By Paul Rodriguez-Obrien—Senior Warden
As you recall, I brought up in my last Trestleboard article and again at our October Stated Meeting, the legislation that all ‘F & AM of CA’ lodges would have the opportunity to vote on.
Our four allotted lodge votes were cast by: our Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden and Kurt Allen, PM, HA.
The following Grand Master Recommendations passed:
No. 1: Amends the Required Period to Constitute a New Lodge
No. 2: Allows Inspector to Approve Change of Meeting Location, Date and Time Due to Inclement Weather or Hazardous Conditions
No. 4: Authorizes Pre-Trial Mediation
No. 6: Allows Conviction in Uncontested Matters After Such Investigation as the Trial Master May Determine
No. 7: Increases the Accused’s Participation in the Pre-Trial Process
The following Carry-Over Resolutions from 2018 passed:
No. 18-04: Removes Restrictions on Holding a Tiled Meeting on a Sunday
No. 18-05: Modifies the Installation Ceremony
The following 2019 Resolutions passed:
No. 19-01: Permits Calling Up at Stated Meetings for Masonic Education
No. 19-03: Increases Refreshment Revolving Fund
No. 19-04: Allows Option to Compensate Treasurer
As you read through this summary of the Legislation results, you may have questions as to the full meaning, implications, and how your officers voted. I would very much enjoy having this discussion with any and all interested brothers. See you soon my brothers!