Welcome to the Successful Masons YouTube Channel, where our goal is to help Freemasons to build up their lodges so they can build their members. We started this channel at a time when Wheaton Lodge number 269 of Wheaton, IL needed to rebuild. We were struggling both in attendance, and financially, and decided share our recovery journey here so other Masons could learn from our successes and our mistakes. I was Junior Warden at the time, and had the privilege of recording the journey.
Over the course of that year our attendance went from, well, hoping enough guys would show up so we could open, to an average about 16 to 17 members at each meeting, and our finances improved dramatically as well. And, due to a well-deserved promotion at work for our Senior Warden, I ended up moving to the East a year early, which posed its own challenges, but it gave me a whole new perspective on many of the issues we still face and how we can resolve them.
Our goal on this channel is to help Masonic lodges tackle issues that are common to all lodges around the world, everything from improving attendance to better methods of collecting dues. If you’re not a Mason, and you’re hoping to discover Masonic conspiracies, or to debate what you believe Masonry is, this isn’t the right resource for you. Any hateful comments or degrading remarks will continue to be deleted so we can keep the conversations useful and productive.
If you ARE a Mason and you have a challenge at your lodge you’d like us to address, please let us know, because we will not sit down contented while our fellow lodges around us are in want, especially when it is in our power to relieve them, and to help them continue on their quest of making good men better. Thanks for watching.