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Montana Freemason                                           March 2014                                          Volume 90   Number 1
                                              RESOLUTION R-2014-05

           A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR SECTIONS 230, 450, 620, AND 640, GRANTING
           MEMBERSHIP IN GRAND LODGE TO MASTER MASONS IN GOOD STANDING IN A
           CONSTUTUENT LODGE IN MONTANA WHO HAVE MADE SUITABLE PROFICIENCY IN
           ALL THREE DEGREES, AND GRANTING THEM ALL THE POWERS AND PRIVILEGES OF
             MEMBERSHIP.
           Be it resolved that Section 230 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. of Montana be amended
          as follows:

          230.  OFFICERS AND MEMBERS.  Grand Lodge shall consist of all Master Masons in good standing in a
          constituent lodge of Montana who have made suitable prof ciency in all three degrees.  T  is does not include
          those Master Masons whose only membership in Montana is in an educational or historic lodge.
          A.  Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden, Grand Treasurer,
          Grand Secretary, Senior Grand Deacon, Junior Grand Deacon, Grand Marshal, Senior Grand Steward, Junior
          Grand Steward, Grand Standard Bearer, Grand Sword Bearer, Grand Pursuivant, Grand Tyler, Grand Chaplain,
          Grand Historian, Grand Organist, and Assistant Grand Secretary.
          B.  Such of  cers as it may from time to time create.
          C.  T  e Past Grand Masters and Past Deputy Grand Masters of this jurisdiction.
          D.  T  e Masters and Wardens or their proxies duly constituted, and the Treasurer and Secretary, without right
          of proxy, of the chartered lodges under its jurisdiction, and
          E.  Such Past Masters who qualify as Past Masters of this jurisdiction, and provided for elsewhere in this Code
          (28060).

           Be it further resolved that Section 450 be amended as follows:

          450.  QUORUM.  T  e annual communication of Grand Lodge shall not be opened, nor shall any business be
          contracted therein, unless a majority of the chartered lodges in the jurisdiction be represented.  A lodge may be
          represented by any of its members who are also members of Grand Lodge (230). one or more of the following:
          A.  Its Worshipful Master.
          B.  Its wardens.
          C.  Proxies of its worshipful master and/or wardens.
          D.  Its secretary.
          E.  A past master who is in good standing in the lodge.
          A smaller number may meet and adjourn from day to day until a constitutional quorum shall be in attendance.

           Be it further resolved that Section 620 be amended as follows:

          620.  VOTES. All members of the Grand Lodge of Montana shall be entitled to one vote at the annual
          communication. T  e following shall each be entitled to one vote:
          A.  Elective and appointive Grand Lodge Of  cers;
          B.  Past Grand Of  cers;
          C.  Masters, Wardens, Treasurers and Secretaries of chartered lodges; and
          D.  Past Masters of chartered lodges.

           Be it further resolved that Section 640 be amended as follows:

          640.  PROXIES. No proxies will be allowed. Whenever the Master, Senior Warden or Junior Warden cannot
          attend the annual communication he may grant a proxy in writing to some member of his lodge to act in his
          stead.  T  e proxy must be issued by him at least two days prior to the annual communication and he must
          notify the other of  cers of granting the proxy.  If either the Master, Senior Warden or Junior Warden has died
          during his term of of  ce or has permanently moved from this jurisdiction the lodge may, at
          a regular meeting held at least two days prior to the annual communication, elect a proxy for
          such of  cer.  If the member designated as proxy does not use it, the credential cannot be used
          by anyone else.

          Submitted by Euclid Lodge No. 58 (*see note)
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