Official DDGM Visit

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Well tonight was our DDGM's "official" visit to the Lodge and I must say, the Grand Master's message was quite good!
     
  2. vanderson78102

    vanderson78102 Registered User

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    We have ours next month. Looking forward to it.
     
  3. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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

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    Thank you for the preview Blake!

    Our regular Stated Meeting was postponed due to the weather last Thursday evening and was originally scheduled to be our DDGM visit. Now we will wait until March to hear his message.
     
  4. eagle1966

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    Did your lodge receive the DDGM the new way? with brethren lined from alter to the east so he could see the private grand honors?
     
  5. flttrainer

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    My lodge did not do this.
     
  6. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

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    Scores are now in for District 30-D. Cypress Lodge 1423 led the way with an 86. Considerable improvement over last year. I've enjoyed this year's DDGM tour. Three DDGMs from Northwest Lodge are servicing this year. Does anyone know of any other lodge having that many DDGMs among its ranking serving the same year?
     
  7. tomasball

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    I have to admit, I was unaware of any change in the ceremony. When did this come about?
    Tom Ball
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  8. Dave in Waco

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    I concur with Brother Tom, I wasn't aware of any changes.
     
  9. tomasball

    tomasball Premium Member

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    Perhaps someone will enlighten us?
     
  10. eagle1966

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    It is my understanding that this change came from the committee on work and GM Carnes so you may want to contact Terry Stogner chairman of COW or your DDGM
     
  11. tomasball

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    I checked with TK Anthony, and he says we still make the lines between the door and altar, but the GM wants also brethren standing at their seats on both sides of the Eastern half of the lodge.
     
  12. Dave in Waco

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    I checked with my DDGM, and he wasn't aware of anything new.
     
  13. cacarter

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    I remember hearing about the new way of receiving the DDGM, but the lodge I sat in on Saturday still did it the old way. I agree though it was a good message. I look forward to see what else comes of it.
     
  14. owls84

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    Heard it last night and I thought the message was great. I was not a fan of the list of requirements on how you should dress etc. since I feel that is a Lodge specific issue and more of a "traditional" law in lieu of a "actual" law.
     
  15. robert leachman

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    What is the list on how to dress?
     
  16. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Seems to be a "West Texas" thing- wonder if somebody on the CoW jumped the gun?
     
  17. Beathard

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    Our official visit was last night. There was nothing new in the reception and no mention of dress code.
     
  18. Dave in Waco

    Dave in Waco Premium Member

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    We had no mention of the dress code either when our DDGM visited.
     
  19. cacarter

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    Well you know us folks in West Texas have always been a bit different on the giant side of Texas.
     
  20. owls84

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    The mention was a list that the we were told came from the Grand Master. It had that Officers should dress in suit and tie and members should not wear dirty clothes in Lodge (ie work clothes). There were others but these are the two I remember pretty well enough to be quoted. I just hate saying that each lodge should have a "dress code" because I have been to lodges big and small and as each one is different in Masonry they too are different in their members. A lodge in central Texas was made up of Farmers who think it is unconstitutional to not be wearing blue jeans and boots then there is a lodge in Fort Worth that most all of the officers wear a tie. My Lodge the officers try and wear a suit and tie but if you don't it is not the end of your Masonic career.

    We have previously gone into much discussion on this topic and I know there are people that feel strongly one way and ones that feel strongly the other and the only reason I mention it is I feel it is not really something that GL should be focusing on. I realize it is an image thing but we have used the "lead by example" method where it is just done not pressed. By using this method we are not alienating people and people tend to get the idea. I think there are many workers in the quarry and we don't always need everyone to be the same. I guess that is one thing I like about our Masonry is you truly are welcome in Lodge and most important thing is you are there, not what you are wearing. This is probably the 4th time I have heard something like this and each time I have heard this I look around the room to think who may not have given Lodge a chance had they felt out of place.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011

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