Good of the Order - Protocol
Here is what I feel may be a 'fading art' in the stated meetings. I've noticed that the protocol for the good of the order has not been given enough value. And by protocol I mean the sequence in which individuals are given the chance to speak based on their rank and/or seniority.
"Why is this important?", you may ask. Two reasons:
1] Due respect
"And last but not least" is a common expression used to emphasize the introduction of the valued presentation or speaker in programs. This well accepted format also applies to the good of the order. That is, valued & mature messages are commonly saved for the later parts. So, by allowing the more learned participants to speak during this time shows that you respect them because you acknowledge them as being in positions capable of giving messages with such quality.
2] Mental excercise in public relations
specifically for the MC or whoever is presiding over the meeting. As I stated earlier this is an art. When guests are present it's not so easy to be mindful of who is in your chapter room aside from the chapter members, what their positions are, and what they have accomplished in the Order. One has to think on his feet in order to accomplish the appropriate due respect and also demonstrate command over the meeting and its participants. This is the case for the MC. For the rest it is a venue to critique not only the MC but also the meeting participants based on their accomplishments in the organization. Note that critisizm can be good as well as bad. I've actually found it a bit amusing to discover and deliberate individuals present in the meeting based on the protocol observed in the good of the order while I am in my seat.
Here then is my suggested sequence for the Good of Order, in chronological order. It is based on my personal experience with the Order. If you think otherwise then please do write me a comment. I'd be happy to receive others' opinion on this.
 Visiting brothers, active & senior
 Chapter members
 Senior chapter members, not former JC/SC/MC
 Junior Councilor
 Senior Councilor
 Senior chapter members, former JC/SC/MC
 National Congress officers
 National Congress officers, former
 Associate chapter advisors (presumeably an active or senior brother)
 Dad Masons
 Dad Masons, chapter advisors
 Dad Mason, Chairman - Sponsoring Masonic Body
 Dad Mason, Chapter Dad
 Dad Masons, Supreme Council members
 Master Councilor