How long before you visited another lodge?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by MikeMay, Apr 18, 2011.

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How long before you visited another lodge after you were raised?

  1. I have never visited another lodge...

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  2. As soon as I could..

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  3. Less than a year.

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    37.5%
  4. More than a year...

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  1. MikeMay

    MikeMay Premium Member

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    After you were raised, how long before you visited another lodge?
     
  2. david918

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    It was a couple of months for me.The soonest visits I know of were 2 friends of mine raised on a Sat.morning in Army lodge in SA,after lunch we took them to visit Lonnie Irwin Daylite lodge.
     
  3. Benton

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    I voted that I hadn't visited another lodge, but that's not true, I've sat in on a called meeting for an EA's proficiency in a nearby lodge while I was still an FC. Just didn't think about it until after I clicked the button. :p

    Edit:

    Actually haven't visited another lodge since my raising, now that I think about it. I guess I don't feel the need, usually. York Rite keeps me busy enough and allows me to see most of the other blue lodge guys in the area that I don't normally see.
     
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  4. Beathard

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    I visited a lodge the next night. In fact I visited 4 lodges within 3 weeks of being raised. My friends in the lodge got me involved immediately.
     
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  5. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    A day & a half. (Raised on Thursday night, visited Saturday morning).
     
  6. LCWebb

    LCWebb Premium Member

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    As an EA, I sat in at a nearby lodge for an EA degree 2 weeks after I went through.
     
  7. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson Registered User

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    I went and sat in on an EA the same week I received my EA. Since I was raised? I've probably only visited 2 or 3 other lodges.
     
  8. tom268

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    Well, I actually visited my first lodge 2 weeks after my initiation. Here, a EA can visit other lodges, when accompanied by a MM. Not all lodges do so, but most. We usually visit as FC, you actually have to visit as a FC, if you want to be raised. At least, many lodges hold it that way. My first visit was with a brother of my lodge to a lodge, he holds dual membership.

    But personally, I would not vote for "as soon as I can". One should be versed in the own ways before visiting.
     
  9. Goatrider

    Goatrider Registered User

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    Since I was raised in March of this year I have visited 12 lodges. Since I was initiated I gave visited 13 the thirteenth was the week after my initiation.
     
  10. David Duke

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    I visit as often as I can it is one of the best ways to find light, since I am doing the duties as lodge secretary my time has been severely cramped however.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't one of the requirements of the A.L.L. program a visit to a neighboring lodge and the A.L.L. program is to be completed in 90 days.
     
  11. Bro. Bennett

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    I was raised on a saturday, our WM is also DDGM, so Monday, Thursday, and Friday we visited other lodges and Tuesday was our regular meeting.
     
  12. Hndrx

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    Was raised earlier this month and visited a lodge within 2 days.
     
  13. S.Courtemanche

    S.Courtemanche Premium Member

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    I petitioned the Belton Lodge as soon as I was raised, and I visited the Salado Lodge within the month. I have freinds in both. I have not sat in lodge in Killeen nor in Holland yet, but hope to soon.
     
  14. jwhoff

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    Hey Brother Mik(ie)May. I was lucky enough to come in 007 when the Grand Master was handing out EA and FC pens. About two weeks after I was initiated PGM Donny Broughton penned an EA pin on me at the annual Holland 1 visit. Two months later he pinned a FC pen on me, also in Houston. Those are certainly grand memories for me. What a start!

    Since I travel at least once a month. I also belong to two lodges.
     
  15. Mac

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    Within maybe 4-5 days of my EA, I was watching someone else go through the same degree at a different lodge. I had been advised that it would help with the memory work, and boy it did!
     
  16. AnthonyBolding

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    I plan on going to every lodge in Austin after being raised.
     
  17. Ashlar

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    I was out visiting the day after I was Raised . And I would encourage all new Master Masons to get out and visit . By getting out there and visiting you meet more brothers who have more to teach you . I was not only taught by my own lodge brothers , but from many well versed Brethren from many different lodges . It had widened my pool of brethren to choose from when in need of answers very quickly , and I still go to many of these brothers for help when needed . I have been a Mason for many years but to this day no matter what Lodge I am visiting , I always pick up little tidbits here or there and learn something new .
     
  18. jwhoff

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    More should. In the long run, this keeps a lodge from becoming stale. We should be out observing other lodges. Question (internally) what you see different. Then go out and get a second opinion of what is correct. Make sure your lodge is following correct practices.

    Meeting new brethren is among the wages you receive.
     
  19. Tony Siciliano

    Tony Siciliano Premium Member

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    If memory serves, I visited our neighbor lodge about a week or two after being raised.
     
  20. cacarter

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    The day after I was raised, I went to the meeting for the lodge that shares our building. The next Saturday I was at a district wide outdoor hilltop degree, and they had me take part in the degree team. Probably because they needed someone young.
     

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