2014 ANCOM Resolution Results

2013-09 Carry-Over
Increase of Steward’s fund from $500 to $900 and Secretary’s fund from $150 to $300.
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 37/15 71% – Passed

2013-11 Carry-over
To authorize ritual cipher update and plain text cipher to be stored in Grand Lodge office
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 29/23 56% – Failed
As this resolution failed as a carryover – it will have to wait 2 more years in its present or similar form to be presented again.

2014-01
To clarify duration of a Grand Master’s decision.
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 26/26 50% – Failed
It will not automatically carry-over as more than 50% is required for a carry-over

2014-02
Requires a Mason to be in “Good Standing” to attend tiled meetings.
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 42/10 81% – Passed

2014-03
Requiring applicant background checks. 2/3
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 51/1 98% – Passed

2014-04
Eliminating residency requirements for military applicants.
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 18/34 35% – Failed

2014-05
Allow multiple Degree conferrals. Votes Req: 2/3
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 24/28 46% – Failed

2014-06 Emergent
Requires storage of lodge records at lodge office.
First vote requiring 2/3 determining it is emergent passed.

Vote on the resolution itself
Votes Req: 2/3 Votes Rec: 33/19 64% – Failed

While the resolution failed to acquire a 2/3 vote thereby by failing, it did receive more than 50% and will be a carry-over for consideration at next year’s Annual Communication

Grand Master’s Decision 2013-2
The Expulsion of Benjamin Bishop from Freemasonry
Votes Req: 50% Votes Rec: 50/0 100% – Passed (2 abstentions)

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