Finishing my travels.

Discussion in 'International Freemasonry' started by DAVID D JR, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. DAVID D JR

    DAVID D JR Registered User

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    All,
    I am an EA and due to deployments and separation from the military I was not able to finish my degree work at my military lodge in Germany. I now work in Kuwait as a contractor with my home in the Philippines, I would like to finish my degree work how would I go about doing that? Is there any way to show that I do hold the first degree and possibly finish my degree work in the Philippines. So i think what I am asking can I start with my second degree and continue on or will I have to start over? Are there any brothers on this thread from the Philippines that can help get the answers i have. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Your lodge should be able to go through all the right channels to request courtesy work from the local lodge in the PI.
     
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  3. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Brother JC is right, but your best bet would be to contact the lodge you would like to petition in PI and see if it wouldn't be easier to just start from scratch. Secretary will be your go to person. As an EA you may just fall off their books at your previous lodge.
     
  4. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

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    Freemsonry in Philipines is very active. I met some Philipino brothers last summer at the Widows Sons gathering in Finland

    But continuing your journy in Philipines weather it is from the scratch or continuing from EA to FC contact your current lodge's secretary and he'll be able to dig deeper for you.
     
  5. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    It would usually require a release of jurisdiction from the original lodge, unless he had been dropped from the roles. Even then, he will need to disclose the prior petition and contact with the original lodge will be necessitated.
     
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  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Best of luck to you Brother David.
     
  7. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Make sure you keep in contact (and pay your dues) in your Mother Lodge. If you are Excluded (for non-payment of dues) it makes it much harder (impossible until the exclusion is lifted) to get into another Lodge under any Grand Lodge, especially one in Amity. Contact your Mother Lodge's Sec and ask for a Letter of Good Standing or resign (paying your dues) and ask for a Clearance Certificate (some Americans seem to call it a Demit). It is possible your Lodge Sec will ask your Grand Sec to write to the Grand Sec of the Philippines. I can tell you we (a Lodge under United Grand Lodge Victoria) have taken in EA's and done Degrees for them under our GL - it is not uncommon. AND the fact you have been in the military explains why you had to move..
     
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