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Posted: 08 June 2017 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Greetings,

I just wanted to say my hellos. I was just made an Entered Apprentice and I’m looking forward to the rest of my journey to Master Mason. I moved to the Midwest from back East (US) for work and decided it was time to begin my journey to Masonry. Since I knew no one here, I found my new state’s Grand Lodge site, emailed that I wanted to be a Mason, met with Mason who gave me a tour of the lodge near my job, was given a petition, filled it out and signed it, met with investigative committee, waited to be voted on, was approved, given date for EA ritual, showed up, and became an EA. I am now working with the same Mason who brought me in for further instruction until I’m ready for 2nd degree. I am very excited to continue on this journey!

When everything is completed (i.e. when I become a MM), I will gladly put my Lodge’s details and the dates of my initiation, passing and raising. Right now, I want to keep that private until I’m done. I know I’m technically a Mason, but I also know I’m not a full one until I get that 3rd. But I did want to share my excitement in my journey to learning the Craft.

I also travel a lot, so being a MM will truly enhance my travelling…I know (from this site) that there is protocol involved, and I intend to follow that prior to my travels.

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Petitioned: April 6, 2017
Initiated: June 5, 2017
Passed: To Be Determined
Raised: To Be Determined

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Posted: 08 June 2017 10:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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AlwaysLearning - 08 June 2017 04:55 PM

Greetings,

I just wanted to say my hellos. I was just made an Entered Apprentice and I’m looking forward to the rest of my journey to Master Mason. I moved to the Midwest from back East (US) for work and decided it was time to begin my journey to Masonry. Since I knew no one here, I found my new state’s Grand Lodge site, emailed that I wanted to be a Mason, met with Mason who gave me a tour of the lodge near my job, was given a petition, filled it out and signed it, met with investigative committee, waited to be voted on, was approved, given date for EA ritual, showed up, and became an EA. I am now working with the same Mason who brought me in for further instruction until I’m ready for 2nd degree. I am very excited to continue on this journey!

When everything is completed (i.e. when I become a MM), I will gladly put my Lodge’s details and the dates of my initiation, passing and raising. Right now, I want to keep that private until I’m done. I know I’m technically a Mason, but I also know I’m not a full one until I get that 3rd. But I did want to share my excitement in my journey to learning the Craft.

I also travel a lot, so being a MM will truly enhance my travelling…I know (from this site) that there is protocol involved, and I intend to follow that prior to my travels.

Welcome brother. I love reading posts like yours. Even now as I start my third year as Master of my lodge, I remember the first time I was called “brother”. Enjoy the journey.

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John Ruggiero
Master, Ancient York Lodge AF&AM;, Lowell, MA, USA

“God never sends us anything we can’t handle. Sometimes I wish He didn’t trust me so much.” - Mother Teresa

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Posted: 11 June 2017 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Welcome brother. I love reading posts like yours. Even now as I start my third year as Master of my lodge, I remember the first time I was called “brother”. Enjoy the journey.

Thank you, brother/MWM. I had first heard the call to the Craft many years ago, but I had so much going on at the time that I felt I would not give the Craft proper time. I am a part of a collegiate fraternity that I was told had Masonic components that are in our rituals as well as a number of our Founders who were Masons (I see how that is true, and no it is not Acacia.)

Even now, I have grad school coming up, but I decided enough was enough and needed to put my big boy pants up and work through effective time management.

I look forward to continuing my journey and look forward to the day when I become a MM. Thank you for the welcome, brother.

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Petitioned: April 6, 2017
Initiated: June 5, 2017
Passed: To Be Determined
Raised: To Be Determined

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Posted: 16 June 2017 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Congratulations, greetings and welcome!

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