Grand Lodge Officers

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Is it true these guys don't not get "paid"? Surely they have some form of allowance or reimbursement for all their hard work, travel, etc.
     
  2. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    The M:.W:. Grand Master and the members of the Committee on work get their travel expenses reimbursed. I'm certain that the GM has other expenses that the Grand Lodge covers. Other than that, I don't know. I do know that DDGM's pay all of their own expenses.
     
  3. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    Bill is correct.

    if the GM is on duty, he can submit a form to get his expenses paid.

    also, the secretary gets paid, as far as i know. just like regular lodge.
     
  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I agree the GL should cover the officers, but WOW the DDGMs pay their own expenses? Any ideas on how to help these guys out? Those guys deserve the honor, not because of the title, but because of their dedication to the craft.
     
  5. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    most of the time their actual travel isn't the problem... they stay within their district... it's their TIME that needs to be rewarded, and that's much harder.
     
  6. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I know my DDGM James Mendenhall and our nieghbor DDGM David Sabestian deserve 10 years worth of corn, wine and oil after we about chewed their ears off and them handling our Lodge issues so well. I have never met a DDGM that i did not think deserve4d that honour we have alot of good men in our frat.
     
  7. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    at every DDGM visit Ive been to in several lodges, the members make a motion and pass to give the DDGM a token amount to cover his expenses. Most times its around $25. And the DDGM donates it back to the lodges building fund or scholarship fund...
     
  8. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Our District is comprised of 9 Lodges over 3 counties. In addition, there's 2 trips to Waco (at a minimum) and a trip to the Mid-Year Conference (in Grapevine my DDGM year), all of which are mandatory.

    I put 3000 miles on my motorcycle and about the same amount on my truck my DDGM year.
     
  9. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    well, okay. mostly what i meant was the time you spent doing it was worth much more than 3000 miles on a motorcycle. wasn't trying to rag or discount the fact that it was cheap.
     

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