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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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Proposal to Amend Sections 2.040, 5.010(r), 6.010, 6.020, AND 6.030 AND ADDING SECTION 5.015 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws to Read as Follows:

WITHDRAWN BY SPONSORS (Deletions appear in strikethrough, additions appear underlined) Section 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY. The Grand Secretary (q) Devotes substantially all of his time to the duties of his office; employs and supervises such clerical and secretarial assistants as may be required to discharge efficiently all the duties of his office; at least semiannually reviews with the Grand Master, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and the other elective officers the operation and budget of his office, including in advance the fixing of or changes in compensation and benefits for his clerical and secretarial assistants; and performs such other duties as shall be assigned to him from time to time by the Grand Master with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them. (Added 1970-123; amended 1985-127, 128)

ARTICLE 5. COMMITTEES Section 5.010. APPOINTMENT. The standing committees are: (a) Credentials, (b) Grand Master’s Address, (c) Lodges Under Dispensation, (d) Chartered Lodges, (e) Appeals and Grievances, (f) Jurisprudence, (g) Ways and Means, (h) Relief and Charity, (i) Necrology, (j) Ritual, (k) Forms and Ceremonies, (l) Mileage and Per Diem, (m) Correspondence, (n) Masonic Education, (o) Building Supervisory Board, (p) Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, (q) By-Laws, (r) Grand Lodge Office Oversight, (s) Youth, (t) Long Range Planning, (u) Public Relations, and (v) Investments. Special committees may be appointed by the Grand Master when he or the Grand Lodge considers it necessary. Each committee consists of not more than five members, with a chairman and members designated by the Grand Master, unless otherwise authorized by law or by order of the Grand Lodge. The committees consider all matters referred to them and report promptly. (Amended 1980-134, 1989-82, 1998-162). Section 5.015. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Committees shall consider all matters referred to them and report promptly to the Grand Master, as well as annually, with said annual reports presented in writing at the annual communication of the Grand Lodge unless otherwise specified by the By-Laws. Such reports shall be complete as to the committee’s activities, considerations, actions taken, and shall specify any recommendations requiring a vote by the Grand Lodge. With the exception of actions or reports made by the Committee on Relief and Charity, all committee report concerning petitions or other actions pertaining to an individual shall state the name of the individual and the committee’s corresponding recommendation. If the committee has not met during the year or if it has taken no action, it shall so report.

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Official Proceedings - Grand Lodge MO Communication 2015  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015

Official Proceedings - Grand Lodge MO Communication 2015  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015

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