Clearwater Lodge No. 127
FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS
705 S. HERCULES AVENUE
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33764
CHARTERED JANUARY 20TH, 1892
Zone 6, District 20
Approved September 28th, 2010
Amended June 26th, 2012
UNIFORM CODE OF BY-LAWS FOR CLEARWATER
LODGE NO 127
1.01 Charter: This Lodge exists by virtue of a Charter, dated 20th day of January, 1892 from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Florida, and is located in the City of Clearwater, in the County of Pinellas, in the State of Florida.
Clearwater Lodge No. 127
2.01 Territorial Jurisdiction: The territorial jurisdiction of this Lodge shall be determined as provided by the Constitution and Regulations of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Florida.
2.02 Personal Jurisdiction: This Lodge preserves the inherent right of exclusive, original jurisdiction over all its members wherever they may reside and over all Masons, to whatever Lodge they may belong, and over all dimitted Masons living within its jurisdiction subject only to the original and
3.01 General: All Master Masons whose names are now upon the roll of members, and who shall hereafter petition and receive the Third Degree in, or affiliate with, this Lodge, shall be members thereof.
3.02 Dual Membership: Any member in good standing of a Particular Lodge in a Grand Jurisdiction with which The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Florida sustains fraternal relations, and the laws of which do not prohibit dual membership, may petition this Lodge for affiliation without demitting from his
3.02.1 Plural Membership:
A member in good standing of a Particular Lodge in Florida may petition this Lodge for affiliation without demitting from his home Lodge; regardless of any action that his home Lodge may or may not have taken with respect to accepting Plural Members. In such petition all facts and circumstances upon
3.03 Life Membership:
(a) Life memberships shall be of three classes:
(1) Life membership conferred by the Lodge upon payment of a fixed fee therefore which Life membership shall exempt the recipient from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue.
(2) Life membership conferred by the Lodge without payment of fee therefore which exempts recipient thereof from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue, and
(3) Life membership conferred by the Lodge which does not exempt the recipient thereof from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue, and
(b) No life membership conferred for payment of fixed fee therefore and which shall exempt the recipient thereof from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue may be conferred for a fee not less than $3,000.00 dollars, which fee, in whatever amount fixed, shall be deposited or invested as hereinafter set forth.
(c) No life membership which exempts recipient thereof from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue may be conferred by the Lodge without payment of fee therefore except upon the condition that the Lodge immediately set aside from its own funds for deposit or investment as hereinafter provided a minimum sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars except where the amount already in reserve funds is sufficient to equal two hundred ($200.00) dollars
(d) All funds derived from fees for life memberships and all funds set aside by the Lodge upon conferring life membership without payment of fee therefore shall be invested in bonds of the United States of America or deposited in savings accounts in institutions where such savings accounts are insured or in such other securities or stocks as shall be approved by the Grand Lodge, the interest derived from such deposit or investment to be deposited in the General Fund of the Lodge.
(e) Upon the death, expulsion, dimit or disappearance of a life member as provided in Regulation 26.06 the Lodge may withdraw the deposit provided for such life member or dispose of the government bonds purchased with the proceeds thereof and return said funds to the general funds of the Lodge.
(f) This Lodge may confer life memberships which do not exempt the recipient thereof from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue without requiring any payment therefore by the life member or without making any deposit or investment by the Lodge.
(g) Each life membership of this Lodge shall be issued an annual card evidencing such life membership.
(h) No life membership conferred by this Lodge shall exempt such Lodge from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue.
3.03.1 Perpetual: Perpetual Memberships are authorized by Particular Lodges subject to the following terms and conditions:
(a) Any member in good standing and possessing a current dues card in a Particular Lodge of this Grand Jurisdiction may become a Perpetual Member of his lodge pursuant to the provisions of this section.
(b) The member desiring a Perpetual Membership shall apply to the Secretary of his Lodge for such a membership on forms prescribed by the Grand Lodge and shall tender therewith a minimum sum of twenty (20) times the annual dues of his lodge at the time of the application, but in no event less than twenty (20) times the minimum dues prescribed in Regulation 24.05, Section 4.01 of the Uniform Code of Bylaws. The Lodge Secretary shall complete his part
(c) The application shall be signed by the applicant and have the certification of the Lodge Secretary. The application shall not become effective until the applicant’s record has been certified by the Grand Secretary. The application shall contain thereon the computations upon which the perpetual membership
(d) After the perpetual membership application and fee have been received and accepted by the Grand Secretary, the perpetual membership fee shall not be refundable except under circumstances determined by the Grand Secretary to be mistakes of fact rendering the applicant ineligible for perpetual membership as of the date of the application.
