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Montana Freemason  May 2014  Volume 90 Number 2

                                     RESOLUTION R-2014-03

 A RESOLUTION TO AMEND SECTION 510 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND
 LODGE A.F.&A.M. OF MONTANA, AND ADD TWO NEW SECTIONS TO ARTICLE V OF THE
 CONSTITUTION, WHICH WILL CHANGE THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR THE GRAND TREASURER
 AND THE GRAND SECRETARY TO THREE YEARS, SPECIFY WHEN ELECTIONS FOR THESE
 TWO OFFICES ARE TO BE HELD, ESTABLISH TERM LIMITS FOR THESE OFFICES, AND SPECIFY
 HOW VACANCIES IN THE TWO OFFICES ARE TO BE FILLED.
toBereiatdr:esolved that Section 510 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. of Montana be amended
510. ELECTED AND APPOINTED. The Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, and Junior Grand
Warder, Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary shall be elected by ballot at each annual communication. Each
installed Deputy Grand Master shall be considered the Grand Master-elect and will be installed as Most
Worshipful Grand Master at the succeeding annual communication. Should the Deputy Grand Master (Grand
Master-elect) be unable, for any reason, to be installed in the office of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, there
shall be elected by ballot from the brethren who are eligible, a Grand Master, in addition to the other elected
Grand Officers. A majority of votes cast shall be necessary for election. All other Grand Lodge Officers, except
the Grand Treasurer and the Grand Secretary, shall be appointed by the Grand Master.
 Be it further resolved that two additional sections be added to Article V of the Constitution, as follows:
513. ELECTION OF GRAND TREASURER AND GRAND SECRETARY. The election of the Grand Treasurer
and the Grand Secretary shall be conducted at every third annual communication. The Master Masons elected
to these offices will be installed one year after their election. The term of office shall be three years, limited to
no more than two consecutive terms.
516. VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF GRAND TREASURER OR GRAND SECRETARY. If the Grand
Treasurer or Grant Secretary is unable to complete his term of office, the Junior Past Grand Treasurer or Junior
Past Grand Secretary shall assume the office for the unexpired term of office.

Submitted by Delta Lodge No. 128 (* see note)

TChoims rmesiottlueetioonn sJueerkissptrouadmenencedCthoemGmraenndtsL: odge Constitution Section 510 and add two additional sections to
establish elections for the offices of Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary every third year, to set the terms of
office for these officers, establish term limits, and to designate successors in case of a vacancy in office.
The Committee on Jurisprudence has put this resolution in proper format for amending the Constitution.
In accordance with Section 810 of the Constitution, the Grand Master shall refer this resolution to a special
committee, which shall review the proposed amendment and make corrections which do not change its
original intent. The special committee shall report on the proposed amendment by recommending passage
or defeat thereof, and may concurrently recommend substantive amendments or a substitute Constitutional
amendment which shall be considered by the members of Grand Lodge.
If the proposed Constitutional amendment and any amendments to it are approved by a majority vote of the
members present, it shall be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence, which shall report thereon at the next
annual communication. A three-fourths favorable vote must be received at the next annual communication
for the amendment to be adopted.

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