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Montana Freemason     May 2013                                    Volume 86 Number 2

       Jurisprudence Committee Comments                                       R-2013-08
This would repeal all of Article I, Part III, which
provides for the accountability of the Grand Master       An amendment to Section 6030 of the Code of
by trial as such, leaving only the accountability to his  Statues to add a fee of $1.00 per member, per year
own lodge by trial as a Master Mason.                     to be paid to the George Washington Masonic
                                                          Memorial.

However, this amendment does not do what is Be it resolved that:

intended as Section 46040 does not allow a Lodge to

have penal jurisdiction over the Grand Master during Section 6030 of Article VI of the Code and Statutes

his tenure in office.                                      be amended as follows

This recommendation would change the code of              6030. CONTRIBUTION FEE TO THE GEORGE
statutes and would require an affirmative vote of two      WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL AND
thirds of the members present to pass.                    THE MASONIC HOME OF MONTANA. In addition
                                                          to the degree fees (37080), each Entered Apprentice
IT SEEMS INCREDIBLE THAT                                  shall pay to the lodge $5.00 to support the George
YOU CAN OFFER THESE LIMITED                               Washington Masonic Memorial and $10.00 to support
EDITION DECANTERS — FOR ONLY                              the Masonic Home of Montana. These fees shall be
                                                          paid only once by the candidate. The lodge shall
                   $10 EACH                               remit the fees collected and annually include them as
                                                          part of the Annual Return process. Once all fees have
                                                          been received through the Annual Return process the
                                                          combined fees from all lodges for Masonic Home
                                                          of Montana and the George Washington Masonic
                                                          Memorial will be remitted to them by the Grand
                                                          Secretary. This fee shall be paid only once by the
                                                          candidate. Additionally, each lodge will pay $1 per
                                                          member to support the George Washington Masonic
                                                          Memorial. The lodge shall remit the fees collected and
                                                          annually include them as part of the Annual Return
                                                          process. Once the fees have been received through
                                                          the Annual Return process the fees, from all lodges
                                                          for the George Washington Masonic Memorial and
                                                          the Masonic Home of Montana, will be remitted to
                                                          them by the Grand Secretary.

                                                          Submitted by Euclid Lodge No. 58

recently re-discovered from a secret                                      Proponent’s Explanation
vault within havre lodge no. 55. these                    The George Washington Memorial is getting similar
beautiful multipurpose decanters are                      support from Grand Lodges around the country. This
a “must” for the discerning mason.                        amendment would remove the $5 fee paid by each
                                                          candidate and replace it with a $1 fee paid by the lodge
                                                          per member annually. How the lodge pays the fee is
                                                          up to the lodge. Whether it be by collection from the
                                                          members, a fund raiser or simply writing a check, that
                                                          is up to the individual lodges.

contact terry grant at 406 390-2922                       This wJouurlidsparmudenedncseeCctoiomnm6i0tt3e0e mCoomdimfyienngtsthe fee
or us mail at                                             paid to the George Washington Masonic Memorial.
                                                          This recommendation would change the code of
            havre lodge no. 55                            statutes and would require an affirmative vote of two
            305 3rd ave ste 455                           thirds of the members present to pass.
            havre mt 59501-3577

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