(e) After the applicant’s perpetual membership has been accepted by the Grand Secretary, the perpetual membership shall be paid over to the Grand Treasurer as required in Article VI, Section 10 of the Constitution. The funds shall be placed collectively in restricted perpetual membership accounts. These
(f) A perpetual member shall owe no further dues to the Lodge of which he is a perpetual member. An annual dues card shall be issued by the Lodge Secretary who shall denote perpetual membership thereon.
(g) The perpetual membership fee, less any amount required to supplement net income to pay the constituent Lodge the first year’s dues and per capita, shall be considered principal and shall never be spent. Net profit or loss from the sale of securities shall mean the profit or loss realized from the sale of securities. Earned Income shall mean the interest and dividends received reduced by any net loss realized from the sale of securities. The net profit from the sale of securities plus earned income shall be allocated to a sub-account for each member’s account. Net income shall mean earned income plus 60% of the net
(h) The Grand Secretary shall, at the time of the annual interest distribution, submit a statement to the Lodge for an amount covering the proportionate per capita and assessment in effect at the time the member joined the plan. The Lodge shall during the members lifetime and thereafter pay to the Grand Lodge
(i) The obtaining of a perpetual membership in one Lodge by a dual member shall have no effect on his membership in the other Lodge to which he belongs. Dual perpetual memberships are permitted.
(j) A perpetual member may affiliate under Chapter 41 of the Digest of Masonic Law. If the affiliation is within this Grand Jurisdiction, the entire perpetual membership he originally paid shall be transferred to the account of the Lodge to which he affiliates. If the affiliation is outside this Grand Jurisdiction the entire perpetual membership fee shall remain with the Lodge of which he was a perpetual member.
(k) Any Certificate of Good Standing issued under Regulation 41.13 of the Digest of Masonic Law to a perpetual member shall be endorsed thereon the fact that the holder is a perpetual member and the amount of the perpetual membership fee which shall be transferred to the Particular Lodge in Florida with
(l) If a perpetual member shall be suspended, expelled or withdraws and is subsequently restored to good standing, or re-affiliates from out of state, his perpetual membership shall be deemed to be also restored.
(m) If a Lodge consolidates, surrenders its Charter or has its Charter arrested, the funds credited to that Lodge in the perpetual membership fund shall follow the members according to the relevant sections of the Constitution and Laws and Uniform Code dealing with consolidations, surrendering and arrests
(n) A memorial perpetual membership may be purchased by any person for a deceased Entered Apprentice Mason, Fellow Craft Mason, or Master Mason of a Florida Lodge by following the same procedures as outlined in this section. The minimum fee shall be $200.00 (two hundred dollars). The total amount of interest derived there from shall be paid annually, seventy-five (75) percent to the Lodge through which the application was processed and twenty-five (25) percent to the Grand Lodge of Florida on the first $500 (five hundred dollars) of principal. All interest earned on principal over $500 (five hundred dollars) shall be returned to the Lodge. Interest derived there from shall be returned to the Lodge at the time of the per capita billing.
(o) A Brother, at any future time, may add any amount to his perpetual membership fee through his local Lodge Secretary.
(p) Applications for perpetual membership shall be on forms prescribed by the Grand Lodge and the Grand Secretary shall provide all forms required for the implementation of this section.
(q) Where perpetual members have not been heard from for more than seven (7) years, the Worshipful Master shall direct the Secretary to report the names of such missing Brethren to the Grand Lodge on the membership report form as being deceased. Their names shall then be transferred to the rolls of
(r) There shall be no cost to the Constituent Lodge for administration of this program by the Grand Lodge.
