Grand Lodge Law

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Joey, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

    I was talking with the Grand Orator R.:W.: Jerry Martin this evening at our Lodge meeting.
    I was asking him WHY if a person in my situation.... who has served since our Lodges installation as Worshipful Master Pro-Tem..... Why do we not get recognition from Grand Lodge for doing so? :confused: I mean.... you have served the part of the officer for the entire year and Grand Lodge Law is like "ho hum" so thanks for your time...... So, now you've got to serve another full year to finally get credit for being the Master of the Lodge.
    Guys, I might be all wrong about this but that's a bunch of bull.

    He suggested that I submit a resolution for Grand Lodge this year. (Which I can't because I'm not a Past Master). He said I was correct BUT, I could get someone else who is a Past Master to sponsor it......

    He totally agrees with me and recommended that there be a minimum time limit of 6 months of service in the particular office that you are having to Pro-Tem. before you would be recognized by Grand Lodge as having officially served in that position.

    What do ya'll think? And, would anybody be willing to support that?
  2. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

    Brother Joey, I have one resolution for Grand Lodge this year now, but get a PM to make it for you and I will support it and would sign it also, if yoy think it would help.
  3. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

    Thanks Bro. Jerry. I'll do that!
  4. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

    Well since I am not a Past Master I am in the same boat as you Bro. Joey. I would like to add that I agree with your resolution.

    I have not served as Master pro-tem, but there are a couple of "places" that I have served over 6 months in, and think that I should get some credit for it. Now don't misunderstand me, I am by no means complaining. It just seems silly.

    Good Luck Joey!
  5. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

    I totally support this resolution. I believe in order for you to get recognition you MUST serve not just be voted in. I don't know many that would oppose it.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  6. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

    It won't benefit me at all. All I'm trying to do is make it fair for others in the future.

    Lets say for example: You're the Vice President...... Something happens to the president and you have to take over..... That makes YOU the president and YOU get credit for it.

    In this situation: Something happens to the Worshipful Master and the Senior Warden has to step in and take over responsibility of the Lodge but, he never receives any recognition.

    Now in my views that's where the Law is messed up. You've done the job but, the way the Law currently reads (In my opinion) is: Thanks for serving the entire year..... But, now do it for another whole year so we can give you credit for it. It just doesn't make any sense.....:confused:
  7. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

    I like it as well. You should definitely do it.

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