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  1. Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 15:15:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Gil Weisman PM
    E-mail:: BCC1953@aol.com
    Location:: Lutz, Florida U.S.A.
    Lodge:: High Twelve Lodge #317
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tampa, Florida
    Office:: Past Master & Treasurer
    Message:: Thank you for a wonderful site. i thoroughly enjoyed it, including your use of the English language.
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Education in general
    RQFC Details: I present lectures on Masonic Education and Masonic Etiquette, and I am always looking for new ideas and explanations on various topics.

  2. Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:22:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Bedford Astley
    E-mail:: bkastley@dodo.com.au
    Location:: Mackay Queensland Australia
    Lodge:: Star of the North 401 UGLQ
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mackay North Queensland
    Office:: Worshipful Master

    RQFC-topic: Encyclopedia of Freemasonary

  3. Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:37:45 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: honeylet
    E-mail:: hanilet_m@yahoo.com
    Location:: cebu city, philippines
    Message:: is there a freemason in the philippines that involves both men and women? according to what i have heard, there is an exclusivity of the upper class in your organization/brotherhood, is that true? if a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?
    RQFC-topic: what freemason is all about and from where it started and how.
    RQFC Details: i read the angels and demons of the author dan brown and i was so curious if at any given point the fiction that he created has any basis in reality of your well-known brotherhood. i have met few mason in my province and unfortunately, it is an exclusive organization catering only to the upper level in the society and their offspring. if let's say, a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?

  4. Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:37:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: honeylet
    E-mail:: hanilet_m@yahoo.com
    Location:: cebu city, philippines
    Message:: is there a freemason in the philippines that involves both men and women? according to what i have heard, there is an exclusivity of the upper class in your organization/brotherhood, is that true? if a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?
    RQFC-topic: what freemason is all about and from where it started and how.
    RQFC Details: i read the angels and demons of the author dan brown and i was so curious if at any given point the fiction that he created has any basis in reality of your well-known brotherhood. i have met few mason in my province and unfortunately, it is an exclusive organization catering only to the upper level in the society and their offspring. if let's say, a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?

  5. Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:38:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: honeylet
    E-mail:: hanilet_m@yahoo.com
    Location:: cebu city, philippines
    Message:: is there a freemason in the philippines that involves both men and women? according to what i have heard, there is an exclusivity of the upper class in your organization/brotherhood, is that true? if a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?
    RQFC-topic: what freemason is all about and from where it started and how.
    RQFC Details: i read the angels and demons of the author dan brown and i was so curious if at any given point the fiction that he created has any basis in reality of your well-known brotherhood. i have met few mason in my province and unfortunately, it is an exclusive organization catering only to the upper level in the society and their offspring. if let's say, a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?

  6. Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:39:45 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: honeylet
    E-mail:: hanilet_m@yahoo.com
    Location:: cebu city, philippines
    Message:: is there a freemason in the philippines that involves both men and women? according to what i have heard, there is an exclusivity of the upper class in your organization/brotherhood, is that true? if a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?
    RQFC-topic: what freemason is all about and from where it started and how.
    RQFC Details: i read the angels and demons of the author dan brown and i was so curious if at any given point the fiction that he created has any basis in reality of your well-known brotherhood. i have met few mason in my province and unfortunately, it is an exclusive organization catering only to the upper level in the society and their offspring. if let's say, a person is so interested in joining your respected group, what is the possiblity of his/her membership without any influence from a freemason member?

  7. Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 21:15:41 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dorinda Taylor
    E-mail:: taylord@vancouver.wsu.edu
    Location:: Kelso, WA

    RQFC-topic: yes
    RQFC Details: Kipling's attitude of jingoism

  8. Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 14:34:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Marion Reich
    E-mail:: marionreich@cyraxx.de
    Location:: Hamburg, Germany

    RQFC-topic: August Torpe
    RQFC Details: I am looking for August Torpe, member of Chapter Germania # 552 Chicago who in 1907 translated the Eastern Star Ritual into German. The Chapter, I am told, has merged with another Chapter.

