Inter-visitation Procedure

Discussion in 'Freemasonry In Texas' started by Blake Bowden, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Plustax

    Plustax Registered User

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    Has anyone done any intervisitation between GLs yet? I'm curious if visiting a PHA if the visitor must wear formal attire? I ask because formal attire is not required in mainstream lodges. Just curious on how things are moving along since the approval has been announced.

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  2. Bro. David F. Hill

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    Still awaiting official announcement from your Grand Secretary to Grand Secretary. Until the official announcement is sent, the old rules will be followed.

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  3. Bro. David F. Hill

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  4. Plustax

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    I understood that there is no more G Sec to G Sec before visiting. All intervisitation is approved. Did anyone else at GLoT hear something different?

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  5. Bro. David F. Hill

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    Unofficially that is true but the Grand Lodge of Texas has yet to officially communicate the result of your resolution vote to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas. Not official until that happens.

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  6. Christopher Thompson

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    I am in the GLoTx and I recently visited a Prince Hall Lodge. Every lodge in both jurisdictions have their own attire preferences. My lodge Jewel P Lightfoot is a “traditional observance” lodge so we are in suits at every meeting. Some other lodges don’t do that. As for the visitation at the Prince Hall lodge, the agenda was a speaker (Fred Milliken) and the attire was casual. On degree days they are formal.
     
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  7. Plustax

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    Bro Thompson was your visit since January approval or before when you had to go through GL Secretaries..etc?

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  8. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    If you are planning on visiting, you should contact the lodge first. My Bridge Builders group has a visit planned for February 7. I know the JW so he has been assisting us. I had already submitted an approved request and we have additional members who want to go. So it will be a combination of both.
     
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    We were able to visit True Square #108 (Houston) of the MWPHGLTX. Great experience. #bridgebuilders
     
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  10. tldubb

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    Gotta agree with you Brother Bill, here in PA we just show up. Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of PA and MWPHGL of PA have good relations hopefully the Brethren in Texas could eventually come to same out come as we here in the Keystone state.


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  11. Bill Lins

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    From your lips to God's ear, my Brother.
     
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  12. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    They actually did simplify the process. No paperwork involved anymore but it is recommended that you contact the lodge first before visiting. But we just need ID and our grand lodge id to visit now.
     
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  13. David Duke

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    That is what I understood it to be, exactly like visiting any Lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction we are in amity with. I was beginning to think my ears lied to me after reading a few of the posts that seemed to be saying that you still had to jump through hoops.


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  14. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    No, you heard right, my Brother.
     
  15. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    The only confusion is that the PHA lodges hadn't received anything official from their grand lodge regarding the new protocol. They might have by now. Not sure.
     
  16. Bro. David F. Hill

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    After talking to our Grand Master, the issue is that no one from the Grand Lodge of Texas has notified them of the outcome. That's the correct protocol.

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  17. MRichard

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    Well, I will email the Grand Secretary's secretary next week to check on it. She's real nice. Hopefully it's resolved before then.
     
  18. Bro. David F. Hill

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    I will be glad when it has been put to bed.
     
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  19. dfreybur

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    It makes us all feel at home that no matter what the topic, the answer is a stack of paperwork and that ever repeated expression about waiting a time with patience. Lodge, military, college, office, you name it. It's a universal that organizations work on paper and coffee. Or across the pond paper and tea.
     
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  20. MRichard

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    Okay, I contacted her and she sent me the Report of the Committee on Fraternal Relations. There is a timeline and it states at the bottom that "this action will not require any change in Grand Lodge Law or the "Amended and Restated Compact" approved by this Grand Lodge in 2014". If you would like a copy, I could email to you.
     
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