ISSUE 16, January 2006
Editorial
Historic: Sherlock Holmes incarnate
Travel: In the Footsteps of the Incas
Sport: Batting for England
Grand Lodge: Pro Grand Master's speech and Quarterly Communication
Supreme Grand Chapter: First Grand Principal's speech and Committee of General Purposes
Royal Masonic Girls' School: Stories in windows
Specialist Lodges: Brotherhood of the Angle
    Napoleonic Wars: A Mason's Word
International: Macedonia: New Grand Lodge consecrated and Enthusiasm unbound
Grand Lodge: Development of Freemasons' Hall
Masonic Rebels: Rise and fall
Bristol Museum: A Phoenix from the Ashes
Freemasonry and Religion: United in diversity
Library and Museum: Most glorious of them all
First Aid: Masons learn to shock
Education: The Third Degree and Forthcoming events
Masonic Charities, Letters, Book Reviews, Gardening

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Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys
Registered Charity No. 285836
Notice of a Special General Court

Notice is hereby given to the Voters of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (“the Trust”) pursuant to Rule 18 of the Rules of the Trust, that a Special General Court will be held at noon on Thursday 23rd February 2006 at 31 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AG, for the purpose of conducting the following business

Amendment to Rules 18 and 32 of the Rules of the Trust
Pursuant to notice of motion given by the President at the General Court held on 29th June 2005,
(1).
that Rule 18 of the Rules of the Trust be amended to read as follows:
“18.
(i). Not less than four weeks before the date of any Court, the Secretary shall give notice of such Court to the Voters and such notice shall incorporate the agenda of business to be conducted at such Court together with any report or other document referred to therein.
(ii). In the case of a General Court to be held pursuant to By-Law 7, the notice required to be given pursuant to sub-clause (i) of this Rule shall include the Financial Report.
(iii). Save in the case of an election to which Rule 12(vii)(a) applies, in the case of a Court at which an election is to be held for any office of the Trust or for membership of the Council, the notice required to be given pursuant to sub-clause (i) of this Rule shall include a list of the candidates in each such election, and such a list shall contain the name of every candidate in alphabetical order and shall in each case state the age of the candidate, his masonic rank and rank in the Trust, the identity of the person or body by whom he has been nominated, and his professional and technical qualifications.
(iv). In the case of a Court at which the agenda of business contains a motion of which notice of motion has been given in accordance with the requirements of the Rules, the notice required to be given pursuant to sub-clause (i) of this Rule shall include the text of the motion together with the name, masonic rank and rank in the Trust of its proposer and seconder.
(v). Any notice required to be given by sub-clause (i) of this Rule may be given by publishing the same on the web site of the Trust, provided that such notice shall state that a copy of the notice and any document referred to therein will be sent in paper form to any Voter upon receipt from him of a written request”.
(2).
That Rule 32 be amended to read as follows:
“32.
(i). Not less than four weeks before the date of any Court, the Secretary shall issue to every Postal Voter a voting paper which shall contain the following:
(a). Save in the case of an election to which Rule 12(vii)(a) applies, in the case of a Court at which an election is to be held for any office of the Trust or for membership of the Council, a list of the candidates in each such election. Such a list shall contain the name of every candidate in alphabetical order and shall in each case state the age of the candidate, his masonic rank and rank in the Trust, the identity of the person or body by whom he has been nominated, and his professional and technical qualifications.
(b). In the case of a Court at which the agenda of business contains a motion of which notice of motion has been given in accordance with the requirements of the Rules, the text of the motion together with the name, masonic rank and rank in the Trust of its proposer and seconder.
(c). Such spaces as may be necessary for the Postal Voter to record his vote for any candidate, and for or against any motion, and directions as to the manner in which he may do so.
(d). A space for the Postal Voter’s signature
(ii). Any voting paper required to be issued by sub-clause (i) of this Rule shall be deemed to have been issued by its being published in downloadable form on the web site of the Trust, provided that the web site shall state that a copy of the voting paper will be sent in paper form to any Postal Voter upon receipt from him of a written request”.
Leslie Hutchinson BA MBA MCMI
Secretary
12th January 2006
   











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