The golden years of Freemasonry have passed with the departure of a world never likely to return. We cannot pretend that our
membership problem will simply go away. If we are to rescue our order, we must take an objective look at ourselves and understand
the society we now face. Our challenge will be to renew our ideals and bring them to the attention of a new audience, one
that we as yet know little about. This will require hard work, open-mindedness, creativity and above all leadership. The optimism
that runs through this book depends upon our ability to change, knowing that holding on to the past will be the last thing
our order does.