Looking for a lodge in San Antonio, TX

Discussion in 'Locating a Lodge' started by JoeG96, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. JoeG96

    JoeG96 Registered User

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    I'm interested in becoming a brother. Can anyone please offer some helpful information for Lodges in my area.
     
  2. JMartinez

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    What side of town are you on?
     
  3. JoeG96

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    410 & 151 area
     
  4. JMartinez

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    Are you always working? What days and times would be inconvenient?
     
  5. JoeG96

    JoeG96 Registered User

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    Right now, I'm available usually on the weekends and sometimes in the evenings during the week. It all usually depends on what my family and I have planned, I can always make time for lodge meetings though.
     
  6. dfreybur

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    It's easy to recommend your own lodge so I can point you to Victory 1160. We meet in the building behind the Shrine center near the 1604 north. Several lodges meet there.

    The most active lodge near your Seaworld location would be Helotes lodge.

    http://mwsa39.albertpikedemolay.org/ Use the Lodge Directory click to see a map of nearby lodges. The nearest to you is Valley Hi lodge. You may want to consider Lonnie Irvin Daylight as they meet during the day on Saturdays. You can find Victory and Helotes on this map as well as a lot of other good lodges.

    Standard issue American advice - Introduce yourself by email or paper mail. Assume there will be no response as there almost never is. Show up in person an hour before the scheduled meeting and ask for a petition. Keep showing up every month from then on.

    http://www.jtmaxeylodge74.com/ I can also point you to my friends at Maxey lodge. They meet near the 410 and 90 close to Lackland AFB. Same standard American advice applies.
     
  7. JoeG96

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  8. JoeG96

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    Thank you, I would appreciate if you could point me in the direction of the Maxey Lodge. I am actually closer to them.
    I also appreciate the contact initiation advice.
     
  9. JMartinez

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    John t, maxey lodge is a prince hall lodge, I met some of it's members. I don't really know when they meet but If you get a chance to drop in ask for Franzell Pankey.
     
  10. dfreybur

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    Their web site is in my previous post. It gives their address and meeting schedule.
     
  11. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Good luck to you sir.
     
  12. JoeG96

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    Thank you gentlemen for your support. I might have to put everything on hold with my interest in becoming a mason. My wife is unsure about me becoming a mason, mainly cause she doesn't know what the freemasons are all about. Her other concern and mine quite honestly would be lodge meetings and cheritable events taking up a lot of my time. My wife and I are all about each other, our daughter and our family. You know bbq's, hunting, fishing and family just simply family time.
    My other concern is that I'm a musician. I devote a considerable amount of time to being a musician, along with being a family man.
    Therefore I may have to hold off on becoming a mason for now.
    I do appreciate the support though.
     
  13. BroBill

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    You and your wife are welcome to visit Valley-Hi together at our next open event which I believe is the 17th of this month. She can ask questions and meet our members and families if she would like. If you would like you can end me your email through Private Message and I can keep you informed.

    BroBill
     
  14. JoeG96

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    I'm going to be out of town on the 17th, but I will still try and make the Tuesday meeting.
    My private email is <<email redacted by mod>> (I sent it to brobill)
     
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  15. ecanemdean

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    Glad your interested in masonry. It can consume some time, especially early in the work so it is a valid concern. I actually joined around the time my son was born but my wife was on board and I made sure to keep a balance between all aspects of my life.

    Now serving as a Senior Steward and it definitely has been a commitment if time. But I'm loving every minute of it and I make special efforts to make my family time even that more meaningful.

    If weekends are better, Lonnie Irvin Daylight Lodge is one of a few lodges in TX that actually have stated meetings during the day; on 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. We have lunch at noon and you're welcome to join us and meet the guys. Good luck in your search. Every lodge has its own vibe so I'd recommend making visits and getting a feel for them.
     
  16. JoeG96

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    Thank you for sharing some of your story and your encouragement. I really would like to become a mason. My main reason quite honestly is to belong to a brotherhood.
    A brotherhood that cares for each other and each others families and their communities.
    I know I'll get this figured out some how.
     
  17. JoeG96

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    BroBill i will be at the meeting on the 13th after all.
     

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