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Dues for each body are separate, and since membership in Scottish Rite or York Rite bodies is dependent on being a member of a blue lodge, if you fail to pay dues to your blue lodge, you risk getting kicked out of them all.
Originally posted by And Why
I have been interested in the craft for the fraternity, the charity and the chance to better ones self through education, and communication. However, I tend to be a little hazy when it comes to the separation of the York and Scottish Rites. Does one have to Pay dues to their original Lodge (the Blue Lodge) when/if they move on and up to learn, and participate in the York or Scottish rite. The way it is here, i may be mistaken tho, is that the lodges are separate, or at least the Scottish Rite Lodges are.
Originally posted by JoshNorton
Interesting to hear your take on it, at least. See, for me, we've only got one shot to get it right, and it's how we'll be remembered that is our legacy. What legacy do I leave for my children? How have I positively influenced the lives of my friends and those around me? So I live my life knowing I could die at any moment, and that doesn't scare me... Instead I live every moment to its fullest, and end every day with no lingering regrets—because in the end, there may not be the opportunity to make apologies to any I might have wronged.