Remit

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    What does remit mean?
     
  2. jonesvilletexas

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    As in Masonry ?
     
  3. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    GLL; Art. 314 A lodge may exempt any member from the payment of current dues.
     
  4. Traveling Man

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    The term (Masonically) would be for others to carry their dues. If the lodge exempts a member from payment, I believe that the portion that would normally go to Grand Lodge must be paid by the Lodge. I may be wrong, feel free to correct my assumption.
     
  5. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    you are correct sir GL should be paid their $14.50
     
  6. Traveling Man

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    Sir :confused: We are all upon the level... No sir needed :D

    My law book is somewhat out dated so I wasn't absolutely sure. (never can be).

    Thanks for your response.

    This is a really cool place, I was wondering how long it was going to take for a Masonic bulletin board to appear in Texas. Nice job! Can someone give us a little history about how this came about?
     
  7. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    What does Demit mean? I've heard of Brothers demitting from a Lodge.
     
  8. Traveling Man

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    Demit Definition

    Demit:

    (Also spelled "dimit.") As a verb this hails from the Latin dimettere, to send away, to release, to let go; we have it in our "dismiss." To dimit from an organization is, using the official form, to resign, to relinquish one's membership. It has this meaning in Masonry. mouse click here >Courtesy of Masonic Dictionary<

    Sometimes Lodges may force a demit as an alternative to Masonic Charges.
     
  9. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    GL Law Art. 368 A dimit is the withdrawl of a MM from membership in a Lodge, therby becoming an unaffliated Mason. The payment of his dues and the vote of the Lodge thereon, or the regulation prov. in Art. 369, are the acts which dissolves his connection with the Lodge. Ther is more but I think this explains your question.
     
  10. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    by the way Brother Traveling Man, Brother Blake was the man with the plan on the forum.
     
  11. Traveling Man

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    Excellent

    Very nice, thanks for the information. I hope it proves to be an excellent tool!
     
  12. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Basically, it means that the Brother is no longer affiliated with a particular blue Lodge and his Masonic membership is basically "put on hold".

    Sometimes, if a Brother cannot afford to pay dues and his Lodge cannot or will not carry him (& pay his per-capita) he can take a demit instead of being suspended for non-payment of dues. Also, if a Brother does not wish to be affiliated with his Lodge any more, he can take a demit until he affiliates back to his former Lodge or to a different Lodge.
     
  13. Wingnut

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    In times past it was considered an embarrassment to be suspended for NPD and brothers falling on hard time would demit near the end of the year when they knew they were in financial hardships. Going through our lodge records from late 1800 and early 1900s I found a lot that would demit and then when they had the money for their dues they would rejoin. Ive been told it wasnt near the embarrassment or as frowned upon.
     

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