“Grand Lodge has returned the by-laws approved by this Lodge last November for reconsideration. At issue is the process by which the Chairman of the Board of Directors is determined. Chapter 12 of the Grand Statutes requires the Board of Directors to “elect” a chairman at its first meeting.
However, Chapter 16 requires the chairman to be the Exalted Ruler. Consequently, Lodge 290 proposed to eliminate what is clearly a redundant election. Grand Lodge requires the election to be reinstated even though the only person that can be elected is the Exalted Ruler. The election by the Lodge membership to adjust our proposed by-laws to comply with Grand Lodge requirements will be during the first meeting in June.”
Board members please review this notice and advise if you have an objection.