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The Level  No. 476

Covering Jan, Feb and March 2016
Grand Lodge AF&AM of Montana

                                Annual Lodge Elections

25020. ANNUAL ELECTION. Lodges shall hold their annual election of officers no earlier than
the first regular meeting in April and no later than the first regular meeting in May. Elections held
before or after the designated times are void.

                      Annual Lodge Officer Election Reports

The annual Lodge Officer Election Reports have been mailed to the Secretary of each lodge.
A copy of the Lodge Officer Election Report is included in this issue. All Lodges should have
completed elections by the end of May and should be returned to the Grand Lodge Office by May
30th. Remember to also send a copy of the Election Report to your District Officer.

                              Annual Lodge Installations

Note: 25030. INSTALLATION. Lodges shall hold their annual installation of officers after the
annual communication of Grand Lodge, but no later than the first regular meeting in September,
and hold their offices until their successors are elected and installed.
Lodge Officers can be updated in ROLLS but entries for the 2016-2017 year can not be made until
they are installed. A copy of the 2013-2014 Lodge Officer Election form is enclosed.

                    Proposed Legeslation for the 150th Session

The Advance Proceedings for the 150th Annual Communication with the proposed legislation
and proposed budget will be transmitted to the Secretary of each Lodge by April 25th.

                                     IRS Form 990n

Remember if your Lodge has not already submitted the electronic IRS form 990N to do so as
soon as possible and provide a copy of the electronic receipt to the Grand Lodge Office. If you
submit one of the other IRS 990 forms you need to follow up to get it done. The IRS 990N is only
available in electronic format. Do not ignore filing your 990N, every year we have one or more
Lodge failing to file and losing their tax exempt status and having to file tax forms with the IRS
and pay a fee to reinstate their tax exempt status.
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