2014 Proposed Resolutions and Recommendations (GLoTX AF&AM)

Discussion in 'Freemasonry In Texas' started by Blake Bowden, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Mac

    Mac Moderator Premium Member

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    But "we're not a publisher," says the group that publishes the monitor and law book. ;)
     
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  2. JFS61

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    The "charity above all else" crowd strikes again. Over the years, a number of parties have put forth resolutions that would (temporarily) divert annual gifts from over-funded masonic charities and feed those monies back into GL for infrastructure and programs. It's at that time that the "we have to give all our money to charity or we're not good Masons" crowd rushes the podium to argue their case, and emotion ends up winning the day. I believe in charity as much (or more) as anyone else, but when the building is falling apart and educational programs go wanting, it's time that (as one exasperated speaker lamented Saturday) "Charity begins at home."
     
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  3. anraney

    anraney Registered User

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    Charity may begin at home but $100 per capita is just stupid. You would have every lodge in the state raising dues for those years.....Of course then in year four what happens...The lodge dues stay the same cause not it cost more to opperate and their are less paying members. Charity may begin at home....but that home has to be the lodge first then the GL.
     
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  4. JFS61

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    Good thing you don't belong to a foreign grand lodge - Most of them have yearly dues in the 3 to 4 figure range (not to mention initiation fees).
     
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  5. kmfisher1

    kmfisher1 Registered User

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    just a tongue in cheek jab, if we got 12 we might just have needed 14...o_O
     
  6. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Uh, Papa- we DID get 12.
     

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