Maine Masonic College

Convocation 2011

Our Quest for Vision - A Dialog with Ritual


Come join us on Sunday, July 17 and Monday, July 18 for what will surely be an inspiring program for all.

Registration Sunday 11:30am - 12:30pm
Program begins Sunday 12:30pm SHARP!
(Please don't be a late walk-in!)
Program continues through 5pm
Banquet begins at 6pm
Registration Monday (for those who didn't attend on Sunday)
7:30am - 8:00am
Program Monday 8:00am through 5:00pm

This program is not completely finalized and is subject to small changes. Thanks.

What we'll be doing...

Ritual throughout the ages has helped guide and shape societies. Every day each of us has our own personal rituals that we perform, whether it be brushing our teeth or getting a coffee from the convenience store. In this program, we will explore the history of rituals for mankind and move to how the principles and teachings of Masonic ritual can shape and guide us to being human beings in today's complex and often confusing world.

Helping us understand the importance of ritual and vision will be:

Dr. John S. Nagy - "Coach"

Coach John NagyThe CEO/Lead Business Coach of Coaching for Success, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, John S. Nagy is a multi degree professional business/life coach and technical advisor who provides coaching support to business professionals. He has been in the coaching field since January 1989, running his own coaching practice since that time.

His company operates on the principles he asks his own clients to practice. He specializes in systems evaluation and development along with a strong tendency toward keeping people in action once a goal has been clearly identified and committed to.

Bro. John S. Nagy's "Building Hiram"John is also a graduate of Coach U. This innovative school, started in the early 1990's, trains coaches world wide in the fine art and science of personal and professional coaching and he was asked by the founder of Coach U, Thomas Leonard, to spear-head the formation of the International Coaching Federation in 1996 and was ICF's First Executive Director.

In addition, BROTHER Nagy has written a series of four very unique books which are presented - like Masonic ritual - in a catechism format. These books (Building Hiram, Building Boaz, Building Athens and his newest, Building Janus) are ones like you've never seen before and will surely provide inspiration and tremendous understanding about Freemasonry. You can get them here and they're well worth the investment!

Want to see more from Coach Nagy? In April, 2011 he was the presentor for the Grand Lodge of Indiana's Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry. You can see this motivating and instructional video presentation online and we encourage all Masons to watch it, particularly if you're interested in learning far more about the ritual of the fraternity than you might have imagined!

MG John W. Libby

MG John LibbyMajor General John Libby is the Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard and well-known to most Mainers. He is Maine's top soldier: the leader of the Maine National Guard and its 3,400 troops. He also oversees all state issues that relate to military matters, veterans and civil emergency preparedness. He has watched the mission of the his force change dramatically over the years, requiring a constant eye toward the future to envision what it will bring. As a result, General Libby's perspective on 'vision' is a very unique one and he will share with us the many changes he has encountered and how having a vision to see beyond the daily disruptions is an absolute necessity. His communications skills are unparalleled and we are fortunate to have him with us as our Banquet Speaker. We're sure you'll be inspired by him.

Richard Curtis

Richard CurtisAlthough making his home in Massachusetts, Brother Curtis not only vacations regularly in Maine but is also a member of a Maine Lodge! Perhaps most well known as the long-time and well-respected editor of the Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite's magazine, The Northern Light, he has seen many changes occur and realizes the importance of looking ahead with vision. Dick will moderate our panel discussions and assist us in our understanding of the program's many aspects. A speaker at our first Convocation, it is a pleasure to welcome him back!

And in addition....

We have several other great presenters on tap and we'll be adding their information here soon.

And stay tuned:


We're already planning and our topic will be

"A SWOT Analysis of Freemasonry".

Building on Convocation 2010 and 2011, we now look take an objective look at Freemasonry to see its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats using a standard management analysis rubric. Using this paradigm, we will explore how Freemasonry can better serve the community and the world - and where we can interact with it more directly.

If you have a particular expertise in SWOT analysis, contact us and become part of this outstanding program!


This page last updated on April 24, 2011


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