NC York Rite Festival Options??

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  1. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    Greetings Brothers

    I'm considering doing York Rite by the end of this year and have some options as far as hoe different bodies do their degrees

    The ones I'm debating about joining

    Raleigh- Does the Chapter/Council in One Day and Commandry in another
    Elizabeth City- All Degrees in a single day
    Fayetteville- All degrees split into three month sections ( Chapter one month , Commandry another Etc)

    For those that have gone through the degrees , which option would you do and why??

    Also I'm considering joining OES...

    As a MM barely in for a year , is it worth the $$$$??? For OES I mean


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  2. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Fayetteville first pick (plus I could give my dad grief), Raleigh second. All in one day is too much.
     
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  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Is it worth it is another conversation, with different opinions from different members.
     
  4. Ripcord22A

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    Fayettenam...man got a lot of memories in that place...mostly in the air under a parachute.

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  5. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    My dad was stationed there for 26 years, retired to the training center, then finally made it as far as Raeford. A decade or so later he's all the way out in Whispering Pines!
     
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  6. Warrior1256

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    Fayetteville is my recommendation. Gives you more time to digest everything. I took the York Rite degrees over a 6 month period or 6 sessions.
     
  7. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    After talking to the York Rite secretary of Fayetteville, I think the way they do it where it's split into three months is the most logical. That way I can digest it all ..and transferring my membership to Raleigh York Rite ( which is a 20 min drive from my college vs Fayetteville which is a hour) is just a matter of the two see retries chit chatting.


    Warrior1256, what state are you in?


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  8. Companion Joe

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    You probably wouldn't have to petition the bodies associated with the Fayetteville festivals. You should be able to petition your local bodies and just tell them you prefer to get your degrees in Fayetteville. When our association holds a festival, it's not uncommon for someone from a different area to come because of scheduling conflict or whatever.

    I am actually going to the a York Rite meeting tonight in Asheville.
     
  9. ChristopherNance

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    Brother Kenneth. I am a member of the Raleigh York Rite bodies. Just so you know we have already done the council and chapter degrees earlier this month. So I'd recommend you doing yours with Fayetteville. Let me know if you want to know anything else about our group.

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  10. Warrior1256

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    Kentucky, City of Louisville.
     
  11. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    ChristopherNance

    Can you PM me more details??


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  12. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    For those of you who are Prince Hall York Rite,do you take all of your degrees in one day or do you take them one at a time?


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  13. mrpierce17

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    I'm in Florida I did the HRA on the York side ours was took about 5 months but I opted to get exalted at the GL in a statewide exaltation it was beautiful and I definitely recommend to slow option gives you time to soak everything up either way you can always go back and freshen up on each degree if you opt for the quick route just go to your chapter meetings and ask questions that's what the companions are there for
     
  14. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    I'm going through the YR degrees starting next week

    On Wednesday I'm going through the Mark Master through Most Excellent Master

    Saturday Royal Arch through First two Templar orders

    Then on September 28 I'm going through the order of the temple in a castle in Jamestown

    The degree is being put on by the Grand Commandry of NC so I'll be knighted by the REGC

    I am VERY excited


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  15. KSigMason

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    I hope you enjoy it all!
     

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