I have a question my brother how do it takes for to get your birth certificate to come back

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  1. Darrel B Smith

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  3. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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

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    I keep mine in a safe place, at home.
     
  4. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    It depends on your Lodge...
     
  5. hfmm97

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    He’s asking about his Master Mason’s certificate - talk to your secretary/WM of your lodge


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  6. Thomas Stright

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    I received mine the night of my raising.
     
  7. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    You usually get it the night you are raised but if you had a special circumstance ie you where raised with a class in a neighboring lodge your WM probably will have it at your next meeting


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  8. thenewyorker83

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    Depends on your Lodge? Some give it the night of, others may give it next meeting, there is no standardized time line in which you get it.


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    Kissimmee Lodge #68 PHA

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  9. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    PHA refers to their MM membership certificate as their Birth Certificate.
     
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  10. Thomas Stright

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    Raised with a class?
     
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    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Didn't know this. Thanks coachn.
     
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  13. Thomas Stright

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    The class could be as small as one candidate done by courtesy at another lodge, but I doubt that's the case here.

    Or it could be several Brothers raised the same night, not necessarily all from the same lodge. Both of my Illinois lodges put out general invitations to there districts when doing degrees and often do several candidates in the same night. The obligation part gets done in parallel (maximum of 3 around the altar), the second section individual, the lectures in parallel. Three or four are common as a class for 1st or 2nd degrees. I've never seen more than 2 for a 3rd degree.

    Or it could be a larger festival sponsored by the Grand Lodge.

    In any of those cases I can imagine the lodge doing the degrees might have a different tradition on the certificate. My mother lodge gives out several mementos but not that certificate. I had to order mine directly from my Grand Lodge because I decided I wanted one in addition to my dues card.
     
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  15. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    Multiple candidates receiving the Degree at the same time hence a class / line brothers


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  16. Bro. David F. Hill

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    In Texas, the certificates are done by the local lodge. The only thing that the Grand Lodge sends out is your dues card. If the Secretary doesn't have any, he needs to contact the Grand Lodge.

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  17. Rifleman1776

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    I don't understand what he is talking about either. And, what is with the reverse images?
     

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