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Regulations for the Lodges Chapter Masonic Code of Wisconsin Chapter 51 – Lodges under Dispensation Chapter 52 – Lodges Charter, Location, Masonic Temples Chapter 53 – Consolidation of Lodges Chapter 54 – Surrender or Forfeiture of Charter Chapter 55 – Members of Lodges Chapter 56 – Worshipful Master Chapter 57 – Officers of Lodges Chapter 58 – Election of Officers Chapter 59 – Installation of Officers Chapter 60 – Trustees of Lodges Chapter 61 – By-Laws of Lodges Chapter 62 – Expenditures of Lodges Chapter 63 – Charity, Relief of Masons, Their widows and Orphans Chapter 64 – Lodge Rooms Chapter 65 – Communications of Lodges Chapter 66 – Qualifications of Applicants for Degrees Chapter 67 – Repealed in 2000 Chapter 68 – Petitions for Degrees Chapter 69 – Fees for degrees Chapter 70 – Interviewing Committee Chapter 71 – Voting in Lodges Chapter 72 – Rejected Applicant for Degrees Chapter 73 – Conferring of Degrees Chapter 74 – Proficiency of Candidates Chapter 75 – Objections Chapter 76 – Default of Candidate Chapter 77 – Work by Request Chapter 78 – Territorial Jurisdiction of Lodges Chapter 79 – Personal Jurisdiction of Lodges Chapter 80 – Dues and Assessments Chapter 81 – Suspension for Non-payment of Dues, Restoration Chapter 82 – Transfer of Membership, Demission and Resignation Chapter 83 – Change of Membership and Pleural Membership Chapter 84 – Visitation Chapter 85 – Avouchment and Documentary Evidence Chapter 86 – Masonic Status Chapter 87 – Masonic Claims Chapter 88 – Work and Instruction Chapter 89 – Publications Chapter 90 – Clubs, Entertainment and Processions Chapter 91 – Masonic Clothing, Jewels and Emblems Chapter 92 – Masonic Memorial Service Chapter 93 – Insurance Chapter 94 – Perpetual Membership Chapter 95 – 100 – extra chapters to be Filled
Chapter 51 – Lodges under Dispensation Chapter 52 – Lodges Charter, Location, Masonic Temples Chapter 51 – it has 16 subsections covering petitioning, voting, dispensation, members officers, petitioners and powers of new Lodges. Chapter 52 – Has 21 subsections covering the charter, seal, annual report, affiliated foundations, representation at GL and notice of GL proceedings, Lodge location, number which constitutes a Lodge, change of name, location or meeting place, selling or building a Lodge building, cornerstone laying, dedications and re- dedications, U.S. colors displayed and pledge and Lodge responsibility for conduct of members.
Chapter 53 – Consolidation of Lodges Chapter 54 – Surrender or Forfeiture of Charter Chapter 53 – Proposals for consolidation from all Lodges involved, a vote by ballot, a date set by the Grand Master and notification by the Grand Secretary. All property of the Lodges become the property of the Consolidated Lodge. Chapter 54 – This covers the arrest of a charter by the GM and voting to surrender, the member transfers or resignations, the property, assets and personal property return to the Grand Lodge, any petitioners can request initiation or advancement with any other Lodge and the future restoration of the Lodge Charter.
Chapter 55 – Members of Lodges Chapter 55 defines members, plural members and their responsibilities to the Lodge, the Lodge Secretary’s duties in reporting them to GL, honorary members, honorary Past Masters, life membership, membership certificates, 50 and 25 year certificates, past Master’s cards, member rights, changes in member names and destruction of Lodge records.
Chapter 56 – Worshipful Master The Master: Must be a Lodge member Past Master or Warden unless by GM dispensation Elected by the members Need not be resident of Grand jurisdiction He cannot resign while Master Has long list of Powers including absolute power in the government of the Lodge, appoint committees, convene, open and close Lodge, admitting to Lodge of anyone, convene emergent communication for memorial service, delay ballot on petitions, declare business of Lodge and prohibit debate, complete unfinished work, confer or postpone conferral of degree, postpone stated communication, expound or decide on Masonic Law unless restricted by same law, set different date for stated when it falls on holiday, install officers as Master, delay elections if electioneering is suspected, exclude a member from memorial procession, order a vote by customary method, not entertain motion from floor, refuse petition, fill vacant appointed officers and refuse to hold stated and Wardens cannot usurp him and take his station. Is accountable to the GL for all his actions Has some restrictions including removing officers or trustees, waiving petitioner’s examination, levying assessments on members, refuse objection to initiating or advancing candidates, demanding reasons for objection of recommendation of a candidate’s petition, objection to the initiating or advancing of candidates subject to chapter 75 of code, or objection to the presence of a visiting brother, he can make no appeal to the lodge or override a GM appeal to the lodge. His specific duties include declaring petitions for degrees, declare a ballot box and destroy it and approve and co-sign all minutes for stated and special communications of the Lodge.
