Which certificate do you have?

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Blake Bowden, Sep 8, 2008.

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Which certificate do you have?

  1. A All the WAY!

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. B

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. C

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Gesh, I'm trying!

    14 vote(s)
    43.8%
  5. I'm content with what I already know.

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Title says it all...
     
  2. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Im trying.
     
  3. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    That half of us are content with the knowledge we already have is really sad. I hope I never stop looking for more light.
     
  4. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    I could pass a B certificate. Haven't gotten any now... waiting to see if I can get the FC and MM lectures down for the A cert by November. Otherwise I'll just pass the B.

    edit: who's got the A?!? gratz on the A. that is hard work and should be well recognized!
     
  5. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I think if Brother Bill is a DI he would be one of the ones with the A cert, Brother Bill I know all of us appreciate all you have put into Masonry and we are verry thankful to have your words of wisdom on this forum. I received my A cert on 06-07-08, a few of my Brothers tease me and say I got a A- because I still slip up, but I am still learning and practicing it, I have recevied most of my Master Wages from the memorazation work and would highly recomend it, the rewards completley out weigh the work.
     
  6. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Bro. Moore, thanks for the kind words and thank you for putting in the effort to get your certificate.

    Don't worry about "slipping up"- we ALL do it, including the Committee on Work. Can't help being human, can we?

    I personally like to take 2 or 3 "common" mistakes and combine them to create a "custom" mistake! ;)
     
  7. eagle1966

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    currently have 3yr B certicate working to getting lectures down to get A next yr
     
  8. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Currently I hold a 3yr A certicate.
     
  9. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Got my hands full with too many other Masonic issues to be working on that right now. One of these days...:rolleyes:
     
  10. js4253

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  12. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    So, didja get the "A"?
     
  13. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Now that's funny right there, y'all! ;-)
     
  14. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    If you could have heard my Master’s Lecture to night you might have thought I had a ( –Z Certificate).
     
  15. JEbeling

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    I have to stand an exam for the A Certificate one more time.. ! then if my count is right it will be 25 years.. !
     
  16. Papatom

    Papatom Premium Member Premium Member

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    My hope is that more brothers would spend time learning the funeral services, along with the certificate study,of course.
    I got my first certificate in 1980, have not kept it current but am current now with an "A".
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2010
  17. Dave in Waco

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    That's a good point. Usually there are only a very few that can perform it. Personally, I think a man should have to certify to sit in chairs. If you can not perform your chair in the degrees, you should not be sitting there. And to be WM you should have to have conferred a degree before going to the East.
     
  18. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    We have stepped up the bar at our lodge and it is "understood" that if you want a senior officer role you can open and close all 3 lodges, call it down, open and close a lodge of sorrow, and confer at least one degree. We are in our second year of doing this and most I for one have been working on this and I am a line officer.
     
  19. Dave in Waco

    Dave in Waco Premium Member

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    I agree that senior officers should all be able to open, close, call from and back in all 4 Lodges in all 3 senior chairs. For the JW, it shows they are ready to move to the West the next year, and in any meeting either warden might have to sit in the East for an absent Master. And the conferring just help them to be that much more comfrontable in the East, because it is hot there.

    I've conferred 3 degrees in my Lodge, 1 EA and 2 FCs. I did a good friend of mine's EA, which because of one mispronouned word almost completely blew my concentration and had my SW doing everything he could to keep his composure the rest of the degree. But he's just about got his first section down, and I am planning to be ready to do his Master.
     
  20. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    I currently hold a C Certificate.

    I picked it up about 2 months after I was raised...
     

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