Article 6

Dues

Sec. 6.1. (Reg. 37.010, 37.070). The dues of Wayne Lodge shall be $130.00 per year for each member, which shall include all per capita assessments as established by Grand Lodge each year for operations and support.

Dues shall be paid in advance on or before the first day of January of each year. Such dues and assessments not paid by January 1 are in arrears.

Lodges may assess and collect a late fee not to exceed $5.00 to the total amount of the dues in arrears. Original dues statements will include the preceding sentence. Subsequent notices for payment of dues in arrears will itemize any late fee assessed. Delinquent members may be required to reimburse the Lodge for the actual cost of sending notices by either registered or certified mail or by using the United States Postal Service’s proof of delivery service.

At the first stated meeting in June, dues will be discussed, and the amount set for the next year.

Sec. 6.2. (Reg. 37.070). Not later than three weeks after the date of the first stated meeting in January, the Secretary shall give notice by mail to all Brethren who are in arrears for dues and assessments stating that they must, at or before the first stated meeting in February, pay or satisfactorily explain to the Lodge in writing, all arrearage in dues and assessments, and inform them of the late fee which has been assessed.

At the first stated meeting in February, the Worshipful Master shall appoint a dues committee of three or more members including the Senior Warden, Junior Warden and Secretary, to investigate all arrearage in dues and assessments, with the instruction to the said committee to ascertain the cause of such arrearage by contacting each delinquent member, whenever possible by personal contact, and to report their findings at the first stated meeting in March.

At the first stated meeting in March, the Worshipful Master shall call for a report of the Dues Committee and shall first take up the matter of remission in worthy cases. The Lodge may vote to remit either upon the recommendation of the committee or upon other motion properly made and seconded. The Worshipful Master shall next order that the committee against all Brethren whose dues and assessments are not paid or remitted shall then file charges for nonpayment of dues and assessments.

At the first stated meeting, in April of each year, the Worshipful Master shall call for a report from the Secretary including all Brethren whose dues are not paid. The Worshipful Master shall then conduct a trial for said Brethren in accordance with Reg. 37.080. Procedure. Non-Payment of Dues.

Last edited August 9, 2018