Should individual lodges be able to serve alcohol?

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Should individual lodges be permitted to serve alcohol, in the lodge building.

  1. YES!

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  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  1. Glen Cook

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  2. Glen Cook

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    Always ganging up on the old guys? Let's get him Brother Glen. Lol
     
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  5. Glen Cook

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    Just tell him to get off our lawn
     
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  6. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    Turn on your sprinkler system that aught to move him lol
     
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  7. Warrior1256

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    Sounds like a plan, lol.
     
  8. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    I like using the word seasoned as opposed to old
     
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  9. Warrior1256

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    True, also mature or experienced, lol.
     
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    365 XP per level? I have 29 XP to go till level 58!
     
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  12. Mark Stockdale

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    I think on this one we have it better than the USA, as most if not all Scottish lodges have a bar, which is opened for the Harmony (what you guys would call the Festive Board), after the meeting has closed, it also helps us to hire the halls out for functions and is a source of income for the lodges.
     
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  13. Rifleman1776

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    As with most issues there is more than one side. My observation is that institutions that serve alcohol (Elks, VFW, Moose, etc.) are the ones that thrive and gain membership. OTOH, our local VFW has a reputation for having trouble getting the official meetings started because no one wants to leave the bar.
     
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  14. Winter

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    My Lodge has a bar. And there has never been an incident or issue. Either with behavior or attendance. If we are behaving as Masons then the issue doesn't even come up and the warden doesn't need to even perform his duties to see the craft does not convert the means of refreshment into intemperance or excess.

    If a Lodge does have issue because they have alcohol there, then I would say the problem is with the Lodge. Not the alcohol.

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  15. coachn

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    LOL! Freemasonry grew up in ale houses and taverns. They were Freemasonry's wombs! Alcohol was Freemasonry's amniotic fluid! Alcohol has EVERYTHING to do with Freemasonry!
     
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  16. Warrior1256

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    Sounds good to me! A TOAST TO FREEMASONRY!!!!!!
     
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  17. Glen Cook

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    Indeed, that’s where my lodge met for over a hundred years. https://www.dhi.ac.uk/lane/record.php?ID=1561
     
  18. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Mebbe they should just have the meetings IN the bar! :D
     
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  19. rpbrown

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    Just think how fast a Stated Meeting would be over if there were drinks afterwards :D

    On another note though, if a lodge had a bar and someone let intoxicated, had an accident and injured or worse someone else (or himself for that matter) in Texas I believe the lodge could be held liable.:eek:
     
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  20. Winter

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    I'm going to sound like a broken record. If we are behaving as Masons, the issue never comes up. If Brothers cannot remember their Ob. Because they had a glass after Losge them there are other issues.

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