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Education

The Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club exuberantly continues the Masonic education of our brethren while the Lodge itself is closed during the “dark” of winter. However, unlike most presentations within the formal confines of the Lodge-room, the Fellowcraft Club’s educational seminars are given in a much more relaxed atmosphere, and are open to Masons of all degrees.This fosters a collegial atmosphere where brethren are encouraged to ask questions, discuss tangents, and further deepen their knowledge in several different aspects of the history, tradition, philosophy, and symbolism of the Craft. Absent the usual business of the Lodge, educational meetings of the RJK Fellowcraft Club focus exclusively on the instruction of the brethren present.

 

Over the years, several portions of  Concordia Collegium  have been presented by the brethren of the Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club, including  “The Symbolism of the First and Second Degree Tracing Boards” by Wor. Daniel J. Di Natale and distinguished speakers like Right Worshipful Richard Friedman, Chairman of the Custodians of the Work.

 

Furthermore, the RJK Fellowcraft Club takes pride in having the opportunity to present sections and lectures from the Masonic University of New York (MUNY.) For example, during 2008, a Lodge Walkabout was performed by the Fellowcraft Club, and, in the 2009 season, a lecture on Masonic Etiquette and Protocol was given by Right Worshipful James Kipler.  In addition, the Fellowcraft Club was pleased to offer the Masonic Development Course, in three parts, during our 2010 season. In more recent years the club has offered lecturers at Western New York Lodges on founding their own Fellowcraft Clubs and Masonic restoration efforts.