Entered my petition the other night.

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by Capricornguy, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Thomas Stright

    Thomas Stright Premium Member

    297
    226
    63
    Wouldn't work here as we have a blind member...
     
  2. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

    1,632
    1,536
    113
    I hear you, but if a Mason is taking the time to go to another lodge for the sole purpose of blackballing someone, there is probably a pretty good reason and stalking would not be one of them.

    Edit: I dont remeber the exact phrasing but something about MMs having "all th rts lts ad bfs of ths ldg or ay ldg of MMs udr the UGLE" again, cant remember the exact phrasing but some other GLofOK MMs could get it right.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
  3. David612

    David612 Registered User

    865
    695
    93
    Doubtless we would have blind or near blind brothers in our ranks as well, I would expect brothers assist them.
     
  4. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,293
    3,027
    133
    So here, only members of the Lodge can vote - with one exception, the Tyler cannot - because he has not heard the discussion.

    We have a different mechanism, we must send notice to at least 4 other lodges (and the Grand Sec) the man is joining. Any Freemason in the State can write to the Grand Sec to object to the election of the Man as a candidate for Freemasonry. It is rare, but does happen.
     
    CLewey44 likes this.
  5. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

    3,196
    2,022
    183
    Perhaps, but a year or two later the original objections are probably no longer valid.
     
  6. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

    80
    20
    8
    Just got noticed my petition was accepted and my investigation committee will be assigned soon.
     
    Bloke and Chaz like this.
  7. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

    1,632
    1,536
    113
    Everything seems to be Kool and the Gang. Hang in there and they'll get you going.
     
  8. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

    80
    20
    8
    I was emailed my petition was accepted and will be investigated. I hope it turns out well. I don't have any "crimes of moral turpitude", but I do have a contempt of court conviction from a family civil/criminal dispute on my record regarding real estate transactions from when I was in my younger 20s.(long story don't ask). However I am completely open and honest about the whole situation and with my life. I've got really nothing to hide.

    What should I wear?
     
  9. David612

    David612 Registered User

    865
    695
    93
    Having worked in realestate I can appreciate any number of good reasons for that to be on file...
    As per what to wear, I recommend pants ;)

    Well in all seriousness speak with your contact at the lodge, as the dress code varies from black tie to flip flops and singlets.
     
    Brother JC and Bloke like this.
  10. Thomas Stright

    Thomas Stright Premium Member

    297
    226
    63
    Our Tyler is called in after the JD votes and is filled in before voting.


    This seems odd to me...
     
  11. David612

    David612 Registered User

    865
    695
    93
    I saw this happen a bout a year and a bit back after the applicant had been being black balled
     
  12. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

    80
    20
    8
    Meeting is next Tuesday. Not sure where it’s at yet. My place is small and couldn’t accommodate.
     
    Bloke likes this.
  13. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

    80
    20
    8
    Going to email them tomorrow they haven't told me a place yet.
     
  14. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,319
    3,319
    183
    Same here in Kentucky.
    Here too.
     
  15. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

    2,911
    3,345
    183
    Re: cubes v. balls. I’ve only seen balls in England.
     
    Warrior1256 and Bloke like this.
  16. David612

    David612 Registered User

    865
    695
    93
    Balls in Australia too.. cause that’s the expression.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
    Bloke likes this.
  17. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,293
    3,027
    133
    Yep - balls in Victoria - but I am not sure about other states (but we just covered NSW/ACT I think!).
     
  18. Winter

    Winter Premium Member

    743
    876
    113
    There's a paper here somewhere on whether the earliest balloting materials were balls or cubes and why some jurisdictions changed.
     
    Bloke likes this.

Share My Freemasonry