(s) An honorary perpetual membership may be purchased by any person in honor of a living or deceased Master Mason by following the procedures provided for by Regulations concerning Honorary Memberships and as outlined in this section. The minimum fee for an Honorary Perpetual Membership shall be two
(t) A perpetual membership may be purchased by a 50-year Master Mason who meets the provisions of Regulation 26.12(d) by following the same procedures as outlined in this section. The minimum fee shall be $200.00 (two hundred dollars) the total amount of interest derived there from shall be paid annually, seventy-five (75) percent to the Lodge of which a member and twenty-five (25) percent to the Grand Lodge on the first $500.00 (five hundred dollars) of principal. All interest earned on principal over $500.00 (five hundred dollars) shall be returned to the Lodge at the time of per capita billing.
3.04 Honorary: Distinguished and revered Masons may be made honorary members of this Lodge by unanimous ball ballot at a Stated Communication after having been proposed for membership at some previous Communication. Such membership imposes no duties or responsibilities and confers no rights or privileges except the right of visitation and speaking from the floor. Honorary memberships may be revoked by majority vote at any Stated Communication.
3.04.1 Honorary Perpetual: Distinguished and revered living or deceased Masons of this or another Grand Jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida may be made honorary perpetual members of this Lodge by unanimous ball ballot at a Stated Communication after having been proposed for membership at some previous Communication. Honorary perpetual memberships may be revoked by majority vote at any Stated Communication in which case all funds credited to his account shall be transferred to The Masonic Home Endowment Fund.
The minimum fee for an Honorary Perpetual Membership shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00) and must conform to Regulation 3.03.01 of the Uniform Code of By-laws. The total amount of interest derived there from shall be paid annually, seventy-five (75) percent to the Lodge through which the application
3.04.2 Perpetual Friend Account: Each Particular Lodge shall have an account within the Perpetual Membership Fund titled the “Perpetual Friend Account.” The minimum donation that may be made to this account in the name of a single person or entity is $200.00. The Grand Secretary shall issue a suitable certificate for each person or entity so donating. The total amount of interest derived from this account shall be paid annually, seventy-five (75) percent to the
3.05 Emeritus: Each year upon written recommendation of its elective officers a Lodge may, by majority vote, place upon the Emeritus List and remit the dues for such year to those members who from bodily infirmities or misfortune have become unable to pay dues, and in order for the Lodge to be exempt
3.06 Signing Roll of Members: Every member is required to sign the Roll of Members with his own hand.
3.07 Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft Members: Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts, though not entitled to the rights, privileges and benefits of membership, are subject to discipline.
DUES AND SUSPENSION FOR NON-PAYMENT THEREOF AND REINSTATEMENT
4.02 Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues: Every member of a Lodge who is six (6) months or more in arrears for dues shall be notified thereof by the Secretary, and in case of failure or refusal to come forward and pay his dues, or give satisfactory excuse, within three (3) months after such notification, may be suspended at the discretion of the Lodge.
Three months after such notices have been served, if the dues still remain unpaid, the Secretary shall issue a summons or notice to the delinquent to be present at a Stated Communication of the Lodge, to answer the charges of delinquency or neglect, and show cause why he should not be suspended.
Such notice or summons shall be served at least ten (10) days before the Communication appointed for the hearing. The Secretary’s account shall be sufficient charge. If the Brother does not appear after service of notice, default shall be entered and a hearing shall proceed in his absence. At the hearing,
Is the Brother six (6) months or more in arrears for dues?
Has he been duly notified of his indebtedness to his Lodge?
If the answers to said questions be in the affirmative, the Worshipful Master shall proceed by propounding the following question:
Has he given satisfactory excuse for non-payment?
If this answer is in the negative, vote may be taken as to the names contained in such list collectively, and if the vote be to suspend, such members shall stand suspended.
Any member of the Lodge may request a separate vote on any particular name or names, and if so requested, said separate vote shall be taken, or the Worshipful Master may order such separate vote in his discretion. Collective vote may be taken as above provided, on the remaining names of said delinquent list, as to whom separate votes are not requested.
4.03 Reinstatement: A member suspended for non-payment of dues can be reinstated only after a petition for reinstatement has been properly submitted which shall take the same course as a petition for the Degrees; Provided, any such petition which is rejected may be renewed by a new petition at the end of
5.01 Stated Communications: The Stated Communications of this Lodge shall be held at its hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 o’clock, P.M., provided that such Stated Communication may be suspended during the months of July, August and September of each year by special action of the
5.02 Dispensing with Stated Communications:
5.03 Change of Hour of Stated Communication:
5.04 Called Communication: Communications may be called by the Worshipful Master, or in his absence from the Jurisdiction by the Warden next in line, at any time and at any place within the jurisdiction of the Lodge. Notice of the Called Communication to be held at regular meeting place of the Lodge may
5.05 Notice: Notice of Called Communications to be held at a place other than regular meeting place of this Lodge shall be by written notice to all the membership.
