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I had odd experience, I bumped into a guy at the driving range, he was wearing a Freemason golf glove and I got chatting. Very nice chap who said he was a member of the freemasons in the area. I’ve done a little digging and would like to know more, does anyone know where these guys meet and how to get in touch?  


 


Mike

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Hi all


 


I had odd experience, I bumped into a guy at the driving range, he was wearing a Freemason golf glove and I got chatting. Very nice chap who said he was a member of the freemasons in the area. I’ve done a little digging and would like to know more, does anyone know where these guys meet and how to get in touch?  


 


Mike


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Depends on the which Freemasons  they are related too


 


Alpina has there workspace at Rue Pierre Fatio.


In Grand Lacy, there should be one of the most beatiful workplaces.


 


 

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Depends on the which Freemasons  they are related too


 


Alpina has there workspace at Rue Pierre Fatio.


In Grand Lacy, there should be one of the most beatiful workplaces.


 


 


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Hello Mike


 


From your post, I gather you are looking for an English speaking lodge and there are 3 in the region. In the centre of Geneva there is Masonry Universal Lodge and their site masonryuniversal.org. There is also Flumen Luminis based in St-Jean de Gonville and their site is FL47.eu . There is a new lodge that was opened in Morge called St. Georges Lodge, I don’t think they have a website yet but the guys at either of the two previous lodges will be able to put you in contact with them. If you get in contact with someone, I am sure you will be invited round for a drink and a chat, I could also meet up with you for a beer and bring along one of my seasoned brethren. I know a lot of guys from all those lodges and they are all good men.   


 


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Hello Mike


 


From your post, I gather you are looking for an English speaking lodge and there are 3 in the region. In the centre of Geneva there is Masonry Universal Lodge and their site masonryuniversal.org. There is also Flumen Luminis based in St-Jean de Gonville and their site is FL47.eu . There is a new lodge that was opened in Morge called St. Georges Lodge, I don’t think they have a website yet but the guys at either of the two previous lodges will be able to put you in contact with them. If you get in contact with someone, I am sure you will be invited round for a drink and a chat, I could also meet up with you for a beer and bring along one of my seasoned brethren. I know a lot of guys from all those lodges and they are all good men.   


 


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Brett


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Hi all

 

I had odd experience, I bumped into a guy at the driving range, he was wearing a Freemason golf glove and I got chatting. Very nice chap who said he was a member of the freemasons in the area. I’ve done a little digging and would like to know more, does anyone know where these guys meet and how to get in touch?  

 

Mike


Oct 2, 13 14:43

Mike, 


I could tell you but I'd need to rip your tongue out from the root and bury it in rough sand at low tide ... or something equally stable!


Good luck ... and I don't think I've ever used that phrase with such meaning befoe!


 

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Mike, 


I could tell you but I'd need to rip your tongue out from the root and bury it in rough sand at low tide ... or something equally stable!


Good luck ... and I don't think I've ever used that phrase with such meaning befoe!


 


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Mike, 

I could tell you but I'd need to rip your tongue out from the root and bury it in rough sand at low tide ... or something equally stable!

Good luck ... and I don't think I've ever used that phrase with such meaning befoe!

 


Oct 2, 13 15:50

Gees Rich, thats pretty harsh!

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Gees Rich, thats pretty harsh!


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Yes, cause you guy are soo misunderstood! May I ask why you joined in the first place? Purely alturistic I would imagine...

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Yes, cause you guy are soo misunderstood! May I ask why you joined in the first place? Purely alturistic I would imagine...


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Rich, I am not about to get into a debate on Freemasonry. What I can say is that at least once a month, I get to sit down and have dinner with really good friends. I have met some really good guys and made some great friends! Why do you have such a negative opinion on the freemasonry?

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Rich, I am not about to get into a debate on Freemasonry. What I can say is that at least once a month, I get to sit down and have dinner with really good friends. I have met some really good guys and made some great friends! Why do you have such a negative opinion on the freemasonry?


Brett W, Oct 2, 2013 @ 16:17
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Aren't they supposed to be hiding the fact that they are Freemasons? As far as I know they have some code signs and tricks in order to be recognised by other "brothers" :). And joining them is only possible with "recommendation" by members.  Is that correct? I have a close friend who is a Freemason but he prefers never to talk about their meetings and discussions. 

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Aren't they supposed to be hiding the fact that they are Freemasons? As far as I know they have some code signs and tricks in order to be recognised by other "brothers" :). And joining them is only possible with "recommendation" by members.  Is that correct? I have a close friend who is a Freemason but he prefers never to talk about their meetings and discussions. 


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Hello Mike

 

From your post, I gather you are looking for an English speaking lodge and there are 3 in the region. In the centre of Geneva there is Masonry Universal Lodge and their site masonryuniversal.org. There is also Flumen Luminis based in St-Jean de Gonville and their site is FL47.eu . There is a new lodge that was opened in Morge called St. Georges Lodge, I don’t think they have a website yet but the guys at either of the two previous lodges will be able to put you in contact with them. If you get in contact with someone, I am sure you will be invited round for a drink and a chat, I could also meet up with you for a beer and bring along one of my seasoned brethren. I know a lot of guys from all those lodges and they are all good men.   

 

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Brett


Oct 2, 13 15:15

 


Thanks for that!

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Thanks for that!


Mike H, Oct 2, 2013 @ 17:29
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As an open minded intelligent guy, I could quite easily decipher what was fact and what was utter bollox. The internet is filled with a lot of misinformation on freemasonry, I have always been interested because I share a lot of the same values of Freemasonry. Did you know that the Grand Lodge of England’s contribution to charity each year only comes second to the national lottery? It’s a benevolent fraternity for good men and I for one will be contacting them soon! As I am new to Geneva, I think this could be a great way to meet like minded people.


 

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As an open minded intelligent guy, I could quite easily decipher what was fact and what was utter bollox. The internet is filled with a lot of misinformation on freemasonry, I have always been interested because I share a lot of the same values of Freemasonry. Did you know that the Grand Lodge of England’s contribution to charity each year only comes second to the national lottery? It’s a benevolent fraternity for good men and I for one will be contacting them soon! As I am new to Geneva, I think this could be a great way to meet like minded people.


