Greetings from a Dummy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CHodapp, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. CHodapp

    CHodapp Registered User

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    Greetings, brethren.

    I am Chris Hodapp, the author of "Freemasons For Dummies" and "Solomon's Builders," and with Alice Von Kannon, "The templar Code For Dummies" and "Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies."

    I'm the editor of The Journal of The Masonic Society.

    I am a ten year Mason, and a Past Master of two lodges in Indiana, Broad Ripple Lodge #643, and Lodge Vitruvian #767, Indiana's newest lodge, and its only European Concept lodge. I'm also a member of Delaware Lodge #46 in Muncie, Indiana, and African Lodge No. 459, PHA in Boston.

    I'm a member of the York Rite (currently Sword Bearer in Indianapolis' Raper Commandery No. 1); the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite-Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; Murat Shrine; and currently serving as Sovereign Master of Allied Masonic Degrees Imhotep Council #434. I'm also a founding member of Levant Preceptory, Indiana's medieval period recreation Templar group.

    And a mess of other stuff...

    I was quite pleased to find this forum, as it was because of a Masonic funeral service for my father-in-law in Dallas that I joined the fraternity. So, Texas Freemasonry made me what I am today...:D
     
  2. Erik X

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    It's great to see you here, Brother. Your book and the book by Brother Brent Morris were the first books about Masonry I read before petitioning for the degrees.

    Maybe someday when you're not too busy you can tell us more about Lodge Vitruvian. I've seen the website and it is a very interesting concept that is gaining traction in my lodge.

    -Erik
     
  3. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

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    welcome aboard Brother...glad Texas Freemasonary impressed you so.
     
  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    It's an honor to have you on the Forums! Please let me know if I may be of assistance.
     
  5. CHodapp

    CHodapp Registered User

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    It's an honor to be here, brethren.

    BTW, I had a fantastic time at Perfect Union #10 about a month ago. My first Masonic trip to Texas.
     
  6. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Welcome Brother to the forum.
     
  7. cmoreno85tx

    cmoreno85tx Registered User

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    Welcome Brother !! I have to say that Freemasonry for Dummies was the first Masonic text I read and really helped me make my decision to petition. Glad to have you here and let us know if you need anything Brother.
     
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  8. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Brother Chris! It is good to once again see a familiar face!
     
  9. Bro. Kurt

    Bro. Kurt 2017 DDGM 14G Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Forum Brother.

    Freemasonry for Dummies was the first book I bought while researching Freemasonry. Great book!

    As a result of reading the book I toured the Detroit Masonic Temple. What an awesome building !!!
     
  10. Scotty32

    Scotty32 Registered User

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    I cannot say enough how happy we are to have you on our forum. Your literature has been a great help to masonry.
     
  11. Jon D. Smith

    Jon D. Smith Registered User

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    Welcome Brother!
     
  12. CHodapp

    CHodapp Registered User

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    Wow. First time anything I've written and "literature" have appeared in the same thought!

    Many thanks.
     

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