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  1. Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 04:57:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Col (Rtd) George Walter de Rozario
    E-mail:: gderozario@hotmail.com
    Location:: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Lodge:: Lodge Kilwinning in the East No 1606 SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Office:: Inner Guard

    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and the Armed Forces
    RQFC Details: Althoug I have had exoerience conducting research in all things related to the Armed Forces, conducting researcg in this subject matter is new to me.Could I ssek your assitsance in this respect?

  2. Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:46:20 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dr. Colleen D. Clements
    E-mail:: cdcle@yahoo.com
    Location:: Fairport, NY 14450 (USA)
    Message:: I'm research the connected history of the Two Principles, and have a Timeline that include much of Riddley's information on the Freemasons, but in a context from Sumer (with the help of a Sumerian scholar) to current time. Wonder if this would be of interest to Masons, or if sharing of information was possible?
    RQFC-topic: Timeline of Two Principles from Sumer to Present Freemasonry
    RQFC Details: Timeline uses Stoyanov's research, along with Maier/Kramer Sumerian research, Cathar research, Military Orders, Freemasonry. Hypothesis: There is a continuous if somewhat altered set of history, ethics, cosmology from Sethian to present records.

  3. Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 12:22:27 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Trevor D. Moore
    E-mail:: trevor@iasi.ca
    Location:: Kamloops, BC, Canada
    Message:: I am Interested In becoming a member. We are also researching Family from England, Decendants of Paisley Castle. Possible Generations Of MAsonic Members. Help!!
    RQFC-topic: Paisley Castle History.
    RQFC Details: Looking a the Construction Of PAisley Raises Intreest?

  4. Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 14:24:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Lyn
    E-mail:: Alkatelyn@hotmail.com
    Location:: Lexington, KY. USA
    Message:: Just looking for alittle information on freemason and eastern stars as well.
    RQFC-topic: History and secrecy of Eastern stars and Masons
    RQFC Details: I need details on when organization was established, who founded it and when. I need as much information as possible to research this topic. Theresearch paper is 15 pages, so all the information you are allowed to give please do so. Thank You in advance Lyn

  5. Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 20:45:13 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Adam Alvarez
    E-mail:: Adamallaw@aol.com
    Location:: Miami, Florida
    Message:: I am doing research for a paper on International organizations.
    RQFC-topic: International Organizations
    RQFC Details: I am doing research for a paper on International organizations. I would like to know more about you organization. I am a PHD Student in Criminal Justice and an Attorney.

  6. Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 06:43:59 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: George Walter De Rozario
    E-mail:: gderozario@hotmail.com
    Location:: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Lodge:: Lodge Kilwinning in the East No 1606 SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Office:: Asst Secretary

    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and the Military
    RQFC Details: Has freemasonry influnced or changed the concepts of Military strategy.

  7. Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 13:44:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Michael L. Aymar
    E-mail:: Maymar@CatholicWweb.com
    Location:: Union City, NJ
    Message:: I am researching Masonic themes in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "Cask of Amontillado" and several questions regarding a family motto therein "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" which I believe was also the Scottish national motto. I sek also to better understand the religious friction (if any) between the Catholic church and Freemason movement during the early to middle 1800s both in America and Europe. Any assistance or direction you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Were(are)the Freemasons anti-papal? Was Giuseppe Garibaldi a Freemason? Does the Proper name "fortunato" figure prominently in Masonic lore? Again, thanks in advance for any support in my research.
    RQFC-topic: Edgar Allan Poe's "Cask of Amontillado"
    RQFC Details: I'm researching frictions between Catholic church and Freemasons in America and Europe in early to mid 1800s. Were(are)the Freemasons anti-papal?What(if any)is the connection between Scottish motto "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" and the Freemasons? Do the proper names "Montressor" or "fortunato" have any special significance in Masonic lore or tradition? I'm hitting a dead end in my research and I nedd help.I'm trying to publish(rather than perish) and I would appreciate any assistance or direction you might provide.

