panel discussion of Masons of different ages

On June 21, the Scottish Rite, NMJ hosted a lively panel discussion of Masons of different ages in a livestream called “Generation to Generation, Exploring the Ageless Bonds of Freemasonry”. The event – part of a recently-launched series of livestreams that explore different topics in Freemasonry – brought together men from all walks of life, with unique perspectives about their time in the fraternity. Brother Samuel J. Newland moderated the night and Ill. Brother Robert C. Schremser, 33°, Brother Peter C. Grimm, Brother Chris Gray, and Brother Evan Reseska participated in the panel. The audience had the chance to ask their questions in real-time in the webinar chatroom and engage with one another in a live conversation.

Filming Masonic livestream

The night’s conversation started with each Brother explaining his Masonic origins, discussing when they discovered Freemasonry and how they integrate the teachings into their lives. The Brothers touched upon topics ranging from generational differences, the future of Freemasonry as a whole, recruitment of younger members and how the values of Freemasonry affect their families, jobs, and daily activities. The livestream conversation was insightful and evoked an open dialogue around an inclusive vision of Freemasonry, as well as shed light on current issues being faced by the organization.

We would sincerely like to thank everyone who tuned into the livestream, joined the conversation in the online chat, and posed thoughtful questions to our panelists. If you were unable to watch, you may watch a recording of the event below.

“It’s good folks like you that renew my faith in this world!”

"Let’s connect offline and pass along your fraternal greetings!”

"I was raised less than 2 years ago. I wish I had joined 40 years ago! This is truly a lifelong journey and I love it. I yearn for Masonic light!"

"I just raised my son. We are starting the tradition for the men in our family."

Exploring the Ageless Bonds of Freemasonry

Stay tuned for the next installment of our livestream series! We will share details of the next event soon.