  9. Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 09:05:18 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Richard C Hutchins
    E-mail:: nanapadick@earthlink.net
    Location:: Hinton, VA (USA)
    Lodge:: South Seminole #364/ Rockingham Union #27
    Lodge Loc'n:: Casselberry, FL / Harrisonburg, VA

    RQFC-topic: Royal Arch MAsonry
    RQFC Details: Just completed Royal Arch Degrees. Interested in learning more detailed knowledge to help myself and teach other new Royal Arch Masons in my chapter. Believe constant education is key to all masonic brethren

  10. Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 19:12:20 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Gardell Sanford
    E-mail:: g.sanford@att.net
    Location:: Detroit, Mich Wayne
    Lodge:: Wisdom 57
    Lodge Loc'n:: Detroit, Michigan.

    RQFC-topic: Book
    RQFC Details: Ecce Orienti The little black book in english

  11. Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 20:01:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dan Sabourin
    E-mail:: dsabourin3445@rogers.com
    Location:: courtice canada
    Lodge:: st. georges 367
    Lodge Loc'n:: toronto ontario
    Office:: inner guard
    Message:: very informative site will come back many times
    RQFC-topic: history
    RQFC Details: particularly enjoy books by Chris Knight and Robert Lomas

  12. Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 11:19:41 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jerome W. Avram
    E-mail:: jerryaway1@aol.com
    Location:: Page, AZ.
    Lodge:: Braidwood,#704 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Braidwood, Il.
    Message:: I am a life member in my home Lodge as stated.
    RQFC-topic: Bookeeping & financial records.
    RQFC Details: I am curently researching information for the proper reporting and requirements for both Secretary and Treasurer

  13. Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 13:08:02 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Cristina Edwards
    E-mail:: edwardsfamily8779@sbcglobal.net
    Location:: Sacramento, CA

    RQFC-topic: member info
    RQFC Details: I would like to know how to get info on my father's membership with Masonic lodge in or around Texarkana. He died in June 1983.

  14. Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:10:18 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Michael Shaffer
    E-mail:: ssgtshaffer@hotmail.com
    Location:: Sumter, SC
    Lodge:: Hillcrest Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Dalzell
    Message:: Wanting to find a lodge at Osan AB, in Korea where I will be stationed soon. Need some help.
    RQFC-topic: Origins of
    RQFC Details: Fairly new to the research. Books include Hiram Key, The Book of Hiram, Holy Bible (Kings and Corinthians, Holy Blood Holy Grail, Templar Revelation...

  15. Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 06:24:35 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Tim Watson
    E-mail:: tjwatson59@hotmail.com
    Location:: Homer Glen, Illinois USA
    Message:: I am looking for information about a Southport England lodge member of the past (1970's - 1980's) named Colin Spencer Dixon. I believe he was also a part owner in a shipping company called Limefleet Ltd. Thank you.
    RQFC-topic: Colin Spencer Dixon - Southport, England lodge
    RQFC Details: I am looking for information about a Southport England lodge member of the past (1970's - 1980's) named Colin Spencer Dixon. I believe he was also a part owner in a shipping company called Limefleet Ltd. Thank you.

  16. Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 08:26:05 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Charles E. Faber
    E-mail:: efnosis@yahoo.com
    Location:: Tiffin, Ohio USA

    RQFC-topic: Establishment of Freemasonry among the Wyandot Indian tribe.
    RQFC Details: I'm a Wyandot Indian researcher seeking info about the Lodge established by the Wyandot Indians in Upper Sandusky, Ohio in 1843 before they were removed to Kansas. Specifically who, when and did the Lodge remain in Upper Sandusky, Ohio or move with the tribe to Kansas.

  17. Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 12:16:08 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dick Bolt
    E-mail:: dickbolt@yahoo.com
    Location:: Bowiw MD
    Message:: I am still waiting for the response to the money I sent the Bound Brook lodge 105 many yrs ago.It was to get my dad's lodge info. He paid membership into 105 for abt 40+ yrs!You might think they would honor a request with money asked for! I suggest you never send them a check! Dick

    [Web-master's note:I recommend that you contact the grand lodge of whichever state that Bound Brook is in. Lodge secretary is a part-time job, and unfortunately some of them are better with the paperwork than others. The grand lodge for that state shuld be able to assist you in.]
    RQFC-topic: Photo History
    RQFC Details: I already sent copies of the early 1850s salt prints of state masonic officers.

