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DETROIT:
PRINTED BY H. BARNS, TRIBUNE OFFICE.

1857.

A Home Hallands 1-23-1941

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

GRAND LODGE OF MICHIGAN.

ARTICLE I.

OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE GRAND LODGE.

Sec. 1. The style of this Grand Lodge shall style. be “The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan."

Sec. 2. The members of the Grand Lodge Members. are the Grand Officers, Past Grand Masters who are members of subordinate Lodges, and Past Masters of any Lodges in this State who are members of subordinate Lodges, and who have been elected and presided over a Lodge one year or more, to be honorary members thereof, without the right to vote, excepting the last Past Master, who shall be a full member thereof, and the W. Master, Senior and Junior Wardens of subordinate Lodges, or of such representatives as may occasionally be appointed in the room of Masters or Wardens unable to attend.

Sec. 3. There shall not be any Grand Lodge How formed. opened for work, unless there be present a representation from at least nine subordinate working Lodges.

a

Annual meeting.

Officers,

Sec. 4. The annual meetings of the Grand Lodge shall be held on the second Wednesday in January, in such place as may be determined at the Grand Annual Communication, at which meeting the Grand Officers shall be installed. And special meetings may be called by the Grand Master, but no regulation, affecting the general interests of the Craft, shall be changed except at the annual meeting.

SEC. 5. The Officers, to be elected by the Grand Lodge, are: The Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, Grand Visitor and Lecturer, Grand Chaplain, Senior and Junior Grand Deacons, Grand Marshal, Grand Sword-bearer, Grand Pursuivant, and Grand Steward and Tiler.

SEC. 6. The Grand Officers shall be titled and rank in the following order, to wit:

1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master. 2. The Rt. Worshipful Deputy Grand Master. 3. The Worshipful Senior Grand Warden. 4. The Worshipful Junior Grand Warden. 5. The Most Reverend Grand Chaplain. 6. The Grand Secretary. 7. The Grand Treasurer. 8. The Senior Grand Deacon. 9. The Junior Grand Deacon. 10. The Grand Marshal. 11. The Grand Sword bearer. 12. The Grand Pursuivant. 13. The Grand Steward and Tiler.

Their rank and titles.

ARTICLE II.

OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GRAND LODGE.

to be paid.

Sec. 1. Every Brother deputed to represent Mode of ap

pointment. a Master or Warden, or the entire Lodge, in case the Master and Wardens are all absent, shall be furnished with a certificate of his appointment, under the seal of the Lodge appointing him, and the attestation of the Secretary thereof.

SEC. 2. Representatives shall be chosen from among the members of the Lodge appointing them.

SEC. 3. No Master, Warden, or Represen- Lodge dues tative from any subordinate Lodge shall be permitted to sit in that capacity in the Grand Lodge, at the annual Grand Communication, until all the dues from such Lodge, to the Grand Lodge, are paid ; provided that a Grand Lodge can be otherwise formed.

SEC. 4. Lodges in the Upper Peninsula, so Represented called, of this jurisdiction, shall have the right to be represented by proxies to Brethren, not members of their respective Lodges, provided such persons shall be members of some Lodge in this jurisdiction.

by proxies.

ARTICLE III.

OF ELECTIONS.

Mode of elec. tion and terin

SEC. 1. The M. W. Grand, Master, R. W. Deputy Grand Master, W. Senior and Junior op mice. Grand Wardens, the M. Rev. Grand Chaplain, the Grand Secretary, the Grand Treasurer, and

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