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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bphste1, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Bphste1

    Bphste1 Registered User

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    Well I am new to freemasons. Well actually I am just waiting to be approved hopefully to join the Van Wert, OH lodge. I am trying to learn as much as I can.
    I have been looking into the freemasons for years just finally decided to take the plunge.
    So any info that I can get would be great. I have looked around to find info on my particular local lodge but having a very difficult time finding anything. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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  3. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    My usual advice to guys in your position is to have a look on Ebay or abebooks to see if your prospective Grand Lodge has a published history. Leave everything else to the proper system which is going through the degree ceremonies which will be delivered to you by your prospective Lodge.
     
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  4. Warrior1256

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    Greetings and welcome to the forum. I don't know about info about the lodge you petitioned but these forums are loaded with Masonic info.
     
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  5. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Freemasonry is a process way beyond getting your degrees and takes a while to get a handle of.
    Congrats on applying and I wish you every success in your journey to become a Freemason. It's not easy. I'm still trying after almost 20 years after being initiated... but I feel like I am slowly coming along :) .. and it's been a lovely journey despite bumps in the road.
     
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  6. Bphste1

    Bphste1 Registered User

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    I appreciate it. I am becoming an entered apprentice this Thursday. Very excited to join the brotherhood.
     
  7. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Is it Thursday yet ?
     
  8. Bphste1

    Bphste1 Registered User

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    Yes, I am an entered apprentice and will be starting the proficiency next Monday the 19th.
     
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  9. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    BROTHER !
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    Congrats and I wish you a long, happy and productive time in Freemasonry.
     
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  10. Bphste1

    Bphste1 Registered User

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    Thank you. I am excited for my journey of learning and not only improving myself but helping my brothers and family to become better people as well.
     
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  11. Ross Thompson

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    Congrats brother! Be diligent with your proficiency studies, have an open mind to the text any your mentor, there is a lot of information to be gleaned in the allegories of the degree work.
     
  12. Buckeye

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    Welcome Brother to the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Enjoy your journey.
     

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