 


Mike H, Oct 2, 2013 @ 17:30
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As far as I know there are a few around that area, and they have open days once a month, where you can take part in their ceremonies but there is nothing to be found out, as they dont talk about such things in public. And when you are ready for them, you will be able to find them.

Good luck

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As far as I know there are a few around that area, and they have open days once a month, where you can take part in their ceremonies but there is nothing to be found out, as they dont talk about such things in public. And when you are ready for them, you will be able to find them.

Good luck


Dorothy W, Oct 2, 2013 @ 17:33
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Mike, 

I could tell you but I'd need to rip your tongue out from the root and bury it in rough sand at low tide ... or something equally stable!

Good luck ... and I don't think I've ever used that phrase with such meaning befoe!

 


Oct 2, 13 15:50

 


Rich,


 


You seem to be harbouring some real animosity, did you get kicked out of the masons or read too much David Icke?

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You seem to be harbouring some real animosity, did you get kicked out of the masons or read too much David Icke?


Mike H, Oct 2, 2013 @ 17:40
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Thank you Dorothy

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Rich,

 

You seem to be harbouring some real animosity, did you get kicked out of the masons or read too much David Icke?


Oct 2, 13 17:40

The geneva lodge has some very hi fi people and if you are hoping for a good career then you certainly can make one by frequenting them. In the end is it fair that the brothers get good jobs and promotions just because they belong to that  secret club? Anyway that's my opinion, I am against making groups and clubs and believe in merit and  fairness :) 

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The geneva lodge has some very hi fi people and if you are hoping for a good career then you certainly can make one by frequenting them. In the end is it fair that the brothers get good jobs and promotions just because they belong to that  secret club? Anyway that's my opinion, I am against making groups and clubs and believe in merit and  fairness :) 


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I could argue the same for golf country club but how come I know unemployed masons? Masons come from all walks of life, I know rich ones, poor ones, ones with tattoos and piercings, old ones, young ones. What the all have in common is.... All great blokes who like to eat and have a few drink, and all treat each other with respect! It's a great place to get away from bigots and racists! 

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I could argue the same for golf country club but how come I know unemployed masons? Masons come from all walks of life, I know rich ones, poor ones, ones with tattoos and piercings, old ones, young ones. What the all have in common is.... All great blokes who like to eat and have a few drink, and all treat each other with respect! It's a great place to get away from bigots and racists! 


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I would love to join a women's or mixed lodge. Does anyone know if there is one in Geneva?

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I would love to join a women's or mixed lodge. Does anyone know if there is one in Geneva?


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There is indeed, I don't know off hand but I'm pretty sure I can find out. 


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Brett

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There is indeed, I don't know off hand but I'm pretty sure I can find out. 


Regards


Brett


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There’s certainly one in nearby France, which I’m told is a very dynamic and supportive group.  But, sorry, I don’t have details.


Best, R.

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There’s certainly one in nearby France, which I’m told is a very dynamic and supportive group.  But, sorry, I don’t have details.


Best, R.


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Mike, 

I could tell you but I'd need to rip your tongue out from the root and bury it in rough sand at low tide ... or something equally stable!

Good luck ... and I don't think I've ever used that phrase with such meaning befoe!

 


Oct 2, 13 15:50

Am with Rich here.  


I think no need to discuss that a lodge is not a Friday Night Knitting Club.


Good luck from my side, too

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Am with Rich here.  


I think no need to discuss that a lodge is not a Friday Night Knitting Club.


Good luck from my side, too


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I could argue the same for golf country club but how come I know unemployed masons? Masons come from all walks of life, I know rich ones, poor ones, ones with tattoos and piercings, old ones, young ones. What the all have in common is.... All great blokes who like to eat and have a few drink, and all treat each other with respect! It's a great place to get away from bigots and racists! 


Oct 2, 13 18:59

And, now you know another. I'm not rich, nor poor. But, I am old and I do have a tattoo;-)


Very well said Brett


rgds,


KEN///

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And, now you know another. I'm not rich, nor poor. But, I am old and I do have a tattoo;-)


Very well said Brett


rgds,


KEN///


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There is indeed, I don't know off hand but I'm pretty sure I can find out. 

Regards

Brett


Oct 2, 13 19:26

That would be really great:) Thank you for providing whatever you can!

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That would be really great:) Thank you for providing whatever you can!


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I could argue the same for golf country club but how come I know unemployed masons? Masons come from all walks of life, I know rich ones, poor ones, ones with tattoos and piercings, old ones, young ones. What the all have in common is.... All great blokes who like to eat and have a few drink, and all treat each other with respect! It's a great place to get away from bigots and racists! 


Oct 2, 13 18:59

Ok, if someone has difficulties to find friends why not join the club.


People who like to eat and drink are not so rare though and respect should be the basis of a good relationship. At least for me.

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Ok, if someone has difficulties to find friends why not join the club.


People who like to eat and drink are not so rare though and respect should be the basis of a good relationship. At least for me.


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So all those tricks and signs to recognise brothers is just a joke? Freemasons are here on this page and openly introducing themselves? I have been told something totally different :/. And isn't entering a lodge a hard thing? All those things about family background check and reference from members is not true? It's very interesting to know! There are many many people who want to join and can't. It would be nice to make a glocals group of Freemasons :)

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So all those tricks and signs to recognise brothers is just a joke? Freemasons are here on this page and openly introducing themselves? I have been told something totally different :/. And isn't entering a lodge a hard thing? All those things about family background check and reference from members is not true? It's very interesting to know! There are many many people who want to join and can't. It would be nice to make a glocals group of Freemasons :)


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They come in 2 distinctive shapes


 


a)  Old boys type drinking club where chat and banter can be exchanged


But still has to perform strange ceremonies, you would be amazed by some of the stuff ...


b)  Then there's all the rest, 33rd order for example ...


I myself do not 'dig' it but hey everone is perfectly free and entitled to do what they want...


 

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They come in 2 distinctive shapes


 


a)  Old boys type drinking club where chat and banter can be exchanged


But still has to perform strange ceremonies, you would be amazed by some of the stuff ...


b)  Then there's all the rest, 33rd order for example ...


I myself do not 'dig' it but hey everone is perfectly free and entitled to do what they want...


