Investigation Committees

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by 4thgenPM, Jul 14, 2009.

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Where do you usually meet with a Petitioner to investigate him?

  1. at the Lodge

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  2. in his home

    53 vote(s)
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  3. at a restaurant or other public place

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    8.5%
  4. over the phone

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  1. 4thgenPM

    4thgenPM Guest

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    When serving on an Investigating Committee, where do you usually meet with the Petitioner?
     
  2. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

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    Normally at his house, however we have met at the Lodge. I think if you meet at his house not only can you meet him but his family as well. Plus I think, he maybe a little less nervous if you go to his house. JMHO
     
  3. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Always in his home.
     
  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I was told to meet at the Lodge.
     
  5. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    Always at the home always.
     
  6. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Home... Could you better get to know the guy at his home?
     
  7. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    At least 1 of the committee members should go to the house.
     
  8. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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

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    We meet the petitioner at his home for a couple of reasons. First to view his home life (wife, kids, signs of abuse etc.), and provide the chance for his spouse to ask any questions that she might have. Also, I feel that this makes the person a bit more comfortable about the interview process by meeting them on their own "turf".
     
  9. Sirius

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    Always at the home. I wanna see if he has a dog and how he treats it. You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his dog.
     
  10. Bro Mike

    Bro Mike Registered User

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    The few I have done have all been in the home.
     
  11. scottmh59

    scottmh59 Registered User

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    i just email him and get all the info i need:001_tongue:

    lol....just kidding,or am i?
    no im kidding ...at his home.
     
  12. RedTemplar

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    I believe a few have been interviewed at the jailhouse or not at all. We all talk about guarding the West Gate, but I am not convinced that most of us simply do not know how. Does the GLoT have investigative guidelines to follow when assessing a petitioner's qualifications? GLoKy doesn't. I have found through the years that just because Brother so and so says a man is qualified does not of itself make it so. The other day, a young Mason appointed to to investigate a petitioner came to me and and asked, "Is there any use in investigating this man since you signed his petition?" Needless to say, we had a long talk. I don't know, but to me, there is more to an investigation than an home interview and a police report.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  13. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Grand Lodge of Texas gives a list of questions you have to ask. Most are pretty simple, like "Have you changed your address since you petitioned?" Not near as in-depth as it should be.
     
  14. Sirius

    Sirius Registered User

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    WHAT is your name?
    WHAT is your quest?
    WHAT...is your favorite color?
     
  15. Wingnut

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    Josh, can you send me the extended procedures we discussed before? Im not at home but need to take a look at them.
     
  16. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Wingnut, can you pm me your e-mail address?
     
  17. coljwm

    coljwm Registered User

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    I like the home visit, because you can see their hobbys, type of business their involved in, answer any questions the spouse may have, etc.
     
  18. C. Banks Barbee

    C. Banks Barbee Registered User

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    Blue. No yel-- Auuuuuuuugh!
     
  19. ddreader

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    at his home most of the time. as for the questions we ask him, well I'm not to impressed. i think there should be an extinsive list of questions. and that we should be able to log on to the glot and pick some from that list. and ask those in addition to the mandatory ones. i also think that the cow, could set up some kind of training class for investigating potential new members, we should always try to have quality over quantity. have any of you turned down a petitioner after going to his home? if yes, why? no names please.
     
  20. rhitland

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    no not because of anything pertaining to there homes.
     

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