Section 1. This
Lodge shall be known by the name of Eureka Lodge No. 69 A. F.
and A. M.
Section 1. The
stated communications shall be held on the first Tuesday of each
month at 7:00 P.M. If said stated meeting falls on a legal
holiday, i.e., New Years Day, 4th of July or Labor Day, or is
cancelled because of inclement weather, the next following
Tuesday can be set for the stated communications beginning at
Section 2. The first
stated communication of December in each year shall be the
Section 1. The
elective officers shall be a Worshipful Master, Senior Warden,
Junior Warden, Treasurer and Secretary.
Section 2. The
appointive officers shall be a Senior Deacon, Junior Deacon, two
Stewards, a Tyler, and in the discretion of the Worshipful
Master, a Chaplain, Marshal and Organist.
Section 3. The
Worshipful Master, Senior and Junior Wardens shall be
ex-officio the Finance Committee of the Lodge.
Section 1. The
elective officers shall be separately chosen by ballot at the
annual communication of each year. A majority of the whole
number of votes cast shall be necessary to a choice. The
officers named in Article III, Section 2, shall be appointed by
the Worshipful Master-elect previous to installation.
Section 2. The
officers thus elected and appointed shall be installed as soon
thereafter as convenient, or appointed to serve until their
successors are duly elected and installed.
Section 3. The
Worshipful Master-elect, at the annual installation of officers,
shall appoint a Grievance Committee, consisting of three
members, a Relief Committee, consisting of three members, and an
Auditing Committee, consisting of three members, to serve until
their successors are appointed.
Section 4. No Mason,
not a member of this Lodge shall be eligible to any office
therein, except that of Tyler.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The
Worshipful Master, in addition to what is required by the
ancient regulations of Masonry, as set forth in Grand Lodge
By-Laws, may determine the order of business and of labor, and
shall regulate all debates and the conduct of members and
visitors in the Lodge. He shall have the custody of the Lodge
charter, and general supervision of the hall furniture. He shall
be ex-officio a member of all committees. He shall see
that the work and lectures used in this Lodge conform as exactly
as possible to the standard already established by the Grand
Lodge of Illinois, for which the Grand Master provides
instructions as directed in the Grand Lodge Constitution.
Section 2. The
duties of the Wardens and other officers shall be as are
specified in Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 3. The
treasurer shall have charge of the money and other fiscal
property of the Lodge; shall deposit all funds in the name of
Eureka Lodge No. 69, A.F. & A.M.; shall keep regular and
accurate accounts of all Lodge moneys received by him; shall pay
out only on proper authority of the Lodge on warrants signed by
the Worshipful Master, attested by the Secretary and Seal of the
Lodge and shall invest all surplus funds in such securities as
the auditing committee may direct; shall at all times hold the
accounts, vouchers, funds and securities subject to the
inspection of the Worshipful Master, auditing committee or
authorized committee and shall make a detailed report of all the
receipts and expenditures at each annual communication or
oftener if required.
Section 4. The
Secretary shall keep a true and correct record of the
proceedings of the Lodge proper to be written; shall preserve in
appropriate files all papers and documents relating thereto;
shall keep separate accounts with each member of the Lodge;
shall conduct the Lodge correspondence under the direction of
the Worshipful Master; shall issue all summonses and notices
when directed; shall make the necessary returns to the Grand
Lodge; shall record in the minutes the names of all members in
attendance at each stated communication; shall receive all
moneys paid into the Lodge; record the items and amounts in the
minutes of each communication; and pay them over to the
Treasurer without delay, taking his receipt therefore; shall
keep a complete register of the members, showing dates of
initiation, passing or raising, or affiliation, also withdrawal,
death, expulsion or suspension; shall notify all committees of
matter referred to them, and all petitioners of their election
or rejection; shall have the custody of the Lodge seal and affix
the same to all documents requiring verification, and shall make
a full report of all his doings at each Annual Communication.
Section 5. The
Secretary and Treasurer shall give bonds of such amounts with
such securities, and upon such conditions as shall be directed
and approved by the Finance Committee.
Section 6. The
Tyler, in addition to his well known and indispensable services,
shall serve all summonses and notices, and perform such other
duties as are required by the Worshipful Master; shall preserve
strict order in his department during the sessions of the Lodge,
shall have charge of the hall, furniture and clothing, under the
direction of the Worshipful Master, and shall cause them to be
always kept in proper order for the transaction of business and
comfort of the brethren.
Section 7. The
Secretary, Treasurer, and the Tyler shall receive such
compensation as the Lodge shall by resolution, determine, i.e.,
Secretary@ $275.00 per year & Treasurer @ $100.00 per year.