5.06 Business at Called Communications: No business shall be transacted at any Called Communication except such business as is permitted to be transacted in Called Communications and named in the call of such Communication. Certain business shall not be transacted at any Called Communication, to-wit:
(a) Receiving petitions for initiation or affiliation or balloting, except by permission of the Grand Master.
(b) Reversing action of a Stated Communication.
(c) Filing charges for unmasonic conduct.
(d) Masonic trials.
(e) Petitions for reinstatement and action thereon in all cases of suspension or expulsion for unmasonic conduct.
(f) Any action acquiring or disposing of real estate.
5.07 Quorum: The quorum of a Master Mason Lodge is three, a Fellow Craft Lodge, five, and an Entered Apprentice Lodge, seven. In the case of a Master Mason Lodge three members of the Lodge are necessary to constitute a quorum, exclusive of the Tyler, who must be a member of some Lodge; if three members of the Lodge are present, the quorum necessary to open an E.A. or F.C. Lodge may be supplied with visitors, as the two latter Lodges are never opened, except for “Work and Instruction.”
5.08 Festivals: The annual June and December Festivals shall be observed as convenience and sound discretion may dictate, in accordance with established usages.
6.01 Officers: The Officers are: a Master, whose title is Worshipful; a Senior Warden; a Junior Warden; a Treasurer; a Secretary; a Senior Deacon; a Junior Deacon; Senior and Junior Stewards and a Tyler; the first five of whom shall be elected by separate ballot, at the first Stated Communication in December in
6.02 Chaplain and Marshal: The Worshipful Master, if he so desires, may appoint a Chaplain and a Marshal.
6.03 Duties: The duties of the Officers, jointly and severally, shall be such as are prescribed by the Constitution, Resolutions, and Edicts of the Grand Lodge of Florida, and the ancient established usages and customs of the Masonic Fraternity.
6.04 Secretary: The Secretary shall keep full and accurate records of all proceedings of the Lodge, preserve all books and records of the Lodge, shall be ex-officio Librarian of the Lodge, and shall have custody of the Lodge Seal subject to the direction and control of the Worshipful Master.
6.05 Treasurer: Treasurer shall have custody of all Lodge funds, and shall keep full and accurate records of the receipt and disbursement thereof.
6.06 Reports: The Treasurer and Secretary shall each present full written annual reports of the state of the Lodge finances as they appertain to their offices respectively, which shall be placed on file and noted in the records, and shall also report quarterly, when required to do so.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
7.01 Time of Election: The election and appointment of the Officers of this Lodge shall take place at the first Stated Communication in December of each year and such Officers shall be installed on the anniversary of Saint John the Evangelist, or as soon thereafter as practical, and the Officers so
7.02 Manner and Method of Election.In the election of Officers, nominations shall be made in writing to the Lodge Secretary no later than the opening of the first Stated Communication in November and no other nominations will be accepted thereafter. The nominee shall also make a statement in writing stating that he will accept the position if elected no later than the opening of the first Stated Communication in November and no other acceptance letters will be accepted thereafter. Discussions regarding nominees for office may take place among Brethren, but not in open Lodge. A majority of all votes cast, respectively, shall determine. In each succeeding ballot for the same office, when more than two (2) members are voted for, the name or names of the Brother or Brethren having the lowest number of votes, shall, by order of the Master, be dropped; and all votes cast in derogation of said order shall not be counted. (2017)
Time of Elections shall be held in accordance to By-Law Section 7.01 of Regulation 24.05 of the Digest of the Masonic Law of Florida, Uniform Code of By-Laws. (2017)
BUSINESS OF THE LODGE
8.01 Master’s Authority: All appropriate business of general character shall be transacted in the Master Mason Lodge, under the special and absolute direction of the Master.
