Bill Lins Rocks

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by JBD, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. JBD

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    Thanks for carrying resolution 11 and a forceful presentation insuring its passage.

    It was also great to see that so few voted against. Masonic Brothers did themselves proud.
     
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  2. HKTidwell

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    Re: Bill Lins Rooks

    Hats off Brother Lins great job and to all the Brothers who gave imput into it.
     
  3. JBD

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    Can one of the mods please change the title to Rocks thanks!
     
  4. NickGarner

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    I agree, very nicely done.


    This is probably the only resolution I have ever heard where I did not have to think about whether or not it was a good idea.
     
  5. Bro Mike

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    Way to represent. Not bad for a big ol' guy :)

    Seriously, Thanks Brother Bill
     
  6. LDSpears

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    Resolution No. 11 – Adopted as amended. Requires disclosure of compensation from the Grand Lodge of Texas by Master Masons for consulting, legal, accounting, or other professional services be made to the Grand Lodge of Texas and reported by the Grand Lodge Finance Committee.

    What does this mean for Texas Masonry?
     
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  7. LDSpears

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    Or is this the resolution 11 you are talking about. Maybe I got my info mixed up.

    11. [FONT=Palatino,Palatino][FONT=Palatino,Palatino]Amend Article 505 to add item 37 "Make any negative reference or take any negative action in regard to a petitioner’s or member’s faith, creed or race at any time. (William A. "Bill" Lins).
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  8. Bro Mike

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    As presented at GL today, Res 11 dealt with discrimination shown towards petitioners or members based on faith, creed or race.

    GL voted to amend Article 505 in the Grand Lodge law Book to say

    Paragraph 1-26 (no changes)

    Paragraph 37 Make any negative reference or take any negative action in regard to a petitioner's or member's faith, creed or race at any time.

    Hope that makes a little more sense, LDSpears
     
  9. LDSpears

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    Yes it does. Thanks. I am very glad this made it!
     
  10. LDSpears

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    Does anyone know if this passed?
    Grand Master’s Recommendation [FONT=Palatino,Palatino][FONT=Palatino,Palatino]amends Article 163 to provide that the present $14.25 per capita amount be increased to $25.00 and that the increased amount of $10.75 be designated to the Grand Lodge General Fund for use in the operations of Grand Lodge.
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  11. rhitland

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    not voted on yet

    by the way bill is BIG BIG dude, man! I think he just scared a few to vote yes for fear of the head stomping he could lay.
     
  12. JBD

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    BroSpears this will not be addressed until tomorrow
     
  13. LDSpears

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    Thank You Brothers.
    Do you know if all of the resolutions are available in full detail anywhere? I have them in abbreviated format from the Fall Magazine.
    Also, will they be posted as to whether or not they were accepted or rejected anywhere? Just curious what all is going on. Too bad I couldn't make it.
    Thanks again.
     
  14. HKTidwell

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    LDSpears there is a thread here with the results posted. Every lodge has the entire resolution but does not have have the amendments as made currently.
     
  15. LRG

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    Hooray, for brother Bill and thanks for your endless work :<{)
     
  16. Bro Mike

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    It did pass. A couple of amendments were offered but not adopted, so the end result is that it was voted on as written and it was adopted,
     
  17. LDSpears

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    Any updates from todays voting?
     
  18. Bill Lins

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    Brethren, y'all are giving me too much credit- it should rightfully go to PGM Patterson, who gave an awesome speech cleverly disguised as a committee report. I wish all of you could have been there to hear it. When the "Proceedings" come out in a couple of years (!) it will contain a transcript of his "report".
     
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  19. Bill Lins

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    And I sincerely & solemnly promise & swear to use my powers for good purposes only! :11:
     
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  20. Blake Bowden

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    Bro. Lins, thank you for EVERYTHING you've done for this site and Masonry in Texas!
     

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