Not going to JW

Discussion in 'Officers of the Lodge' started by JamesMichael, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Immediate PM is an actual officer position in ur jurisdiction? Thats interesting! Whats the point?

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  2. Bloke

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    IPM is an office here. His job is to advise the WM and step in if he is absent. He also opens and closes the VSL and has some words when closing the lodge.

    It is the only office held "by right" and not by election or appointment.
     
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  3. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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  4. Bloke

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    Our alter is in the East, generally infront or a pace or two from the WM. the IPM sits to the Master's left in the east.
     
  5. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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  6. Bloke

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    Thought so :)
     
  7. Brother JC

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    Another bit of wording in NM is that you have to have been a Warden to be Master. Doesn't specify which one.
     
  8. Bill Lins

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    Same under GLoTX.
     
  9. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    I'd be curious if there is a jurisdiction where service as a warden is -not- required.
     
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  10. Ripcord22A

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    My question for this, and I know each jurisdiction is/will be different, but if you've been a warden, and then master and a couple yrs later are in the line again, do you have to be a warden again or does the first go round count?
     
  11. Glen Cook

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    I've never seen a requirement that if you've been a warden in that jurisdiction, you must go through a warden's chair.

    Note, when I went through the chairs in my UGLE lodge, it was asked that I go through the wardens' chairs, even though I'd served as a master twice before in my mother jurisdiction. A similar route was taken as I went through my chapter chairs there.
     
  12. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    being in different jurisdictions I understand that. Thanks Bro! As ive said before hopefully some day we will be in the same place at the same time Id love to hear about your masonic journeys in person!
     
  13. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Under GLoTX, you would not have to serve again as a Warden.
     
  14. Warrior1256

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    Not sure about this in my jurisdiction but will find out.
     
  15. dfreybur

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    Same in my other two jurisdictions. Once you've been a warden in that lodge you're allowed to be elected to the East at any future point and as many times as needed. So far I've only repeated years in the east in one state and I didn't have to go back in order.

    Having been through the line in another jurisdiction doesn't count against this requirement in any of my jurisdictions or any that I have heard of. The fact that I've been through the line in other states gives me a big head start in ritual but does not count for the requirement to serve as a warden.
     
  16. Bloke

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    There is something called a telephone you know...I've talked to quite a few american masons, once they get past the accent, it's a great experience !
     
  17. Elexir

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    In the Swedish rite in Sweden (at least in the first Three degrees but I think it remains the same in the whole system) you are not required to hold an office at all, all who serve as officers volunteer to have the office they have. A progressive line cant exist as the wardens have to hold the VII degree wich takes a few years to get.
     
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  18. Warrior1256

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    If you can get past my southern accent, lol.
     
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  19. Warrior1256

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    Interesting!
     
  20. Glen Cook

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    I'm unaware of any GL which requires one to serve as an officer. My query was a bit different: is there any GL which doesn't have prerequisite offices to serve as a Master?
     
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