Letter of the month: October(b) 2002
From: "Sandro" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 18:47:45 +0100
Dear gentleman, thank you for your last message. I was
thinking a lot time about your answer. Believe, I can not wait
next hundred years for somebody who will establish Masonic Lodge
here in Bosnia. Just I know one thing well, here in Bosnia we
need it. Also I believe in Free Masonry, it is yesterday, today
and future of the Humankind.
Dear gentleman I am unknown man for you, but I want to join and
perhaps establish, the First Masonic Lodge, here in Bosnia, I
shall start with 1-3 (blue) degree, it is not a problem. How I
told before I am a lawyer and I have the Bosnian law in my little
finger. This Lodge I may establish as the Association of citizens
and to register on the Ministry of justice, here in Tuzla's
Canton. Before few months I was reading in some newspaper about
dr.Zoran Nenezi=E6 this man is born in town Tuzla, he is on 33 -
degree in Free Masonry and he had big problem with registration
his Lodge in Serbia at 1990 or 1991. I didn't met this man, but I
So dear gentleman, ask people on the highest place there about
my idea and later give to me yours permission, I shall do
everything for registering the First Bosnian Masonic Lodge. It
will be done quickly and careffuly, because I believe in myself,
my God Allah and the most in the Greatest builder of everything.
I am sending once more, my poem on English. With respect I am
Lawyer Zlatko Ibri=B9imovi=E6 from Tuzla town, Bosnia and
Herzegovina. God bless all Free Masons, all over the World.
I appreciate your situation, but I am not an official of a
Grand Lodge and cannot give you permission for anything. You need
to learn a lot more about Masonry for your plan to go forward.
If you start a lodge on your own, there is not a single Mason in
the world who will visit with your lodge or communicate with it,
because you will be "irregular" and "clandestine". Bosnian law
will not have any effect on that.
If you wish to start a regular and duly-constituted lodge:
- you will need to travel to another country where there is regular
Masonry and apply to join a lodge there.
- Once you have at least 10 or 20 regular Masons in that fashion,
you can apply to the other country's Grand Lodge for a charter,
to become a lodge of your own.
- Once you have at least three regular Bosnian lodges, you
can begin to petition other grand lodges for recognition
as a grand lodge.
Yes, you could start a group and call it "Masonic", that is
true. On the other hand, I myself could start a club tomorrow and
call it "The Bosnian Ministry of Trade and Industry". Even so, I
would not have any authority over Bosnian industry, and you would
not be a Mason.
I encourage you to contact a regular Masonic Grand Lodge in
another country, and begin the process on a proper footing.
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