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3rd Quarter, 2002

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  1. Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 18:04:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: William Thomason
    E-mail:: thomason@apex.net
    Location:: Smithland, KY, United States

    RQFC-topic: Masonic symbols, their meanings, and pertinance to jewelry specific to the order
    RQFC Details: I am working on an instruction book concerning masonic rings (explanations of symbols and their corroboration to degrees, how to interpret diefferent combinations of symbols, etc.) to address our lack of training material. I am lost as far as how to proceed and where to search, particularly if there is literature available for such needs. I would greatly appreciate any help that could be provided, even if it simply a direction of where and what to look for. Please send any reply attention William, and thank you in advance for any assistance that you are able to provide.

  2. Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 02:56:03 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Rajeev Khandelwal
    E-mail:: bandana@nagpur.dot.net.in
    Location:: Nagpur, maharashtra, India
    Lodge:: Lodge Gondwana No. 226, GLI
    Lodge Loc'n:: Nagpur, India
    Office:: Secretary
    Message:: I found this site very informative.
    RQFC-topic: Charities in Freemasonry
    RQFC Details: I am trying to collect information abour the charity work done by various masonic Lodges of the world.

  3. Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 06:40:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John E. E. Warren, PM.
    E-mail:: j2ewarren@roadrunner.nf.net
    Location:: St. John's, Newfoundland
    Lodge:: Whiteway #8 G.R.N.& L.
    Lodge Loc'n:: St. John's, Newfoundland
    Office:: Chaplain & Grand Historian
    Message:: Just surfed in but found the waves just right.
    RQFC-topic: History of Fremasonry, pertaining to Newfoundland
    RQFC Details: Writing Chronological History of Freemasonry, as it pertains to Newfoondland and Labrador

  4. Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 00:00:08 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Hugo Covantes Torres
    E-mail:: hugocovantes_99@yahoo.com
    Location:: Mexico City, Mexico
    Message:: I am interested in becoming a Mason however I do not know any Mason yet, so I don't know if it's a good idea to jsut walk directly and knock at a Lodge's door. What would you suggest me to do?
    RQFC Details: I would like to know (if its possible) more about the division that happened and the existance of two masonic world organizations, which exactly are these two and how come did this happened? I'll appreciate any information you could give me about it, thank you in advance!

  5. Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 12:40:27 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Venerable Maitreya Jhampa
    E-mail:: maitreyajhampa2005@yahoo.com
    Location:: TaiChung, Taiwan

    RQFC-topic: Reverse side of the U.S. Dollar. & Francis Bacom
    RQFC Details: I had been good friend with Manley P. Hall, the late president of the Philosopical Reseach Society located in Los Angeles. Who was a FreeMason. And had done research at the library there regarding the symbols and number system within the U.S. dollar bill amd materials on Francis Bacon as well as research on the pyramids in China and other areas in relationship to the world grid.

    [Web-master's note: More info about supposed connection between the dollar bill and the Masons.]

  6. Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 04:35:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Stephen J Foley
    E-mail:: steve.foley@btinternet.com
    Location:: Reading, Berkshire, England,UK
    Lodge:: Ashley Hill No 7861 (English Constitution)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sindlesham, Berkshire, England,UK
    Office:: Secretary. (Past Master of Lodge 5223 EC)
    Message:: A first class website! Gave me the answers to the historical emnity of the Roman Catholic Church to Freemasonry. As a member of several orders such as RA,Rose Croix (A&AR), KT, Red Cross of Constantine and local secretary of the QCCC Lodge of Masonic Research I commend this website to all Masons, and to the popular world that are not Masons. Stephen J Foley PPAGDC
    RQFC-topic: Local Secretary for Berkshire for Quatuor Coronati Lodge Of Masonic Research
    RQFC Details: Main interests 1 The Knights Templar and involvement of same in Scots Speculative Masonry and its journey to England after the Restoration of Charles II. 2 The Chivalraic Orders in Freemasonry, viz, KTs, RCC, Rose Croix (A&AR). 3 Robert Burns, Scots poet and Freemason.

  7. Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 21:40:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Danny McHale
    E-mail:: dannymchale@yahoo.com
    Location:: Atlanta, GA, USA
    Lodge:: Duluth and Helena
    Lodge Loc'n:: Duluth, GA and Helena AL
    Message:: Great to be back on the site and learning more. I've been gone to long.
    RQFC-topic: Ancient Masonic Art
    RQFC Details: I am an amatur researcher. I'm looking into paintings from before 1717 that allude to Masonry. I've just started and would appreciate any help. Thanks!

