Cowan & Eavesdropper ALERT!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Raymond Walters, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. juscurious1

    juscurious1 Registered User

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    He is still doing the same thing 5 years later. Rick Django Wells on Facebook he is on dating websites convincing women he is a mason. Please rectify this situation bring some alerts to the lodges in Austin TX
     
  2. bupton52

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    What laws do we have that’ll be able to stop him? He’s just going to continue to do it. We just have to keep in front of it and spread word of his shenanigans.


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  3. dalinkou

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    It’s why we should carefully guard the West Gate. Granted, Wells’ sneaking past the gate is wrong...but remember that each time he does it there are Tilers and Deacons letting him pass.

    That should be sufficient, with or without a law to guide us.
     
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  4. Keith C

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    I wonder if he has a forged dues card or "traveling papers" from one or more of the Lodges he claims to hold membership. If that is the case, and he knows the AWOAMM and the FPOF short of posting a "UNwanted" poster in the examining room with his face on it, how is an examining committee supposed to determine that he is clandestine, especially if he is willing to lie when taking the oath?
     
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  5. CLewey44

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    A lot of lodges do not examine folks. Sadly, I'd venture to say most do not examine visitors.
     
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  6. bupton52

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    That is truly unfortunate.


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  7. Warrior1256

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    Wow! This is just wrong.
     
  8. Keith C

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    If that is true it is a very sad statement.

    For myself, I want to be able to give an honest answer to the inquiry "are you satisfied that all present are Master Masons?" While we have no "Deacon stroll" as described by others, it is up to the JW and SW to be sure that everyone in the Lodge Room belongs there before we open.

    We very rarely get visitors we do not know of ahead of time, or are not known to us, but when we do we examine them before they enter the Lodge.
     
  9. CLewey44

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    When I was JD in OK, I had to awkwardly stop in front of someone I didn't know to question if anyone could vouch for them. I don't remember what the verbiage was but it was uncomfortable to say the least.
     
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  10. Warrior1256

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    As the present Master of my mother lodge I go by the Kentucky Monitor in opening and closing the lodge. By the monitor I ask the SW if all are MMs at the opening.
    I know what you mean. I was the subject of one of these awkward moments. I looked at it as my own fault. I should have approached the Master before the meeting, introduced myself, and informed him of those present that could vouch for me.
     
  11. CLewey44

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    Yes, that was the exact lesson I learned. I should have talked to him beforehand.
     
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  12. Symthrell

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    The last few I have visited put me through an examination. Interesting how each one has its own variation of questions when they are all under the same GL.
     
  13. CLewey44

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    That's very good. I've been to probably 7-10 lodges, in three different states and Canada and have never been examined lol, just my dues card. I hate posting that but it's true.
     
  14. bupton52

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    I’d think that at least a valid dues card, or a vouch from another brother, would be enough. Now if one shows up and doesn’t have that, then examination should begin.


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  15. Thomas Stright

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    valid dues card and proper ID should suffice....
     
  16. Elexir

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    What about juristictions that dont use dues cards?
     
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  17. Thomas Stright

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    I would never of thought that was a thing.



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  18. Keith C

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    The dues card or "traveling papers" are what get you to the examining room with our Lodge. If no one knows or can vouch for you then you will be examined.
     
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  19. Elexir

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    We have an electronic membership card that we can use here.

    For travel we have a masonic passport.
     
  20. Glen Cook

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    I would wonder if there are GLs in the EU which have dues cards.
     

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