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17th Masonic District - Grand Lodge of New Jersey
Grand Lodge of New Jersey
R.W. Gary J. Olsen
District Deputy Grand Master
R.W. David Melville Russen, Jr.
District Ritual Instructor

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Lodge Directory
Navesink No. 9
Olive Branch No. 16
Caesarea No. 64
Ocean No. 89
Monmouth No. 172
Durand No. 179
Matawan No. 192

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07/30/2017 7:07 PM

R.W. Gary J. Olsen
R.W. Gary J. Olsen
District Deputy
Grand Master

R.W. D. Melville Russen, Jr.
R.W. D. Melville Russen
District Ritual Instructor
— Supporting Lodges in Monmouth and Ocean Counties —

Masonic Leadership Conference

New Jersey Masonic Leadership Conference
2017 Class of M.W. Dieter B. Hees
October 27th – 29th 2017
The 17th Masonic Leadership Conference is now open for enrollment and accepting applications.

The New Jersey Masonic Leadership Conference is one of the top conferences for Officer training. Officer’s attendance will be of great value in helping to prepare them for the most effective service possible to your Lodge. This conference will provide the tools needed to advance and become effective leaders in your Lodge.

M.W. Dieter B. Hees and the Elected Grand Lodge Officers look forward to greeting you at the 2017 Grand Lodge of New Jersey Masonic Leadership Conference in Elizabethtown, PA.

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Attendance is limited to 100 Officers from the entire state so we urge you to submit your completed applications at your earliest convenience. Multiple eligible officers from the same Lodge may apply, but acceptance is on the following basis.

The attendance fee is $275, Registration Form Must be accompanied by a Lodge Check. This provides for room, board, educational materials and a conference shirt.

For event details click above

Masonic Conference Center — Patton Campus
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Patton Campus
244 Bainbridge Rd.
Elizabethtown, Pa. 17022

The Masonic Conference Center — Patton Campus is located on just over 20 acres of beautiful hillside property in the heart of Lancaster County, PA. The facilities include an indoor gym, outdoor tennis courts, a half-Olympic sized indoor pool, a state-of-the-art multimedia center, and a variety of styles and sizes of meeting rooms.

The facilities can host up to 162 overnight guests, in rooms housing from 2 to 6 people. All campus buildings are air–conditioned, and guest rooms have independent thermostat controls and private baths.

The Masonic Conference Center is located on the grounds of the former Thomas Ranken Patton Masonic Institution for Boys, and was renovated in 1983. It was designed for the use of Pennsylvania's Masonic youth groups, and to serve as home to the Pennsylvania Youth Foundation. Adult Masonic organizations, and substance abuse prevention groups hosted by the Pennsylvania Masonic Foundation for Children, began to use the facility with more frequency. Another extensive renovation in 1998 upgraded the housing and conference facilities to meet adult comfort requirements. With the merger of the two previous foundations, the facilities continue to be used for both youth and adult programs.

Visit The Masonic Conference Center

M.W. Dieter B. Hees, Grand Master of Masons for the State of New Jersey
M.W. Dieter B. Hees
Grand Master of Masons
for the State of New Jersey

Selected Reading
The Perfect Ashlar
A Guideline of Best Practices to Motivate and Revive Masonic Lodges
Laudable Pursuit:
A 21st Century Response to Dwight Smith

Masonic Leadership Conference
Conference Class — 2016

Masonic Leadership Conference
Conference Staff — 2016

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