Joint installation

Discussion in 'Officers of the Lodge' started by Ripcord22A, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Tonight at 530 both Montezuma #1 and Cerrillos #19 will open their lodges together a Joint Officer installation which will see WB DEJEOVONI and RHEDERS installed as masters respectively.

    Come by if ur in the area its open to the public
     
  2. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Congratulations to both Worshipfuls! I was there in spirit.
     
  3. Lazza21

    Lazza21 Registered User

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    I am curious how an installation can be open to the public. My experience is it takes place in a Board of Installed Masters from which all but Installed Masters (ie Past Masters or serving Masters of other Lodges) are excluded and certain knowledge restricted to the Masters Chair is communicated to the incoming Master by his predecessor.
     
  4. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    What jurisdiction do u hail from
     
  5. Lazza21

    Lazza21 Registered User

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    I am currently Master of Wheatsheaf Lodge No 9445 in the register of UGLE. This is my fourth time in the chair (not all this Lodge) and have installed a successor on three occasions.
     
  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Both lodges that I belong to have open officer installations or am I misunderstanding this forum?
     
  7. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    The "open" part is the presentation of jewels and implements to all of the officers after which they are escorted to their respective stations and places. The ceremony you've mentioned is separate and as exclusive as you described.
     
  8. Lazza21

    Lazza21 Registered User

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    Now I understand, however in UGLE workings (there are quite a few variations on the basic theme) the appointment and investment of the officers is always done by the new WM in the First Degree while the lodge is properly Tyled and before the Lodge business is conducted.
     
  9. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    O.K., this clears it up for me. Thanks brother.
     
  10. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    In many US jurisdictions the investment ceremony is not required to be in a tiled meeting. It can be done, and is encouraged to be done, open to the public.
     
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  11. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    That's the way it is here in Kentucky. There is a catered supper before the installation and members are encouraged to bring family members to both.
     

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