FROM THE WEST

Brethren,

At our last Stated Meeting, we discussed the pros and cons of several Resolutions which we will be voting on at the next Annual Communications at Grand Lodge.

The following is the result of our discussion based on the members present voting on these resolutions.

Resolution # 16-04 Allows additional exception to ballot secrecy- We voted NO
Resolution # 16-07 Allows for alternate approval of minutes- We voted YES.
Resolution # 17-01 Modifies position of candidates’ hands during 3 rd degree obligation- We did not have enough information to make a decision.
Resolution # 17-02 Requires a Senior Deacon of a new Lodge to qualify in ritual- We voted NO.

At our September Stated Meeting we will discuss the following Resolutions:

RESOLUTION NO. 17-04:  INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL APPOINTED OFFICERS
RESOLUTION NO. 17-05:  MAKES ALL MASTER MASONS VOTING GRAND LODGE MEMBERS AND
ALLOWS A LODGE TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM COST FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIPS
RESOLUTION NO. 17-06:  ALLOWS BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED IN ANY DEGREE
RESOLUTION NO. 17-07:  CLEANS UP AND CLARIFIES PORTIONS OF THE CMC
RESOLUTION NO. 17-08:  REDUCES REQUIRED NUMBER OF STATED MEETINGS FOR BIG BEAR AND RIM OF THE WORLD LODGES

Lost and Found:
A Gold Watch. If you believe that it is your watch please call me.

Fraternally,
Louis A. McKay, PM
Senior Warden