Recent Changes and Additions

Pending Grand Chapter Notices of Motion

The following are the notices of motion that were presented and ratified by the membership at Grand Chapter in 2015.

RATIFIED MOTIONS

Grand Chapter Sessions, July 2015

MOTION 1
ARTICLE XII_______________EXPENSES
7. Grand Chapter Host
NOW READS:
(a) An amount of Two Thousand Dollars ($2000.00), or such amount as recommended by the Finance Committee and voted by the Grand Chapter, shall be allocated to the General Convenor for the Grand Chapter Session expenses and shall be paid by January 15 of the current year.

MOTION 2
ARTICLE XXII______________MEMBERSHIP
NOW READS:
1. Affiliated Master Masons in good standing, the wives, daughters, legally adopted daughters, mothers, widows, sisters, half-sisters, granddaughters, stepmothers, stepdaughters, stepsisters, daughters-in-law, grandmothers, great granddaughters, nieces, great nieces, mothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, and first and second female cousins of affiliated Master Masons in good standing, or if deceased were in good standing at the time of their death; as well as to members--either active for three (3) years or majority--in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls or in Job's Daughters International , each of whom shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years, are eligible to membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.

MOTION 3 ARTICLE XXXI_________SEALS
NOW READS:
1. (a) Each Chapter, excepting one under Dispensation, shall have a seal with the name, number, location of the Chapter, and such device as it may adopt engraved thereon. No document shall be deemed authentic which does not bear such seal. The seal shall be described in the By-laws, and shall be impressed upon all documents emanating from the Chapter.
(b) Correspondence in electronic format be acceptable as official correspondence so business may be conducted in a timely fashion. It will be followed as necessary in paper form with official seals and signatures as required.

MOTION 4
ARTICLE II DUTIES OF OFFICERS
1. Worthy Grand Matron section (m)
Now reads:
(m) The Worthy Grand Matron will assign a Past Grand Matron or a Past Grand Patron as an alternate signee for the Grand Chapter bank accounts held by the Grand Secretary and the Grand Treasurer and for the Grand Chapter Safety Deposit Box. This will only be necessary when a new Grand Secretary or a new Grand Treasurer is elected to office or to replace a current alternate signee.

ARTICLE II DUTIES OF OFFICERS
3. Grand Secretary
Now Reads:
Section (d)
(i) The Grand Secretary will establish a bank account as soon as possible after being elected to office. This account is to have an alternate signee to the account, who must be either a Past Grand Matron or a Past Grand Patron of New Brunswick
(ii) The Safety Deposit Box of this Grand Chapter shall be in the custody of the Grand Secretary. The Safety Deposit Box is to have an alternate signee who must be either a Past Grand Matron or a Past Grand Patron of New Brunswick

ARTICLE II DUTIES OF OFFICERS
4. Grand Treasurer
Now reads:
(a)(i) The Grand Treasurer will establish a bank account as soon as possible after being elected to office. This account is to have an alternate signee to the account, who must be either a Past Grand Matron or a Past Grand Patron of New Brunswick
(ii)In addition to the duties prescribed by the Constitution, the Grand Treasurer shall keep an account of the receipts and expenditures; submit books and accounts for examination whenever required by the Worthy Grand Matron or Finance Committee; annually report to the Grand Chapter the transactions of the office and promptly deliver books and all other property to her or his successor.