Summary of
Grand Lodge Meeting & 2018 Elections
October 23rd - October 25th, 2017

Proposal to Evaluate Recognizing Prince Hall Lodges - DEFERRED
Age 18 - NOW ALLOWED
Gays Banned by Code rather than Edict - UPHELD
Open Carry now allowed in Lodge for uniformed Police Officers

Bible from Solomon's Lodge #1
Used for Installations 


Here is outcome of Bills:

1. Not proper order
2. Not proper order
3. Moot
4. Conflict, not considered
5. Passed
6. Passed
7. Amended-delete or, passed
8. Moot
9. Failed
10. Withdrawn due to consideration of Jewish membership
11. Moot
12. Not Proper Form
13. Not Proper Form
14. Failed   298 vs 305
Clarifies that a petition for restoration from suspension for nonpayment of dues only requires a signature of two master Masons in good standing in any regular large neither of whom is required to have known the petitioner

The new wording of the sentence “The petition for reinstatement for nonpayment of dues requires a signature of two master Masons in good standing neither of whom is required to be a member of the petitioners lodge nor are they required to have known the petitioner.
15. Passed
16. Amended Georgia recognized - Passed
17. Failed
18. Passed
19. Conflict, not considered
20. Failed - Votes Cast 598   399 voted no
21. Passed

Resolution - Withdrawn by author to be re-written and submitted next year

Fraternally,

Rick

2018 Most Worshipful Grand Master 
Larry W. Nichols




2018 Junior Grand Warden 
Jan M. Giddens