2013 ANCOM: Resolution results

*All proposed resolutions this year were seeking a change in the HMC, so they all required at 2/3 vote to pass.

Resolution # 2012-5

Carryover: Allows Hiram and McKee Awards to be given once every 2 instead of every 3 years.

Vote Count: 36-17 / Percentage: 68% / Result: Passed

Resolution # 2013-01

Specifies duties of lodge treasurer/secretary in when filing annual tax returns and reports.

Vote Count: 52-1 / Percentage: 98% / Result: Passed

Resolution # 2013-02

Requires proposed legislation to be distributed first to Jurisprudence Committee, then to others.

Vote Count: 53-0 / Percentage: 100% / Result: Passed

Resolution # 2013-03

Clarifies lodge secretary’s duties in filing semi-annual and annual reports.

Vote Count: 53-0 / Percentage: 100% / Result: Passed

Resolution # 2013-4

Requires lodge secretaries to report immediately to Grand Secretary all membership additions, rejections, status changes and degrees conferred.

Vote Count: 53-0 / Percentage: 100% / Result: Passed

Resolution # 2013-5

Adding “Mother and sister” to the list of victims of unMasonic conduct, in addition to a Brother’s wife, widow, child.

Vote Count: 41-12 / Percentage: 77% / Result: Passed

Resolution # 2013-6

Leaves Deputy Grand Master and Sr. Wardens of each constituent lodge as only members of Long Range Planning Committee.

Vote Count: 38-15 / Percentage: 72% / Result: Passed

Resolution # 2013-7

To correct typographical error in cipher ritual. Ruled out of order as the cipher is only meant to be an aid to the memory.

Resolution # 2013-8

To change place from which G Lecture is given. Ruled out of order as it is not proper subject for legislation but within province of Ritual Committee.

Resolution # 2013-9

Raises Stewards revolving fund from $500 to $900 and the Secretary’s fund from $150 to $300.

Vote Count: 32-21 / Percentage: 60% / Result: Failed

*While not passing, this received a greater than 50% vote and will be a carryover for consideration next year.

Resolution # 2013-10

Prohibits lodges from meeting or conferring degrees on June 24 and December 27. Excludes installations and table lodges observing Feasts of Saints John.

Vote Count: 21-32 / Percentage: 40% / Result: Failed

Resolution # 2013-11

Authorizes creation of plain text ritual, excluding secret words and passwords, to be kept at Grand Lodge office in a “secure location”.

Vote Count: 27-26 / Percentage: 51% / Result: Failed

*While not passing, this received a greater than 50% vote and will be a carryover for consideration next year.

Resolution # 2013-12

Plural members must select and vote in only one lodge each year.

Vote Count: 23-30 / Percentage: 44% / Result: Failed

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