Chapter & Council office

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by crono782, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    I've been elected to be MEHP and TIM this coming year and am very excited and honored to serve. Any insights from past has-beens? ;D


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  2. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    Congratulations Companion! I'm currently an EHP (and PHP) and a PIM.
     
  3. JJones

    JJones Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats Crono! I don't have any advice you probably don't know already: knowing the ritual makes for a smooth meeting and some type of education gives people a reason to come.

    We actually did a lot of education since we usually have very little business to talk about, thankfully.

    Wishing you the best in the East. :)
     
  4. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    Congratulations Companion!
     
  5. Companion Joe

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    Congratulations. I am a District Deputy Grand high Priest, so the best advice I can give you is stay on top of your Chapter membership (encourage people to attend) and focus on your ritual (opening and closing). If the EHP is confident in opening and closing the Chapter, the companions follow. Make sure you have a Captain of the Host who is confident and proficient in his job. That will make your job much easier.
     
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  6. BroBill

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    Congrats! I'd recommend getting your ritual opening and closing down quickly and participate in the conferral of the degrees! As in lodge, the companions follow strong leaders! One other thing, you might want to learn and practice opening with five- when I was a DDGHP I discovered that not many companions know how to do that, so you might want to add that to your leadership skill set. Best of luck in your Capitular and Cryptic year!

    BroBill (PHP, PTIM)
     
  7. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Congratulations from a PHP & PTIM!!!
     
  8. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    For the Grand Chapter of Idaho I am the Grand Principal Sojourner and for the Grand Council I am the Grand Steward. At my local bodies I'm a PHP, PCW (PIM), and Sentinel (PEC).
     
  9. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Can someone explain the acronymns? I'm not a York rite mason
     
  10. Companion Joe

    Companion Joe Premium Member

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    PHP - Past High Priest
    PCW - Principal Conductor of the Work (the Senior Warden, so to speak)
    PIM - Past Illustrious Master
    PEC - Past Eminent Commander
     
  11. JJones

    JJones Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been nominated to serve as District Deputy for Chapter in the upcoming year. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
     
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  12. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    I do apologize. I sometimes forget to spell out the acronyms.
     
  13. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    What is your district down there?
     
  14. BroBill

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    Enjoy your year as District Deputy (Chapter or Council? )- I was DDGHP for Capitular District 22 here in Texas in 2012 and it was a great year. I had 6 Chapters in my district and kept very busy!
     
  15. Companion Joe

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    I have the biggest district in the state with eight Chapters. It keeps you busy.
    Here, DDGHP isn't necessarily a one-year thing. As long as you are willing to do it, and the incoming MEGHP doesn't want to change, it's yours. I am still District Deputy this year on top of being Grand Royal Arch Captain. I didn't figure I was supposed to have both at once, but when I mentioned searching for my successor, I got told I was keeping it!
     
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  16. BroBill

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    I'm not sure I could have done back-to-back years and kept up with my work in my other bodies. My hat's off to you!
     
  17. Companion Joe

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    This is actually my third straight year as DDGHP. I have been told not to think about giving it up for at least two more.
     
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