Chapter 57 – Officers of Lodges Officers are WM, SW, JW, TR, SE as elected and Ch, Co, SD, JD, SS, JS, Ti, Solo, and Org as appointed by the Master. Tenure is until installation of successor Duties are prescribed by the ancient usages of Freemasonry JW is liaison to youth groups All officers must be members except tiler Wardens are not eligible for Master if vacancy must be filled by election Offices cannot be exchanged No officer can hold two offices except the treasurer and secretary If Master away or disabled SW becomes acting Master and if both WM and SW away or disabled the JW becomes acting WM until the former returns or is able to resume responsibilities An acting WM does not become a PM and his duties end when the Lodge closes if Master is within jurisdiction Vacancy of WM, SW or JW can only be by death or suspension or expulsion and is filled at the next installation. Other officers may resign if outside of the Lodges jurisdiction.
Chapter 58 – Election of Officers Chapter 59 – Installation of Officers Chapter 58 – Election is held within 60 days of St. John’s day (December 27 th ) Election is by ballot Election can be at a special by dispensation by the GM Master may hold special election for vacancy of Warden, Treasurer or Secretary. Dispensation is needed for filling offices of elected officers if death or they decline from being installed happens after election. No member may silicate votes for an office No member is compelled to vote at officer election Chapter 59 All officers must be installed before or as close to St. John’s day as possible Proxy cannot be for WM, SW or JW Officers cannot be installed while charges are pending against him or for Lodges under dispensation Joint installations are approved as open installations, but there is to be the lights displayed and no signs or honors given. Officers are installed by the GM, Master or a Past Master
Chapter 60 – Trustees of Lodges Trustees not Masonic officer, but statutory position, therefore must be resident of WI. Max 6 year term Master can fill vacancy by appointment. Trustees have supervision of Lodge securities, property both building and personal, trusts and investments. Trustees must have lodge approval for buying, selling, leasing or mortgaging any real or personal property having $5,000 value, also any litigation of Lodge and are under the “Prudent man rule”. Are to hold monthly meetings and report to Lodge. Cannot be removed from office except by trial for failure to do above rules. They also do not pay bills, they turn them over to the secretary for the Lodge to vote to pay. All duties may be changed by the Lodge bylaws.
Chapter 61 – By-Laws of Lodges Chapter 62 – Expenditures of Lodges Chapter 61 – All Lodges must have by-laws consistent with the laws of GL Amendments may be adopted by the Lodge when submitted in writing to Lodge, carried to next meeting, all members notified within 10 days of vote and 2/3 vote to pass. Amendments must be consistent with the code. No bylaw can be suspended by the Lodge Chapter 62 – Lodge funds must be appropriated for Lodge expenses, Masonic charity, Masonic uses and local charity or education. This includes Masonic youth groups The finance committee is a standing committee and shall review all expenditures and income periodically reporting to the Lodge, make a yearly audit of the Lodge’s finances and set a yearly budget to set the Lodge dues.
Chapter 63 – Charity, Relief of Masons, Their widows and Orphans Masonic relief is the primary responsibility of all Lodges. When requested for charity the Lodge must give all it can to relieve the brother, if inadequate then ask GL for service and assistance. When requesting service and assistance the Lodge must report the amount already given by the Lodge, description of relief necessary and the Lodge financial report. If another Lodge gives relief to your Lodge brother for a Masonic necessity, you are under obligation to reimburse them, if not a necessity you are under no obligation. The charity committee is a standing committee consisting of the WM, SW and JW. This committee investigates all requests for charity and determines relief within the restrictions of the laws of the GL and the Lodge by-laws.
Chapter 64 – Lodge Rooms A Lodge is the main Lodge room, a ante or tiler’s room and one or more preparation rooms. A Lodge can be used for non Masonic purposes if those purposes are not illegal or would bring the Lodge to disrepute. A lodge cannot have liquor unless by dispensation from the GM and not in the Lodge room or during degree work. No gambling except raffles and bingo within state statutes and no smoking in the Lodge room. Lodges cannot lease any part of it’s building for the purpose of selling intoxicating beverages.