  8. Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 14:10:31 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: PAUL COUCH
    Location:: CLAREMONT,N.C. 28610
    Lodge:: RIVERSIDE LODGE #606 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: CATAWBA

    [Web-master's note: Macoy Publishing used to carry all the Claudy books, but the last time I talked to them, most of the books were out of print due to a publishing copyright dispute of some kind. Older Masons who miss the Claudy books should contact Macoy and ask if there's any news on when they might be available again.]

  9. Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 06:10:48 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: paul powers
    E-mail:: n/a
    Location:: great britan
    Message:: i would like to become a freemason as i am very interested in the rituals you do, and the history. please contact me on 07930-509-328. If i could become a memeber alos my address is 31 preston Road harold Hill Romford Essex.RM3-7YU.please contact me.
    RQFC-topic: Golden dawn.
    RQFC Details: any rituals and background history you may have.

  10. Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 15:17:12 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Mark Bennett
    E-mail:: gadfly@tampabay.rr.com
    Location:: st. petersburg, fl usa
    Message:: My grandfather William Bennett was a Mason and Shriner in Wellington Ohio. His Apron was mistakenly not buried with them by my Mother in her grief. My mother has passed on and I have his Apron. Can I help fulfill his wishes and if so how? My grandfather was the most special person and influence in my life. More so than anyone else. I would appreciate your help. Mark Bennett Lattimer Age 45
    RQFC Details: I am researching my grandfather's involvement in the Masons. William Bennett Wellington Ohio Died 1974

  11. Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 17:24:55 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brian Smith
    E-mail:: nappingcrow@hotmail.com
    Location:: Watertown, MA

    RQFC-topic: Masonry in the military during the War of 1812
    RQFC Details: I'm looking for any information on Masons during the War of 1812, especially in the army. Among other questions: did the US army have any regimental lodges chartered, the way the British army of the same period did? Any information or pointers gratefully received.

  12. Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:33:20 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Charles Payton
    E-mail:: mp284@hotmail.com
    Location:: Fremont, CA 94538
    Lodge:: St. John's Lodge #79
    Lodge Loc'n:: Frankfurt, Germany
    Office:: Washington Dist.
    Message:: I was wondering if a Brother could help me obtain due's cards from my District. I have been inactive for some time. I left Germany in 1992....pleas shed some 'LIGHT'.
    RQFC-topic: Ancient cultures and Fremasonry

  13. Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 02:51:59 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Roald Atle Furre
    E-mail:: mason2@mason.as
    Location:: oslo -norway
    Lodge:: http://www.frimurer.no/engelsk.htm
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oslo-Norway
    Message:: If you have weblinks on Belarussia - Ukraine or other east european countries -please tell me Roald Atle Furre Oslo-Norwau Webmaster of http://masons.start4all.com
    RQFC-topic: Collecting masonic info on web
    RQFC Details: see : http://masons.start4all.com

  14. Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 18:02:54 -0400
    Name:: Claude H J Weiler
    E-mail:: cweiler@ulb.ac.be
    Location:: Brussels Belgium
    Lodge:: La Belle Alliance
    Lodge Loc'n:: Waterloo Belgium
    Office:: P.M.
    Message:: Happy at having finally found this site. Thanks and congratulations.
    RQFC-topic: Chevalier Ramsay
    RQFC Details: Historical data Significance as a link in Craft tradition

  15. Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 18:02:54 -0400
    Name:: Claude H J Weiler
    E-mail:: cweiler@ulb.ac.be
    Location:: Brussels Belgium
    Lodge:: La Belle Alliance
    Lodge Loc'n:: Waterloo Belgium
    Office:: P.M.
    Message:: Happy at having finally found this site. Thanks and congratulations.
    RQFC-topic: Chevalier Ramsay
    RQFC Details: Historical data Significance as a link in Craft tradition

  16. Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 20:17:03 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: W.B. Thomas S. Laxton
    E-mail:: tlaxton@telusplanet.net
    Location:: Priddis, Alberta, Canada
    Lodge:: Crescent Lodge #87
    Lodge Loc'n:: Calgary
    Office:: Past Master

