1. Bro. Donnie Brunswick

    Bro. Donnie Brunswick Registered User

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    I don't k ow if this is the right place for this post so if its not please move it

    I'm from Texas and I've passed my year mark for my work.
    with what I've been diagnose with and discharged from the military from my memorization skills have gone to crap.
    I feel like I've let my lodge down and am embarassed to go back to there
     
  2. nick1368

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    Brother..don't be embrassed. You aren't the first and won't be the last to go pass a year. Just get with whoever you were working with or the WM and let them know you situation...whatever you do DO NOT give up!
    Hang in there
     
  3. Bro. Donnie Brunswick

    Bro. Donnie Brunswick Registered User

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    I know I know but this is just hurting me and I feel like I've failed alot of people. I think I need to just find another lodge that will help
     
  4. Blake Bowden

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    Brother Donnie there's no need to be ashamed or embarrassed. I'm currently working with a student who went over his "year" limit because of his work schedule. We're all human but more importantly we're all Brothers. I don't know of any Lodge who would look down on a fellow Mason in your shoes. If you took time out of your schedule to attend the next stated meeting it would show your dedication and zeal for the craft. Obviously I'm not a member of your Lodge, but I would welcome any Brother back who was away. If by some remote chance things just don't work out, seek out a different Lodge. The worse thing you can do is nothing.
     
  5. rhitland

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    Bro Donnie you know your Lodge best and if they might cause a scene for your medical issue then I would find a new Lodge to progress in but I bet a hundred dollar bill that if you go to the Brother you know best and tell him what the medical condition is doing to your memory function they will understand and get on through. We have had many men come through my Lodge that from the medication they took could not hardly remember their name much less all the Q&A but the learned it well enough for the Lodge to vote him proficent b/c his heart was in the right place and we all knew it took some real courage to do what he was doing. Bro Donnie your sitiuation is not knew to any odge more than likley and you will be surprised at how willingly your Brothers are to help you out.
     
  6. JEbeling

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    you can turn this work in in sections.. !

    sit down with your instructor.. !

    where is your lodge.. ?
     
  7. Bro. Donnie Brunswick

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    If you are past your year what is normaly done is you get back with your trainer, get ready to turn in your proficency (all three parts at once or one at a time). After being deemed proficient you will have to petition for advancement in the degrees. The lodge secretary will know the drill. The lodge will vote and if you voted on successfully you will be presented with the second degree.

    I do believe that once your initiated into a lodge, until your raised you cant transfer to another lodge. Id have to read up on that for the full details but I seem to recall something along those lines.
     
  9. JTM

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    there's a guy that got his EA in 1969, went into the military, and now he's back to finish up his work.

    we have a blast, awesome guy.

    some of his answers are great... when he couldn't remember one in the EA proficiency (that we split up into 2 seperate parts), he made up a great answer that got the lodge rolling with laughter.
     
  10. Nate Riley

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    Bro. Brunswick - How far past a year are you?

    I know you said Pasadena, but just to be sure, its not the Deer Park Lodge is it?
     
  11. Bro. Donnie Brunswick

    Bro. Donnie Brunswick Registered User

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    archives lodge in pasadena
     
  12. JEbeling

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    Give me a day or two and will be back with you.. !
    got you covered..
     
  13. Bro. Donnie Brunswick

    Bro. Donnie Brunswick Registered User

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    huh I'm confused
     
  14. JEbeling

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    Don't be.. ! I have freinds in the area.. ! they will help.. ! can't contact them until this weekend.. ! sit tight.. !
     
  15. Bro. Donnie Brunswick

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    I'd check for exact details on the requirements. From your post it sounds like you're talking about one year for 1 - 3. Here in Arizona I believe it's one year per degree if you need to take that long. I was initiated in 11/04, and raised in 1/06. Nobody said anything about it.

    It'd be worthwhile to ask for a clarification if you have any doubts.
     
  17. Bro. Donnie Brunswick

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  19. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    I see some very familiar answers to ones that I have already given to you Donnie.

    Trust you heart, and listen to what the Brothers here are telling you.
     
  20. JEbeling

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    Just talked to the Worshipful Master of the Lodge.. ! He has an instructor lined up for you.. ! please contact him.. ! will send you a message with his number and I know the instructor and he is very good.. !
     

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