The Blue Lounge Social Club is looking to set up in a district near you as a grassroots masonic initiative for the recruitment, retention, education and support of young freemasons in your jurisdiction.
Becoming part of the Blue Lounge Social Club team is easy, with our modern and flexible organisational structure that will empower young masons in your district to set up an effective voice for a brighter future.
How you use our structure is completely up to you and you will have full autonomy. The Blue Lounge family are here as supporters to help you get started.
Check out VLOG 1 of our Blue Lounge Social Club Vlog series with the President of the Greater Gippsland Region Blue Lounge Social Club of Victoria, Worshipful Brother Robert Billing. Rob shares highlights of his night attending the first masonic degree to be held at the new Traralgon Masonic Centre where he has a great time supporting the candidate and spending time with friends and brethren. The Blue Lounge Vlog Series is a chance to be apart of a small part of the memories and moments that the Blue Lounge Social Club team have the honour to be apart of as we recruit, retain, educate and support young freemasons every day. The Blue Lounge is fostering Freemasonry's Young Leaders of Tomorrow who we hope you will get to know as part of our BLSC Vlog series.
Posted by Blue Lounge Social Club on Thursday, 25 January 2018
So what are you waiting for? Get on board the fastest growing young masons initiative in the world at either your district/regional or state/provincial level today!
What positions do I need to fill in my State or Province?
State / Provincial President
To oversee the macro strategic direction of the Blue Lounge across your State or Province and to be a liaison with your local Grand Lodge and or other peak representative bodies of Freemasonry. To be the peak representative of the Blue Lounge Social Club. Chairman of the State or Provincial Executive Committee. Elected at an Annual General Meeting.
State / Provincial Secretary
To assist the State/Provincial President in his duties, to keep due administration of correspondence, meeting documents and other incidental matters of administration as it relates to the efficient operations of the State or Provincial Executive Committee. To act as an administrative liaison and to communicate on behalf of the club as it functions under the State or Provincial Executive. Elected at an Annual General Meeting.
State / Provincial Treasurer
To manage the administration of all finances of the club. To prepare and manage periodical budgets for club expenditure and to consider and approve applications for official club spending in conjunction with the State or Provincial Executive Committee. Responsibility for providing regular reports on the financial state of the club and in particular management of its bank account. Elected at an Annual General Meeting.
A blast from the past, check out this video from back in October 2016 at the launch of the Greater Gippsland Region Blue Lounge Social Club in Traralgon Victoria!State President Bro Jack Nathan Aquilina and Greater Gippsland President Simon Reynolds discuss the launch of the new club, the success of the launch weekend and the exciting journey ahead. The Greater Gippsland Region Blue Lounge team are one of the stars of our initiative and its great to reflect on this important moment that only happened not long ago and reflect on how much has been achieved in the country for the recruitment, retention, education and support of young freemasons. Keep up the great work our Greater Gippsland team!
Posted by Blue Lounge Social Club on Thursday, 30 March 2017
What positions do I need to fill in my District or Region?
District or Regional President
To be the peak representative of the club in the relevant district and region. To lead all aspects of the district or regions strategic direction. To be responsible for arranging all aspects of the clubs activities in the district or delegating as appropriate to see the achievement of club objectives. Appointed by the State/Provincial President or State/Provincial Executive. Reports to the State/Provincial Executive or State /Provincial President as a representative of the State or Provincial Executive.
District or Regional Secretary
To assist the District or Regional President in his duties, to keep due administration of correspondence, meeting documents and other incidental matters of administration as it relates to the efficient operations of the District or Regions activities. To act as an administrative liaison and to communicate on behalf of the club as it functions in the district or region. Appointed by the District / Regional President. Reports to the District or Regional President.
Official Representatives of the club at an allocated Masonic Centre. Responsible for visiting lodges at that centre to promote the Blue Lounge and to welcome candidates after initiation. This representative is responsible for creating and fostering strong relationships with lodges and stakeholders at the allocated masonic centre and to ensure there is a flow of information between the masonic centre and the club. These representatives may have other duties to assist the president as is agreed between the parties. Appointed by the District / Regional President. Reports to the District / Regional President or Secretary where necessary.
Okay now we are set up what do we need to do in our districts and or regions?
Social Activities or Meetings
To arrange fun, informal and inclusive social activities (within the framework and values of Freemasonry for the inclusion of young members under 55 in the region or district as the committee sees fit. Minimum number of these events is 1 per quarter. These events are designed to facilitate social interaction, networking, relationship building, informal discussion of freemasonry, inclusion of family and friends. These events are to be varied in content and style.
1st Degree Visitation
All first degrees in the district are to have the attendance of a member of the Blue Lounge Social Club to which the member will assist and engage the lodge for the nights activities, present at the second time of rising about the club and its activities and present a letter of welcome to the candidate(s) in the south or festive board after the ceremony.
Other Ancillary Activities
- Attend any district meetings (where invited) to put the view of young members
- To assist young members with any issues they face with lodges, their membership, mentoring and act as an advocate and supporter of their interests (ie assist them to change lodge, visit lodges of interest, join other orders etc)
- To build strong relationships with essential stakeholders that will ensure the integration of the club into the activities of the district and region ie temple trusts, district coordinators/committees other orders etc.
- To attend events of significant to ensure the club is also represented as the peak representative body for young masons.
- Any other activity ancillary and essential to the delivery of our goal to recruit, retain, educate and support young freemasons .
Posted by Blue Lounge Social Club on Tuesday, 28 June 2016