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Montana Freemason                                           May 2014                                             Volume 90   Number 2

          Committee on Jurisprudence Comments:
          T  is resolution seeks to amend four sections of the Grand Lodge Constitution to grant membership in Grand
          Lodge to all Master Masons who are in good standing in a constituent lodge in Montana, who have made suitable
          prof ciency in all three degrees, excluding those whose only membership in Montana is in an educational or
          historic lodge.  It further grants them the powers and privileges of membership, i.e., to power to represent their
          lodge in the determination of a quorum and to vote in Grand Lodge.

          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.  T  e 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.

          SECRETARY: Constitution Section 470 permits only three sources of legislation:  1) By written resolution
          submitted and sponsored by a constituent lodge of this jurisdiction; 2)  By Grand Master’s recommendation
          and/or decision; and  3) By Standing Committee reports. T  is resolution did not have the signature
          of the Master and Secretary, the seal of the lodge, and the date of approval by the lodge, when it was
          received.  T  ese items are required to indicate approval and sponsorship by the lodge.  If the necessary
          certif cation is not received by the tyled opening of Grand Lodge on June 27, 2014, the Chairman of the
          Committee on Jurisprudence will recommend to the Grand Master that this resolution be rejected.

                           Celebrate DeMolay

                         During the 148th Annual Communication you will see a nication you will see ay
                                                                       h. They will be takingy
                         lot of our Montana DeMolay youth. They will be taking  gy                g
                                                                       you will see them at
                         part in the Public Opening, and you will see them at
                         the DeMolay Display booth and helping out.
                                                                      elping out.
                         We plan to have a very special celebration of Montana
                         DeMolay at the Master Mason’s Banquet on Friday
                         night. We would like to ask all active DeMolay, Senior
                         DeMolay and Masons and visiting Grand Lodge Officers
                         who have the Chevalier Award or Legion of Honor to
                         wear your Cordon during the banquet.

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