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Worshipful Master’s Duty                     Proxies
                 To Attend Session
                                                      Whenever the Master, Senior Warden or Junior
Every year, Worshipful Masters and Wardens Warden cannot attend the annual communication he
promise to submit to the “ancient charges and may grant a proxy, in writing, to some member
regulations of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons” of his Lodge to act in his stead. The proxy must be
before being installed. These charges “point out the issued by him at east two days prior to the annual
duties of a Master of a Lodge,” and are deemed so communication, and he must notify the other officers
important that they are read to ensure accuracy.      of the granting of the proxy. The proxy card must be
                                                      presented when checking in and registration.
What do these charges mean? Here is some food for
thought. You promise a regular attendance on the If either the Master, Senior Warden or Junior Warden
committees and Communications of the Grand has died during his term of office or has permanently
Lodge on receiving proper notice and to pay moved from this jurisdiction, the Lodge may, at
attention to all the duties of Masonry on convenient a regular meeting held at least two days prior to
occasions. A Lodge is a constituent of the Grand the annual communication, elect a proxy for such
Lodge when in session. In order for a lodge to be officer. If the member designated as proxy does not
an indispensable component it must be represented. use it, the credential cannot be used by anyone else.
Thus its presence is mandatory, either personally or If a proxy is being given, it should be given to a
by proxy. Additionally, our Code requires that each member of the Lodge other than a Past Master, as
Lodge be represented by the attendance of their they have a vote. If attending as a Proxy, the member
Master and Wardens.                                   must present his current Montana Dues Card and the
                                                      Proxy card to the registration committee. Tie Vote.
25050. REPRESENTATION IN GRAND LODGE. The Grand Master shall have a regular vote in all
Each chartered and duly constituted lodge shall be matters before Grand Lodge. In case of a tie vote, he
represented in Grand Lodge at every non ceremonial may also cast the deciding vote.
communication by one or more of its Master
and Wardens, or by an elected representative.
Where a Master or Warden is unable to attend,
the lodge Instructor shall be given the preferential
representation.                                       Notice For Balloting
                                                      On Grand Lodge Officers

       Presentation of Lodge Banners                    During the 150th Annual Communication, the
                                                      voting delegates will be voting for the following
Continuing with the long standing tradition, Lodges   officers:
are again requested to bring their Lodge Banner for
display during the Annual Communication. The                   Deputy Grand Master
Banners will be posted about the Lodge room. Please            Senior Grand Warden
make arrangements to ensure that your Lodge is                 Junior Grand Warden
represented with your banner.                                  Grand Treasurer
                                                               Grand Secretary
                                                        The various duties of these officers are specified
                                                      within the Constitution and Code of Statutes.

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