Grand Chapter/Council

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by nick1368, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

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    Is anyone going to the Grand Chapter & Council in October this year?
     
  2. JBD

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    Yes - going down Sunday will not be there for the School of Instruction. Will start with Banquet Sunday night.
     
  3. David Melear

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    I'll be there, I should be there on Saturday, not sure what time there is also some chapter and council work going on that weekend, so I might stop there and try to help, or just get in the way. :biggrin: Stop me on Monday morning after the introduction and say hi. I would love to talk to you guys.
     
  4. nick1368

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    I am pleased to announce that Port Neches Council #413 took 1st place in the Ritual Competition held on Saturday. We scored a perfect 1000 points. Way to go guys!
     
  5. nick1368

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    David...will look for you Monday. Great speech this morning in the open York Rite colleges meeting! You are doing great work in the Commandery "Old Man"
     
  6. Scotty32

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    Wasn't happy to hear that Chapt. initiation fees are going up $100. Hope they realize that petitions are going to take a nose dive
     
  7. David Melear

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    That might be on hold, there was some debate about in the Grand Council. I missed what happened, but they might have to workout some differences.
     
  8. David Melear

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    Thanks Nick, all I can do is talk about it, everyone else has to do it.
     
  9. nick1368

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    I am not sure what was decided I left as soon as the run off elections were over. But apparently the GHP recommendation (I dont remember the #) to increase the fees to $100 was for both Chapter and Council; it was voted on and passed (questionable since it was a hand vote). However Grand Chapter cannot pass laws that dictate what Grand Council does. So when someone from the Council Finance pointed this out WAY after the fact it begged the question why Juridence Purdince (sp?) did not catch that issue. So I am not sure if that mean ONLY fees will go up for Chapter and not Council or if the whole thing will have to be put off until next year. Should be interesting.
     
  10. nick1368

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    Well it was re-freshing to see "young" blood in the Commadery. keep up the good work. I am sorry I never got a chance to speak to you, you are very busy man!
     
  11. JBD

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    The Chapter vote stands - the issue was section 7 on the fee to be paid to the Council. It was thorny for a while.

    David great to see you again, enjoyed the conversation and would like to keep it going.

    Scotty I think your fear is vastly overstated. The York Rite is and will still be the best value in Masonry.
     
  12. Scotty32

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    Lets hope so
     
  13. David Melear

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    I think your right, If we don't blow it out of sight we should be fine.
     

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