Re: Business on Any Degree
- From: David Simpson <farookdas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 22:57:46 CST
On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 15:02:07 CST, Doug Freyburger <dfreybur@xxxxxxxxx>
Mudge <Mu...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
right to fully participate in the decision process of a Lodge rests with
its Master Masons. Candidates should be encouraged to complete their
degrees to attain that goal.?
Any "member" of the Lodge who have accepted the reposibility to pay
Lodge dues (and Grand Lodge assessments) should have the right to a
voice and vote on Lodge business. Of this there should, in my view, be
no discussion !
Given that EAs and FCs are not charged dues in US grand
jurisdictions that do business in the MM degree, your assertion
seems bizzare. For the dozen or so that have returned to the
world wide standard, I don't know if they charge their EAs and
So just to check - Are EAs and FCs charged dues in most
world wide jurisdictions? They aren't in most US jurisdictions.
That would be the next step in correcting the mistake of
restriction business meetings to the 3rd degree.
So you are unable to suspend an EA for non-payment of dues.
(Unattached MM. Victoria, Australia)
Bad manners should not be a capital crime ...
for a first offence.
Paraphrasing Robert Heinlein,
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