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power to communicate to any Lodge or Chapter of which the Brother may be still a member his immediate and irrevocable resignation (which shall, as between the Brother and such Lodge or Chapter, take effect in accordance with the provisions of the first paragraph of Rule 183). (c) Resignation from the Craft shall take effect from the date on which the Grand Secretary shall receive notice under paragraph (a) of this Rule or the date on which all such action as is required or permitted under the provisions of paragraph (b) shall have been taken whichever is the later. The Grand Secretary shall send to the Brother written acknowledgement that he has effectively resigned from the Craft. (d) A Brother who has resigned under this Rule shall remain bound by the various Masonic Obligations entered into by him, but shall not be subject to any of the duties imposed, or entitled to any of the rights and privileges conferred, on a Freemason either under the provisions of the Book of Constitutions or in accordance with the general practice of the Craft. (e) A Brother who has resigned under this Rule shall not be entitled to resume any of the said rights and privileges of a Freemason unless he shall again become a subscribing member of a Lodge. For such purpose he shall first complete such form or forms, and produce such documents, as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of General Purposes as a condition for the return of his Grand Lodge Certificate and, if he is a Royal Arch Mason, his Grand Chapter Certificate. The Grand Secretary, if satisfied that the application is in order, shall return such Certificates to the Brother in order that he may be duly proposed and seconded as a joining or rejoining member of a Lodge. (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (e) a Brother who has resigned at any time under this Rule and thereby avoided being the subject of Masonic disciplinary sanction shall not be entitled to resume any of the rights and privileges of a Freemason but shall be

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