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About lewis

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  • Birthday 02/05/1955
  1. MEMBERSHIP OF QUASI-MASONIC AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS You have been informed that various organisations are banned by the United Grand Lodge of England, that you are forbidden to join them. How can you break a rule that you do not know exists? As no official list has been published, how do you know what you can or cannot attend? The Book of Constitutions governs this area. Grand Lodge has never issued a definitive list of incompatible organisations as many of them are short-lived. This is the subject of Rule 176 in the Book of Constitutions, which states: A person who has in any way been connected with any organisation which is quasi-Masonic, imitative of Masonry, or regarded by the Grand Lodge as irregular or as incompatible with the Craft, may not be initiated into the Craft except by leave of the Grand Master or the Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Master, as the case may be. A Brother who subsequent to his initiation has in any way been or is connected with any such organisation as above-mentioned shall be bound to disclaim and finally to sever such connection, or on failure so to do when called upon to do so by any proper Masonic authority shall be liable to suspension or expulsion and shall not thereafter be entitled to a resumption of his Masonic privileges until he shall have petitioned the Grand Master, made due submission, and obtained grace. Incompatible organisations fall into three groups: a) Organisations where men and women sit together in Lodges/Chapters purporting to be Masonic, including: Order of the Eastern Star International Order of Co-Masonry b) Organisations which are imitative of Freemasonry or require a Freemason to be present in their Masonic capacity: Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis Association des Juristes European Macons Groupement Interprofessionel du Tourisme European Independent United Order of Mechanics Jobs Daughters Loyal Order of Moose Order of Rainbow for Girls Order of Demolay for Boys Royal Knights of Justice c) Groups claiming to be Masonic which Grand Lodge believe to be irregular, including: Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Misraim Atheneum Grand Lodges Hiram Grand Lodges Independent Order of Mechanics Universal League of Freemasons Organisations which are compatible with membership of the Craft include: Buffaloes, Royal Antediluvian Order (RAOB) B’nai Brith Druids Fellowship of the Services Foresters High Twelve Club (USA) Lions Clubs National Sojourners (USA) Odd Fellows Orange Order Rechabites Rotary Round Table Societas Resicruciana in Anglia Sons of England Any other organisations should be referred to the Grand Secretary’s office for advice and research. If, however, it is a social gathering in the sense of a “white table” or other social event where members of the public who are not members of the Order have the opportunity to be present then there should be no objection to them attending.
  2. Unknown person

    Thought it was for the Lodge
  3. WILL A SECRETARY GET TO HEAVEN ? If a Secretary writes a letter, it's too long. If he sends a post card, it's too short. If he doesn't send a notice he is lazy. If he attends a committee meeting, he's butting in. If he asks a member for dues, he's insulting. If he fails to collect dues, he's slipping. If he asks for advice, he's incompetent. If he does not, he's bull headed. If he writes reports complete, they're too long. If he condenses them, they're incomplete. If he talks on a subject, he's trying to run things. If he remains silent, he lost interest. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust If others won't do it, the Secretary must.
  4. Happy 82nd Birthday to....

    This message below was posted on our District whatsapp account: Today we'd like to wish our Grand Master, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, a very happy 82nd birthday! ? He is a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, and he has held the title of Duke of Kent for over 75 years ? He was initiated into Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16 on 16 December 1963, becoming our Grand Master at an Especial Grand Lodge held at the Royal Albert Hall on 14 June 1967. We'd like to express our deep gratitude for his wise leadership over the past five decades – and wish him the very best in this, our historic Tercentenary year #UGLE2017
  5. Please identify this jewel

    beautifull
  6. Socks

    Definitely not in a Craft Lodge
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