Education & Development 3rd Ceremony Demonstration Series
Continuing a programme of initiatives by the Education & Development Committee over recent years and under the direction of Joe Glass, a team consisting of Tony Costello, Harold Cooper and Richard Bermitz presented the last in a series of 3 DC workshops entitled "A DC’s View of the Third Degree" at Padiham Masonic Hall On Tuesday the 12th May.
The workshop through demonstrations and interactive discussions, examined the various movements of the participating officers during the Raising ceremony and the importance of the DC’s awareness of working with the Worshipful Master and his team in correctly and successfully directing and stage-managing a complicated ceremony.
There was a lively discussion after each demonstration and this enabled DCs to explain the often subtle differences in the manner their Lodges performed a 3rd Degree and also some extremely unique elements that many had never seen or heard before. At each venue there was general agreement that both the demonstration was helpful and the input from the discussions would provide new ideas for DCs to take back to their Lodges.
The first 2 in this series of workshops were held in Audenshaw in March and Bolton in April and in total all three were attended by over 80 DCs of the Province.
Joe said "From the turnout, it is clear that the workshops have proved a great success. As well as the demonstration, the evening provides a forum for DCs to get together with their peers, something that rarely happens. The feedback was very encouraging and we are currently working on the content and format for our next series of workshops to be held in 2016."