Chapter 65 – Communications of Lodges Stated communications are set by the by-laws and cannot be more than two per month. All business is conducted in the MM degree. Subjects for only stated communications is petitions for affiliation, change of meeting place, charter surrendering, petition for new Lodge, re-instating defaulted candidates, re-instating suspended members, request for other Lodge to do work, Masonic charges, request for dispensation to act upon rejected petitioner, and applications of candidates who have been refused advancement. Special Communications set by Master or Acting Master, only one special per day and special is set at stated. Only business conducted at special is what it was called. Summons can be written or oral. Specials cannot be for elections, petitions for degrees or affiliation or bylaw changes. Festival communications only on St. John’s days. Lodge opened with 3 MMs one of which must be Master or Warden and any MM can open meeting. A Lodge cannot adjourn. Ciphers cannot be used during opening or closing.
Chapter 66 – Qualifications of Applicants for Degrees Chapter 68 – Petitions for Degrees Chapter 66 – Applicant must be a man, literate, mentally and morally sound, lawful age, believes in deity, of good report and well recommended. Rejected applicant can be entertained if one year after rejection. Cannot reject applicant for race color or creed. Clandestine Mason can be applicant if he states he joined clandestine Lodge thinking it was a regular Lodge. Chapter 67 – Repealed in 2000 Chapter 68 – Petitions supplied by GL. Petition signed by two Masons from jurisdiction which one must be from Lodge. Master can refuse to entertain petition. Petitions can only be acted on at stated communication. Petitioners from outside Grand jurisdiction cannot be entertained. Master appoints interview committee of three. A petition received by Lodge must be balloted. Thirteen days must transpire between Lodge receiving petition and balloting.
Chapter 69 – Fees for degrees Chapter 70 – Interviewing Committee Chapter 69 – Fees for degrees are set by Lodge by-laws and not less than $50.00 plus GL initiation fees. Fees are uniform for all candidates. Change in fees not retroactive for any candidate. Fees in work by request is set and collected by requesting Lodge. Fees collected when jurisdiction violated are returned to said jurisdiction. Fees are returned for petitions discovered outside jurisdiction, rejected petitions or refusal to advance supported by Lodge vote. Fees kept by Lodge if candidate moves away or if rejected for work already completed. Chapter 70 – Appointed by Master, members must personally interview applicant and make recommendation to Lodge. Master determines method for conducting interviews. Committee not needed for petitioners refused for advancement or delayed petitioners. If committee or any member refuses to report the master appoints new member or committee. Master cannot demand reasons for reports. Lodge can do courtesy interview for other Lodge when requested.
Chapter 71 – Voting in Lodges Lodge will not give notice through mail for vote on candidate. Lodge can vote on petition of candidate who has moved away after petition received. Each petition balloted separately. Only one ballot box is passed at one time. Ballot box contains white balls and black cubes. Ballot must be secret and clear to receive. All present must vote. Ballot must be continuous and ballot cannot be taken to anteroom. Ballot displayed in S, W and E. Clear ballot declared by Master. If ballot not clear, Master does not ask Wardens and orders ballot destroyed and immediate new ballot. If ballot remains not clear, Master asks Wardens to report then declares the ballot not clear and for it to be destroyed. Then asks for accountability of the negative vote within 48 hours. If accountability not given within time period Master declares ballot clear at next stated communication. If Master is timely informed of negative vote, he must in writing inform the GM and wait for his decision. When GM decision received Master reports it to Lodge.
Chapter 72 – Rejected Applicant for Degrees Chapter 73 – Conferring of Degrees Chapter 72 – When a petition is rejected the Lodge must wait one year before re-considering to receive it. Rejected petitioner has one year to resubmit the petition and within five years. After five years he can petition any Lodge. A Lodge may receive a petition of a rejected petitioner one year after rejection and notice given to Lodge which rejected him. Chapter 73 – A candidate must wait six days between election and initiation and advancement upon proving proficiency in preceding degree. Master or Warden must be present at conferral of degrees. GM can waive time by dispensation. Only one degree conferred at one time. Two Lodges having similar work cannot use one Lodge room. Degrees conferred in Lodge unless dispensation given Master of Lodge can have any MM confer degrees, visiting Lodge officers may confer degrees, certified degree teams can confer degrees and any WI Lodge can confer degrees in another jurisdiction when invited and dispensations obtained from both jurisdictions or visa versa. Only one candidate until lectures and the degree to be completed at one communication. Degree teams must be certified by the GM and certification is for five years and can be withdrawn by GM for good reason. Ciphers forbidden during degree work.
