Interview/Meeting with Investigative Committee Tonight

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  1. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    In what seems to have been the longest waiting period (for whatever reason), I finally got notification that my wife and I will meet with the Investigative Committee tonight.

    Any advice, as far as dos and donts in the meeting?
     
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  2. Ghost

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    Do be yourself and be honest. Give them a good look as to who you are as a person and man.
     
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    Be yourself, don't be nervous. They are there to get to know you, not to find ways to keep you out.
     
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  4. Derinique Kendrick

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    Thanks fellas @Ghost @crono782. Looking forward to it and what's to follow
     
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  6. Derinique Kendrick

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    Thanks @Ghost and congrats on your recent raising. (I look forward to the day I can be able to say that). The meeting went great really laid back and comfortable. I'm just waiting on what's next.
     
  7. Ghost

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    Thank you it was great. You'll get there as well. Each one is special in its own way. They should state their findings at the next stated meeting and vote. I had to wait about 2 weeks to hear back.
     
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  8. Derinique Kendrick

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    Great, because their next meeting is next Tuesday so I'm hoping they vote at that meeting so I can hear back, but I'm not trying to rush it just anxious to hear back and what the results were.

    I'm really looking forward to it because if found worthy I'd be the first of my grandparents ( mason and oes and my grandfather was also a Shriner. My father decided not to join but I have an uncle who is a mason as well) grandchildren to keep the torch lit and the legacy going and that means a lot to me. @Ghost
     
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  9. rustysoap

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    Hope it all goes well for you. I have my 2nd degree on that tuesday. Its been a blast so far. No regrets. You'll love it
     
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  10. Derinique Kendrick

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    Thanks a lot @rustysoap. Looking forward to what's to come
     
  11. mrpierce17

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    Enjoy the company of your soon to be PHAmily/Brother's
     
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  12. Derinique Kendrick

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    Update!!! Apparently it all went great! I've been notified that I will be getting initiated on the 21st at the next meeting. So stoked!
     
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  13. crono782

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    Congrats! Patience and perseverance yields great rewards.
     
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  14. Derinique Kendrick

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    Thank you so much and I totally agree @crono782. I see now why everyone kept telling me to be patient!
     
  15. rustysoap

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    Congratulations.
     
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  16. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    Congratulations
     
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    Is it common for an investigation committee to question the "significant other" as well?
     
  19. BroBook

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    Not question as in interviewed,but she is talked too, we don't want the wife unhappy
     
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  20. dfreybur

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    It is a requirement in all 3 of my jurisdictions, though it is not always done by the investigation committee. We want the wives to be supportive.

    Us - Are you okay with your husband becoming a Mason?
    Her - Our pastor objects.
    Him - That's okay. We're switching to the church down the street so this is not a problem.
    Her - (Eye glare like laser beams)
    Us - I thin we should step outside to enjoy your gardening. Will you excuse us please?
    (later after we stare at the bushes for a while and wonder what just happened)
    Him - I've decided that petitioning was a mistake. Can I withdraw my petition please?
    Us - No problem Would you like the check returned or shredded?

    My weirdest investigation committee experience ever!
     
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