have to be War and Peace, but “inventive” as we climb out of these difficult times.

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