I have my first Arranged meeting next week

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by Capricornguy, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

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    I am meeting with my Uncle, and two other mason's at a Starbucks.

    To ask me question etc. I don't mind meeting people just curious what type of conversation we would have. I'm a firm believer in god in the universe. I feel like freemasonry would be a good fit for me as well as helping others.
     
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  2. Brother JC

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    Just be yourself, that’s all you need to do. We can’t tell you how the conversation will go but it will be just that; a conversation.
     
  3. bro.william

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    i expect if your uncle is there as a mason to join the interview, they’ll be well disposed towards you going into it.

    there are some questions each GL wants asked: belief in god, any convictions, etc. (precise questions may vary by GL.) but otherwise they just want to get to know you a bit. my own interview was very warm, in fact, and the brothers appeared to go into it wanting me to be successful.
     
  4. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

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    How should one dress for this? I was just going to go blue jeans and a collard shirt.
     
  5. Thomas Stright

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    That's fine, I was in shorts/hawaiian shirt during my interview.
    They are there to interview you, not judge fashion....
     
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  6. Capricornguy

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    That's hilarious. All you need to wear is a hawaiian shirt and shorts in a secret society interview and you're in.

    Props.
     
  7. Elexir

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    Freemasonry is not a secret society though.
     
  8. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    A collard shirt? Wow, they make cloth out everything nowadays!

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
     
  9. Capricornguy

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    You got me lol COLLARED*

    It was a joke
     
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  10. Thomas Stright

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    I was interviewed at my home, I didn't see the need to dress up and put on a front.
    The lodge wanted to see if I was qualified and they were satisfied.
     
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  11. Bloke

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    If your Uncle is involved - I would expect smooth sailing. The should have talked you out of it if it was a bad idea, and would suggest if he is supporting you, it is a good idea for you to become a Freemason..
     
  12. Thomas Stright

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    Not my Uncle (that was the OP), Only Mason that I know of in my family was my grandfather and I found that out at his Funeral...
     
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  13. Bloke

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    Sorry, missed that and got mixed up Bro Thomas
     
  14. Keith C

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    I am curious. Have you already petitioned the Lodge? It seems some in the thread are taking this as the interview by the Committee of Inquiry, which is done after a petition is read and a Committee appointed. I took this as a "get to know you" meeting PRIOR to giving you a petition to fill out, based on the location and the inclusion of your Uncle.

    In the first instance, the Committee of Inquiry Interview I would question the inclusion of a relative on said committee and it should be conducted in your home if at all possible. In the second instance, the inclusion of a relative would be a great idea and would help to break the ice and get the conversation rolling and "neutral ground" would be a good choice of meeting place.
     
  15. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

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    I live in a studio in inner city . I just have a bed, and a work desk. I'd rather not meet there. No other real furniture. You are probably right about that. I haven't filled anything out. I think It's more of a get to know me type of deal and see if its for me. My uncle is from the UK. I remember him mentioning they do things differently over there. I know he's been involved in it for a long time, but I don't want to jump the gun here. I don't know how the formalities of this play out except he's setting up a meeting with other mason's. Either way I'm excited and nervous.
     
  16. Capricornguy

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    Just to follow up on this. It's with 3 past masters. They're going to recommend me to a lodge so I don't go in as a stranger.
     
  17. Capricornguy

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    It was a good meeting. Very nice people. Basically a pre-screening on what it's about, but very serious about going all the way.
     
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