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SUMMARY OF THE 147th ANNUAL COMMUNICATION

Most Worshipful Grand Master Thomas W. Chisholm opened and presided over the 147th Annual
Communication of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Montana held in Butte, Montana, on June 27, 28 and 29,
2013.

                                  Attendance at the Communication
Elective Grand Officers:		        6                                     Proxies for Junior Wardens:		  8
Appointed Grand Officers:		       12                                    Secretaries:				 36
Past Grand Masters:			            17                                    Treasurers:				 23
Other Past Grand Officers:		      28                                    Past Masters:				161
Worshipful Masters:			29                                                Duplicates:				135
Senior Wardens:			24                                                    Others present not entitled to vote:	 18
Junior Wardens:			19                                                    Total Brethren:			256
Proxies for Worshipful Masters:	  3                                     Total Votes				238
Proxies for Senior Wardens:	 	    6

Visitors: Thirty-Three (33) representing Fourteen (14) Grand Jurisdictions

                                                           AWARDS
Secretary of the Year – Gale Henderson (152) and Earl Bricker (37)

                                              MASONIC HOME TRUSTEES
Masonic Home Board Trustee Elected – Vern Nielsen (22, 32) & Joel Jackson (5, 51)

                                         MASONIC HALL OF FAME TRUSTEE
Masonic Hall of Fame Trustee - Cliff Brophy (62)

                                                    Grand Lodge Budget                                 PASSED
Grand Lodge Budget for 2013-2014	                                                                      PASSED
Per-capita & Reinstatement Fee for 2013-2014 is $34.95	

                                      LEGISLATION
Resolution No. R-2013-01: A directive to the Masonic Home Board to expand the number of members of the
Masonic Home board from 5 to 6 and to allow the Grand Chapter of Montana Order of the Eastern Star to
appoint one member to the board.							
                                                                                                       PASSED

Resolution No. R-2013-02: A resolution amending Section 1050 of the Code of Statutes to expand the powers
of the Grand Master to be able to remove elective and appointed Grand Lodge Officers.
											
                                                                                                       FAILED

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