The 2009 Resolutions

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Gerald.Harris

    Gerald.Harris Premium Member Premium Member

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    What, you make mistakes ?? Brother Reader I know that you have an "A" Esetoric Certificate !! : )) I have never seen any brother do everything perfectly correct ever time they open their mouth, but I do know a few who really make an attempt at getting it right ever time. I believe ( like you) that this is what makes us who we are. If we have worked the way we are supposed to have , by the time we get to the East, we should at least be comfortable enough with everything that our thoughts are not distracted by worry over whether we opened the lodge properly.
     
  2. ddreader

    ddreader Premium Member Premium Member

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    as for #5 the cow. sets the standards by which we are to fallow when it comes to esoteric work. you know, constitutions, resolutions and edicts, bylaws rules and regulations, stuff like that. that being said. and this my opinion. you do not have to agree with me. but at least try to respect it. as i will always respect yours, be it pro. or con. when you get to the east, west or south. in your lodge you are. the representatives of what masonry should be to all the members of your lodge. in the south you are youth. learning how to lead and guide your brothers. in the west manhood. you are leading and promoting peace and harmony in the the lodge. and in the east age. you know how to lead do whats best for your lodge, and masonry no matter what your personal views are, because its not about you. its about whats best for your masonic family. and promoting masonry to the best of your ability. every time you open your mouth, people listen to what you have to say. and how you say it. they watch how you lead. you should be the role model for your lodge ,and should try to set the standard by which all other brothers should act. this just touches the surface of how i feel about this. now then. lets just say that i am a new ea, our fellow-craft ,or even a master mason, and i have watched you go from chair to chair, every year and when you get to the east, and you can not open our close a lodge proficiently to the cow. standards, i did not say perfectly we all make mistakes, and the people watching you, think like me. i will leave it at that.
     
  3. ddreader

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    well i have thought about #8, and i came up with this.( c level and b level ) these certificates are levels of dedication and achievement, by brothers who are committed to make masonry all that thy think it can be. and to keep one current year after your shows your dedicated honor to our organization. an is greatly appreciated by all of us. and we that you from the bottom of our hearts for doing it. to achieve an a certification and keep it shows an added level of determination ,and the desire to truly be a master of your work, and should receive the highest honor. i am 45 years old. i have an a certification, and if god allows me to remain on this earth for another 25 years i will have achieved two great honors. remember with time and perseverance we may over come all things even an a certification. keep up the hard work.
     
  4. ddreader

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    well as for # 10 .everything you have accomplished in your life has made you who you are today. whether it was good or bad. listing all of your achievements that you have had in your life, when you make your self available for any masonic office . to me is not needed. just list your masonic career. yours may not be as long and as exciting as others. remember it is the internal and not he external qualifications. we are all on the level. i myself will make my own choice, by what you have done to improve masonry. just because you have held a position, does not necessarily mean that you were good at it. what have you? and what are going to do to improve masonry? that's what will make the decision for me.
     
  5. David Melear

    David Melear Right Eminent Grand Commander Premium Member

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    I would like to throw my two cents in, I agree with what most of you have said on all the resolutions, but I would really urge all of you to vote against resolutions 19 and 20. If these are passed lodges like my lodge in Canyon, which is 8 and ½ hours from Waco will lose most of our votes. We are lucky to have two Past Masters go to GL every year. We vote like this in Grand Commandery and small Commanderies have almost no say in what happens. Small Commanderies just can’t turn out the votes. I believe that you will see the same thing happen in GL, it will be dominated by the big cities.
    I don’t want to see this happen.

    Thanks,
     
  6. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Neither do I. Great post!
     
  7. vanderson78102

    vanderson78102 Registered User

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    Proposal #9 is just a bad idea pure and simple. In this day and age when the profane world is becoming more and more divisive, we as masons should be the example for all to follow.
     
  8. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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  9. Levand16

    Levand16 Registered User

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    As for 19 and 20. I would like to see the 3 officers have their own vote. I don't think we should do away with proxys though!
     
  10. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    The start of this prop. regards the ballot on the time of GL com. but does the second part have to do with that vote only or to all the voting at GL. This seems to be 2 proposals in one. 19 though is the same as the second part of this one? so confusing. :001_huh:
     
  11. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    It will be intresting the Commitee's take on the two.
     
  12. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I did not think 19 0r 20 did away with proxies? I read it as that a PM, WM or Warden could not be a proxy b/c that would give them 2 votes but you could still vote you SD a proxy or did I just read that way wrong?
     
  13. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    okay 19 would get rid of proxies but 20 would still allow them if both WM and Wardens were not there got it.
     

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