I have been dragging my feet for a ver long time. I attended a Master Mason in one day event and went through all the degrees. I am a part of a lodge in Salt Lake City but moved to another town. After the MM in one day event I was instructed to go to the lodge in my new town and have them pass me off. I attended lodge once and was set up with some gentleman to study in order to pass it off. I was then promoted at work and got very busy and was unable to got back to the lodge.
It has been about a year since then and I really want to get back into it but I don't know if I should just show up to lodge?
I do pay dues, is it okay for me just to start showing up to the meetings even though I am not officially apart of this lodge down here?
I don't have dues card but at the end of the event I was required to pay the dues for 2012. As far as passed goes, I think I need to pass off some memorization and grips, etc. to be official. I guess the fact I don't know any of the masons in this town makes things more awkward for me. I know if I was in Salt Lake still this would have been done a long while ago.
I attended a Festival style for the York Rite, and while I am grateful to be allowed into the Chapter/Council/Commandery, I do feel the loss that I am not as proficient in the work as I am with the first 3 degrees.
Having said that, my 2 Blue Lodges would definitely welcome you regardless if you were current or not. if you weren't, we would help you get current and facilitate your move from your home lodge.