8.02 Reconsideration of Vote or Decision: The vote or decision at a Stated Communication of the Lodge cannot be rescinded, altered, or amended at a Called Communication of the Lodge, nor at any subsequent Stated Communication unless the membership of the Lodge is given due notice of such proposed reconsideration.
FEES FOR THE DEGREES AND AFFILIATION
9.01 Fees for the Degrees: The fee for the Background Check shall be $15.00 (Fifteen Dollars); for Initiation $100.00 (One Hundred Dollars) for Passing $50.00 ( Fifty Dollars) and for Raising $50.00 (Fifty Dollars). In every case the fee shall be paid to the Secretary in advance, without which no petition or
9.02 Fee for Affiliation: The fee for the Background Check shall be $15.00 (Fifteen Dollars); the fee for affiliation with this Lodge shall be $50.00 (Fifty Dollars)
10.01 Committees of the Lodge. There shall be the following standing Committees: Finance, Vigilance, Petitions, Masonic Education, Board of Relief, Investigation, Charity, and Lodge Property.
10.02 Finance Committee: The Finance Committee shall consist of the Senior Warden and two members of the Lodge appointed by the Master, whose duty it shall be to examine and report upon all matters relating or appertaining to the financial concerns of the Lodge, which may be placed in their hands by the
10.03 Vigilance Committee: The Committee on Vigilance shall be composed of the Junior Warden and two members of the Lodge appointed by the Master, whose duty it is to exercise a watchful superintendence over the moral conduct of the Craft at all times, except during working hours of the Lodge; to correct all irregularities, so far as they can in keeping with the dignity, nature and principles of the Fraternity, and to report, by charges, or otherwise, all matters necessary and proper for the vindication of Masonic Law and virtue.
10.04 Petitions Committee: The Petitions Committee shall be composed of not less than three nor more than seven members, whose duty it shall be to cause each applicant for the degrees before his petition has been received by the Lodge, to appear personally before the Committee to be interviewed and give
10.05 Committee on Masonic Education. -The Committee on Masonic Education shall be composed of not fewer members of knowledge, dedication, and tact, of which at least one shall be a Past Master and Chairman appointed by the Worshipful Master, who shall be responsible for reporting to the Master on the Candidate’s progress through the Three Symbolic Degrees and Masonic Education Program prescribed by Regulations 37.12 and 37.18.
The Committee on Masonic Education shall have a Sub-Committee for the Masonic Education of Candidates and shall be called the “Lodge Mentor’s Committee.”
1. This Committee shall be composed of Past Master’s, very knowledgeable Brothers or Brothers willing to invest the necessary time to become knowledgeable about all aspects of Freemasonry, with the same requirements for dedication and tact.
2. The Lodge Mentor shall not be the Catechism Instructor.
3. A Lodge Mentor is required to be knowledgeable in the following: Masonic history, tradition, decorum, conduct, Masonic Law, Lodge history, community history in regards to his own Lodge, and American history concerning Masonry.
4. The mentoring of Candidates shall be conducted according to GL – 200 Instruction Booklet in the Lodge System of Masonic Education.
5. This Committee shall report to the Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education on the Candidate’s progress through the Three Symbolic Degrees and Masonic Education.
10.06 Board of Relief: The Worshipful Master and Wardens shall constitute the Board of Relief and jointly shall draw upon the Charity Fund, from time to time, as urgent fraternal necessity and propriety may require. The board shall render to the Lodge quarterly reports of all disbursements, but in their
10.07 Investigation Committees: Upon the Lodge receiving a petition for the Degrees, or for affiliation, or for reinstatement, or for dual membership the Worshipful Master shall appoint a Committee of three members of the Lodge to inquire into the character and standing of the petitioner. Each member of the
10.08 Committee on Charity: The Committee on Charity shall, under the direction of the Worshipful Master arrange:
(1) That a portion of every stated meeting be set aside for a lecture, talk or discussion of some Masonic or Community Charity or charitable endeavor and members of the Lodge urged to contribute to such charities.
(2) Publication in the Lodge bulletin or Trestle Board, if one is published, an announcement of the programs above referred to.
(3) That the Lodge offer its facilities at cost or below cost to groups or organizations who support, sponsor or perform charitable services.
(4) That the Lodge contribute to some, one or more community charity or charitable endeavors on a regular and frequent basis.
(5) To advise with the Board of Relief in regard to fraternal need and assistance.
