Greetings.My name is Brad Felmey and I've lived my entire life in a little town just west of Fort Worth, TX.I have been active civically and politically for most of my life. I'm a past master and…Continue
"My lodge also needed line openings filled. I was raised a master mason, went to one stated meeting, then went to the west.
I recommend going through the line and learning each thing one at a time. I wished I had, although I recognize the need they…"
"A GREAT question, Rusty. You should begin here:
Any lodge under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina will be recognized by the council of Grand Masters of North America."
"A lodge that is nearby (or nearer, at least) can do something called "courtesy work". Your mother lodge can issue them permission to help you complete your work. It's done all the time. The secretary of either your home lodge or a…"
"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,…"
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…"
"Exactly. And unless you're angling for a specific technical job, a lot of government agencies (federal ones at least) have found hiring folks with a chunk of "been there, done that" bring a lot more to the table than a…"
"Thank you,ya I have my appointment in Feb for my business taxes, I did some snooping online on the irs site and on her social security and tax information it doesn't show any thing reported or owing. So I think she's in good shape, I would…"
"You need to consult a professional tax attorney or tax preparer.
Here's what's available online:
According IRS public information, life insurance payouts aren't taxable. The "weasel wording" on the payout letter…"
"There are often SBA (small business advisory) groups available to you, who can help deal with some of the known issues. As will a good small business accountant, who can help you navigate the local laws related). I have also found that it can be…"