Question about dual Masonic membership

Discussion in 'Becoming a Prince Hall Freemason' started by Purkaple, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Purkaple

    Purkaple Registered User

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    So, I'm a DeMolay, already working on becoming a mainstream Mason at the Blue Lodge where our DeMolay chapter meets. I was just curious if, at the same time, I could seek membership in P.H.A. I know there's some sort of difference between the two, so I'm interested in doing both. Is this possible?
     
  2. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Some PHA are not recognized by the SGL counterpart, so you could not belong to both.

    Some PHA do not allow concurrent memberships.

    As a young man, you shouldn't have time for two Lodges.

    Recommend you pick one, become proficient there, and visit the other, if allowed.
     
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  3. Purkaple

    Purkaple Registered User

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    What are the rules for all that in Missouri?
     
  4. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    To find out you have to learn the detailed definitions of both jurisdictions.

    Some jurisdictions allow a Brother to be a member of more than one lodge (sometimes not not always called multiple affiliation), others to be a member of exactly one lodge - If either has the latter stance the answer is no.

    Some jurisdictions allow a Brother to be a member of more than one jurisdiction (sometimes but not always called dual affiliation), others to be a member of exactly on jurisdiction - If either has the latter stance the answer is no.

    It's a level of detail that takes reading the book of rules in both jurisdictions.
     
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  5. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    You'll need to ask the locals that.
    I concur with Brother Glen; focus on becoming a Mason and being the member of a lodge before considering branching out.
     

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