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Worshipful Master’s Duty                                          Proxies
                To Attend Session
                                                      Whenever the Master, Senior Warden or Junior
Every year, Worshipful Masters and Wardens            Warden cannot attend the annual communication
promise to submit to the “ancient charges and         he may grant a proxy, in writing, to some member
regulations of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons”      of his Lodge to act in his stead. The proxy must be
before being installed. These charges “point out the  issued by him at east two days prior to the annual
duties of a Master of a Lodge,” and are deemed so     communication, and he must notify the other officers
important that they are read to ensure accuracy.      of the granting of the proxy. The proxy card must be
What do these charges mean? Here is some food for     presented when checking in and registration.
thought. You promise a regular attendance on the      If either the Master, Senior Warden or Junior Warden
committees and Communications of the Grand            has died during his term of office or has permanently
Lodge on receiving proper notice and to pay           moved from this jurisdiction, the Lodge may, at a
attention to all the duties of Masonry on convenient  regular meeting held at least two days prior to the
occasions. A Lodge is a constituent of the Grand      annual communication, elect a proxy for such
Lodge when in session. In order for a lodge to be     officer. If the member designated as proxy does
an indispensable component it must be represented.    not use it, the credential cannot be used by anyone
Thus its presence is mandatory, either personally or  else. If a proxy is being given, it should be given to
by proxy. Additionally, our Code requires that each   a member of the Lodge other than a Past Master, as
Lodge be represented by the attendance of their       they have a vote. If attending as a Proxy, the member
Master and Wardens.                                   must present his current Montana Dues Card and
25050. REPRESENTATION IN GRAND LODGE.                 the Proxy card to the registration committee. Tie
Each chartered and duly constituted lodge shall be    Vote. The Grand Master shall have a regular vote in
represented in Grand Lodge at every non ceremonial    all matters before Grand Lodge. In case of a tie vote,
communication by one or more of its Master            he may also cast the deciding vote.
and Wardens, or by an elected representative.
Where a Master or Warden is unable to attend,                       Notice For Balloting
the lodge Instructor shall be given the preferential             On Grand Lodge Officers
                                                        During the 148th Annual Communication, the
             Mission Valley No. 78                    voting delegates will be voting for the following
                        BBQ                           officers:

  For those arriving on Thursday, Mission Valley               Deputy Grand Master
Lodge No,. 78 will be hosting a BBQ (Burgers &                 Senior Grand Warden
Brats) at Beotcher Park on June 26th from 5:30 to              Junior Grand Warden
7:30 for those Brothers who wish to join them. The             Grand Treasurer
cost is $15.00 you can pay when you submit your                Grand Secretary
Session Registration form.                              The various duties of these officers are specified
                                                      within the Constitution and Code of Statutes.
  The Park is by the water on the old 9 hole golf
course. Going East from town it is the first left            Presentation of Lodge Banners
past Town Pump. Coming into Polson going West
it is the second Right past McDonalds In case of      Continuing with the long standing tradition, Lodges
inclement weather it will be at the lodge (1102 4th   are again requested to bring their Lodge Banner for
Ave. E.). Contact Doug Stam at 883-4480 or Frank      display during the Annual Communication. The
Tyro at 261-3294 for more information.                Banners will be posted about the Lodge room. Please
                                                      make arrangements to ensure that your Lodge is
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