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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

Seventh Day.—2nd October, 1877

Seventh Day.—2nd October, 1877.

G.M. Braithwaite in the chair.

A quorum of officers and representatives was present.

Moved by Bro Teague, seconded by Bro. Moore—"That from and after the close of this session no law affecting the constitution of this G.L. shall be altered except it be proposed at one session and carried at the next."—Carried.

Resolved—"That the standing orders be suspended."

Moved by Bro. Boyd, seconded by Bro. Moore—"That sub. lodge quarter nights shall be, as heretofore, the last lodge night in the months of March, June, September, and December. That if the return-sheets and G.L. dues be not remitted by each sub. lodge to the G. Sec. on or before the 10th day of May, 10th August, 10th November, and 10th February, for each preceding quarter respectively, any sub. lodge so in default shall forfeit all claim on the General Funeral Fund in respect of the death of any member or member's wife which may take place prior to the transmission to the G. Sec. of such return-sheets and G.L. dues: and if any funeral claim arise during the days of grace as above indicated, the account of such claim will not be recognised by the G.L. unless it be accompanied by a remittance of the return-sheets and all dues then owing; and no claim forfeited as hereby provided will be revived by the subsequent payment of the G.L. dues."—Carried.

Resolved—"That the Avon Lodge be informed that the subject-matter of their petition has been dealt with in connection with a new Scale of Contributions and Initiation Fees which has been adopted."

Proposed by Bro. Wheeler, seconded by Bro. Teague—"That this G.L. expresses its appreciation of the services rendered by the Lecture Master of the Dunedin District, Bro. Russell; and that the G.M. be requested to call a meeting of the degree members of Dunedin and suburbs for the purpose of considering the question of a testimonial to Bro. Russell."—Carried.