Good evening! I was recently voted on at the last meeting here on Monday night. I was under the impression that I would be notified that night or in the next day or two. As of Wednesday night I haven’t heard anything and the anticipation is killing me! So my question is, how long do I wait before following up? What’s the etiquette? I understand that the secretary has a life outside the lodge so I know not to call late at night or during the day. Other than that what should I know? Thank you gentlemen!
I’m not sure exactly who sponsored me. Here’s how I ended up petitioning; I was interested for a while and reached out via email. I immediately heard back from the man who was the master at the time. They were having their business meeting that night and I was invited to have dinner with them. At the dinner I was given a petition and was told to mail it in. I went ahead and did that so they would have it at their next meeting. I had to leave for training from August to November. When I got back home the secretary called and asked if I was still interested. I met with them for dinner again, the following Saturday the committee came over and we talked and the next Monday I was put up for consideration at the business meeting.
It seems like so far I’ve had a little unorthodox route throughout the process. If I haven’t heard anything by tonight I guess I’ll call the secretary tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for the insight gentlemen. Wish me luck!
Yes, that’s an unusual route to membership. Your sponsor is the man in the lodge who attests to your character and suitability for membership. He is putting his reputation on the line for you. Normally, you would know who that is.
Ask the secretary who sponsored you. He should also be the person you can turn to when you have questions like these. He is your guide through the process and should expect your calls and questions.