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REPORT OF THE SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: The annual meeting of the Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Committee was called to order by Chairman Steven D. Duncan, at 10:04 on the morning of January 27, 2015. Those in attendance for the meeting were Steven Duncan, Chairman; Glen E. Means, Committee Member; Ronald D. Miller, Secretary/ Treasurer; Robert D. Couldry, Committee Member; John W. Siscel, Committee Member; Jimmie Lee, Committee Member; Dale M. Bryan, Committee Member; and Christi Casey, Staff liaison for the Scholarship Committee. Following opening remarks by the chairman, motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the minutes from the previous meeting of the committee and print them in the Report Booklet of the Grand Lodge. The meeting then proceeded with a motion made by Robert Couldry and seconded by Dale Bryan to re-elect the officers, with Steve Duncan being voted in as Chairman, John W. Siscel as Vice-Chair, and Ron Miller continuing as Secretary/Treasurer. Committee reviewed agreement between Stewart Trust Committee and the Grand Lodge allowing for payment to the Grand Lodge for Administrative Costs incurred by execution of the Trust. The Stewart Trust Committee decided they wanted to see the contract and wanted to have described what the duties were for the $30,000 payment. It was agreed on that Ron Miller would get together all the materials asked for and another meeting was to be set for a future date. However, this meeting has not happened yet. The Committee then requested that the Grand Lodge Office send letters of congratulations to all graduating scholarship recipients, and that the letters promote membership in the Fraternity and/or its appendant bodies. Ron Miller reported that the scholarship fund principal had reached $14 million and that earnings in 2014 were $522,460.50. As a result, the committee discussed raising the scholarship amount from $8,000 to $9,000 and to award ten new scholarships. A motion was made and seconded to raise the scholarship amounts and still be renewable for four years. At present there are 32 students receiving the scholarship which makes the expense for 2015 $288,000. Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn the meeting at 10:32 AM. Fraternally, Steven D. Duncan Chairman

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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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