Grand Master Lovering
In December, 1994, Grand Master David W. Lovering presented a Vision Statement in his Address to the Grand Lodge. (Page 1994-169)
Freemasonry in Massachusetts will be the outstanding fraternal organization for men. It will enhance and strengthen the character of the individual man by providing meaningful opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership. It will thereby contribute to the improvement of the individual member, his family life, his community, and his world.
The following principles will aid us in fulfilling the Vision Statement.
- Freemasonry will promote the highest standards of honesty and integrity and the enhancement and strengthening of the character of its members.
- Freemasonry will be open to all men of ethical and moral quality who believe in a Supreme Being regardless of race, credo or national origin.
- Freemasonry will promote and provide opportunities for involvement of its members in individual and organized charitable activities.
- Freemasonry will promote and provide opportunities for education of its members and the community as a means of encouraging freedom, tolerance, and understanding.
- Freemasonry will provide leadership opportunities and training for its members.
- Freemasonry will meet the fellowship and fraternal needs of its members.
- Freemasonry will strive to be vierved by the family as an outstanding organization. It will provide opportunities for family enrichment through programs of fellowship, discovery learning, involvement and entertainment.
- Freemasonry will strive to be viewed by the community as an outstanding organization. It will contribute to the community and the lives of its citizens by the active involvement of its lodges and its members.
- Freemasonry will encourage its members to be active participants in their respective places of worship.