ISSUE 18, July 2006
Editorial
Archbishop Fisher: A Godly man and a Brother
Travel: The train takes the strain
Quarterly Communication: Annual Investiture speech by the Grand Master and Speech of the Pro Grand Master and Report of the Board of General Purposes
Supreme Grand Chapter: Speech by the First Grand Principal and Report of the Committee of General Purposes Grand Lodge of New York: Speech by the Pro Grand Master
   Specialist Lodges: Keeping their eyes on the ball
Education: Planning ahead for the Chair and Events and New premises for Masonic research
Royal Opera House: A right Royal occasion
Royal opening: Beamish Museum
Digital records: Saving our past for the future
Library & Museum: The hall in the garden
Queen's Birthday: Masons played a prominent part
International: A Mason and the Foreign Legion
Masonic Charities: Grand Charity and NMSF and RMBI and RMTGB
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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Annual Dues
The Board recommended, in accordance with Rule 269, Book of Constitutions, that the annual dues (including vat) payable to Grand Lodge in respect of each member of every Lodge for the year 2007 should remain unchanged and be:

£



82.00

1.
A Grand Officer, present or past, on first appointment
6.70

2.
A Deputy Metropolitan Grand Master or a Metropolitan Group Chairman (under Rule 60)
46.70

3.
A Deputy or Assistant Provincial or District Grand Master (under Rule 66)
18.50

4.
A holder of Overseas Grand Rank (under Rule 93)
35.00

In a Lodges in England and Wales that is unattached
20.00

In a Lodge in a Metropolitan Area or a Province
4.75

In a Lodge in a District
8.00

In a Lodge abroad not in a District
The Resolution was approved.

2008: It may help treasurers in planning the finances of their Lodges to know that next year the Board believes that it is likely to recommend to Grand Lodge that dues in 2008 be increased only in line with inflation.

Fees
2007: The Board recommended, in accordance with Rule 270, Book of Constitutions, that the fees (exclusive of vat) payable for registration, certificates and dispensations should be increased by approximately 3% to:

£
(a)
the Registration of
84.50

1.
A Grand Officer, present or past, on first appointment
48.00

2.
A Deputy Metropolitan Grand Master or a Metropolitan Group Chairman (under Rule 60)
48.00

3.
A Deputy or Assistant Provincial or District Grand Master (under Rule 66)
19.00

4.
A holder of Overseas Grand Rank (under Rule 93)


5.
A Mason, inclusive of Grand Lodge Certificate



(initiation, or joining from a Lodge not under the Grand Lodge)
48.00


In a Lodge in England and Wales that is unattached
41.50


In a Lodge in a Metropolitan Area or a Province
27.00


In a Lodge in a District
37.50


In a Lodge abroad not under a District
48.00
(b)
the replacement or amendment of a Grand Lodge Certificate
27.00
(c)
a certificate for a Serving Brother
23.50
(d)
a Dispensation by the Grand Master
47.00

a Dispensation by the Grand Master ‘nunc pro tunc’
The Resolution was approved.

2008: The Board believed that next year it will need to recommend to Grand Lodge that Fees again be increased by approximately 3% to the following:

£
(a)
the Registration of
87.00

1.
A Grand Officer, present or past, on first appointment
49.50

2.
A Deputy Metropolitan Grand Master or a Metropolitan Group Chairman (under Rule 60)
49.50

3.
A Deputy or Assistant Provincial or District Grand Master (under Rule 66)
19.50

4.
A holder of Overseas Grand Rank (under Rule 93)


5.
A Mason, inclusive of Grand Lodge Certificate



(initiation, or joining from a Lodge not under the Grand Lodge)
49.50


In a Lodge in England and Wales that is unattached
43.00


In a Lodge in a Metropolitan Area or a Province
27.50


In a Lodge in a District
38.50


In a Lodge abroad not under a District
49.50
(b)
the replacement or amendment of a Grand Lodge Certificate
27.50
(c)
a certificate for a Serving Brother
24.00
(d)
a Dispensation by the Grand Master
48.00

a Dispensation by the Grand Master ‘nunc pro tunc’


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