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THE MONTANA FREEMASON

                                                 R-2012-01

A Constitutional Amendment to grant to qualified Master Masons of the Jurisdiction of Montana
membership in Grand Lodge, authority to represent their lodge at annual communications of Grand
Lodge, and power to vote.

Be it resolved that Sections 230, 450, 620 and 640 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge AF&AM of
Montana be amended as follows:

230. OFFICERS AND MEMBERS. The officers and members of Grand Lodge shall consist be
comprised of:
A. Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden, Grand Treasurer,
Grand Secretary, Senior Grand Deacon, Junior Grand Deacon, Grand Marshal, Senior Grand Steward,
Junior Grand Steward, Grand Standard Bearer, Grand Sword Bearer, Grand Pursuivant, Grand Tyler,
Grand Chaplain, Grand Historian, Grand Organist, and Assistant Grand Secretary;  
B. Such officers as it may from time to time create; 
C. The Past Grand Masters and Past Deputy Grand Masters of this jurisdiction; 
D. The Masters and Wardens or their proxies duly constituted, and the Treasurer and Secretary, without
right of proxy, All Master Masons in good standing of a constituent lodge of Montana who have made
suitable proficiency in all three degrees. This does not include those Master Masons whose only
membership in Montana is in a historic lodge.  
E. Such Past Masters who qualify as Past Masters of this jurisdiction as provided for elsewhere in this
Code (28060). 

450. QUORUM. The annual communication of Grand Lodge shall not be opened, nor shall any
business be contracted therein, unless a majority of the chartered lodges of the jurisdiction be
represented. A lodge may be represented by one or more of the following:
A. Its worshipful master;
B. Its wardens;
C. Proxies of its worshipful master and/or wardens;
D. Its secretary.
E. A past master who is in good standing in the lodge.
any member of the lodge in attendance who is also a member of Grand Lodge [Section 230]. A smaller
number may meet and adjourn from day to day until a constitutional quorum shall be in attendance.

620. VOTES. The following shall each be entitled to one vote: All Master Masons of the Jurisdiction of
Montana will be entitled to vote at the annual communication.
A. Elective and appointive Grand Lodge Officers;
B. Past Grand Officers;
C. Masters, Wardens, Treasurers and Secretaries of chartered lodges; and
D. Past Masters of chartered lodges.
All members of the Grand Lodge of Montana present at the annual communication will be entitled to one
vote. [Section 230]

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