 


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Oh well Mona from hear say you cant say much, this one say you have to do this, the other one tells you, no they do it that way etc. The best thing is go for yourself and you can talk about first hand experience, and if you also want to belong to the group you will feel comfortable and good in their company and if you are not supposed to be part of them, then you will feel awkward.


Give it a try - and have a 1st hand experience.

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Oh well Mona from hear say you cant say much, this one say you have to do this, the other one tells you, no they do it that way etc. The best thing is go for yourself and you can talk about first hand experience, and if you also want to belong to the group you will feel comfortable and good in their company and if you are not supposed to be part of them, then you will feel awkward.


Give it a try - and have a 1st hand experience.


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Oh well Mona from hear say you cant say much, this one say you have to do this, the other one tells you, no they do it that way etc. The best thing is go for yourself and you can talk about first hand experience, and if you also want to belong to the group you will feel comfortable and good in their company and if you are not supposed to be part of them, then you will feel awkward.

Give it a try - and have a 1st hand experience.


Oct 2, 13 22:21

I don't know if I can say it because until today I guarded it as a "secret". I have been to one of their "ladies' night" once and it was something very different than what I am reading here.  So that is why the confusion :/

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I don't know if I can say it because until today I guarded it as a "secret". I have been to one of their "ladies' night" once and it was something very different than what I am reading here.  So that is why the confusion :/


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Please tell us your experience, thats good that you had 1st hand experience already. Innocent

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Reading the conversation and getting interested as well.

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Reading the conversation and getting interested as well.


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Please tell us your experience, thats good that you had 1st hand experience already. Innocent


Oct 2, 13 22:36

I am confused :/ I don't know how secret was that night :) let's see what the others say and then I might give more details ;) I don't want to land in trouble. 

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I am confused :/ I don't know how secret was that night :) let's see what the others say and then I might give more details ;) I don't want to land in trouble. 


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I am confused :/ I don't know how secret was that night :) let's see what the others say and then I might give more details ;) I don't want to land in trouble. 


Oct 2, 13 22:53

You are right Mona - I understand. Laughing

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I would love to join a women's or mixed lodge. Does anyone know if there is one in Geneva?


Oct 2, 13 19:22

Hello Hay_


 


You can get in touch with the ladies lodge on glfs@glfs-masonic.ch


 


Brett

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Hello Hay_


 


You can get in touch with the ladies lodge on glfs@glfs-masonic.ch


 


Brett


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I am confused :/ I don't know how secret was that night :) let's see what the others say and then I might give more details ;) I don't want to land in trouble. 


Oct 2, 13 22:53

As far as I know, there is nothing secret going on at a ladies night! Im pretty sure you can talk about it!

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So all those tricks and signs to recognise brothers is just a joke? Freemasons are here on this page and openly introducing themselves? I have been told something totally different :/. And isn't entering a lodge a hard thing? All those things about family background check and reference from members is not true? It's very interesting to know! There are many many people who want to join and can't. It would be nice to make a glocals group of Freemasons :)


Oct 2, 13 22:11

 


Like any club, whether it be rotary club, a book club, a country club you would need to “fit” in with the people of that club to get in. Imagine you had a book club, everyone gets on well and you have a great time. New members to your book club would be interviewed to make sure that they fit in with the group, why introduce a new member that will only disrupt the harmony of a new group? Social status does not determine your acceptance into Masonry. Morals, ethics and an open mind does.  As I mentioned before, they come from all walks are life, from brick layers to CEO’s and I have yet to meet one that wasn’t intelligent, articulate and of sound character. I have a lot more to say but unfortunately I am sitting on a bus typing this on my phone and getting slightly bus sick!

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Like any club, whether it be rotary club, a book club, a country club you would need to “fit” in with the people of that club to get in. Imagine you had a book club, everyone gets on well and you have a great time. New members to your book club would be interviewed to make sure that they fit in with the group, why introduce a new member that will only disrupt the harmony of a new group? Social status does not determine your acceptance into Masonry. Morals, ethics and an open mind does.  As I mentioned before, they come from all walks are life, from brick layers to CEO’s and I have yet to meet one that wasn’t intelligent, articulate and of sound character. I have a lot more to say but unfortunately I am sitting on a bus typing this on my phone and getting slightly bus sick!


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Those of you who would like to know more and get the real facts, Freemasons for dummies is an excellent book. No tinfoil hat conspiracy theories!


 


 

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Those of you who would like to know more and get the real facts, Freemasons for dummies is an excellent book. No tinfoil hat conspiracy theories!


 


 


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Aren't they supposed to be hiding the fact that they are Freemasons? As far as I know they have some code signs and tricks in order to be recognised by other "brothers" :). And joining them is only possible with "recommendation" by members.  Is that correct? I have a close friend who is a Freemason but he prefers never to talk about their meetings and discussions. 


Oct 2, 13 17:00

 


If we were supposed to be hiding things we wouldn’t have publicly available websites with address and a calendar of events posted. Cool

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If we were supposed to be hiding things we wouldn’t have publicly available websites with address and a calendar of events posted. Cool


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So is there an open day for people to visit? Websites with info and so on? 

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Konstantinos,


I'd respectfully suggest that you sit down with someone who is a member locally and discuss their charities and other local activities. While I've attended the Universal lodge that Brett mentioned in his prior post, I did so as a visitor. As such, I can tell you that they were very gracious, hospitable and friendly. But, I couldn't really tell you much about their local activities, or if they have an open house day, etc...


If you want to learn more about the fraternity, their precipts and values, I'd again suggest that you sit down with a local Mason and ask your questions. Yes, there's a lot of books out there and a lot of info on the net. Some very good, some not.


KEN///

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I'd respectfully suggest that you sit down with someone who is a member locally and discuss their charities and other local activities. While I've attended the Universal lodge that Brett mentioned in his prior post, I did so as a visitor. As such, I can tell you that they were very gracious, hospitable and friendly. But, I couldn't really tell you much about their local activities, or if they have an open house day, etc...


If you want to learn more about the fraternity, their precipts and values, I'd again suggest that you sit down with a local Mason and ask your questions. Yes, there's a lot of books out there and a lot of info on the net. Some very good, some not.


KEN///


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So is there an open day for people to visit? Websites with info and so on? 


Oct 3, 13 11:24

Check the seconf or third post, all the links are there.


Regards


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Check the seconf or third post, all the links are there.


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Like any club, whether it be rotary club, a book club, a country club you would need to “fit” in with the people of that club to get in. Imagine you had a book club, everyone gets on well and you have a great time. New members to your book club would be interviewed to make sure that they fit in with the group, why introduce a new member that will only disrupt the harmony of a new group? Social status does not determine your acceptance into Masonry. Morals, ethics and an open mind does.  As I mentioned before, they come from all walks are life, from brick layers to CEO’s and I have yet to meet one that wasn’t intelligent, articulate and of sound character. I have a lot more to say but unfortunately I am sitting on a bus typing this on my phone and getting slightly bus sick!


Oct 3, 13 09:58

Dear Brett, I agree with you. The people I have met at the ladies night were extremely nice, intelligent and good people. No complaints there :). I just thought the admission to the club is not as easy as it sounds here, well, I might be wrong and I hope I am and I wish good luck to all the people who are interested in joining and the good news is that it is not that hard as you sai :). By the way i have been to a Shriner's event as well and that was also interesting, it was a different country but  event was related to the freemasons. A very big charity event and i enjoyed myself fully :).

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Dear Brett, I agree with you. The people I have met at the ladies night were extremely nice, intelligent and good people. No complaints there :). I just thought the admission to the club is not as easy as it sounds here, well, I might be wrong and I hope I am and I wish good luck to all the people who are interested in joining and the good news is that it is not that hard as you sai :). By the way i have been to a Shriner's event as well and that was also interesting, it was a different country but  event was related to the freemasons. A very big charity event and i enjoyed myself fully :).


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Rich, I am not about to get into a debate on Freemasonry. What I can say is that at least once a month, I get to sit down and have dinner with really good friends. I have met some really good guys and made some great friends! Why do you have such a negative opinion on the freemasonry?


Oct 2, 13 16:17

Well that good resolution seems to have gone down the drain;-)

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Can anyone provide details of the other english mason group around geneva? Lyons club, Moose lodge, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lakegenevamasons?


http://www.circle.global-enterprise.net/english.php


http://www.lionsclubs.ch/en/102w/


 


 

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Can anyone provide details of the other english mason group around geneva? Lyons club, Moose lodge, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lakegenevamasons?


http://www.circle.global-enterprise.net/english.php


http://www.lionsclubs.ch/en/102w/


 


 


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Dave - I think maybe Lakegenevamasons is a lodge in Geneva, Wisconsin (USA)

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Dave - I think maybe Lakegenevamasons is a lodge in Geneva, Wisconsin (USA)


Oct 3, 13 16:44

Indeed; the Geneva (Switzerland) lodge is called yapaslfeuaulacmasons.

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Dave - I think maybe Lakegenevamasons is a lodge in Geneva, Wisconsin (USA)


Oct 3, 13 16:44

Nope, see my two weblinks, the are both for Switzerland


English-speaking Lodges


http://www.circle.global-enterprise.net/english.php


There are 2 English-speaking Lodges in Switzerland:




Masonry Universal Lodge was consecrated in July 1955 to serve the Masonic needs of the English-speaking community in the Geneva region. Its founders obtained agreement from the Grand Lodge to work in English, using the Emulation ritual familiar to many English Masons.




Cosmopolitan Lodge was consecrated in July 1960, in Zurich, by Swiss, English and Australian masons who became members of the Order in overseas lodges. On their return, English, being the lingua franca, became the official language of the Lodge. These days, most members are Swiss, but many other countries are also well represented. Cosmopolitan Lodge also works the Emulation Ritual.




http://www.lionsclubs.ch/en/102w/





Lions Clubs District 102 W - Western Switzerland






 










Welcome at the website of the Lions Clubs in Western Switzerland, the french speaking part of Switzerland and the Canton of Berne. District 102W has over 3600 members.Please note that most web pages have complete information in german and french language only. Use the DE (german) and FR (french) links above the menu items to see these pages. Or use the menu items at the left to find some more pages in english.





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Nope, see my two weblinks, the are both for Switzerland


English-speaking Lodges


http://www.circle.global-enterprise.net/english.php


There are 2 English-speaking Lodges in Switzerland:




Masonry Universal Lodge was consecrated in July 1955 to serve the Masonic needs of the English-speaking community in the Geneva region. Its founders obtained agreement from the Grand Lodge to work in English, using the Emulation ritual familiar to many English Masons.




Cosmopolitan Lodge was consecrated in July 1960, in Zurich, by Swiss, English and Australian masons who became members of the Order in overseas lodges. On their return, English, being the lingua franca, became the official language of the Lodge. These days, most members are Swiss, but many other countries are also well represented. Cosmopolitan Lodge also works the Emulation Ritual.




http://www.lionsclubs.ch/en/102w/





Lions Clubs District 102 W - Western Switzerland






 










Welcome at the website of the Lions Clubs in Western Switzerland, the french speaking part of Switzerland and the Canton of Berne. District 102W has over 3600 members.Please note that most web pages have complete information in german and french language only. Use the DE (german) and FR (french) links above the menu items to see these pages. Or use the menu items at the left to find some more pages in english.






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I was referring to this one: http://lakegenevamasons.tripod.com/

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I was referring to this one: http://lakegenevamasons.tripod.com/


Oct 3, 13 18:09

Intrep1,


You commented to me but I didnt reference this weblink you provide?


 


 

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After a brief talk to a couple of freemasons, one in Geneva and the other one abroad, I decided to approach one of the English speaking lodges in Geneva. I must have chosen the Universal Lodge which I guess is one, if not, the largest in Geneva. I've received a message with some more details and was surprised to know there is a 2-year waiting period. I'm still interested in joining, I guess I could look for a French-speaking one if the waiting period is shorter, although I'd prefer to participate in an Anglophone lodge. I'm a bit puzzled :-/   

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After a brief talk to a couple of freemasons, one in Geneva and the other one abroad, I decided to approach one of the English speaking lodges in Geneva. I must have chosen the Universal Lodge which I guess is one, if not, the largest in Geneva. I've received a message with some more details and was surprised to know there is a 2-year waiting period. I'm still interested in joining, I guess I could look for a French-speaking one if the waiting period is shorter, although I'd prefer to participate in an Anglophone lodge. I'm a bit puzzled :-/   


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After a brief talk to a couple of freemasons, one in Geneva and the other one abroad, I decided to approach one of the English speaking lodges in Geneva. I must have chosen the Universal Lodge which I guess is one, if not, the largest in Geneva. I've received a message with some more details and was surprised to know there is a 2-year waiting period. I'm still interested in joining, I guess I could look for a French-speaking one if the waiting period is shorter, although I'd prefer to participate in an Anglophone lodge. I'm a bit puzzled :-/   


Oct 4, 13 10:27

It's an excellent lodge and the guys are great! 

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After a brief talk to a couple of freemasons, one in Geneva and the other one abroad, I decided to approach one of the English speaking lodges in Geneva. I must have chosen the Universal Lodge which I guess is one, if not, the largest in Geneva. I've received a message with some more details and was surprised to know there is a 2-year waiting period. I'm still interested in joining, I guess I could look for a French-speaking one if the waiting period is shorter, although I'd prefer to participate in an Anglophone lodge. I'm a bit puzzled :-/   


Oct 4, 13 10:27

Its like getting a place in the creche in geneva :) at least they have a reason. 

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Theres a small lodge on the Rhone, a bit away from Geneva


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Sorry Brent. I was joking, really;-)


I took the verbiage in your message, plugged it into the browser address bar and the Geneva, Wisconsin lodge popped-up! 


frgds,  KEN///

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I took the verbiage in your message, plugged it into the browser address bar and the Geneva, Wisconsin lodge popped-up! 


frgds,  KEN///


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I agree the best thing to do if you're interested in learning more about Freemasonry is to ask one and they will have a chat with you and help to answer your questions. As Brett mentioned, there is an English speaking Lodge just outside of Geneva, in France which is a smaller Lodge than Masonry Universal and hence, less of a waiting time for joining. See: http://fl47.eu/ I have had many good occasions with the members of the various Lodges in the Geneva area and internationally, so if you are interested, get in touch with a local Mason you may know or make contact through the website.

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I agree the best thing to do if you're interested in learning more about Freemasonry is to ask one and they will have a chat with you and help to answer your questions. As Brett mentioned, there is an English speaking Lodge just outside of Geneva, in France which is a smaller Lodge than Masonry Universal and hence, less of a waiting time for joining. See: http://fl47.eu/ I have had many good occasions with the members of the various Lodges in the Geneva area and internationally, so if you are interested, get in touch with a local Mason you may know or make contact through the website.


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I will try and open a Freemasons group on here, so if anyone from the fraternity would like to volunteer to help moderate, please inbox me.

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The Freemasons group has been opened, feel free to join. The link is http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-freemasons-group.htm


 


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I’m so glad I came across this. I’ve had a good read through here and done a little research and there is a lot more bad than good info on the Masons, why is this? The good stuff is good and really makes me want to join but the bad stuff makes me nervous. I don’t actually know any Masons, maybe this could change?

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I’m so glad I came across this. I’ve had a good read through here and done a little research and there is a lot more bad than good info on the Masons, why is this? The good stuff is good and really makes me want to join but the bad stuff makes me nervous. I don’t actually know any Masons, maybe this could change?


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After a brief talk to a couple of freemasons, one in Geneva and the other one abroad, I decided to approach one of the English speaking lodges in Geneva. I must have chosen the Universal Lodge which I guess is one, if not, the largest in Geneva. I've received a message with some more details and was surprised to know there is a 2-year waiting period. I'm still interested in joining, I guess I could look for a French-speaking one if the waiting period is shorter, although I'd prefer to participate in an Anglophone lodge. I'm a bit puzzled :-/   


Oct 4, 13 10:27

WOW! Two years

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The Freemasons group has been opened, feel free to join. The link is http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-freemasons-group.htm

 

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Oct 24, 13 10:47

Hi Brett, 


The men in my family (grandpa, dad, uncles, etc) are all Freemasons. While the women are members of the OES. I'm a member of the IORG (daughters and friends of Freemasons). So far, I've only met one "Rainbow girl" here who is also from the Philippines, and I'm wondering if you know if there are others or a similar organization for daughters/wives of Freemasons. Thanks

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The men in my family (grandpa, dad, uncles, etc) are all Freemasons. While the women are members of the OES. I'm a member of the IORG (daughters and friends of Freemasons). So far, I've only met one "Rainbow girl" here who is also from the Philippines, and I'm wondering if you know if there are others or a similar organization for daughters/wives of Freemasons. Thanks


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Hello Michael.


 I get asked something similar quite often. I am going to assume your research platform is the internet. I would like you to try this little experiment, look up any organization or religion and you will find some crazy conspiracy theories about them too. There are a lot of people out there with way too much time on their hands and stitch together some ridiculous but fascinating theories. If these people could focus their energy into writing fiction, they would all be very wealthy people.  If you want to meet a Mason, I’m more than happy to have a few beers with you and feel free to ask me anything and I will answer as much as I can.


 


To address your comment, “WOW! Two Years”. Some Lodges do have a longer waiting period than other, the Lodge is question is a fantastic Lodge and I can see perfectly why there is a long waiting period. If you’re a golfer, try getting into one of the local country clubs, some waiting periods exceed 5 years. If you’re really interested in Masonry, get to know a few and have an open mind. Best thing is to avoid the internet and get a few books; I’ve listed some in this thread if I remember correctly. There are also open days, BBQ’s and ladies nights that the general public can attend; this is also another way to get to know the guys. Feel free to inbox me with any other questions, I’ll be more than happy to chat that way too.

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Hello Michael.


 I get asked something similar quite often. I am going to assume your research platform is the internet. I would like you to try this little experiment, look up any organization or religion and you will find some crazy conspiracy theories about them too. There are a lot of people out there with way too much time on their hands and stitch together some ridiculous but fascinating theories. If these people could focus their energy into writing fiction, they would all be very wealthy people.  If you want to meet a Mason, I’m more than happy to have a few beers with you and feel free to ask me anything and I will answer as much as I can.


 


To address your comment, “WOW! Two Years”. Some Lodges do have a longer waiting period than other, the Lodge is question is a fantastic Lodge and I can see perfectly why there is a long waiting period. If you’re a golfer, try getting into one of the local country clubs, some waiting periods exceed 5 years. If you’re really interested in Masonry, get to know a few and have an open mind. Best thing is to avoid the internet and get a few books; I’ve listed some in this thread if I remember correctly. There are also open days, BBQ’s and ladies nights that the general public can attend; this is also another way to get to know the guys. Feel free to inbox me with any other questions, I’ll be more than happy to chat that way too.


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Hi Brett, 

The men in my family (grandpa, dad, uncles, etc) are all Freemasons. While the women are members of the OES. I'm a member of the IORG (daughters and friends of Freemasons). So far, I've only met one "Rainbow girl" here who is also from the Philippines, and I'm wondering if you know if there are others or a similar organization for daughters/wives of Freemasons. Thanks


May 21, 14 11:48



Hi Anni


 


Geneva does have an Order Of The Eastern Star from what I know, I think one of the guys from the MUL lodge could point you in the right direction. I will ask and get back to you.


 


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Brett

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Geneva does have an Order Of The Eastern Star from what I know, I think one of the guys from the MUL lodge could point you in the right direction. I will ask and get back to you.


 


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OK, for those of you interested. Here are lodge websites where you can contact local lodges.


HTTP://FL47.EU Flumen Luminis (St-Jean de Gonville)


http://www.masonryuniversal.org Masonry Universal (Central Geneva)


There is another English speaking lodge in Morge called St. Georges but I don’t have the web address for it. Dates for open events will posted on the sites.

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OK, for those of you interested. Here are lodge websites where you can contact local lodges.


HTTP://FL47.EU Flumen Luminis (St-Jean de Gonville)


http://www.masonryuniversal.org Masonry Universal (Central Geneva)


There is another English speaking lodge in Morge called St. Georges but I don’t have the web address for it. Dates for open events will posted on the sites.


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Hi Rich, I am sorry if I am calling you out on this but why do you have such mistrust for the masons? I am genuinely interested how all these stories come about. I have read everything from the masons being the illuminati (New World Order) to reptilian people to good old fashioned witches. Which angle do you take and why?

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Hi Rich, I am sorry if I am calling you out on this but why do you have such mistrust for the masons? I am genuinely interested how all these stories come about. I have read everything from the masons being the illuminati (New World Order) to reptilian people to good old fashioned witches. Which angle do you take and why?


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Yes, cause you guy are soo misunderstood! May I ask why you joined in the first place? Purely alturistic I would imagine...


Oct 2, 13 16:15



Hi Rich, I am sorry if I am calling you out on this but why do you have such mistrust for the masons? I am genuinely interested how all these stories come about. I have read everything from the masons being the illuminati (New World Order) to reptilian people to good old fashioned witches. Which angle do you take and why?

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Hi Rich, I am sorry if I am calling you out on this but why do you have such mistrust for the masons? I am genuinely interested how all these stories come about. I have read everything from the masons being the illuminati (New World Order) to reptilian people to good old fashioned witches. Which angle do you take and why?


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First Im not a free mason or other.  but I know some and they are good dudes.


And glad Michael and Brett are patient and polite to explain some info. And the others, good going to them also.


Others who are just looking to 'troll' or wind people up in internet forum, should be hanged by the 'Iluminati' barls.


Wish people were not so internet dumb and not get factual information or even real experience before they talk 'bull barls'.

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First Im not a free mason or other.  but I know some and they are good dudes.


And glad Michael and Brett are patient and polite to explain some info. And the others, good going to them also.


Others who are just looking to 'troll' or wind people up in internet forum, should be hanged by the 'Iluminati' barls.


Wish people were not so internet dumb and not get factual information or even real experience before they talk 'bull barls'.


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ops, also kool ladies, please dont burn me for forgetting the better half.

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Hi All


 


Thanks Dave G for your comment and as for Michael’s, it’s not the first time I have heard these. I have been asked some pretty peculiar questions too, as in an earlier comment about conspiracy theories, some of these theories are actually well thought out and I actually enjoy reading them for comedy value. I would rather have someone asking these kinds of questions and be given the opportunity to address them, than some people not saying anything and assuming it’s the truth. I have always questioned everything and admire people that do the same. And in all honesty, if there was an ounce of truth to these conspiracies, I would be zipping around and a UFO and not in a Nissan X-Trail!


 


I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.


Brett

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Thanks Dave G for your comment and as for Michael’s, it’s not the first time I have heard these. I have been asked some pretty peculiar questions too, as in an earlier comment about conspiracy theories, some of these theories are actually well thought out and I actually enjoy reading them for comedy value. I would rather have someone asking these kinds of questions and be given the opportunity to address them, than some people not saying anything and assuming it’s the truth. I have always questioned everything and admire people that do the same. And in all honesty, if there was an ounce of truth to these conspiracies, I would be zipping around and a UFO and not in a Nissan X-Trail!


 


I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.


Brett


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Hehe, well said Brett!  Can you sign me up for the UFO trip too! ;)

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Hehe, well said Brett!  Can you sign me up for the UFO trip too! ;)


Rod_A, May 23, 2014 @ 14:39
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Free mason is a club? I always thought it was a religion like Islam or christianity. So its a club. well i learn something new everyday.

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I can unequivocally confirm that Freemasonry is NOT a religion but it’s not a quite a club either. It’s a fraternity or a brotherhood of men with similar morals and values. It’s very hard to define what exactly Freemasonry is because it’s a means different things to different people. For me it’s a place where I get to sit down with my brothers once a month and have a good dinner and excellent conversation, I have access to wisdom and advice and it’s a means by where I can help myself become a better man. Is regards to religion, all religions are accepted and welcome, but religion and politics are not discussed in the lodge.

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I can unequivocally confirm that Freemasonry is NOT a religion but it’s not a quite a club either. It’s a fraternity or a brotherhood of men with similar morals and values. It’s very hard to define what exactly Freemasonry is because it’s a means different things to different people. For me it’s a place where I get to sit down with my brothers once a month and have a good dinner and excellent conversation, I have access to wisdom and advice and it’s a means by where I can help myself become a better man. Is regards to religion, all religions are accepted and welcome, but religion and politics are not discussed in the lodge.


Brett W, May 26, 2014 @ 08:47
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What I understand is that if your a member of the Free Masons, your not to discuss politics and religions. Or even discuss what Free Masons do. So clearly nothing to do about promoting any particular religion. Reason is to ensure everyone is included and not to break any friendships due to upseting others. Its a brotherhood that works together for a common cause that useuall is Benevoil/charities/community service. Inclduing for youth, retired, and hospitals. they also do alot of activities together. Like dinners, lunches, tennis, golf, city trips.


Ok they dont make themselves public, but its because of the bull 'media' and their avoidance of politics/religious controversies. So best keep low key and just to the 'right thing' for the neighborhood/communitiy/etc without needing or seaking others 'gratitude'. they dont need it, because they got a good bunch of friend with similiar interest and sincertity to help mankind. Now others have funky and nutty of nutz ideas with no factual basic. Except what rumor say.


I always say, I prefer a good and honest reliqious person as my neighbor then an athiest. That is what I perfer. So if they are willing to include anyone that beleive in a supreme being, that is just good / correct to me.


And I am not a Mason :P


 


 

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What I understand is that if your a member of the Free Masons, your not to discuss politics and religions. Or even discuss what Free Masons do. So clearly nothing to do about promoting any particular religion. Reason is to ensure everyone is included and not to break any friendships due to upseting others. Its a brotherhood that works together for a common cause that useuall is Benevoil/charities/community service. Inclduing for youth, retired, and hospitals. they also do alot of activities together. Like dinners, lunches, tennis, golf, city trips.


Ok they dont make themselves public, but its because of the bull 'media' and their avoidance of politics/religious controversies. So best keep low key and just to the 'right thing' for the neighborhood/communitiy/etc without needing or seaking others 'gratitude'. they dont need it, because they got a good bunch of friend with similiar interest and sincertity to help mankind. Now others have funky and nutty of nutz ideas with no factual basic. Except what rumor say.


I always say, I prefer a good and honest reliqious person as my neighbor then an athiest. That is what I perfer. So if they are willing to include anyone that beleive in a supreme being, that is just good / correct to me.


And I am not a Mason :P


 


 


Dave G, May 26, 2014 @ 20:02
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Hehe, well said Brett!  Can you sign me up for the UFO trip too! ;)


May 23, 14 14:39

Im interested also for a UFO weekend excursion also.

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Im interested also for a UFO weekend excursion also.


Dave G, May 26, 2014 @ 22:15
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From what I can see, there are two lodges in and around Geneva. How exactly do you join a lodge?

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From what I can see, there are two lodges in and around Geneva. How exactly do you join a lodge?


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Hi Michael


 


It’s actually quite simple; if you know a Freemason, just ask. If you don’t know one, just email one of the Lodges and someone will get back to you. Most of the guys will just meet you for a drink and explain everything from there. What I would suggest you do is a little more research, read a book on Freemasonry, make sure you clear on what we are really about and then take that next step.


 


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Hi Michael


 


It’s actually quite simple; if you know a Freemason, just ask. If you don’t know one, just email one of the Lodges and someone will get back to you. Most of the guys will just meet you for a drink and explain everything from there. What I would suggest you do is a little more research, read a book on Freemasonry, make sure you clear on what we are really about and then take that next step.


 


Regards


Brett


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I thought normally you needed to be introduced? and if the member already knows the reputation of the 'interested candidate' for membership.


 


Their is the lodge in Saint Jean du Jonville and another in town on Quai Gustave Ador, in front of Jardin Anglais. Geneve lodge is 'MUL or Mason Univeral Lodge.


http://www.masonryuniversal.org/


then in Gex/Geneva is


http://fl47.eu/forums/user/brett/


on I think this is Brett here in this thread.


 

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I thought normally you needed to be introduced? and if the member already knows the reputation of the 'interested candidate' for membership.


 


Their is the lodge in Saint Jean du Jonville and another in town on Quai Gustave Ador, in front of Jardin Anglais. Geneve lodge is 'MUL or Mason Univeral Lodge.


http://www.masonryuniversal.org/


then in Gex/Geneva is


http://fl47.eu/forums/user/brett/


on I think this is Brett here in this thread.


 


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I  am happy to see that people are becoming so interested in Freemasonry, since my original post, I have actually joined a lodge in the UK as I spend more week days there and my weekends in Geneva. All I can say is that it’s been one of the most interesting experiences of my life. I now get to spend time with likeminded people that I can now call exceptionally good friends.


 


What I have noticed is that Freemasonry seems to be thriving lately and probably because of what’s happening in the world. Generally people no longer care for their fellow man, the internet, news and papers seem to be filled with more fear, anger and promoting celebrity. I think the only way to be a rebel these days is just to be a good, caring human being as the rest of society applauds being a clown or an idiot.


 


Now I have a place to go where men are gentlemen, educated, articulate and actually care about their fellow man and community, there are not many places where you can find that these days. All I can say for those of you out there that are interested in freemasonry, join. It will be the best decision you will make for a very long time. I did and I am a better man today for it!


 


Thank you brothers!


Fraternal regards


Mike

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I  am happy to see that people are becoming so interested in Freemasonry, since my original post, I have actually joined a lodge in the UK as I spend more week days there and my weekends in Geneva. All I can say is that it’s been one of the most interesting experiences of my life. I now get to spend time with likeminded people that I can now call exceptionally good friends.


 


What I have noticed is that Freemasonry seems to be thriving lately and probably because of what’s happening in the world. Generally people no longer care for their fellow man, the internet, news and papers seem to be filled with more fear, anger and promoting celebrity. I think the only way to be a rebel these days is just to be a good, caring human being as the rest of society applauds being a clown or an idiot.


 


Now I have a place to go where men are gentlemen, educated, articulate and actually care about their fellow man and community, there are not many places where you can find that these days. All I can say for those of you out there that are interested in freemasonry, join. It will be the best decision you will make for a very long time. I did and I am a better man today for it!


 


Thank you brothers!


Fraternal regards


Mike


Mike H, Jun 4, 2014 @ 11:16
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The geneva lodge has some very hi fi people and if you are hoping for a good career then you certainly can make one by frequenting them. In the end is it fair that the brothers get good jobs and promotions just because they belong to that  secret club? Anyway that's my opinion, I am against making groups and clubs and believe in merit and  fairness :) 


Oct 2, 13 17:54

Making a good carreer depends as much on social skills than professional skills. There is no such thing as pure merit and fairness, at least in the business world. Creating the right network, joining the right groups, belonging to the right association, knowing the right people, establishing the right contacts and knowing how to market oneself are equally important competencies.

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Making a good carreer depends as much on social skills than professional skills. There is no such thing as pure merit and fairness, at least in the business world. Creating the right network, joining the right groups, belonging to the right association, knowing the right people, establishing the right contacts and knowing how to market oneself are equally important competencies.


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I  am happy to see that people are becoming so interested in Freemasonry, since my original post, I have actually joined a lodge in the UK as I spend more week days there and my weekends in Geneva. All I can say is that it’s been one of the most interesting experiences of my life. I now get to spend time with likeminded people that I can now call exceptionally good friends.

 

What I have noticed is that Freemasonry seems to be thriving lately and probably because of what’s happening in the world. Generally people no longer care for their fellow man, the internet, news and papers seem to be filled with more fear, anger and promoting celebrity. I think the only way to be a rebel these days is just to be a good, caring human being as the rest of society applauds being a clown or an idiot.

 

Now I have a place to go where men are gentlemen, educated, articulate and actually care about their fellow man and community, there are not many places where you can find that these days. All I can say for those of you out there that are interested in freemasonry, join. It will be the best decision you will make for a very long time. I did and I am a better man today for it!

 

Thank you brothers!

Fraternal regards

Mike


Jun 4, 14 11:16



Firstly I would like to congratulate Mike for taking that next step, I hope your masonic career will be as wonderful and fulfilling as mine. Masonry does seem to be thriving, especially in Geneva and from what I have seen, London. I have so many friends busy joining locally and in London, I think I will be attending initiations for the next few months back to back. Mike, please try and make a point of contacting me, I would love for you to come and visit our lodge, as we meet on weekends, this shouldn’t be much of an inconvenience.

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Firstly I would like to congratulate Mike for taking that next step, I hope your masonic career will be as wonderful and fulfilling as mine. Masonry does seem to be thriving, especially in Geneva and from what I have seen, London. I have so many friends busy joining locally and in London, I think I will be attending initiations for the next few months back to back. Mike, please try and make a point of contacting me, I would love for you to come and visit our lodge, as we meet on weekends, this shouldn’t be much of an inconvenience.


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Making a good carreer depends as much on social skills than professional skills. There is no such thing as pure merit and fairness, at least in the business world. Creating the right network, joining the right groups, belonging to the right association, knowing the right people, establishing the right contacts and knowing how to market oneself are equally important competencies.


Jun 4, 14 15:27



Hi Free


 


I have to agree with you on most of your points, it true regarding who you know BUT I don’t think I have ever met a Mason who used Masonry to further his career but then I am of the opinion that Masonry attracts the type of person who would be able to well on his own. I enjoy networking but more for the social aspect than career advancement, luckily I do the kind of career where merit counts for everything. Take care and thank you for your post.

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Hi Free


 


I have to agree with you on most of your points, it true regarding who you know BUT I don’t think I have ever met a Mason who used Masonry to further his career but then I am of the opinion that Masonry attracts the type of person who would be able to well on his own. I enjoy networking but more for the social aspect than career advancement, luckily I do the kind of career where merit counts for everything. Take care and thank you for your post.


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Some great news....


 


The United Grand Lodge of England has restored recognition to the Grande Loge Nationale Française, this has come as a great relief to many GLNF brethren since recognition was withdrawn in September 2011. This information was first made public via a live tweet from the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge at Freemasons hall in London. More information will be available online tomorrow at 16h00 GMT (12th June 2014).


 


Update can be found on http://fl47.eu/news/


 


FR Brett

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Some great news....


 


The United Grand Lodge of England has restored recognition to the Grande Loge Nationale Française, this has come as a great relief to many GLNF brethren since recognition was withdrawn in September 2011. This information was first made public via a live tweet from the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge at Freemasons hall in London. More information will be available online tomorrow at 16h00 GMT (12th June 2014).


 


Update can be found on http://fl47.eu/news/


 


FR Brett


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A good watch for those thinking about joining.

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A good watch for those thinking about joining.


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Grande Loge Nationale Française


In 2012 the United Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland (the Home Grand Lodges), because of internal problems within the Grand Loge Nationale Française (GLNF), each withdrew recognition from the GLNF. This action was undertaken in the belief that it was in the best interests of the Home Grand Lodges to distance themselves from the problems within the GLNF and to give the GLNF time and space to resolve their problems without external interference.


The Home Grand Lodges continued to monitor the situation and believe that the actions taken by the current leadership of the GLNF have actively and comprehensively addressed the problems which led to the withdrawal of recognition, with the almost unanimous support of the Brethren of the GLNF, and that peace and harmony have now been restored.


Accordingly, at their respective Quarterly Communications held on 5th June (Ireland), 11th June (England) and 12th June (Scotland) 2014 the Home Grand Lodges each moved resolutions to restore recognition to the GLNF, which resolutions were accepted.


 


http://freemasonrytoday.com/ugle-sgc/ugle/joint-statement-on-grande-loge-nationale-francaise-glnf

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Grande Loge Nationale Française


In 2012 the United Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland (the Home Grand Lodges), because of internal problems within the Grand Loge Nationale Française (GLNF), each withdrew recognition from the GLNF. This action was undertaken in the belief that it was in the best interests of the Home Grand Lodges to distance themselves from the problems within the GLNF and to give the GLNF time and space to resolve their problems without external interference.


The Home Grand Lodges continued to monitor the situation and believe that the actions taken by the current leadership of the GLNF have actively and comprehensively addressed the problems which led to the withdrawal of recognition, with the almost unanimous support of the Brethren of the GLNF, and that peace and harmony have now been restored.


Accordingly, at their respective Quarterly Communications held on 5th June (Ireland), 11th June (England) and 12th June (Scotland) 2014 the Home Grand Lodges each moved resolutions to restore recognition to the GLNF, which resolutions were accepted.


 


http://freemasonrytoday.com/ugle-sgc/ugle/joint-statement-on-grande-loge-nationale-francaise-glnf


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Anyone is still active in this forum?

I've got a couple of quesitons

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Anyone is still active in this forum?

I've got a couple of quesitons


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