Post by marksimonpowell on Nov 15, 2007 16:44:12 GMT
I'd like to become a member in the Halifax area [West Yorkshire] I know my father-in-law is a member, I have discussed with him my interest in joining - he says he will discuss my interest at lodge to see if there is a need for new members. What can I do if my father-in-law's lodge is not accepting new members? How can I find another contact to introduce me?
I would be very suprised if he can't find you a lodge in your area interested in a new member, unless of course you are a drug dealing axe murderer or the like, then it could be a bit tricky passing the fit and proper person test.......all I would advise is be patient, things don't usually move fast in freemasonru unless it is the treasurer asking for subs!
Remember the RULE of freemasonry -
Read, Understand, Learn, Enjoy
anytime! its confusing enough if you are a mason, and I remember thinking it was takng ages when I was waiting to come in nothing worthwhile comes easy!
To be honest, I suspect part of the problem that lodges currently have with retention is that they are making it too easy to come in and, as a consequence, the new member does not value what he has become a part of
PM Hamlet of Van Lodge 8334 UGLE (Caerphilly - South Wales); J Hamlet of Van Chapter 8334 SW, Caerffili MMM 1348; PCN, Caerffili RAM 1348; St Teilo Chapter A&AR 789 Brangwyn SRIA 75; Castell Caerffili OSM 466; Fforest KT 582: Merthyr Tydfil R&SM 120, Penychen - Athelstan 53, RCC 295; KTP 100; OSC 21 TI
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT