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Montana Freemason                                           May 2014                                             Volume 90   Number 2
          Mason is an occupant.  I also understand that the cost of the professional administration company is expected
          to exceed the available revenues needed to maintain current operations.  T  is can possibly lead to the need
          to draw upon the principal amount of the foundation moneys.  What I am stating is that the Masonic Home
          is once again struggling with funding concerns, and at the same time is not very “Masonic” in its occupants.

              We have to take the next step and transition to a dif erent model for our Masonic Home, and most
          importantly, a new model for our charity.  I am convinced we can provide a more meaningful form of assistance
          for our brothers; one that maintains the dignity or humility, strengthens our position within the state, and
          demonstrates our courage and leadership in the public arena.

          Comments of the Committee on Jurisprudence:
          T  is Grand Master’s recommendation seeks to direct the Board of Trustees to take necessary actions to close
          the Masonic Home not later than December 31, 2014, and to sell the real property assets of the Home not
          later than July 31, 2015.  It further seeks to request the incoming Grand Master to form a special committee
          to study the form of our Grand Lodge charity in the future, and report to Grand Lodge at the next Annual

              T  is recommendation does not seek to amend the Constitution, the Code of Statutes, or the ritual.
          T  erefore, it requires a favorable majority vote for adoption.

                                                    Grand Master
                                          Visits Judith Lodge No. 86
                                            Lewistown Area Lodges

             On April 11th MWGM T  om Chisholm visited
           Judith  Lodge No. 86 in Hobson for a visitation with
           the Lewistown area Lodges. Af er a meal, Brothers
           from Friendship No. 37, Captain Scott Lodge No. 98,
           Western Star No. 104,  Unity No. 71, Lavina Temple
           No. 101,  and Judith Lodge No. 86 greeted Grand
           Master Chisholm. T  e Grand Master addressed the
           Brothers on a number of subjects and then open the
           f oor for questions and answers.

             Also present were: MWPGM Don Kimmel, RW
           Grand Secretary Reid Gardiner, W. Grand Marshal
           Lewie Fletcher, W. Junior Grand Steward Moe
           Rademacher, W. Assistant Grand Secretary Dan
           Gardiner, and a host of wonderful Brothers.

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