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THE MONTANA FREEMASON

                                                 R-2012-02

                           A Resolution, Amending Section 6030 of the Code of Statues

Be it resolved that Section 6030 of Article VI of the Code and Statutes be amended as follows:

6030. CONTRIBUTION FEE TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL AND
THE MASONIC HOME OF MONTANA. In addition to the degree fees (37080), each Entered
Apprentice shall pay to the lodge $5.00 to support the George Washington Masonic Memorial and $10.00 to
support the Masonic Home of Montana. These fees shall be paid only once by the candidate. The lodge shall
remit the fees collected and annually include them as part of the Annual Return process. Once all fees have
been received through the Annual Return process the combined fees from all lodges for Masonic Home of
Montana and the George Washington Masonic Memorial will be remitted to them by the Grand Secretary.
A. In addition to the degree fees (37080), each Entered Apprentice shall pay to the lodge $10.00 to support
the Masonic Home of Montana. This fee shall be paid only once by the candidate. Additionally, each lodge
will pay $1 per member to support the George Washington Masonic Memorial. The lodge shall remit the
fees collected and annually include them as part of the Annual Return process. Once the fees have been
received through the Annual Return process the fees, from all lodges for the George Washington Masonic
Memorial and the Masonic Home of Montana, will be remitted to them by the Grand Secretary.

Submitted by Euclid Lodge #58

Proponents rationale:
   The George Washington Memorial is getting similar support from Grand Lodges around the country. This

amendment would remove the $5 fee paid by each candidate and replace it with a $1 fee paid by the lodge per
member annually. How the lodge pays the fee is up to the lodge. Whether it be by collection from the members,
a fund raiser or simply writing a check, that is up to the individual lodges.

Committee on Jurisprudence Comments:
   This resolution would amend section 6030, modifying the fee paid to the George Washington Masonic

Memorial and making it an annual fee for each member. This recommendation would change the code of statutes
and would require an affirmative vote of two thirds of the members present to pass.

                                           Installation and Reception

                              Grand Master-elect Thomas M. Duffy and Lady Cindy cordially invite all of our
                              brethren, visitors and friends to the Installation and Reception of the Grand Master
                              and other Grand Lodge Officers. The Installation will take place at the Crowne
                              Plaza at about 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 23rd. The reception will be held in the
                              Crowne Plaza following the installation. The reception will include a mini buffet.
                              Tickets are required and can be purchased on site.

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