Almost all meetings are indeed evenings. You’d have to just try and make them when you can. Lodges understand life
Raised a Brother to Master Mason tonight who has had a Mason in his family since 1847. His father, also a Mason, passed away just weeks ago. It was an honor for him and for us. SMIB.
"See it’s time now. If you want to make this your decade, you’ve to start saying yes to your life. You’ve got to start saying yes to your dreams. Yes to your unfolding future. Yes to your potential. As opposed to saying no.
When you die, die on E. Leave no dream left behind guys. Leave no opportunity left behind. When you leave this earth, accomplish every single thing you can accomplish.”
"black balled" is the correct term haha, but I know what you meant. I can’t really give all our criteria out, because then people could attempt to beat the system. In general the "investigative committee" of 3 Master Masons wants to sit and talk with you to find out why you want to be a Mason, see if you have any questions, see if your family has any questions (if you’re married). I’ll be honest, if I went to a house and saw a bong laying out on a table..that man is someone I would black-ball. I don’t care what a man does in his personal time, but if he doesn’t have a enough respect for the organization to at least hide things like that when we come over then he isn’t someone that I would vote for. Not to mention the Lodge isn’t looking for people that could get in trouble for drugs and then next thing you know "Freemason Caught With Marijuana" hits the newspapers and that’s bad for everybody. See what I mean? Imagine the rumors and B.S. that would hit the internet over THAT haha. The Lodge doesn’t want to bring in men that we have to worry about in terms of potential legal trouble, for starters. In general we want men that are legitimately good men, and who are looking to better themselves and their communities.