Neglect of Duties?

Discussion in 'Masonic Jurisprudence' started by owls84, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Has anyone ever had to relieve an officer that has been delinquent of their duties? Per the following article.

    Art. 271 (Cont)

    And any Secretary or Treasurer may be removed
    from the office for the unexpired term or any part thereof, or his
    office may be declared vacated for the unexpired term or any part
    thereof, by the Master of the Lodge with the consent of the Grand
    Master, whenever such Secretary or Treasurer removes from the
    jurisdiction of his Lodge or on account of illness, disability, or through
    gross neglect or malfeasance in office, is unable or fails to properly
    perform the duties of his office.

    There is more to this article but just wanted to ask about this one.

    If so how was this handled? How would you handle it and expect it to be handled?
     
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Great post. Could this also apply to the WM or other officers?
     
  3. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    i don't think the WM can be taken out.
     
  4. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    I don't see it either. I am looking though.
     
  5. JBD

    JBD Premium Member

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    Why you wanna take out your WM? It must be gettin tough over there ;)
     
  6. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    This is NOT the National Guard! You cant advance in the chairs that way :)
     
  7. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    LOL, no not quite. It isn't that bad at all actually. Better days are ahead. It is just for knowing the powers one has and who knows maybe there will be a day that it may be needed.
     
  8. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Quite a few critical, scathing comments come to mind right now, with a little dose of sarcasm thrown in there, so I'll keep them to myself.
     
  9. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    No, treasurer and secretary only.
     
  10. js4253

    js4253 Premium Member Premium Member

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    Guess that is one fast track to the East:D
     
  11. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Only the Grnd Mater can remove the WM.
     
  12. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Art. 644. When Worshipful Master Suspended. When a
    Worshipful Master is suspended from office by order of the Grand
    Master, said officer shall cease to exercise any of the duties, rights,
    or prerogatives of said office until he is thereafter restored, but he
    shall not thereby be deprived of any of the rights and privileges of
    membership in his Lodge. However, he shall not be entitled to the
    rights and privileges of a Past Master, or be or become a member
    of the Grand Lodge, unless and until he is restored thereto by the
    Grand Lodge.
     
  13. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Thank you Brother Jones. So back to the original questions. (By the way consider this my first gavel to order one more and I'm just going to start tossing people.)
     
  14. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    ...Which is exactly why secretaries don't get gavels.:p
     
  15. Sirius

    Sirius Registered User

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    If a Lodge must remove an elected officer, it must be done in the absence of passion and for the benefit of the Lodge. This has been my experience.
     
  16. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Dang! You are TOUGH! :D
     
  17. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    And even then it is near impossible to get any support.
     
  18. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    well in my year...
     
  19. Sirius

    Sirius Registered User

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    Oh goodie, I love these stories.:D
     
  20. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    Im just practicing, I haven't had a 'my year' yet. For some reason it always comes out as a bad reminder of the line "... and one time at band camp..."
     

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