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Montana Freemason  May 2015	                                               Volume 91 Number 2

RESOLUTION No. R-20l5-3B continued from page 13

C. Serve on committees as provided for elsewhere in this Code (5020); and
D. Perform such other duties proper to his office as may be required.

3070. 3080. GRAND CHAPLAIN. The Grand Chaplain shall attend the Communications of Grand Lodge
and perform, or cause to be performed, nonsectarian religious services, serve on committees as provided
for elsewhere in this Code (5020) and perform such services, appertaining to his office, as may be required
of him.

3080. 3090. GRAND HISTORIAN. It shall be the duty of the Grand Historian to:
A. Record the noteworthy events or actions of Grand Lodge, the officers or members thereof or other
important current happenings;
B. Search the records of the past and compile in a permanent record those especially significant landmarks
and ancient usages which, in his opinion should be preserved for the learning and benefit of the Craft;
C. Serve on committees as provided for elsewhere in this Code (5020); and
D. Perform such other duties proper to his office as may be required.

3090. 3110. GRAND ORGANIST. It shall be the duty of the Grand Organist to preside at the organ during
the opening and closing of Grand Lodge, and to conduct its music upon all occasions of ceremony when
required by the Grand Master. He shall serve on committees as provided for elsewhere in this Code (5020).

3110. 3120. INSTRUCTORS. It shall be the duty of the Instructor to:
A. Hold schools of instruction and instruct the officers of the lodges in the ritual:
B. Prepare officers of the lodge to prepare for advancement;
C. Instruct in those portions of the Constitution and Statutes of Grand Lodge which relate to the government
of the lodge;
D. Instruct in the proper administration of the affairs of the lodge; and
E. Encourage preservation of the Ancient Landmarks.

Each Grand Master annually shall appoint and commission one Instructor in each lodge, who shall serve
at his pleasure and whose commission shall expire on the first day of the next Annual communication
following his appointment. The Grand Lodge Officer, within whose district the lodge lies, shall recommend
appointment of such Instructor after consulting with the Senior Warden or Worshipful Master elect if he is
not the Senior Warden. Following the close of the annual communication, commissions shall be signed by
the Grand Master and Grand Secretary and mailed to the lodges for presentation to the lodge Instructor. In
the performance of his duties the Instructor shall be the personal representative of the Grand Master.

3120. 3130. DISTRICT OFFICERS.
The Grand Master shall divide the jurisdiction into districts and shall appoint for each district a District
Officer who shall be an elected or appointed Grand Lodge officer. Each District Officer shall serve for a term
of one year, commencing, on the day following the Grand Master’s installation and terminating on the day
of the installation of the successor to the Grand Master.
The District Officer shall, in the performance of his duties, be the representative of the Grand Master in his
district, and on official visits he shall be received with Grand Honors.
It shall be the duty of the District Officer to:
A. Hold schools of instruction and instruct the officers of the lodges in the ritual, the Constitution and
Statutes, and the policies of the Grand Lodge;
B. Promote Masonic education;
C. Visit each lodge in his district whenever he deems it necessary for the faithful performance of his duties;
D. Examine the books and records of each lodge in his district, to determine if its manner of transacting
business conforms to Masonic law, and to report to the Grand Master any violations of law; and
E. Report the working condition of each lodge in his district to the Grand Master. [2005 Proc. (R-2005-6);
2009 Proc. 91, (FIN-2009-01)]

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