2014 Proposed Resolutions and Recommendations (GLoTX AF&AM)

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Thoughts?
     

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  2. jjjjjggggg

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    Wow... who knew "on the level, by the square" required so much explanation?

    We just had our Grand Lodge session here in Oklahoma last week. It went down without a hitch.
     
  3. JJones

    JJones Moderator Staff Member

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    Seems like there's a lot of them this year! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. dfreybur

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    I wrote an extremely brief summary that lists the page number in the PDF that each item starts on. I included it as a text file so folks not interested will not see several pages of very terse description.
     

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  5. MRichard

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    I am a Fellowcraft so I am not familiar with how these things work. Will they be voting on visitation cause I didn't see it in the resolutions?
     
  6. dfreybur

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    As it is not listed that means no member pushed forward the paperwork for it to come to a vote. Only a member who can vote at GL can submit a resolution. That's JW, SW, WM, PM plus a list of GL officers who have to be PMs. Every PM of every GLofTX lodge is supposed to understand it's up to them to be the change they want in the world, be proactive.

    The other option is the committee on fraternal relations can ask for a vote in their annual report. Because the MWPHGLofTX requested improved relations asking for a vote would be reactive. We'll see.

    On my to do list in January - Start the pitch for force a vote if it doesn't get voted on through the committee. I'm a PM in other jurisdictions so I need to depend on convincing local PMs so I'll spend months at it.
     
  7. chrmc

    chrmc Registered User

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    Any news on how the votes and resolutions went?
     
  8. chrmc

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    Seems Facebook is a little faster. Brother Lins shared this

    Here y'all go: Tabled 2012 res 17a - not heard
    Tabled 2013 res 3 - not heard
    Res 3 - failed
    Res 4 - split into A and B. A adopted, B failed.
    Res 13 - withdrawn
    Res 7 - adopted
    Res 8 - amended, adopted
    Res 21 - adopted
    Res 22 - adopted
    Res 23 - failed
    Res 24 - amended, adopted
    Res 1 - tabled, committee resolution to rewrite entire Title V adopted
    Res 2 - amended, adopted
    Res 5 - failed
    Res 6 - failed
    Res 9 - withdrawn
    Res 10 - tabled
    Res 11 - tabled
    Res 12 - adopted
    Res 14 - failed
    Res 15 - adopted
    Res 17 - adopted
    Res 18 - tabled
    Res 25 - tabled
    Res 20 - adopted

    *end of Friday session*

    Res 19 - amended, adopted
    Res 16 - failed
    Res 21 - reconsidered, amended, adopted

    GM Rec 1 - failed
    GM Rec 2 - adopted
    GM Rec 3 - failed
    GM Rec 4 - adopted

    Grand Junior Warden - Tommy Chapman
    Grand Treasurer - Thomas Ellison
     
  9. Brother JC

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  10. crono782

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    Sorry, the ones you posted were my updates in the mod section. I forgot I was posting there and not public facing.
     
  11. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Oh, sorry. I rarely notice the header on my phone, and forget there are topics not everyone can see.


    Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry
     
  12. cacarter

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    What were the A and B splits in Resolution 4?
     
  13. crono782

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    If I remember right, part A established a desire to keep and maintain the GL building, part B proposed a funding campaign.
     
  14. cacarter

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    Good to see that that can got kicked down the road again. "Save the building! How dare you ask us for more money!"
     
  15. Mac

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    How about resolution 24's amendment?
     
  16. JJones

    JJones Moderator Staff Member

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    That's it in a nutshell. The majority seem to want to keep the building but nobody wants to pay for it. 3/4 of the room stood up and voted to find a way to keep the building but about 1/4 actually voted in favor of paying for it.

    I appreciate it's historic value but it sounds like the place is a money-sink to me.
     
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  17. Bill Lins

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    I am told that PGM Griffin has been in contact with the publisher of the current book. They are going to send a MM from their staff here to sit down with PGM Griffin, who will give him the corrections "mouth-to-ear". I am further told that that Brother's OB does not prohibit him from writing. (!) Thus he can make the corrections without anyone being in violation, and a new edition can be published with everything correct.
     
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  18. otherstar

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    Well, if anyone can make sure the work is correct, it would be PGM Griffin...I do believe he knows the Texas work better than anyone! Some states have plain language rituals that have been authorized and even published by their GLs (save certain parts that should never appear in print in any form, and those parts aren't in the current book, and won't be in the corrected edition either), so that is entirely possible that that could be the case with the MM coming from the publisher who would not be violating his obligation. I trust PGM Griffin's judgement on this matter.
     
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  19. chrmc

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think one of the problems with the building is the way the land is structured. I've been told that it's not owned by GL, but only on loan to us through some old decree, but the minute that the GL isn't on it any more it reverts back to the original owners. So essentially you can't sell the building and land, so what do you do?
     
  20. chrmc

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    I don't get why GL doesn't take this as an opportunity to make some money. Either by publishing it themselves or by licensing it for a cut of the profits. This should be a sure way of getting some inflow. Most masons will buy the new version when it comes out.
     
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