Grand Lodge Committees

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Quick question, does one need to be a member of the Grand Lodge in order to Chair a Committee, or to even serve on one?
     
  2. Gerald.Harris

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    Blake, I am fairly certain that one must be a member of Grand Lodge in order to chair a committee and for the most part, participate as a member . I believe that there are a few exceptions to this requirement for certain committies. I will be glad to research the question for you if you so desire.
     
  3. lee c smith jr

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    Blake, I am pretty sure that one must be a past master to serve anywhere in Grand Lodge. I think the brother's name was David Lui, but he was GL Photographer for many years unchallenged without being a past master. One day someone made an issue and he could no longer be GL Photographer.
     
  4. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Brother Lee is right you must be a past master to be a member of Grand Lodge and a committee member.
     
  5. nick1368

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    After this weekend, it is very clear that you must be a PM in order to do anything on GL level. Last year, one of our members who is very active in GL and the Yorkrite Body told me he was going to try to get the GM to give me the appoint of "Grand Representative to Africa" but couldn't because I am not a PM. I thought he was kidding about the title until I found out that he was it!
     
  6. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Thank you Brothers for your input.
     
  7. Gerald.Harris

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    Blake,
    While visiting the Masters Wardens and Secretaries Association of Dist 31 last evening, I did take a look at the constitution and found that there are several committies that allow Master Masons to fill some of the spots, however there is a requirement that these committies have a majority of Grand Lodge members, and the Chair of the committie must be a member of Grand Lodge ( Past Master).
     

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