  8. Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 14:55:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: sophia
    E-mail:: b4eversweet87@aol.com
    Location:: rosedale, ny
    Message:: i must say that i was once one of those people who thought that masons were evil but this website really cleared things up for me.
    RQFC-topic: eastern stars
    RQFC Details: i have heard about the eastern stars before and would like to gain more understanding about them. can some one please respond thank you

  9. Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 21:36:32 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: S.H. casey
    E-mail:: shcasey03@aol.com
    Location:: mandeville La., usa
    Message:: I am trying to find the location ofMt. vernon lodge No. 428,they sent reslutions of respect. HE is buried at TUSKS CHAPEL Benton county AR price casey in 1898,he was my greatgrand father,Ian looking for any information that I can get on him and his fam will be greatiy appericated.sincerely S.H. casey E-mail shcasey03@aol.com S
    RQFC-topic: genealogy of
    RQFC Details: William PRICE CASEY b24jan1826 in KY. D 4 FEB 1898 in benton county AR.thank you any information wil be greatly appericated sincerely S.H CASEY e-mail shcasey03@aol.com 300 st. ann dr., apt 1813 mandeville LA. 70471

  10. Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 14:54:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joan Mendelson
    E-mail:: pattimm@mindspring.com
    Location:: Roseville, Michigan
    Message:: I'd lilke to find out what degree my Grandfather was when he died and what, if any, degree, my Grandmother and Mother were when they were in the Eastern Star? They lived in Chicago and Elmwood Park, Illinois. His name was John Kvistad. Hers was Ragna Mjoen Kvistad and my Mom's was Ruth Jeanette Kvistad. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Much.....Joan Mendelson
    RQFC-topic: Geneology of Mother and her Parents
    RQFC Details: My Mother and her Parents were in the association (?) in the early 1900's.

  11. Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:06:32 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jimmy Greig
    E-mail:: jgreig@sovfoods.co.za
    Location:: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Lodge:: Prince Arthur No 144
    Lodge Loc'n:: South Africa
    Office:: 2nd Degree
    Message:: Love the web page brethren. Keep it up.
    RQFC-topic: 2nd degree
    RQFC Details: I have ascended to my 2nd degree and i wish to know more about this degree. Any info would do as literature in South Africa is very scarce

  12. Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 14:54:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joan Mendelson
    E-mail:: pattimm@mindspring.com
    Location:: Roseville, Michigan
    Message:: I'd lilke to find out what degree my Grandfather was when he died and what, if any, degree, my Grandmother and Mother were when they were in the Eastern Star? They lived in Chicago and Elmwood Park, Illinois. His name was John Kvistad. Hers was Ragna Mjoen Kvistad and my Mom's was Ruth Jeanette Kvistad. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Much.....Joan Mendelson
    RQFC-topic: Geneology of Mother and her Parents
    RQFC Details: My Mother and her Parents were in the association (?) in the early 1900's.

  13. Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:06:32 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jimmy Greig
    E-mail:: jgreig@sovfoods.co.za
    Location:: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Lodge:: Prince Arthur No 144
    Lodge Loc'n:: South Africa
    Office:: 2nd Degree
    Message:: Love the web page brethren. Keep it up.
    RQFC-topic: 2nd degree
    RQFC Details: I have ascended to my 2nd degree and i wish to know more about this degree. Any info would do as literature in South Africa is very scarce

  14. Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 05:12:51 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: George De Rozario
    E-mail:: gderozario@hotmail.com
    Location:: Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
    Lodge:: Lodge Kilwinning in the East No 1606 SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Office:: Asst Secretary

    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and the Military
    RQFC Details: Has freemasonry influnced,shaped, or had any direct bearing in Military doctrine, concepts, policies and operations?

  15. Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 13:47:35 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Amber
    E-mail:: al_purplejobie@hotmail.com
    Location:: Michigan, U.S.
    Message:: This site is very well put together and has a lot of coverage on what Masonry is really about. I'm a member of the International Order of Job's Daughters and I think it is good to have information about our organizations available to easily. :)
    RQFC-topic: School, and interest
    RQFC Details: Writing a paper on the context and setting on "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe and I'm in Job's Daughters and was just interested in this site.