10.09 Committee on Lodge Property: The Committee on Lodge Property shall be composed of not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) members appointed by the Worshipful Master whose duties it shall be to:
(1) Promulgate and propose to the Lodge written Rules for government of use of the Lodge property.
(2) Arrange schedules of meetings of other groups using Lodge property to avoid conflicts.
(3) Make recommendations to the Lodge for improvements, repairs, additions and renovations of Lodge property and for maintenance of Lodge Temple and grounds.
(4) Under direction of the Worshipful Master and the Lodge negotiate for agreements between the Lodge and other organizations using Lodge Property.
(5) Enforce or report to proper Masonic authorities for enforcement of all Lodge and Grand Lodge Rules and Regulations.
10.10 Neglect of Committee Duty: If a Committee or any member thereof neglect to perform the required duties, the Worshipful Master may discharge him or them and make a new appointment.
10.11 Attendance and Direction of Worshipful Master: The Worshipful Master may attend and direct the deliberations of all Lodge Committees.
11.01 Charity Fund: There shall be a separate and distinct charity fund raised and sustained by voluntary contributions of the Brethren, to which attention should be called by the Worshipful Master at every Stated Communication of the Lodge. The Treasurer shall keep a separate account of this fund under the
11.02 Continued Charity: Objects of continued charity must be considered by the Lodge.
12.01 Discipline and Procedure: Every violation of the Moral Code, as comprehensively embraced in the Ten Commandments, and recorded in the Holy Book of Law, every violation of the established Laws of Masonry, written or unwritten, by any member, will subject the offender to punishment by reprimand,
13.01 Use of Funds: Lodge funds may be used for any purpose not unmasonic, when ordered by the Lodge.
13.02 Custody of the Treasurer: The Treasurer is the custodian of the funds of the Lodge, even when only held in trust, and all persons having any such funds shall deliver the same unto the custody of the Treasurer at the earliest possible time.
13.03 Disbursement: The Treasurer shall keep the Lodge funds at all times, subject to the immediate control of the Lodge, and shall pay out none but return fees and charity funds, except by Lodge action, and the Master’s written order, which in every instance, must constitute his voucher, provided that Lodge
14.01 Sale or conveyance: The Master and Wardens of Lodges shall not sell, convey, dispose of, or mortgage property of their respective Lodges, except by special action of the Lodge, at a Stated Communication, after due notice to the Lodge membership of such contemplated action. All necessary documents,
14.02 Construction, Repairs, Financing: Before proceeding with the construction of any new building or repairing, remodeling or making additions to any old building, or the purchase of any property where the same involves incurring indebtedness by a Particular Lodge, or before proceeding with financing any loan or refinancing any debt, Particular Lodges in this Grand Jurisdiction are required to submit plans and specifications of any building to be purchased, erected, repaired or remodeled, and complete financial statement and plan for financing the indebtedness to be incurred, to the Grand Lodge Properties Committee for review and then to the Grand Master for final action. The approval of plans for financing shall in nowise obligate the Grand Lodge for any indebtedness
AUTHORITY OF GRAND LODGE
15.01 By-Laws Under Grand Lodge Authority:
15.02 Grand Lodge Law Part of These By-Laws:
15.03 Constitution and Regulations of Grand
(1) These By-Laws may be amended only as follows, viz: The proposition must be made in writing at a Stated Communication, and if approved by a majority vote, shall lie over to the next Stated Communication, of which the membership shall be given written notice; and if three-fourths of all the members of the
(2) Any proposed amendment to these By-Laws shall be submitted to the Grand Lodge or its authority, as follows:
Original and three copies of such By-Laws or revision signed by the Worshipful Master and Secretary under the Seal of the Lodge, with date of approval and date of adoption shown thereon, shall be forwarded to the Grand Secretary.
CERTIFICATE OF WORSHIPFUL MASTER AND SECRETARY
We, W:. Glen B. Bishop, Worshipful
(Signed) /s/ W:. Glen B. Bishop
Glen B. Bishop, Worshipful Master
(Signed) /s/ W:. Mark Birenbaum
Mark Birenbaum, Secretary
The foregoing By-Laws were approved by me this
(Signed) /s/ M:.W:. J. Dick Martinez (Grand Master Seal)
J. Dick Martinez, Grand Master