Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 14, 2009 - RENDEZVOUS & INQUIRIES

Since Dan Brown's book was published, "The Lost Symbol," our Lodge has already received eight inquiries for membership. I attribute this to not only the book, but to the momentum we have developed at the Lodge. Dunedin is now the lodge which everyone likes to visit. The building is in good shape, we have money in the bank, and we have harmony in the Lodge. Now we have people banging on our door to get in. Hmm... I wonder if these elements are all related?

Because of the inquiries and ensuing petitions, we have been doing a lot of investigations lately. Some people like to gloss over investigations and are eager to take in any warm body they can lay their hands on. We don't. We take this all very seriously and we want to be sure that the candidates know what they are getting into, and we want to be assured they will fit in. We do not see the Lodge as nothing more than a pit-stop to the Shrine. If all they want to do is join the Shrine, we encourage them to go to another lodge. It's not that we have anything against the Shrine, but we want Brothers who will maintain their allegiance to the Blue Lodge.


This past Monday a group of Masons met at the Dunedin Brewery for some libations and Brotherhood. The Brewery is normally closed on Mondays, but since we know the owner, he opened it just for us. This was NOT a Lodge sponsored event, just a fun get-together which is open to Masons, friends, and family. We invited our recently investigated candidates to attend and some accepted our invitation. This afforded them the opportunity to talk to other Masons, as well as allowed us to get to know the candidates better. All in all, it was a win-win situation as everyone had a great time.

Stay tuned!

Until next time.

All the Best,
Dunedin Lodge No. 192 F.& A.M.
Dunedin, FL, USA
"For the Good of the Order"

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