A Message from the DDGM


I hope you are enjoying your Summer Break and are soon ready to get back to work at your Lodges.  During the first half of the year, I impressed upon all, the need to have Proficiency in the Ritual Work for the Officers; especially the Elected Officers…

The Break may be needed to “recharge our batteries”, however it is also a good time to hone your skills at a more relaxed pace.  I sincerely hope this is the case, as the Grand Lodge is adamant that ALL Junior & Senior Wardens as well as Worshipful Masters meet certain levels of Proficiency or they should be Held Back or Removed from the Chair by the DDGM or the RWGM…

To this end, please evaluate Yourselves and your fellow Officers for the needed skills and knowledge.  It is difficult for a Lodge to move forward or for a Brother to gain traction moving through the Chairs if there is a “Roadblock”.  I do not mean this in a derogatory way, but seriously, Learn The Ritual !!!

I will be examining this topic in ALL Lodges of the Mighty 40th District in the future. Also, please review the memo below regarding another Officer Workshop in our Region…

Thank You for your cooperation & your efforts.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

William L. Herz


Brother DDGMs,

Our GM has authorized (3) Fall Make-up Workshop/Mentor classes for any last-minute Brethren who require training to stand in the East in 2023.

Grove City, Lehighton and Norristown have been selected for only those Brothers who missed the Spring Class. This is an opportunity for Brethren to advance in 2023.

September 10, 2022 has been approved for Region 1 and will be held at Norristown Lodge No. 620.

Workshop agenda:

This is to be a Half-day class.

Start time is 8:30 AM

Finish time is 12 noon

Registration starting at 7:30 AM

Coffee, donuts, juice and water will be served…   NO lunch

Workshop Rules are as follows:

ONLY the Officer advancing to the EastDistrict Mentor Chairman; and each

respective Lodge Mentor Chairmen are invited provided they did not attend the Spring Class.

Brethren who wish to attend must register with their DDGM.  I must receive their names/office/lodge number from each District DDGM no later than September 5th (via email) so that I can order refreshments.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  There will be no on-line registration for this workshop.   Register with your DDGM !

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Dave Beaulieu, PDDGM

Regional Educator, Region 1

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