Appeals & Grievances

Report of the Appeals and Grievances Committee The Appeals and Grievances Committee was presented with one appeal of a Trial Commission finding this year. The committee reviewed the records from the trial of Brother David Hartman, a member of Minnehaha Lodge No. 165. Bro. Hartman had been found guilty of unMasonic conduct by a duly […]

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Trial Commission

REPORT OF THE CHIEF TRIAL COMMISSIONER Three matters were referred to the Chief Trial Commissioner during the past year: Brother Andrew J. Teigen, a member of Mankato Lodge No. 12 in Mankato, was expelled from all rights and privileges of Masonry for unMasonic conduct, following his guilty plea to a felony level charge of criminal

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REPORT OF AREA DEPUTY/DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE CHAIRMAN The duties of the committee are diverse and include the coordination of the various activities of the Area Deputies and District Representatives. These activities are regularly reported to the Corporate Board. The committee is composed of the AD/DR Chairman, all Area Deputies, the Chairman of the Board of Custodians,

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REPORT OF THE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Summary of committee work this year: Committee has been meeting over Zoom, roughly bi-weekly, on Sunday evenings . Every member of this committee with the exception of WB Justin Thompson is new this year. We’ve been adding members every month. Since July, our committee had many distinguished guests at our

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REPORT OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE The current membership committee kicked off a new year in April 2023 after the annual communication. One of our first initiatives was to update our marketing materials and rebrand our dated resources. These efforts were enhanced by a film & photo shoot which included Masons from across Minnesota. Said images

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REPORT OF THE MENTORING COMMITTEE Mentoring is a vital part of each candidate’s education as they become Master Masons. When Mentoring candidates, we need to make sure their expectations of Masonry are met. Men have expectations of what Masonry will be when they knock on the door to join. Mentoring is one tool to ensure

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Honorary Memberships

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HONORARY MEMBERSHIP To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota In accordance with the Standing Resolution adopted at the Annual Communication in 1955, presently coded as Section S1.08, it is with genuine pleasure that recognition be accorded the distinguished guest who has favored us with his attendance

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Prepaid Dues

REPORT OF THE PERPETUAL LIFE MEMBERSHIP (PRE-PAID DUES) FUND For more than sixty years, the Grand Lodge of Minnesota has kept a solemn obligation to pay perpetual life member dues to our lodges.  This sacred trust is based upon a desire to sustain our lodge’s funding stream from membership dues, knowing that even with infirmities

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Office Management

REPORT OF THE OFFICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F.& A.M. of Minnesota The Office Management Committee is tasked with overseeing the functions and activities of the Grand Lodge office. Pursuant to section G2.02(8) of the Minnesota Masonic Code, the Office Management Committee shall review and oversee the operations of the Grand

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Distinguished Guests

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Minnesota is pleased to have been honored with the presence of Distinguished Guests from Sister Jurisdictions and Appendant Bodies at our 170th Annual Communication. The inspiration their presence brings, demonstrates true brotherhood, friendship, and fellowship which is the epitome of Masonic relationships. The most hearty welcome is extended

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