Chapter 74 – Proficiency of Candidates Examination of EAs and FCs is in open Lodge on the posting and to the satisfaction of the Master. Examination of the MM degree is the same, but within 60 days of the degree unless the Master extends it with good reason. Proficiency defined as examination of the posting in the degree relating to the conferral (first section), modes of recognition, symbols and memorization of the obligation. Examination cannot be waived by the Master or the GM. Examination can be within 20 days of degree. Examination can be at stated or special anf just before conferral of next degree. Multiple candidates can answer posting examination alternately. Ciphers are not to be used during examination.
Chapter 75 – Objections to degrees or Advancement Objection to initiation is treated just like unclear re-ballot by the Master. Objection before ballot after receiving petition, it goes to ballot. Objection for advancement the petitioner is re-balloted at the next stated and ¾ vote needed to advance candidate and no other objections entertained. Objection of candidate can be at each degree. Objection need not to be referred to committee. Ballot for objection is secret. A rejected candidate may renew his request for advancement after 6 months. Objection can be only by Lodge members and cannot be made by member casting black cube during ballot for degrees overturned by GM. Objection is made to the Master at any time before the obligation. The reasons for objection can be given to the Lodge if desired. All objections are treated with the same secrecy as a ballot.
Chapter 76 – Default of Candidate Chapter 77 – Work by Request Chapter 78 –Territorial Jurisdiction of Lodges Chapter 76 – A candidate who does not present himself for initiation or advancement for one year is in default. Active military is exempt until discharged. He is not in default if a member brings objection to advancement, Masonic charges brought or Lodge has inability to do degree work. Candidate in default can attend Lodge in degree he has completed. Application for reinstatement can be referred to committee of investigation. A ballot of ¾ clear must be had for reinstatement. Ballot is on the following stated after request has been made. Candidate must wait 6 months for application after ballot fails. Degree can be conferred on same communication as favorable ballot. Chapter 77 – Any Lodge may do courtesy work if requested within this jurisdiction Any work outside the jurisdiction must have clearance through Grand Secretaries. Chapter 78 – A Lodge within the state of WI must have written approval from the GM All Lodges in WI have statewide jurisdiction. Lodges within the state cannot receive petitions from outside the state without waiver from the state of his residence.
Chapter 79 – Personal Jurisdiction of Lodges Chapter 80 – Dues and Assessments Chapter 79 – When a petition is received by a Lodge it becomes that Lodge’s jurisdiction and cannot be received by another Lodge. By electing or initiating a candidate the Lodge retains jurisdiction forever unless surrendered. Jurisdiction is kept for 5 years on a rejected petition. A Lodge may surrender jurisdiction of a rejected petition after one year up to 5 years when requested in writing and acted upon at a stated by secret ballot of 4/5 clear. Chapter 80 – Lodges fix the dues in it’s by-laws of not less than ten dollars after GL per capita is met. Lodges may increase or decrease dues by amendment or resolution as per by-laws. The change must be in writing, held over one meeting, given notice at least 10 days prior to vote to all members, carried by 2/3 vote and approved by the GM. Dues are pro-rated for members joining after February 1 st, but full per capita is charged. The is no refund at resignation. Payment of dues is a MM’s obligation. All Lodge’s have a uniform dues card as a receipt from the Grand Secretary. Any Lodge by-law conflicts with chapter 80 shall be changed to conform to this chapter. Any assessments when necessary are handled the same as a change of dues.
Chapter 81 – Suspension for Non-payment of Dues, Restoration Suspension is any MM who has not paid his dues or assignments. Suspension cannot occur until one is 8 months past due. A Lodge cannot suspend a member if he has pecuniary inability. Master cannot be suspended during his tenure. Insanity or mental incompetence cannot result in suspension. Suspension is in effect until suspension is restored and the brother loses all rights, benefits and privileges as a Mason. Procedure to suspend is after the 8 months in arrears the name is given to the WM, SW and JW for one to contact in September, on October 1 st if not paid the secretary sends a letter of demand signed by himself and the Master that if not paid in 60 days action will be taken. At the end of the 60 days at the first stated the secretary will give the list of delinquent members to be voted to suspend and the vote needs to be 2/3rds. Lodge can remit any dues for good cause. Procedures in this section deemed full trial. If restoration is within two years the suspended member must pay due owed at time of suspension and five dollars re-instatement fee unless remitted by Lodge. After two years a written request to the Master for re-instatement is submitted with the amount in arrears plus current years dues and five dollar fee. An investigation committee is appointed and the request is voted on by Lodge by ballot and ¾ vote to clear. Delinquents at time of charter surrender are deemed suspended until they pay the Grand Secretary who will then assign then a Lodge. If address is unknown, member refuses to pay arrears or dies he cannot be restored by anyone paying his back dues.
