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Montana Freemason  May 2013                              Volume 86 Number 2

Worshipful Master’s Duty To Attend Session               Attire for Session

  Every year, Worshipful Masters and Wardens             Grand Lodge OfTfihceurrss–daByl,aJcuknTeu2x7etdhos
promise to submit to the “ancient charges and            Visiting Dignitaries – Black Tuxedos
regulations of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons”         Other Masons – Suit or Coat & Tie
before being installed. These charges “point out         Ladies – complimentary to the men
the duties of a Master of a Lodge,” and are deemed
so important that they are read to ensure accuracy.                           Friday, June 28th
What do these charges mean? Here is some food for        S• eGsrsaionnd Lodge Officers – Black Tuxedo
thought.                                                 • Visiting dignitaries & other Masons – Suit or

You promise a regular attendance on the committees                                                    Coat & Tie
and Communications of the Grand Lodge on receiving       Master Masons Banquet
proper notice and to pay attention to all the duties of  • All Masons - Suit or Coat & Tie
Masonry on convenient occasions.                         Ladies – complimentary to the men

  A Lodge is a constituent of the Grand Lodge when                          Saturday, June 29th
in session. In order for a lodge to be an indispensable  S• eGsrsaionnd Lodge Officers – Black Tuxedo/
component it must be represented. Thus its presence is   • Visiting dignitaries & other Masons – Suit or Coat
mandatory, either personally or by proxy. Additionally,
our Code requires that each Lodge be represented by                                                      & Tie
the attendance of their Master and Wardens.              Installation and Reception for new Grand Master &
25050. REPRESENTATION IN GRAND LODGE.                    Grand Lodge Officers
Each chartered and duly constituted lodge shall          • Black Tuxedo/Black Bow Tie
be represented in Grand Lodge at every non-              • Elective Visiting dignitaries and all other Masons –
ceremonial communication by one or more of its           Suit or Coat and Tie
Master and Wardens, or by an elected representative.     • Ladies – complimentary to the men
Where a Master or Warden is unable to attend, the
lodge Instructor shall be given the preferential
representation.

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