Rural Lodges...Tapping other Districts...

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I have something that I wanted to run by you. What are your thoughts on inviting younger Brothers from surrounding districts or more populated areas to fill Officer positions? I look at is as a win win for both parties.

    The Lodge would have younger blood brought in and officer positions (which are often vacant) filled. Brothers who would normally wait years and years for the opportunity to start though the chairs would be able to with less work.
     
  2. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    The brother before he could fill a position in the lodge he has been invited to serve in would first have to obtain a letter of good standing and then petition that lodge to become a dual member, and then could serve as a JW or SW for a year then would be eligible to serve as WM.

    Check with Bro. Secretary if this is right he will know.

    All our Lodges are in need of GOOD officers, young and old, but Masonic Maturity should play a part in the place a man serves. Just knowing the work is not all there is to being a good officer.
     
  3. Texas_Justice85

    Texas_Justice85 Registered User

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    as long as he is affiliated, I wouldnt have a problem
     
  4. RJS

    RJS Guest

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    I bet ya some probably already do this.
     
  5. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    I agree with Bro Jones. A Brother needs to have some masonic experience before getting into the chairs. But yes, once they go through the hoops to get dual membership they can as long as they arent in an elected position already in their current lodge (I believe thats the rule dont have my book with me).
     
  6. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Right brother Wyndell, just cannot be the same office, like JW & JW.
     
  7. david918

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    Brother Jerry,

    You can hold the same office in 2 lodges just not the position of WM.El Campo#918 and Wharton#621 have the same SW and JW this year.
     

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