District Deputy Grand Masters

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by eagle1966, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. eagle1966

    eagle1966 Guest

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    What are the qualifications for selection as a DDGM?
     
  2. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    1. MUST be a past master.
     
  3. eagle1966

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    ok, then what other selection criteria is considered if one is a PM? membership in other bodies ie scottish rite, york rite, shrine,etc? recommendations form former DDGM?
     
  4. jonesvilletexas

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    Sorry for the short answer brother.
    It is my understanding from past DDGM’s in our district they come out of the blue lodge only being in other groups may or may not help. The Grand Master to be will ask for recommendations from a verity of places and people, it is clear that he cannot know every one in the state, but if he knows a brother he likes you can bet he will be chosen. The other day I was told that a secretary was asked to submit a recommendation from his lodge and he sent in a name with the brother’s qualifitions, I don’t know what they were. I hope this helps.
     
  5. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Being active & well-known in your district helps.
     
  6. jonesvilletexas

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    This is true brother Bill.
     
  7. jwardl

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    As it does anywhere -- took me a while to realize it's not a matter of brown-nosing or politics, but simple a matter of common sense. Once tends to choose from the known rather than the unknown when possible.
     
  8. Gerald.Harris

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    I suspect that a bit of brown nosing has happened down through the years, but in reality the qualifications are fairly simple: The brother being considerd must be a member of Grand Lodge, should have a good understanding of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Texas, should be well known in his respective district, should have a good uderstanding of masonic protocol, and should have a bit of humility in his outward demeanor.
    Being known by several of the members in a district that are well known by the Deputy Grand Master is also important. One of the brothers prior to this entry was correct when he stated that selection is often made by recommendations to the Deputy Grand Master from other brothers in the District.
    One thing I personnaly would advise against is that one should not just outright ask for the appointment, but should instead just work with all of the lodges possibly through the MWS associations or other means ,to be known as a hard working brother who is interested and will work for the advancement of masonry in general.
     
  9. JEbeling

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    In my case the Grand Master.. ! Brother R.W. A.D.Hanna was a personal friend and family friend that I had know for years.. ! was very proud to work for him and knew he was a great Mason who I could represent.. !
     
  10. GMO

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    The Grand Master has FINAL say, but recommendations are made by past DDGMs and other sources (Masters and Wardens Assoc. etc.) On occassion the Grand Master will pick someone outside of the loop, but the usual route is through recommendation. The rest of the posts are correct, member of GL, experience, knowledge and being known, etc.

    Glen Sachtleben
    Gonzales #30
     

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