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Now that I've had some time to stew:
I think its disgusting some of our members reactions to this amended pact. I think its nothing but downright racism, judging a man based on the color of his skin and I think a lot of our brethren should really reflect on the 3 obligations that they took at...
I'm not sure why some of them want an extra year delay in the vote. I have a lot of mean comments that I could say to those people but I just keep them to myself. I find that looking at the FB groups they belong to be quite humorous.
Posted a little over an hour ago on the Grand Lodge facebook page. Both Grand Masters have signed the amended compact. We are moving quite rapidly toward visitation. I'm pretty sure there will be visiting parties at both Grand Lodges next year.
I agree it needs to support itself.
There's so much that could be done with a room the size of the auditorium at Grand Lodge.. if it was setup a little bit differently and had a modern sound and lighting system (read $$$).
But there's only so much that can be done with a multi-story office...
I only have the first one. I'll message it to you. Our secretary fetched it from the Grand Secretary's database (and actually it was there before the education components which had us in a sort of scramble because our December stated meeting is tonight. The education document is there now).
We have a cipher book, its now legal to possess it [has been since 2006?] (nevermind that there were something like a million copies of the Texas version sold before it was legal to possess).
If its legal to have a cipher book and one exists, lets at least make sure its correct? Although if I...
It was stated, by a number of Past Grand Master's, that the process for one has been in place. But the recommendation, as written, had issues.
First, committee was to be comprised of 5 Past Chairmen of standing committees. There are some Past Grand Master's that don't qualify for that. Plus, you...
Generally the votes went the way I expected, especially after things were explained (like the table lodge recommendation).
I think a number of the close votes were VERY close. I think electronic voting would have changed the results on a couple.. it just seemed from my viewpoint that they were...
I hate to disagree with you but I cannot find that in the law book. Seems like something the secretary is saying but AFAIK, as already stated, the only thing required is a petition for advancement after his proficiency if he wants to become an FC.
On Tuesday August 26th, M:. W:. Jerry L. Martin, Grand Master of Masons in Texas, will present 50 & 60 Year Service Awards at New Braunfels Lodge #1109. This is an open meeting, everyone is invited. Dinner at 6:30pm, Award Presentation at 7:30pm. Coat and tie are recommended...
Reading through the Grand Lodge of Texas Law book:
General Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge is opposed
to the formation or establishment of a General or Supreme Grand
Lodge for the United States of America, and forbids its officers and
Grand Representatives to participate in any meeting...
It is sad. And in Texas, at least, the Master of the Lodge can allow a Masonic funeral to a brother in that situation.
Article 359, bottom part:
We went through a similar excercise at a Grand Master's Conference about being approached about a man who you could not confirm was a Mason in time...
For reservations: 361-887-1600. Make sure you mention Masonic Grand Lodge Warden's Retreat. Room with 2 double beds is $121/night.. $2 more than last year. And if you sign up as a Omni Select member (free), you get free WIFI & drinks delivered in the morning. Parking is $10 with in/out privileges.
Our first 3D program was great. We had 54 brothers, wives and friends. The talk by Brother Williams was very educational.. without Freemasonry, there would be no Texas or United States. Our next one will be on September 30th.. location and program to be announced later.