Bringing wife and son to an open meeting

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by BWiederhold, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. BWiederhold

    BWiederhold Registered User

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    Am I allowed to bring my wife and 1 yr old son to an open meeting? The meeting is tomorrow and I will be turning in my petition than. Their having a ceremony for past Masters and Widows.


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  2. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    You need to check with your Lodge, but where I'm from, "open" means public; friends and family welcome.
     
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  3. BWiederhold

    BWiederhold Registered User

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    Thank you for the quick response!


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  4. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    Almost certainly yes. I always enjoy seeing brothers involve family at open events. Like stated above, doesn't hurt to check though.


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  5. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    As long as it's open you may bring anyone you wish. It is encouraged to bring non-Masons to such events. it will be wonderful to have your family with you as you present your petition.

    "Open" means everyone is encouraged to attend. "Tiled" or "opened" means brothers of that degree only. The two words "open" and "opened" are close together in sound and easily confused.
     
  6. SeattleMason0613

    SeattleMason0613 Registered User

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    We had a really nice open installation


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  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Same here in Kentucky.
     
  8. Buckeye

    Buckeye Registered User

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    Same in Ohio. They may open and close the meeting as usual then go from labor to refreshment and invite all guest in.
     
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    United States is very nice country!
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