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  1. Welcome - from a former DC/Sec (and soon to be sec again once I leave the chair in Nov!)
  2. Sentience - I don't think he's a member yet ...
  3. As far as a tie is concerned, I'd just settle for a black tie (can be worn at other 'events' too ...), and buy yourself the tie of your Province .. the proceeds normally go towards your Provincial charities.
  4. The only 'jewelry' I wear are cufflinks (Provincial Steward), and sometimes a tie clip. EDIT: and only when attending a masonic meeting!! RE: gloves .. it's personal preference; I got a pair with S&C on (free) when I purchase my latest regalia set, but the rest are plain white.
  5. If you are still a subscribing member (which you say you are), why not contact your lodge almoner? Just because you've not attended, doesn't mean you can't call on the lodge for assistance. I assume you are aware this is a UK forum?
  6. (I was curious who the mods were) RE: Tom. I noticed that too - so I did a google search and found him on FB .. where the last time he posted was Jan last year.
  7. I've been browsing the list of moderators, and was wondering just how many are still active participants - there are quite a few who's last visit are some considerable time ago - 6 months+ .. years in a couple of cases. Should we/admins be looking to replace them with more current users?
  8. I have to admit, I did rewrite some of my reply before posting ... A lot actually.
  9. I really don't know where to start. Ok. Before anything else, not one thing you've said in that has anything to do with Freemasonry. Not one thing. An upside down reversed hand grab .. I can, in complete honesty and with a clear conscience say "I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about" - and as for the 'psychic test' .. the only place I've ever come across that is in sci-fantasy books. And as for the red/blue, square/circle, noughts/crosses thing - give as much information as you like(!) as I really don't have the faintest idea what you're talking about! Wow. Um. I'm sorry, but I'm completely lost for words - and I'm not being or intending to be obscure or insulting, I genuinely don't know what to say or how to answer you! - just keep asking and hopefully we'll be able to help you.
  10. And the same invitation applies to you MrSifter - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised; I don't (nor, I suspect, does Jon) hear any such discussions here - and we're both in positions where we would hear of such. I can think of only one lodge in the Province where such talk may occur. I guess it does help when pretty much every member of the Province knows the PGM (he's also GSupt), Deputies, etc personally as between them they attend all Installations, and quite a few ordinary meetings. We are very much a 'family' Province.
  11. Ok, having re-read, I do apologise and -to an extent, take it back - but I do stand by my observation about supporting someone deserving to 'enable' suitable reward. I do agree with your observation; my view was coloured by the shortened quote.
  12. A lot of Provinces are starting to move in that direction - ours included.
  13. What smear? - you were the one who said .. and I quote " and certainly not if they can’t even do the most basic of ritual to a high standard. " - I disagreed (to an extent) - that's not a smear! Oh, and I actually agree with your observations about 'honours' or 'rank', but we have to accept that they're here to stay - I did say 'ignoring ..etc'! (and if you ask David Goode, you'll find I'm not moaning because of being overlooked!)
  14. If you re-read, you should see that I was talking about recommendation to Grand Rank or the more senior Provincial Ranks. It varies with the Province, but MMs are 'restricted' to the junior appointments ('junior' being defined by the Province); for your Province you imply it's PPGPurs; in Cambs it's PPJGD and below; I don't know of any MMs higher than that.
  15. Agreed it wasn't about rank, but it has moved on to the subject - and I never mentioned LGR; I said 'high (read: senior) Provincial rank' - I'd include SLGR in that. So are you telling me that SLGR and the more senior of the Provincial offices don't require a) a Past Mastership and b) a considerable background of work - masonic or community? And so far as Grand Rank is concerned, you HAVE to be a PM to qualify for recommendation (Rule 9/19). What I asked is - if you have a brother who, for whatever reason, struggles with the ritual but is deserving of recognition above a token appointment, are you really going to penalise him by not supporting him through the chair and making him eligible for the most senior appointments? I'm sure we all know a number of MMs who have worked their b**** off for the members (and/or the community) who deserve a decent rank (ignoring the idea of getting rid for the sake of the argument), but are 'stuck' with a relatively lowly one purely because they've not gone through the chair? - I can personally think of at least 2 in my own lodge - we've tried to persuade them to go through precisely for so they become eligible for the recognition they deserve (but without success). They hold the same rank as others I can think of who have done b****r all!
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