“The Lodge Mentor has become and will continue to be one of the three most important pillars within a Lodge. These are the Charity Steward, the Almoner and the Mentor. The Mentor is there to give guidance and to encourage development and independence for new and existing members. He must build a relationship with the Mentee which will last throughout their Masonic careers. It is only through effective Mentorship and a robust system that we will recruit and retain new members. We need to make sure that new members are given positive activities within their Lodge to help them gain the most enjoyment and satisfaction from their Freemasonry.”
Clive Hawkins - Provincial Grand Mentor
Lodges should be most aware that mentoring is not only for the newer members, nor for just the first 3 Degrees, but that appropriate mentoring should be considered and readily available for all stages of a Brother’s Masonic career.
The Lodge Mentor is pivotal in the mentoring process and the Brother appointed to take that office should be very carefully chosen by the Lodge as one who is aware of what will be expected of him, has the knowledge and is willing to fulfil the rigours of the office.
Lodge Mentor is not just a convenient appointment.
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The purpose of the Mentor Programis to create and sustain an active, educated, and confident Freemason.
Once a new Brother has joined the Lodge, he will only remain if his needs are met. It is also true of the existing Brethren.
The Organisation of Mentoring in the Province of Yorkshire West Riding
Provincial Grand Mentor
Deputy Provincial Grand Mentor
Area Mentor Area Co-ordinator (MAC)
Assisitant Mentor Area Co-ordinator (AMAC) Assistant MACs in each Area reporting to their Area MAC
Lodge Mentor Lodge Mentors report to their Assistant MAC
Personal Mentor Personal Mentors report to their Lodge Mentor
The MAC (Mentoring Area Co-ordinator) One for each Area Appointed by the Provincial Grand Mentor Responsibility: Administrators. Work closely with Asst MACs. (Download Booklet)
Assistant MACs (AMACS) A number in each Area all covering five to seven Lodges Appointed by PGMen and DeputyPMen in conjunction with MAC Responsibility: Administrator/Delivery/Reporting to MAC (Download Booklet)
The Lodge Mentor Appointed by the Lodge Responsibility: Administrator/Delivery Selects suitable Personal Mentors/Guidance/Awareness (Download Booklet)
The Personal Mentor Appointed by the Lodge Mentor Responsibility: Delivery (Download Booklet)
A Mentoring Pack of Booklets is given to each Mentee as he progresses through the Three Degrees.
SPOILER ALERT! - there is nothing on this Provincial Website that cannot be found elsewhere on the internet, but we suggest that you don't spoil any future enjoyment by reading information on a degree you are yet to take.
These booklets are to be read after the degree is taken.