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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29


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The Sixteenth Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand, I.O.O.F., will be held in Timaru, commencing Monday, Sept. 16, 1878.

Sec. 79 of Rules and Regulations imposes a fine of One Guinea on Secretaries not sending in their Returns in proper time. This Law will be rigidly enforced.

The Grand Lodge recommends Subordinate Lodges to adopt a Bye-law requiring their members to make payment of their subscriptions in advance.

Sec. 39.—It shall be the duty of each Subordinate Lodge Secretary to make quarterly returns to the general Funeral Fund and the Grand Lodge Management Fund, and to have the Return Sheets made up to the end of each quarter,—viz., the last Lodge night in March, June, September, and December, and the money passed for payment on the first Lodge night in each new quarter thereafter, and to have the amount and the Return Sheet, together with the half-yearly Balance-sheet, Cash Statement, &c., in the hands of the Grand Secretary on or before the 10th of each May, August, November, and February; in default thereof, any Lodge shall forfeit all claim on the general Funeral Fund in respect of the death of any member or member's wife. And if a funeral claim arise during the days of grace, as above indicated, 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 having been forfeited, as above provided, will be revived by the subsequent payment of the G.L. dues.