Committees

Trial Commission

REPORT OF THE TRIAL COMMISSIONER It has been an interesting year. Unfortunately, two Brothers have been expelled from our Craft: Jesse B, Glen Avon #306, for misappropriation of Lodge funds; and Jerry W, Helios #207, felony conviction of Murder in the First Degree. Two other matters came before the Trial Commission that are worth noting. […]

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AD-DR

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 Coordinator, all Area Deputies, the Chairman of the Board of Custodians,

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Communications

REPORT OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota, As we look forward in the coming years, we look to strengthen our Lodges. The brotherhood of Masonry includes helping each other. Some Lodges are more isolated than others and each have their strengths and weaknesses. Communication can come

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Leadership

REPORT OF THE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE The primary focus of the leadership committee this year remained the Junior Wardens Conference, which saw its second year of operation under the exemplary direction of WB Don Moy. This conference focuses on the technical skills needed to operate a lodge, preparing newly elected officers for their time as lodge

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Membership

REPORT OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE To The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Minnesota A.F. & A.M. Membership recruitment, retention, and engagement continues to be of concern with lodges across the state of Minnesota. With more than 270 suspensions due to NPD, and only raising approximately 180 new Masons, the question, “What are we doing wrong?”;

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Mentoring

REPORT OF THE MENTORING COMMITTEE In the previous year the Grand Lodge Mentoring Committee has had several projects it has worked on. We have attended and presented at Area Conferences. There has been committee work towards creating more education in the binder. We have put all the Binder content into Grandview. Finally, we have also

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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 Most Worshipful Grand Master Tony R. Krall, Grand Lodge Officers, and Members of the Grand Lodge, 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

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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 To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota: 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

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