Proposed By-laws and Standing Rules Changes 05/20/2017

PROPOSED Change #1 – to change Article III – MEMBERSHIP by addition of a subsection:

PROPOSED – to change the following Article by addition of a subsection:
The Article currently reads:
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
B. Termination and Restoration
1. Membership shall terminate if any member ceases to be a member in good standing in his Masonic lodge or become in arrears in dues to the Ohio Lodge of Research.
2. Restoration is accomplished without vote of the Lodge by the suspended member providing proof of current good standing in his Masonic lodge together with payment of Ohio Lodge of Research dues for the current year if in arrears.

Be changed, with additions, to read:
B. Termination and Restoration
1. Membership shall terminate if any member ceases to be a member in good standing in his Masonic lodge or become in arrears in dues to the Ohio Lodge of Research.
2. Restoration is accomplished without vote of the Lodge by the suspended member providing proof of current good standing in his Masonic lodge together with payment of Ohio Lodge of Research dues for the current year if in arrears.
3. If a Life Member ceases to be a member in good standing in the Ohio Lodge of Research he shall forfeit his Life Membership.

Motion posted by Paschal A. King, Jr. 05/04/2017 to OLR Actives Yahoo Group

PROPOSED Change #2 – to change the following Provision of the Standing Rules by addition of a subsection with renumbering of subsequent sections:

The Article currently reads:

OHIO LODGE OF RESEARCH STANDING RULES

2. Publications – The Lodge may at convenient intervals publish its proceedings or transactions, addresses, studies, articles, discussions, essays, reviews, and other pertinent material either in whole or in part. It may also publish new Masonic works of merit, reproduce or print Masonic documents or writings, historically or otherwise important. The contributors to its Proceedings are alone responsible for the opinions which they express and for the accuracy of statements made therein. It is a condition of publication of any paper that the author thereby and thereupon automatically grants to the Lodge the full right to copyright, print, reprint, alter, and otherwise publish the same in whole or in part without requiring further permission from the author, his heirs or assigns.

Any material published in the Lodge’s Proceedings may be read in any masonic body or study group for the purpose of encouraging a lively interest in Freemasonry. No previous permission is required but credit should be given to the source and the specific author. Authors retain permission to re-print their own papers in other appropriate publications provided the OLR copyright is acknowledged.

The Grand Master, the Grand Lodge, or its Committee on Education and Information, shall have the right to reproduce such research, or parts thereof, with appropriate credit to the Ohio Lodge of Research and the author, as they deem fit.

Some publication must be produced and sent to the membership within each two-year period.

Be changed, with additions, to read:

2. Publications –
a. The Lodge may at convenient intervals publish its proceedings or transactions, addresses, studies, articles, discussions, essays, reviews, and other pertinent material either in whole or in part.

b. It may also publish new Masonic works of merit, reproduce or print Masonic documents or writings, historically or otherwise important.

c. The contributors to its Proceedings are alone responsible for the opinions which they express and for the accuracy of statements made therein.

d. It is a condition of publication of any paper that the author thereby and thereupon automatically grants to the Lodge the full right to copyright, print, reprint, alter, and otherwise publish the same in whole or in part without requiring further permission from the author, his heirs or assigns.

e. Any material published in the Lodge’s Proceedings may be read in any masonic body or study group for the purpose of encouraging a lively interest in Freemasonry. No previous permission is required but credit should be given to the source and the specific author.

f. Authors retain permission to re-print their own papers in other appropriate publications provided the OLR copyright is acknowledged.

g. The Grand Master, the Grand Lodge, or its Committee on Education and Information, shall have the right to reproduce such research, or parts thereof, with appropriate credit to the Ohio Lodge of Research and the author, as they deem fit.

h. Some publication must be produced and sent to the membership within each two-year period.

i. Publications may be in electronic form and printed on request for additional cost.

Motion posted by Paschal A. King, Jr. 05/04/2017 to OLR Actives Yahoo Group

PROPOSED Change #3– to change the following Article by addition of a subsection with renumbering of subsequent sections:

The Article currently reads:

ARTICLE VIII – FEES AND DUE

A. Fees. The fee for Associate Membership shall be twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50). There shall be no additional fee for Active Membership status.

B. Dues

  1. Dues for Associate and Active Members shall be seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per annum.
  2. Dues for Subscribing Members shall be seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per annum.
  3. Dues are due and payable on January first and become delinquent at the close of the first stated meeting following the annual meeting.

C. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year shall end on December 31 of each year, but reports to the Grand Lodge for other fiscal years shall be made as the Grand Lodge may direct.

Be changed, with additions, to read:

ARTICLE VIII – FEES AND DUES

A. Fees.

  1. The fee for Associate Membership shall be twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50).
  2. There shall be no additional fee for Active Membership status.

B. Dues.

  1. Dues for Associate and Active Members shall be seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per annum.
  2. Dues for Subscribing Members shall be seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per annum.
  3. Dues are due and payable on January first and become delinquent at the close of the first stated meeting following the annual meeting.

C. Life Membership

  1. The Ohio Lodge of Research permits the commutation of Annual Contributions by a single payment or scheduled payments.
  2. Upon payment of the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) an Associate Member or Active Member shall be designated a Life Member of the Ohio Lodge of Research and shall not be subject to additional payment of dues.
  3. Upon payment of the sum of twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) for a period of four (4) years, after the final payment an Associate Member or Active Member shall be designated a Life Member of the Ohio Lodge of Research and shall not be subject to additional payment of dues.
  4. Life members are subject to all the discipline of the Lodge, such as suspension, expulsion or loss of prerequisite membership.
  5. Life Membership payments are non-refundable under any circumstance.

D. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year shall end on December 31 of each year, but reports to the Grand Lodge for other fiscal years shall be made as the Grand Lodge may direct.

Motion posted by Paschal A. King, Jr. 05/04/2017 to OLR Actives Yahoo Group