Becoming an Officer

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Bro. A, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Thomas Stright

    Thomas Stright Premium Member

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    Yes...most do.


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  2. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    Most Stated meetings I have been to have been close to half Past Masters. Some move on. Very many remain active for life.
     
  3. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Try to start in the first progressive office and try not to skip any.. but don't be rushed by the lodge. Learn and enjoy !
     
  4. Thomas Stright

    Thomas Stright Premium Member

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    In our lodge everyone starts at Junior Steward.....
     
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  5. Brian Lewis

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    Tyler or possibly Chaplin
     
  6. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    In our Lodge the Tyler is usually the Immediate Past Master. It provides an experience Brother who knows most members of the Lodge and their status, so it is easy to just knock to admit them vs having to decide who they are, if anyone knows them and if they need examination, thus not disturbing the flow of the meeting. It also makes it less stressful on the WM worrying about doing things differently than his predecessor.
     
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  7. Canadian Paul

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    In re-reading the message that started this thread I note that the query was about a NEWLY RAISED MM taking an office. In that case I would say that he shouldn't take an office until he has had time to sit in lodge and gain some experience as to how things are conducted. Ideally, after a couple of years of faithfull attendance he would have some idea of what would be expected of him in various offices.

    In my lodge a new MM usually starts his career as an Office-bearer as a Steward, or, occasionally, as Inner Guard.
     
  8. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    I was Raised the end of April and Installed mid-December the same year... if they could have put me in a Chair before that they would have.
     
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  9. bro.william

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    !!!

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  10. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    I was raised the last day of November and was Junior Deacon in April! Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time (or is it the wrong place and the wrong time!)
     
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