Was looking for a listing of the results item by item from resolution No.1 - 25. Saw one shortly after GL but can't remember where and can't find i again. Anyone got the tally? Thanks.
Here you go:
RESULTS OF THE 179TH GRAND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION
2012 Tabled Resolution No. 17A – Postponed
until the Grand Communication in 2015. To create a criminal background check for a Petitioner.
2013 Tabled Resolution No. 3 – Postponed
until the Grand Communication in 2015. Amended Title V of the Laws of the Grand Lodge of Texas to rescind the current Title V and replace it with the Title V that was in effect prior to December 4, 2004.
Resolution No. 1 – Adopted
as substituted. Requiring the appointment of a Committee to study the re-write of Title V.
Resolution No. 2 – Adopted as amended.
Amends current Title V to make procedures more effective.
Resolution No. 3 – Not Adopted.
Proposal that the GL assess $100 per Texas home Lodge member for 2015, 2016, and 2017 to renovate and operate the GL Building.
Resolution No. 4A. – Adopted as amended.
States that we continue to have this Grand Lodge Building in Waco, and it be renovated, restored and/or repaired as needed.
Resolution No. 4B. – Not Adopted.
Proposal that the GL Trustees establish a separate fundraiser to restore the GL Building.
Resolution No. 5 – Not Adopted.
Proposal to amend Article 318a to permit endowed member to transfer his endowed membership.
Resolution No. 6 – Not Adopted.
Proposal to Amend Article 318a to permit Trustees to authorize at least a $5 distribution each year (even if it dips into the corpus).
Resolution No. 7 – Adopted.
Add Article 163e about the Ownership and Management of the EMF.
Resolution No. 8 – Adopted as amended*.
Amends Art. II, Art. IV and Art. VII of the Constitution of the GLT to ensure that Masters and Wardens have full voting rights at all Grand Annual Communication and all contested elections of Grand Lodge Officers be conducted by written ballot of Lodges and Members.
Resolution No. 9 – Withdrawn.
Proposal to amend the Constitution and Article 118 to Masonic Graduates Advisory Committee duties.
Resolution No. 10 – Postponed
until the Grand Communication in 2015. Amend various statutes of the GL Laws in Title I to update the GL Laws as to the Masonic Home and School after closing of the residential facility in Fort Worth in 2005.
Resolution No. 11 – Postponed
until the Grand Communication in 2015. Amend Constitution Article IX to update the GL Constitution with the closing of the MHS residential facility in Fort Worth in 2005.
Resolution No. 12 – Adopted.
Amend Article 393 to delete requirement that a felony automatically disqualifies a candidate.
Resolution No. 13 – Withdrawn.
Proposal to amend Article 313 in processing the Uniform Receipt Card.
Resolution No. 14 – Not Adopted.
Proposal to amend Article 226 and permit handguns in the Lodge room.
Resolution No. 15 – Adopted.
Change the name of New Salem Lodge No. 87 to Alex Tully Masonic Lodge No. 87.
Resolution No. 16 – Not Adopted.
Proposal to amend Article 405a and permit Lodges to e-mail names of candidates to its members.
Resolution No. 17 – Adopted.
Amend Article 178, Laying of Cornerstones.
Resolution No. 18 – Postponed
until the Grand Communication in 2015. Amend Article 126f, GL Committee on Mediation Nos. 1 and 2, to require the Grand Master to have the Mediation Committees mediate pending Masonic disciplinary charges.
Resolution No. 19 – Adopted as amended*.
Amend Article IV, Section 7, of the Constitution to vote by either written or electronic ballot.
Resolution No. 20 – Adopted.
Adds Article 224b, Portraits and Displays in Lodge Rooms.
Resolution No. 21 – Adopted as amended.
Amend Article 340 to require the Civil Law Committee to act upon conveyance of property issues within a limited time frame.
Resolution No. 22 – Adopted.
Amend Article 172, Paragraph 6, to ensure that all Resolutions are filed with the Grand Secretary by April 15 and Recommendations on or before June 15.
Resolution No. 23 – Not Adopted.
Proposal to amend Monitor regarding closing EA & FC Lodges.
Resolution No. 24 – Adopted as amended.
Require the Committee on Work to provide an accurate Texas code or cipher book by the 2015 Grand Annual Communication.
Resolution No. 25 – Postponed
until the Grand Communication in 2015. Amended Title V of the Laws of the Grand Lodge of Texas to rescind the current Title V and replace it with an amended Title V that was in effect prior to December 4, 2004.
Grand Master’s Recommendations:
1. Recommendation No. 1 – Not Adopted.
Proposal to create a GL Strategic Planning Committee.
2. Recommendation No. 2 – Adopted.
Criminal Background Checks – Proposes a centralized criminal background check system that would comply with federal law and be centralized in the Grand Secretary’s office. Petitioners for the degrees would be required to obtain the background check with the report going only to the GS Office. The GS Office will notify the Lodge about the petitioner’s qualifications. Effective July 1, 2015.
3. Recommendation No. 3 – Not Adopted.
Proposal to establish a uniform Table Lodge Procedure.
4. Recommendation No. 4 – Adopted.
Real Estate Transactions – Proposes legislation to improve the procedure for Lodge real estate transactions.
Grand Junior Warden – Tommy Frank Chapman
Grand Treasurer – Tommy W. Ellison
Committee on Work – G. Duane Anthony
Library and Museum Board – Lyndon L. Olson, Jr.
Director of Masonic Home and School – John R. Clements
Since this resolution would amend the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Texas, it must
be adopted at the 2015 Grand Communication before it is effective.