I have received 6 Blackballs

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  1. Randy See

    Randy See Registered User

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    They are the junior Warden and worshipful master.
    They told me I was blackballed 6 times and that I am not welcome anymore to join their fellowship dinners
     
  2. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Spot on!
     
  3. rpbrown

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    Even at that, they wouldn't know who blackballed him. Its a secret ballot.
     
  4. Thomas Stright

    Thomas Stright Premium Member

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    True.... OP should seek out another lodge.
     
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  5. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

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    In Minnesota, anyone (much less a principal officer of the lodge) discussing the results of a ballot would be subject to expulsion.
     
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  6. okielabrat

    okielabrat Registered User

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    Something just doesn't seem right here..........................
     
  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Same here in Kentucky.
    Agreed!
     
  8. okielabrat

    okielabrat Registered User

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    Which is why I will say no more on this thread. Some things are best left alone.
     
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  9. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Sounded like a birth defect initially....
     
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  10. Rifleman1776

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    Still smells fishy to me. Members are supposed to vote for the good of Masonry. If you were blackballed it means someone, or six, did not think you would be a good Mason or good for the fraternity. Personally, I suggest you move on and find another outlet for your free time. Good luck.
     
  11. Warrior1256

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    Agreed.
     
  12. The Traveling Man

    The Traveling Man Registered User

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    6 black cubes? That is a significant number, and not one that I've seen before. It'd be tough for me to even consider joining the Lodge. Knowing that 6 members don't think I am a good fit, in a Lodge which promotes Brotherly Love, would be enough for me to seek membership elsewhere. Rules vary by Jurisdiction, and by Lodge, with regards to what you can do next. In some Jurisdictions you cannot repetition that Lodge for 30 days to 6 months. In other Jurisdictions you can't petition any Lodge in that Jurisdiction for a certain period of time. I notice, after I started typing this comment, that this post is about 9 months old, so I am curious how you ended up handling this situation.
     
  13. coachn

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    WOW! I only received two and they were white. Still got 'em too. :D
     
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  14. David612

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    This is a question a brother didn’t ask-


    But hey free knowledge isn’t anything to sneeze at I guess.
     
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  15. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Or turn your head and cough at either :D
     
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  16. Warrior1256

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    Lol!
     
  17. jermy Bell

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    Did they run out of white balls ?
     
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  18. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Not if they're real men... :D
     
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  19. Warrior1256

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    LOL!!!!!
     
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  20. Rifleman1776

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    Practices vary with jurisdiction and lodge. But, I agree, there is no legitimate way the petitioner would know how many black balls or cubes were dropped. In my former lodge the master would simply say "cloudy" for one ball or "dark" for more than one. But just one was enough to reject.
     

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