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Survey – June 2022

The June 2022 survey was distributed in three parts, targeting: Communications Current Members New Members There was general consensus that three shorter surveys were better than one long one. The results are published in two parts, as the statistical information is available more quickly than the summary of long answer questions. The summary of long …

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Survey 2022 – Prospects

From a Prospect’s View Why Do You Want to be a Freemason Ever wonder what attracts men to Freemasonry?  Here is what four generations of applicants had to say. Recently the Communications Committee constructed a five-question survey which was sent out to 144 prospective men who had applied to be a Freemason through our Grand …

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Update and Supplemental to Return to Work letter

Currently, we cannot eliminate the risk of contracting COVID, so therefore the Grand Lodge of Alberta will continue to recommend following Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines. Lodges are permitted to hold gatherings and perform “the work” subject to federal, provincial or municipal restrictions changes. Further restrictions established by local organizations, building owners and Lodges to …

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Covid 2021 June AHS Restrictions Moved into Phase 2

As AHS Restrictions have moved into Phase 2 of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan and Outdoor social gatherings – up to 20 people with distancing (indoor gatherings still not permitted); Lodges of Alberta will resume outdoor meetings. A detailed plan regarding the resumption of Lodge activities is being formulated and will be released shortly. As …

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Covid 2021 April – Indoor in-person activities remain on hold

It there have been numerous requests regarding the resumption of regularly scheduled activities; with the return to Level-1 status within the Province of Alberta all indoor in-person activities remain on hold. As the weather continues to moderate and turn warm the obvious question is can we schedule activities outdoors – the answer is yes but …

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Covid 2021 January – No decision can be made regarding opening of Lodges

We all have been waiting for news allowing in-person lodge activities to resume and yesterday marked another decision day by the Province. I must once again report that very little has changed with respect to our ability to resume operations. With the Provincial Order (CMOH-38 Dec. 8, 2020) still in effect we cannot yet make …

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Survey 2020 – Condensed Summary of Long Answer Questions

During 2020, the GLA Communication Committee conduct two surveys of the brethren. Much detail was gleaned, the responses were analyzed, and their summary was related to the Grand Line. The following is a brief overview of the survey responses. Survey respondents noted a number of key actions aimed at improving communication within Grand Lodge. Primary …

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Survey 2020 – Summary

The 2020 Survey was conducted in June 2020. The results were provided to the Board of General Purposes in tabular form – the information that could be numerically connected. A total of 572 brethren responded to thesurvey from across the province. The questionnaire asked some questions regarding communicationsissues, what attracted brethren to the fraternity, what …

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