I could make half a dozen smart-ass remarks about what this article says about the state of Freemasonry in Georgia, but why? It speaks for itself.
Floating Entered Apprentices by Harry Bruno, PM
I heard a story the other day about this young man who had petitioned a Lodge here in Georgia. He submitted his petition, he was investigated, he was visited and then he was FORGOTTEN. They just let him float around without any word on what was happening. He didn't know if he was "turned down" or just forgotten.
I know this Lodge eats at every meeting and they didn't even invite him to come for the meal at the meetings prior to his Degree. I've just found out they were waiting for another petitioner so they could have a couple of Entered Apprentices go through together, which is a very common practice. But while it's a good idea and [a] nice thing to do, we as Masons cannot let those petitioners just "float" around like a piece of drift wood, not knowing what's going on at the Lodge.
It's our duty to keep in touch; have a cup of coffee or glass of tea with him at a local coffee shop and just talk with him. I'd like to think that this is an unusual occurance, but I feel it happens quite often, so let's ALL look at OUR "almost Masons" and take them under our wing.
— Harry Bruno, PM
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