[Web-editor's note: Try The United Grand Lodges of Germany / Emserstrasse 12-13 / 10719 Berlin / Germany / phone: 030.861.4796 Also, there is a lodge in Wetzlar, "Wilhelm zu den Drei Helmen" Nur. 334, as well as several in Frankfurt. Let us know how he makes out.]
I have enjoyed very much your Web Pages. I am rather new to the Internet, 6 weeks, however I am of a very firm belief that this may be the answer to our problems.
You will notice that my topic of Research is, PROBLEMS IN MASONRY, and I for one have declared WAR on these problens, which are;
1. WHERE ARE OUR PAST MASTERS ?
2. WHY AREN'T OUR MEMBERS ATTENDING LODGE ?
3. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO IN ORDER TO GET NEW, AND YOUNGER BLOOD INTO OUR LODGES' VEINS ?
I will not accept the statement the they have just BURNT OUT. You don't burn out on something as good as Masonry. Something must be done in order to attract all three catigories and I am soliciting your help, from all over the WORLD in order to get our beloved Fraternity back on the track. If we don't do something quick there won't be any Fraternity. Brethren, look at the history of membership and you will see that the largest amounts of members joined right after a major war. WW I, WW II, Korean War, Vietnam. That is because the realized the value of Brotherhood, and diden't want to lose it. Why many of us have not taught this to our sons is also something I don't understand. I ask that if you have any ideas that will help please let me know.
I will answer ALL E-Mail on this subject, and i know THERE IS AN ANSWER OUT THERE, it may be in the minds of all Masons all over the world, BUT IT'S THERE ! Let us all become allies, as did our forfathers, and win this WAR ! !!
Chuck Smith, P.M.