This round table discussion will focus on two different elements about the concept of guarding the west gate. A masonic concept of being selective in those that we offer membership to.
The first document - Guarding the West Gate By Roger W. Peak, DDGM - Discusses the various aspects of how a lodge should be performing this duty.
"What does “Guard the West Gate” mean in Masonic practice? Is it colorful, but archaic and empty ritual? Or does it have a practical, even personal, significance in the life of every Lodge? How many of us are taking the proper steps to guard the West Gate and ensure that only the best and most desirable men petition our Lodges? The process should begin when an individual asks for a Petition for Degrees......"
The second document - Guarding the west gate, a lesson to be learned from the Morgan Affair By Shawn M. Gorley Monday, April 29, 2013 - Looks at the most famous of all examples of how this failure of due diligence can effect the craft.
Hope to see you there