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THE MONTANA FREEMASON

                                                                    SPECIAL SESSION ISSUE APRIL 2012

                                     Notice For Balloting On Grand Lodge Officers

                              During the 146th Annual Communication, the voting delegates will be voting for
                          officers for the following: Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand
                          Warden, Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary. The various duties of these officers are
                          specified within the Constitution and Code of Statutes.

                                                   Aprons For Session
     Again this year all officers are encouraged to bring and wear the apron appropriate to their office
 or station within the Lodge. Also, all Past Masters are encouraged to wear their Past Master’s Apron.
 There will be a limited number of plain paper aprons available for use.
     The lambskin apron is the prized possession of every Mason. In order to protect it from the
 deterioration of frequent use, it is customary to wear as a substitute, a white cloth apron supplied by
 the Lodge. Some Lodges provide special aprons with blue trim and appropriate emblems for their
 officers, and most Grand Lodges have more elaborate aprons for their officers. To be “properly
 clothed,” a Mason must wear the apron in Lodge unless, as an officer, he wears the appropriate apron
 supplied him by the Lodge or Grand Lodge.
     Within the Grand Jurisdiction of Montana Masons always wear their aprons outside of clothing;
 not under the coat or jacket.

                                          Nominations Of Masonic Home Trustees

                                During the 146th Annual Communications the voting delegates will be asked to
                             approve nominations of Master Masons to serve on the Masonic Home Board of
                             Trustees. The term will be for 3 years each.

                                The Masonic Home Committee will present the names of nominees to fill the
                             vacancies of members whose terms have expired; further nominations may be made
                             from the floor, although no member of the Masonic Home Board of Trustees shall
                             serve for more than two full consecutive terms.

                                             Tyler’s Register

    All Master Masons are reminded to find the Check In Station and verify your status as a voting or non-voting
member, and also remember to sign the Tyler’s Register. Current Dues Card: Brothers are expected to present the
current Montana Dues Card when they check in at Session. The current dues card will be red in color and show the
expiration date of December 31, 2012. The barcode on the dues card will be scanned to expedite check in and verify
voting status. Failure to bring and present your 2012 Dues Card may result in you not being allowed to participate in
Session.

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