Re: Life Memberships
- From: Doug Freyburger <dfreybur@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 11:20:01 CST
Peter Dettmann <pe...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ok but it occurred to me that 'Life Membership' may have obvious
limitations, such as when a Brother is excluded for one reason or
another. What then happens to the money he paid in ?
Obviously the case of NPD no longer applies, so it seems
like if other reasons get treated like death. At death the
endowed fund continues to pay into lodge and grand lodge
in the juridictions I'm in. As to suspension or expulsion by
a Masonic trial in California there's no refund and I haven't
looked up the rule in Illinois.
Also in the case where his Lodge ceases operations. He would then be
not a life member ?
This case I also looked up in California but not Illinois - If a
lodge loses its charter the lodge assets revert to grand lodge,
including the life membership fund. The building too.
The one I'm interested in - Transferring membership. What
happens if you demit and go to another lodge? In jurisdictions
that allow multiple memberships there isn't any point in
demitting from a lodge where you hold a life membership so
it just stays with the lodge in the jurisdictions I know about.
But some jurisdictions only allow a Mason to be a member of
one lodge at a time. For brothers in such jurisdictions, what
happens in this case? Does the endowment move with you?
LM Pasadena 272 California F&AM
LM Arlington Heights 1162 Illinios AF&AM
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