Yearly Dues

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  1. Txmason

    Txmason Registered User

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    You don't have to fail at golf just keep swinging! You'll eventually hit the ball


    "Without exertion there can be no progress." Bear Grylls
     
  2. jwhoff

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    Well, that has become the convenient belief brother.

    Truth is, the blue lodge endowment was set up to and meant to perpetuate one's contribution to the lodge after death. In no way was it to relieve a brother of his duty to keep the lodge running.

    Take a look at the numbers. They don't add up.

    Brothers who no longer earn a yearly income may consider their endowment as a retirement benefit. With this I have no personal pic. But it is absolutely not to relieve a brother from paying yearly dues to his lodge.

    Such masonry-on-the-cheap ideas are what keeps lodges in financial trouble. And, quite frankly, leaves the LOAD of lodge finances to those brethren willing to pull extra money from their pockets to keep lodges afloat year after year.

    No. Make no mistake. If a brother pays an endowment and forsakes his yearly dues thereafter, he is not pulling his weight.
     
  3. jwhoff

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    Brother Txmason.

    I have an endowed membership in the Houston Valley. As you know I also work a degree in Galveston.

    However, the best golf shot I ever made was my first. It sailed 200-plus yards straight down the fairway.

    I can honestly tell you that it was all downhill since that first shot. Not even an endowment in both Valleys could possibly help me there.

    Besides, I took up sailing. I could sail rain or shine and didn't have to wait around on some slowpoke every time I went out.

    :39:

    Hope to see you soon. Until such time, have yourself a blessed Holiday Season.
     
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  4. Bro_Vick

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    I didn't see that anyone actually addressed your question. The dues are $125 a year, dues are paid directly to Scottish Rite in DC, notices are sent in November due 31 December.

    Hope this helps!

    S&F,
    -Bro Vick
     
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  5. BrinkJ

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    For my lodge an endowment (life membership) the price is around current dues x25 (years). That doesn't include the occasion when a brother may want to assist financially anyways, but it provides that peace of mind that your yearly dues are taken care of if you do fall on hardship.


    Bro John
    MM, Elmore Lodge #30


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  6. Zack

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    $125..a month= $1500.00 per year?????
     
  7. Bro_Vick

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    HA! Thanks for the catch, $125 a year, not a month. ;)
     
  8. Txmason

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    @jwhoff

    Howdy Bro. I am currently in Hendersonville,NC just outside of Ashville. My aunt passed away in October. I have been here since October 20th. I am with mom and dad. Mom has been here since July and dad came the second week in October. I will fly home to Houston Dec. 4th.

    I passed my real estate exam! I am now a realtor!! It took me awhile but I did it! So if you know any brother realtors I could learn from and do business with that's be great. Plus I would love to find a bro that can help me learn to run a business and be successful. I also need help designing a logo marketing branding etc.

    I would also like to incorporate my photography too.

    Sailing! Cool! That sounds like fun! Never done it. My grandmother wanted me to take lessons. You ever sail on Lake Conroe? I've got a good friend who is a brother that belongs to the local sailing club up here on the lake of you'd like to know.

    You know cape cod where our summer home is is big on sailing.

    How is the new SR building coming along?






    "Without exertion there can be no progress." Bear Grylls
     
  9. jwhoff

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    New temple is up and running ... with reservations. A few things need to be completed but I enjoyed our first evening. Heard nothing but kudos from the rest of the brethren as well.

    Yes, sailed Conroe for years. Lots of races up there. Great place to learn to sail. The winds osculate with reckless abandon. You can learn cross-currents when the wind is up once you clear the coves. Never got a shot at Cape Cod and consider that a miss in life.

    We'll see you when you get home. Get prepared for a good year at the new temple. You can see Reliant Stadium clearly from the front of the building. Kirby, off the South Loop. Hang a right on West Belfort and you see the building there.

    Please plan to get more active in the Reunions this year.

    May the GAOTU bless and keep you.
     

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