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M.I.S.T.E.R. is a new idea. A community idea. Or maybe just a wish, if you will. Brother to Brother, Friend to Friend. Let's give it even more meaning.
What is MISTER? It is your retired Brethren! Past masters of their trade who are ready, willing and able to help you with your project. Whether it is consulting with you to get your business back on track or lending you their expertise in designing that new addition you have always dreamed of.
From carpenters to plumbers, from electricians to chefs. You know that your lodge has some of the best minds in the business. Why not borrow from these minds and get the professional help you need. All just for the asking.
Have you have ever wanted to build or repair something yourself but gave up because you didn't have the know-how? That can change! Want to build a deck but don't know where to start? You could always go to the local lumber yard and ask how. Sure, the folks there are pretty knowledgeable and can tell you exactly how.
But what about when you are right in the middle of a project and run into a problem? Wouldn't it be nice to give a brother a call and have a real professional give you a hand? It's often not easy to describe a problem over the phone and you can bet that the folks at the lumber yard are not going to jump in their car to come over and take a look. But that retired brother may just be looking for something to do. And what better gift to them than the gift of allowing them to be helpful?
NSTITUTE of ENIOR ECHNICIANS & XECUTIVES ETIRED
Many years ago, when the Masonic Fraternity was formed, every member was a mason. That is, a stone mason. If a Mason had an unusual problem he could not figure out when building a temple, he just asked for help at his Lodge. After all, they were all in the same trade. Well, of course, times have changed. Now your Brethren come from all walks of life. So if you run into a problem with anything you may be doing, all it takes is a call to your lodge to get a helping hand. Just like your brethren of the past, you now have the ability to call on a brother for help.
And it doesn't stop there. Our retired brothers can recommend their wives for help with anything they are interested in as well. They may have been professionals in their respective fields or they may be good at some things your wives may be interested in. Whether you would like a female perspective on your business plans or your wife would simply love to learn to knit! I'm sure we can drum up interest in anything you or she may need. All you have to do is get started with your Lodge and ask your retired Brethren.
So if you need a hand with anything, just imagine giving your own Lodge a call. They may not be able to help with everything, but once it's rolling, we are sure they can help with a lot. And if you are retired and would like to lend your expertise to your brethren, well, your Lodge needs you! Just let your Lodge know. Get them started on a project that is good for you, great for your community.
But again, this isn't something you join and pay dues to. It's free. A concept. Take it to Lodge and bring it up. See who likes it, who doesn't. Run it any way you like. Bring Brothers together, bring neighbors together, bring ties to your community closer. When someone (Mason or not!) is stuck with a problem, the first thing they think of is... well, I'll just call the Freemasons. Wouldn't that be nice?
Brother helping Brother Isn't that what it's all about?
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