Fife and Kinross Masonic Scholar’s Scheme (FKMS)
I have been asked to post this on behalf of Past Depute Provincial Grand Master Bro Hugh Clelland who wants your participation to take this pilot scheme forward.
Another new initiative from the Province of Fife & Kinross!
Amongst some of our many Fife & Kinross masons, there are some perhaps who want to find out more about this beloved Craft of ours.
The first step is to talk to Past Masters in our own lodges but beyond that there is often little direction given. Where can you go next?
a) You might want to read some masonic books but which ones?
b) You might want to listen to a masonic talk or attend a seminar but on what and where?
c) You might want to write an article for the Province, The Ashlar, or the G.L. Year Book.
d) You might even want to try and give a talk yourself or do some genuine masonic research within the province or beyond, with a view to sharing it with your brethren, but don’t know where to start.
What if you could combine all these in a structured way, with a clear path laid out for you and at little or no cost?
Well now you can, with the Fife and Kinross Masonic Scholar’s Scheme (FKMS). This scheme suggests a structured way forward for those who may wish to know more.
• Aimed at those who want to find out more about FM but are not sure where to look
• A structured pathway with staged rewards and a jewel/medal at the end
• No cost, except in buying books - perhaps lodges would consider starting libraries if they don’t already have one.
• No compunction to do it - entirely voluntary
• Easy online registration & submission process
• Individual brethren would come to a better understanding of the Craft. The scheme would also encourage genuine Masonic Research which can only be good for the Province and the Craft in general.
• Public speaking will be encouraged and fostered. Help could be given to prepare a Powerpoint Presentation if required and then talks could be delivered either at Lodge Hope of Kurachee, within your Mother Lodge, or elsewhere.
• All this could only reflect well on the individual mason, his mother lodge, the Province of F&K and Scottish Freemasonry as a whole.
The Provincial Grand Master now wants to run a pilot scheme, based on the above and is looking for willing participants. If successful this could quickly run out across the whole Province and beyond.
If you would like to be considered for this first group then please email PG Secretary Rankin Clarkson
1. Your name
2. Lodge name and number
3. Any Office you hold
4. Date of Birth
5. Year you joined the Craft
6. Contact Phone no.
Once a group is established you will be contacted to get things underway.
Hugh Clelland Past Depute Provincial Grand Master.