Protocol and Etiquette Index

P&E  ESSENTIALS – SUMMARY  OF  TOPICS  COVERED

 

Updated to April 15, 2014

 

TOPIC

ISSUE #

Addressing the Head Table

10, 17

Altar – Significance and only objects to be placed on the altar

22

Applauding a brother’s work

1

Ballot

7, 8

Banquet Hall Protocol

19, 20

Board of Trial

29

Book of the Work – 2009 revision

3

Business Portion of a Lodge Meeting

15

Canadian Flag

1

Cell Phone Etiquette

16

Ceremony of Installation – 2010 revision

4

Ceremony of Installation handout

4

Committee of General Purposes Meeting

14

Committee of Inquiry

26

Deacons – When to use to escort visitors

17

Director of Ceremonies - Duties

27

Director of Ceremonies – How to carry baton

30

District Deputy Grand Master – Official Visit and special Protocols when he visits a lodge

24

Draping The Warrant

5, 22

Dress Code

1, 12

Election of Lodge Officers

18, 30

Explanation of P&E

1

Funeral Honours

3

Gavel

2

Gloves

12

Grand Honours – General rules

17

Grand Honours – Significance and how to give

3, 5, 21

Grand Lodge visitors

  • Announcing
  • Receiving a GLO

 

4

1

Grand Master – Proper reference to

4

Grand Master’s Meritorious Service Award

28

Head Table – Seating

3

Head Table – Who should be invited to sit there

9

Infirm or Elderly Brethren – exempted from saluting and giving G.H.

11, 17

Jewels, Pins, Medals, and Collars

23

Lewis Jewel

5

Masonic Memorial Service

13, 22

Obligation – “Say I”

5

Official Visit – DDGM outranks everyone else

3

Questions & Answers Booklet – 2013 edition

25

Receiving a GLO

1

Receiving Visitors – how to group them

4

Regalia – Dress & Undress

6

Saluting

5, 11

Saluting When Passing

5

Second Salute

5

Secondary Head Table – Banquet Hall Protocol

2

Sign of Fidelity

1, 6

Sitting in the East

9

Steward – Preparing the Lodge

6

Toasts

10

Tyler

5

Visitations – and a Board of Trial

29

Visitors – everyone stands to receive

1

VOSL – multiple volumes

16, 22

VOSL – opening and closing

1

Wands – when used to receive visitors

3

Warrant

5

William Mercer Wilson medal

9

W.M.’s collar – when to wear it.

4

Worshipful Master or Worshipful Sir

9, 11