Section 8. The
Auditing Committee shall examine and adjust all accounts, claims
and demands against the Lodge, or held by the Lodge against any
member or other person; shall examine and report on the accounts
and vouchers of the Treasurer and Secretary regarding the safe
keeping of the fiscal property of the Lodge; shall examine and
audit the annual reports of the Treasurer and Secretary, and
report thereon, and shall render a full report of their doings
and the financial condition of the Lodge at each Annual
Section 9. The
Relief Committee shall aid distressed Masons, their widows and
orphans, to whom all applicants for such assistance may be
referred, with power to act. They shall have authority to draw
from the treasury for such relief not exceeding twenty-five
dollars for any one case, reporting all such expenditures at the
next stated communication of the Lodge thereafter. In case of
the sickness of a brother they may provide such comfort, medical
assistance, watchers, etc., as they may deem expedient.
Section 10. The
Grievance Committee shall inquire into all difficulties arising
between members, when brought to their knowledge, and reconcile
the same if within their power; if not, and the same be of
sufficiently grave character, they shall report thereon to the
Lodge, which shall take such action as the case may require.
Membership in the Lodge may be acquired and can be terminated
only as prescribed in Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 2. All
petitions for the degrees or for membership shall conform to the
provisions of Grand Lodge By-Laws. Every petition for the
degrees shall be accompanied by the fee for the degree of
Entered Apprentice, but the fee shall be returned to the
petitioner without delay if he be rejected. The balloting on all
petitions for the degrees or for membership shall be as directed
in Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 3. Any
candidate failing to attend for initiation or affiliation within
one year after his election, except for good cause, to be
approved by a majority vote of the members present at any stated
communications, shall forfeit his election, and must petition
again before he can be initiated or affiliated. This new
petition shall be subject to the same rules as govern original
FEES AND DUES
Section 1. The fees
for the degrees in this Lodge shall be as follows:
For the degree of Entered Apprentice....$60.00
For the degree of Fellow Craft...............$25.00
For the degree of Master Mason...........$15.00
Washington Memorial............................$ 5.00
Section 2. The
annual dues of each member of this Lodge shall be $20.00, plus
$10.00 Grand Lodge per-capita fees, and shall be
payable annually in advance. All new members shall pay dues,
from the date of raising or date of admission to January 1st
Section 3. A
majority vote of the members present at a stated communication,
and a notice thereof in writing presented at a previous stated
communication, shall be requisite to the remitting of any dues.
Provided, further, that at the first stated communication in
March of each year such action may be had without such previous
notice; and provided further, that no dues shall be remitted,
except for the year during which said notice is given or for any
Section 4. Any
member whose dues are not paid or remitted at the first stated
communication in December shall be notified in writing to pay
the same on or before the first stated communication in February
following, which shall be considered the first notice as
required in Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 5. Any
member who neglects or refuses to make answer to such notice,
and whose dues are not paid or remitted at the first Stated
Communication in February, shall be notified in person, if
possible, to appear at the first Stated Communication in March
following, and show cause why he should not be suspended for
non-payment of dues; which shall be considered the Second
Notice, as required in Grand Lodge By-Laws. If the member cannot
be notified in person, then notice shall be given as provided in
Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 6. If said
dues are not paid or remitted at the first Stated Communication
in March, the Lodge may at once proceed to discipline the
delinquent member, as provided in Grand Lodge By-laws. Provided,
no member shall be suspended for non-payment of dues unless the
delinquency is for time already passed.
Section 7. If from
any cause the action contemplated by Section 6 of the Article,
be not taken at the first Stated Communication in March, such
action may be taken at the next Stated Communication: Provided,
the notices required by Sections 4 and 5 of the article shall
have been given, no other notice being required to make such
Section 1. Any
resolutions or edict of the Grand Lodge which has the effect to
alter any part of these by-laws shall be deemed an amendment
without any action of the Lodge.
Section 2. No part
of these by-laws shall be otherwise repealed, altered, suspended
or amended, unless a proposition in writing shall have been
presented at a Stated Communication, at lease one month
previous, and two-thirds of the members present shall vote in
favor of said proposition.
Breitling fake Watches long known for the blend of durability with a stunning, ever-stylish look. Breitling Bentley replica watches uk
have been a piece of quality since breitling replica inception. Most often replica watches sale
sell sound because of their design and quality of craftsmanship. When you buy a breitling replica uk
from E-Replica you can be certain you’re getting the best available. In appearance, feel and function rolex replica
are built on peerless precision. Ereplica are providing one of the best replica watches uk
on the Internet. Rolex Replica watches and rolex replica uk
are on the best they are providing. They said “Our selection of Rolex watches is unparalleled on the web.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
The Order of Business at each Stated
Communication shall be as follows, unless changed at the
discretion of the Worshipful Master.
1. Reading and approving minutes.
2. Reading and referring petitions.
3. Reports of committee
6. Unfinished Business.
9. Offering resolutions.
11. Sickness and Relief