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New EA from Nottingham...

Postby Vinny » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:27 am

Hello all

I'm Vinny a fairly new EA in The Harlequin Lodge No 8004 in Nottingham

I have only been in a month but so far (as well as my own initiation) I have visited two lodges, seen two more initiations, had a full lecture on the first degree and a great tracing board lecture given by a member of Grand Lodge

I even had to do the greeting at one lodge on behalf of my brethren to the WM - talk about thrown in at the deep end!

I have an introduction to Chapter and Mark penciled in for June as well

My reason for joining might be familiar to some. Being in my mid 40s, finding myself drifting away from old friends and working in a team that's 95% female, I am looking for some 'bloke' time

I did a stint in the Army and made friendships that will last forever and felt that I could do with some more of that

My children have all grown up so other than playing golf (which is a bit of an obsession) I have plenty of free time to spare

I have been amazed by the speed in which I have been accepted as one of the lodge and feel that the warm welcome and interest shown in me is as genuine as it could get

I don't suppose I'm the first person to have ever said this but I really wish I had joined sooner, but I wouldn't change the way my life has panned out for me up to this point

I'm looking forward to being an active member in The Craft in general and my own lodge in particular

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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby eckywan2 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:47 am

Welcome Vinny
take your time Bro just enjoy the newbie feeling before rushing into RAC or cork ( etc etc)
Visiting is soooo important so well done
anytime you're in Scotland just look around and you will find doors opening if u knock !
No need for Dining club invitations here !
Fraternal Greetings from sunny Leith
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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby Peter Taylor » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:53 am

A warm welcome to LRUK!
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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby JulesTheBit » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:21 pm

Welcome to the forum.

There's another Notts Mason on here who also did some time in the army. If he doesn't spot this thread I'll put you in touch.

Enjoy yourself.

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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby Steve Treacle » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:10 pm

A warm welcome from Sussex, bro!
Ordo ab chao.
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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby Mike Martin » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Welcome aboard from Kent.
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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby Lloyd Wiebe » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:23 pm

Welcome. Hope you enjoy your time spent here.
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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby Peter Dowling » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:19 am

Welcome to LRUK.
Mark Well.
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Re: New EA from Nottingham...

Postby wayne cowley » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:29 pm

A very warm welcome from me too

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