    RQFC-topic: Freemason Cypher

  17. Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 20:27:41 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: William E. Harner, Jr.
    E-mail:: weharner@ptd.net
    Location:: Reading, PA USA
    Lodge:: Lodge #406 and Lodge #7451
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hamburg and Boyertown
    Office:: Chaplain
    Message:: I have a dual membership. I have been a member of Vaux Lodge #406 since November 1958 and of Boyertown Lodge #741 since June 2000. I took dual membership in Boyertown so I could serve my 25 year old grandson William Everett Harner, IV. He is the youngest Worshipful Master in the history of Boyertown Lodge. I wanted to serve as his Chaplain. I am an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ, Ordained June 10, 1956. I am also Chaplain of Rajah Shrine Temple in Reading, PA and I am in my 30th year as the Temple Chaplain. I went on line looking for some idea for a Chaplain's Column for the coming issue of The Rajah News, the official magazine of Rajah Temple.
    RQFC-topic: Ideas for a Chaplain's Column for our Temple (Shrine) Magazine
    RQFC Details: In my message above I indicated that I got on line to try and get an idea for a Chaplain's Column for our Temple (Shrine) Magazine.

  18. Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 14:22:43 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Izaias Zylberglejd
    E-mail:: izazyl01@unisys.com.br
    Location:: Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil
    Lodge:: Philantropia e Ordem nš1664
    Lodge Loc'n:: Rio de Janeiro - RJ
    Office:: I am a past-master

    RQFC-topic: Masonic History

  19. Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:49:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Steven E Leonard Jr.
    E-mail:: mmmdsteve@aol.com
    Location:: Elkton, Maryland USA
    Lodge:: Union Lodge # 48
    Lodge Loc'n:: Elkton Maryland USA
    Office:: Master Mason
    Message:: Fraternal greetings from all the brothers at Union Lodge 48 in Elkton, Maryland. I would like to know if any one has a chapter penny from my lodge (Elkton, Maryland / Cecil County) they would be willing to trade or sell to me (I know one was made because its listed in the book but I have been unable to find one!)
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Chapter Pennies
    RQFC Details: Fraternal greetings from all the brothers at Union Lodge 48 in Elkton, Maryland. I would like to know if any one has a chapter penny from my lodge (Elkton, Maryland / Cecil County) they would be willing to trade or sell to me (I know one was made because its listed in the book but I have been unable to find one!)I am also interested in all masonic tokens from Maryland. Thanks! I think this web site is a great way to contact other brothers!

  20. Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:35:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Steven E Leonard Jr.
    E-mail:: MMMDSteve
    Location:: Elkton, MD USA
    Lodge:: Union Lodge # 48
    Lodge Loc'n:: Elkton, MD
    Office:: Master Mason
    Message:: Fraternal Greeting from all the brothers at Union Lodge 48 in Elkton, MD USA.
    RQFC-topic: Chapter Pennies

  21. Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 19:59:55 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Eduardo Birman Ripstein,
    E-mail:: ebirman@prodigy.net.mx
    Location:: Mexico City, Mexico
    Lodge:: Maimonides # 71
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mexico City, Mexico
    Message:: Recieve the most cordial and fraternal greetings
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Simbols on the US 1 Dollar bill

  22. Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 19:13:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: William Ward
    E-mail:: wardmania@lineone.net
    Location:: dungannon Tyrone N Ireland
    Lodge:: St John's 185
    Lodge Loc'n:: Dungannon (Tyrone & Fermannagh Ireland)
    Office:: PM, Steward of Charities; Secretary elect (to be installed Mar 2003)

    RQFC-topic: Masonic involvment in Irish Proclamation of Independence 1916
    RQFC Details: have noticed logos with great similarity to Masonic ones on 'broadsheets' issued by republicans during War of Independance 1916-21 (also unique(?) reference to Deity in Proclamation of Independence - is / was this nnot contary to obligation to 'rulers of state etc'?

  23. Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 01:22:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dennis Smith
    E-mail:: dnv1@prodigy.net
    Location:: Del City, OK USA
    Lodge:: Del City Masonic Temple #536
    Lodge Loc'n:: Del City, OK USA
    Office:: Senior Warden
    Message:: Will do Masonic Research as time allows in the OKC and Guthrie area, other areas possibly by request.
    RQFC-topic: NOVICE: Symbols and Esotericism
    RQFC Details: Will gladly research (in my spare time) topics that may be had in the Guthrie and OKC OK USA areas.

  24. Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 19:03:31 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Luc Peeters
    E-mail:: lucpeeters357@hotmail.com
    Location:: Antwerp Belgium
    Lodge:: Trigonum
    Lodge Loc'n:: Antwerp
    Office:: orator

    RQFC-topic: historical versus new messages in the 4th-18th degree
    RQFC Details: AASR in comparison with the old rite (eg Bordeaux 1786, Charleston 1802)