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Comment by Shawn Steinschreiber on September 17, 2014 at 9:17am
Brad thank you besides a fire department service that was the second hardest service to make it through. I can not help to tear up when they do a firefighters last call and then amazing grace on the bag pipes there is no stoping tears on this mans face. The last call is hard enough. Let alone bag pipes. But yes he is in a better place now!
Comment by Brad Felmey on September 17, 2014 at 8:38am

Hmmm, I guess that might be dependent upon the jurisdiction. Here the moment you're raised you're a Master Mason, and it's that simple. You can eventually be suspended if the work isn't completed within a certain period of time, but you are still a MM.

Comment by Shawn Steinschreiber on September 16, 2014 at 3:17pm
Thank you, and thank you again. There was some argument if I could attend only being raised, and not having done my degree work. So I "cramed" and did it to hush all the arguments and now completed. But hated to have to doit in such a manner. It was bitter sweet, I had to listen to the Verve when I got home tonight and tomorrow is going to be hard.
Comment by Brad Felmey on September 16, 2014 at 9:12am

I'm sorry to hear that, Shawn, but you do get to attend his funeral as a MM. I'm glad your friend is no longer suffering.

Comment by Shawn Steinschreiber on September 15, 2014 at 8:49pm
As of 09/15/2014 I'am now official and passed my MM Exam. However, it also come with a sad heart; tomorrow is my first Masonic funeral and of a very close friend of my family. He had been sick for years and in the last two years only made 5 meetings and those were events surrounding me and was with me in spirt. It is a relief, but sadness all in the same.
Comment by Kentucky Nick on September 12, 2014 at 1:19pm

Thanks for the advice Brad. The requirement that you have to ask to join was one of the big points that tipped me in favor of acting on my long time fascination with Masonry. I grew up in a fundamentalist home where Masons were on the level with devil worshippers, but as I've researched it I realize the falsehoods I was taught. I'm a "younger" guy (29) and the lack of male fraternity in my life is getting me down.

Comment by Brad Felmey on September 12, 2014 at 1:12pm

And to be clear, Masons CANNOT ask someone to join. We are prohibited from doing so. Anyone who wishes to join must ask to do so. We can lead a horse to water, so to speak, but we can't invite.

Comment by Brad Felmey on September 12, 2014 at 1:10pm

Hi, Nick.

While I suppose it's actually possible that you don't know any Masons, I suspect that the case is you don't know THAT someone you know is a Mason.

In either case, cold-calling is totally acceptable. I know some very good men who have joined doing just that. Show up, introduce yourself, and make your desire clear. Most lodges have dinners before the meeting, so get there in time to have face time with them. Basically, if you need to know Masons (more accurately, that they know you), then showing up and getting to know them is an affirmative action, albeit one that takes the nerve to march into a room of unfamiliar people and grab a seat with them.

I wish you the very best of luck. I have never regretted my decision to join. I wish I had done so much sooner than I did.

Comment by Kentucky Nick on September 12, 2014 at 12:50pm

Hello all. I'll try to keep it short. I have been thinking of joining the brotherhood for several years, I simply do not know any local Masons. I guess I feel a little intimidated cold calling a lodge. I'm in Chattanooga, TN. Any advice?

Comment by Brad Felmey on September 11, 2014 at 5:12am

Welcome, Bro. Parrott!


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