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Montana Freemason           May 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Volume 86 Number 2

           Resolution No. R-2013-05                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Resolution No. R-2013-06

An amendment to Section 23090 of the Code of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Constitutional Amendment Adding Section 351
Statutes to specify that electioneering is prohibited.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to ARTICLE III- POWERS AND RESTRICTIONS
BSteatuittersebsoelvamedenthdaetd asescftoilolnow2s3: 090 of the Code of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Amending ARTICLE IV - COMMUNICA-
23090. ELECTIONEERING. Electioneering is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TIONS, Sections 420. Granting Chartered Lodges
prohibited. Neither a Lodge nor a Mason shall:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the power of petition for a Special Session of Grand
A. Distribute any circular or other written                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lodge.
communication to Lodges or Masons concerning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CBeonitstrietsuotlivoendatshfaotllaownesw: Section 351 be added to the
legislation to be brought before Grand Lodge
wB.itShtoatuetatnhyetpheinrmg oisrsaiollny oorf tdhisetrGibrauntedaMnyasctierrc.ular or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              351. CHARTERED LODGES. A special session of
other written communication to Lodges or Masons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grand Lodge may be called at any time by Chartered
concerning the election of officers in Grand Lodge.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lodges; excluding historical or research lodges; which
Approved by Judith Lodge #86                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         demands the immediate attention of Grand Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     before the annual communication.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     must be signed by at least five sitting Worshipful
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Petitions must be in their own original words and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in their own hand; written or typed. The request
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       must include the reasons and grounds for Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lodge to meet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2. The petition must be submitted to the Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Secretary who shall inform the Grand Master and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Lodge Officers of the request. The Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master shall set a date for the Grand Lodge Session
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to occur no later than 45 days from the date of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the receipt of the petition by the Grand Secretary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Grand Secretary shall notify all Grand Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Officers and all Constituent lodges, a minimum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of 10 days prior to the special session; that Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lodge will open for a special session and give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the specific reasons and forward all copies of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3. All special sessions of Grand Lodge will be held
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in Helena, Montana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aamndenbdeeidt raessfoollvleodwtsh: at Section 420 of Constitution be

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     420. SPECIAL. The Grand Master or five sitting Wor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     shipful Masters and Secretaries under the Lodge Seal;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     may convene Grand Lodge in special communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on any emergency which in his judgment may require
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     it or upon their special session petition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Submitted by Euclid Lodge #58

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