FMRC Members

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by ljlinson1206, Nov 27, 2009.

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Are you a Member of the FMRC?

  1. YES

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    15.2%
  2. NO

    21 vote(s)
    31.8%
  3. Thinking about it

    10 vote(s)
    15.2%
  4. Never heard of it

    25 vote(s)
    37.9%
  1. ljlinson1206

    ljlinson1206 Premium Member Premium Member

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    OK Guys, How many of us are also members of the FMRC? Just curious.
     
  2. LRG

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    Quite a few on here.

    1206, what chapter are you with?
     
  3. ljlinson1206

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    No Chapter yet. There are about 12 or so MM's that ride here in Robertson County. I thought if we had enough guys join the FMRC we would probably start our own chapter here. Time will tell.
     
  4. LRG

    LRG Premium Member

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    Wow, you've got plenty.
    Good luck and be prepared for fun if you so choose.

    If you need any help, just call on one of us.
     
  5. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Never heard of it.
     
  6. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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  7. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Do you ride? If so, you should consider joining-judging by your signature, you have plenty of spare time! ;-)
     
  8. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    HaHa, very funny Brother Bill!!

    Well, I believe that I now understand why I had never heard of the FMRC. I do not "ride". I had planned on an early "mid-life" crisis purchase until about 5 months ago when my Brother-in-Law had some under-insured moron make an unprotected left turn in front of him at about 45mph. The resulting impact with both the passenger side of the Dodge Ram pickup, and the 100+degree asphalt in the intersection resulted in 15 days in Methodist Central ICU, and 4 months in a rehab-center. Clint has lost the use of his right arm, and will most likely never be able to walk again. He was very luckey. I have to suggest that no one wear a half-helmet... I will not go into all of his numerous injuries here.

    Needless to say my "purchase" will now be in the form of a Harley Davidson F-250 Super Crew... I know, accidents happen... I need to support a family.

    Can one be a member of FMRC and not actually ride??
     
  9. ljlinson1206

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    You may want to ask Brother Wingnut or Brother Bill.
     
  10. ddreader

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    i am not a member of fmrc. but i do intend to join them. i have been on a few rides with them. and to one of their meetings. these brothers are some of the best masons i have met. the chapter that i have been on rides with is led by Dennis cude. the brotherhood of the blue lodge on bikes. if you like to ride they are worth a look.
     
  11. david918

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    I have never even rode a bike but some of the best Masons that I know are members of the FMRC.. !
     
  12. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    As far as I know, you can. You can sign up through the website address that was posted above.

    Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law- he'll be in our prayers.
     
  13. ljlinson1206

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    After reading the Bylaws several times, I don't see anything that states that you have to ride to be a member.
     
  14. eagle1966

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    Just asking; are there any brethren who are members of the Widows Sons, the other group which was not recognized in 2007?
     
  15. Wingnut

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    Funny story, when the charter was being drawn up nobody thought to add in a section about you must ride so there is no requirement for it. The backpatch alone would be enough for some to join!
     
  16. Wingnut

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    Ive wondered about that and if you even can be a member now since they werent given recognition. I was originally going to join the WS but I couldnt never get any information or responses.
     
  17. Bill Lins

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    No, Texas Masons may NOT belong to the WS.
     
  18. Wingnut

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    that was my understanding but then I see the sponsored an event at the Hella Shrine a month or so back. Im sooooo confused!
     
  19. eagle1966

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    The Grand Lodge of Texas does not recognize the Widows Sons of Texas as an approved organization to which Texas Masons can belong.
    but they do still accept motorcycle riding brethren as members.
     
  20. Wingnut

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    Found this earlier, the way I read the law, and I may be wrong, a Texas Mason can't be a member. I hope they get recognition the next time it comes up (next year or the year after I believe)


    (art 505 sect 22. Participate in, approve, or aid in the formation of any organization predicating its membership on Masonic membership or in the formation of any local chapters or groups, by whatever name called, of any organization predicating membership on Masonic membership. It shall be a Masonic offense for any Texas Mason to be, remain, or continue as, a Member of any organization predicating its membership or affiliation on Masonic membership unless such organization is now currently approved or recognized in Article 225 or Article 225a.)
     

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