GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-06-2007, 13:26   #1
duho7761
I'm a nurse.
 
duho7761's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 128
Application process.

I turned in my application to the Palo Duro Lodge here in Amarillo. The Secretary said they will assign an investigative commitee today. The interviews and investigation should follow soon. Hopefully, I will be voted on in October. Then, if all goes well, I can start on my degree work.

What should I expect as far as the interview/investigation phase. Also, do folks get "black-balled" often and if so, why?
__________________
Keep your laws off my guns.
duho7761 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2007, 18:46   #2
myg30
Senior Member
 
myg30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Nash,TN.
Posts: 522
Duho, Not to sure how it works in TX, here in TN., The commitee may come to your home and talk to family members, they do a backround check, check your references to see if your a good person.
As far as being black balled, it happens sometimes and can happen for the wrong reasons. If your a good person, have no fear.
Good luck and keep us informed.

Mike
__________________
luv my glock's
myg30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2007, 18:47   #3
lethal tupperwa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 11,344


was the application

called a petition?
__________________
Correctional and Therapeutic Mayhem Administrator EMERITUS

----------------------------------------

GLOCK CERTIFIED ARMORER
lethal tupperwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2007, 20:25   #4
mmsig229
Senior Member
 
mmsig229's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,604
Petition

The investigating commitee usually consists of three brothers, one being a Past Master. They will meet at an agreed upon location, or at your home. If married, they will want to be assured that your wife will be supportive of your decesion. You must be a male, a certain age (Each state may be different), believe in a supreme being, and be of good character. Freemasonry takes GOOD men and makes them better. It's not for everyone, nor should it be. Serious legal problems past or present may exclude you depending upon their seriousness. No, speeding tickets don't matter!!!!!!There is a substantial time commitmet required at first while going through the degrees. Some memorization will be required. This is why nobody is ever solicited for membership. It's a very personal (but rewarding) decesion.Hope this helps.
mmsig229 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 22:24   #5
gashog99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 36
I have been in Lodge on only two occasions in the past 15 years when I've seen a candidate black balled. Both times a re-vote was called and both times the candidate was black balled. I did not know either of the candidates, but eventually learned of the reasons why they were black balled. I have to say that I agree with the decisions.

I have seen many more people admitted than black balled in the past 15 years. When somebody is black balled, you can believe there is a damn good reason.
__________________
I have nothing more to say about this matter.
gashog99 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 636
156 Members
480 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31