  18. Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 16:39:08 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Michel Cooke
    E-mail:: cooke_michel@hotmail.com
    Location:: Trois-Rivieres,Qc,Canada
    Lodge:: Sahwenegan#49 GLQ
    Lodge Loc'n:: Trois-Rivieres,Qc
    Office:: P.M

    RQFC-topic: Guyana Brothers
    RQFC Details: Fraternal Greetings to all I am presently posted in Guyana and like contact Brethren in Georgetown or Linden Best regards and long life to this page of unity

  19. Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 21:10:37 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Harvey
    E-mail:: harbar3@bigpond.com
    Location:: Cairns Queensland Australia
    Lodge:: WHJ Mayers LoR
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cairns
    Office:: Secretary

    RQFC-topic: Bronze Castings
    RQFC Details: The pillars and Molten Sea

  20. Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 23:28:12 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Walter Richmond
    E-mail:: richwr@ntelos.net
    Location:: Staunton, Va. USA
    Lodge:: Lodge # 13
    Lodge Loc'n:: Staunton , Va.
    Office:: Senior Deacon // Past Master

    RQFC-topic: Masonic History

  21. Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 00:05:33 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: monica fisher
    E-mail:: monicahamby@aol.com
    Location:: birmingham, al (usa)
    Lodge:: tittusville pride
    Lodge Loc'n:: 12 4th ave so
    Office:: member
    Message:: i am looking for some more info on st. johns day.
    RQFC-topic: st. johns day
    RQFC Details: i have to do the history on this topic

  22. Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 17:45:30 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Richard Jaffa
    E-mail:: rjaffa3266@aol.com
    Location:: Birmingham UK
    Lodge:: St Paul's No 43
    Lodge Loc'n:: Birmingham UK
    Office:: Past Master

    RQFC-topic: Kipling & Freemasonry
    RQFC Details: I am writing a dissertation on the influence of Freemasonry on the works of Rudyard Kipling and am interested in anything on that topic. Does anyone know whether Kipling attended a lodge during the years he lived in the USA

  23. Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 12:58:19 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David Price
    E-mail:: priced@dnb.com
    Location:: Edmond, Oklahoma
    Lodge:: Oklahoma City #36
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oklahoma City
    Office:: Past Master
    Message:: This is an excellent source for Masonic research and for general Masonic education and reading.
    RQFC-topic: Influence of Younger Masons on Masonic Values
    RQFC Details: My hypothesis is that by joining at a younger age, learning Masonic values will help a younger man become a better, more well-rounded man, a more devoted family man, and more successful in his vocation. A constant stream of younger initiates will help the Lodge system become more productive in the community, a better laboratory for advanced thought and will develop stronger fraternal experiences for its members.

  24. Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 12:33:22 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: fathersogol
    E-mail:: fathersogol@hotmail.com
    Location:: Baltimore, hon!
    Message:: Howdy; I'm seeking "orthodox" Jews (i.e., Jews committed to and aware of Halakhah), who are Masons (someone with smikhah would be great), who could address some of my somewhat technical concerns regarding involving myself with Masonry (which is the plan, at present). Thanks!
    RQFC-topic: Orthodox Jews in Masonry
    RQFC Details: Howdy; I'm seeking "orthodox" Jews (i.e., Jews committed to and aware of Halakhah), who are Masons (someone with smikhah would be great), who could address some of my somewhat technical concerns regarding involving myself with Masonry (which is the plan, at present). Thanks!

  25. Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 09:06:28 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David Whitaker
    E-mail:: JW.David@Gmail.com
    Location:: Port Sydney, Ontario, Canada
    Lodge:: Greenfield Park Lodge # 133
    Lodge Loc'n:: Greenfield Pk., QC.
    Office:: Past Master (1976)
    Message:: I have been doing research on Masonic topics for the past few years. Even after 40 years there's still a lot to learn. I love Freemasonry.
    RQFC-topic: “Ancients” and “Modern” Freemasonry
    RQFC Details: At the moment, I am still gathering information on various topics. If any Brother has a paper on “Ancients” and “Modern” Freemasonry I would sure like to have a copy or know where to find the information. s&f David.