  16. Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 13:02:46 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Roald Atle Furre
    E-mail:: roald@furre.com
    Location:: Oslo
    Lodge:: http://www.frimurer.no/engelsk.htm
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oslo
    Message:: http://masons.start4all.com is A Must 4 Masons WorldWide RAF
    RQFC-topic: Collecting Masonic Lodges WorldWide
    RQFC Details: Http://masons.start4all.com is my collection of Masonic Lodges and related topics to balance and clearefy. RAF

  17. Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 17:00:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Calvin A. Nixon
    E-mail:: nyckson@mindspring.com
    Location:: Seneca, SC USA
    Lodge:: Blue Ridge Lodge No. 92 A.F.M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Walhalla, SC
    Office:: none

    RQFC-topic: What is Masonry for Those Who Know Nothing About Us
    RQFC Details: I'm doing a 30 minute talk for one of my Church's Wednesday night dinner. The object is is to tell basic facts about our history which I already have. What I don't have and would like to include are things like: the total number of Masons in the U.S. and World wide, countries where masonry is legitmately practiced w/ number of MM in each, famous Masons, number of Masons who signed Declaration of Indepenence/Constitution/Presidents, etc. Objective is to make lay people aware of our historical background, significance, morality and contributions to society past and present. E.g., we're not just some secret club or another Elks or Moose. Any help in finding source data will be greatly appreciated. Fraternally, Cal Nixon

  18. Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 18:47:59 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Thomas A. Ellermann
    E-mail:: engr88@msn
    Location:: chandler, IN 4761-
    Lodge:: Hancock 0311
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fort Levenworth Ka.

    RQFC-topic:
    RQFC Details: I have not been able to complete any work over the past 15 years.My wife is waiting for a liver transplant and I must care for Her.This will be a masonic contact for me and a reviewe of my past work

  19. Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 21:59:55 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: James H. Hoston
    E-mail:: Jhouston108@aol.com
    Location:: Lexington, KY USA
    Lodge:: Devotion No. 160
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lexington, KY
    Office:: Past Master/Past Secretary
    Message:: I think this a good idea. We need to communicate more. Thank You
    RQFC-topic: Lodge furniture
    RQFC Details: I am looking for the Masonic answer as to why there is a chair on each side of the Master's chair.

    [Web-master's note: In our jurisdiction, the Chaplain sits to the left of the Master and the DDGM or other visiting dignitary sits to his right. In the old Claudy plays, the master frequently invites a distinguished past master or visitor to sit on his right as a sign of honor and respect.]

  20. Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 08:29:57 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Simon J. Leggett MBE
    E-mail:: sspasifika@connect.com.fj
    Location:: Sigatoka, Fiji
    Lodge:: The Rabaul Lodge No. 4468 & Lodge of Lautota No.3354
    Lodge Loc'n:: Rabaul, Papua New Guinea & Nadi, Fiji
    Office:: Senior Overseas Grand Rank, PM & Worshipful Master Lodge No. 3354
    Message:: Thank you, my first visit to your web Site and I found it very interesting and enjoyable
    RQFC-topic: History
    RQFC Details: The Rabaul lodge No.4468

  21. Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 00:51:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joseph D. Murphy
    E-mail:: JDMurphy318@comcast.net
    Location:: Hanover, MA, U.S.A.
    Message:: Web-Master (and To Whom It May Concern), I am looking for information regarding the conjunction between your endeavor and that of the MIT Media Laboratory (which I'm sure is a stone's throw from where you likely are reading this), if such a thing may exist. I'm also searching for a way to become a Mason of the Scottish Rite. The Phoenix Lodge is in my hometown of Hanover, MA, and I know when the meetings are (as the sign on Rt. 53 displays); would it be improper to try to catch somebody I might know from around town on their way in? Any advice in an email would be extremely appreciated.
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and It's Political, Societal, and Universal
    RQFC Details: I would be curious as to know to what extent freemasons hold political office in the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and, accordingly, President of the United States. Any links to scholarly writing on the topic would be of great import.

  22. Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 13:24:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: William B. Dillingham
    E-mail:: wdillin@emory.edu
    Location:: Decatur, GA, USA

    RQFC-topic: On Rudyard Kipling, English author and Mason
    RQFC Details: Kipling indicates in one of his stories, "A Madonna of the Trenches," that in a Lodge of Instruction (London), the Senior Warden and another man (the narrator of the story) are getting reading for a lodge meeting by "robing." Later in the story, a robe is taken from a closet in the lodge and thrown over a sleeping brother. I thought Masons did not wear robes. The time of this story is about 1920. Would they have worn robes then?