Chapter 82 – Transfer of Membership, Demission or Resignation A transfer will be granted to a MM, FC, or EA if it is in this jurisdiction or one recognized written on the GL form. A transfer will not be granted to another jurisdiction or a Lodge in this jurisdiction dark in January and February submitted after November 1 st, in all other cases after December 1 st. Any MM, FC, or EA in good standing can transfer except the WM, SW, JW and other Lodge officers unless moved to another jurisdiction. Upon transfer completion a certificate is issued. Members signing for petition of new Lodge acts as a transfer unless stated by the member he wants to be plural. Members of Lodges under dispensation cannot transfer. Demits are no longer given. Resignation is by letter to Lodge secretary if in good standing can be reinstated with a five dollar fee. Any resigned Mason convicted of a felony or sexual misdemeanor must petition the GL.
Chapter 83 – Change of Membership and Pleural Memberships Any MM, FC, or EA can request transfer of membership within this jurisdiction. Any MM can request plural membership within this jurisdiction. Petitions for transfer or plural membership can be received from non resident Masons. Petition can be obtained from the GL and must be signed by petitioner. The petitioner must give the Lodge proof of membership in a recognized jurisdiction. A petitioner from a non-recognized jurisdiction is treated as a non Mason. Master may appoint interview committee on transfers. Objections for transfers or plurals cannot be entertained, but can be withdrawn before ballot. There is no time limit of these petitions for reconsideration if denied. There is no fee for transfer or plural memberships. These petitions are to be balloted on at the subsequent stated after it was presented by secret ballot and ¾ clear and whether the interview committee recommends or not.
Chapter 84 –Visitation Chapter 85 – Avouchment and Documentary Evidence Chapter 84 – An affiliated Mason can visit a Lodge A member of a non-recognized Lodge by this jurisdiction has no right to visit. An expelled or suspended Mason of a recognized jurisdiction has no right to visit a Lodge. The Master of the Lodge has the right to allow or not allow any visitor. Any Lodge member present can object to any visitor. Chapter 85 – The sole requirement of a visitor is the dues card.
Chapter 86 – Masonic Status Chapter 87 – Masonic Claims Chapter 86 – A candidate irregularly initiated or advanced through no fault of his own is in good standing. A candidate denied advancement is in good standing A candidate whose degree was interrupted has advanced to that degree as long as he has taken the obligation. A candidate in default can attend Lodge in the degree he has attained and be posted. A candidate is assigned to another Lodge when his Lodge charter is surrendered. A Mason in good standing is one not expelled or suspended. A Mason can voluntarily resign from Lodge. A Mason under charges is in good standing until found guilty and can vote and be elected to office, but not installed. A Mason suspended for a definite time is in good standing as soon as his time is up without action from the Lodge. If GL restores a suspended member he is in good standing, but a non-affiliated member until a Lodge is assigned by the GL. All members in good standing of a Lodge surrendering it’s charter become non-affiliated member until a Lodge is assigned by the GL. All non-affiliated Masons claim no rights or benefits from any Lodge, but the Lodge may grant him those rights. Chapter 87 – Masonic claims for relief is to Masonic widows and orphans. Not to widows remarried to non-Masons, mothers, sisters or daughters married to non- Masons, or widows and orphans of suspended or expelled Masons. Non-affiliated widows are entitled to assistance from Lodges.
Chapter 88 – Work and Instruction The custodian of the work is the Grand Secretary who the Grand Lecturer obtains it to distribute to the DLs. The “pure work” cannot be changed except by resolution automatically held over to the following AC for debate and adoption by a 4/5 vote. The pure work is defined as the revised work of M.L. Youngs work adopted at the 1947 AC and all changes adopted at subsequent ACs by 4/5 vote. The multi-letter cipher is a book of no more than 3 letters covering the degrees, opening, closing, balloting, changing from degrees, floor work and official posting of several lectures. It is distributed as the official key under the GM and Grand Secretary to the GL to the DLs to the Lodge secretaries to all MMs. It is sold to the Lodges through the GL office. The posting keys are published and distributed in the same manner. The cipher and posting keys are under copy write and any copying is considered un- Masonic conduct. Costumes are not permitted in degree work unless by dispensation from the GM. Visits from the GL or DL shall be announced in advance so all officers can be present for posting at their stations and places and not on Sunday. The GL and DL is the only instructor unless a Lodge gets permission from the GL or GM. Ritualist or proficiency men are certified by the DL annually after examination in the work.
Chapter 89 – Publications Chapter 90 – Clubs and Entertainment Chapter 89 – All publications on Masonry, GL, it’s policies, activities or activities must have the GL approval with the GM approval and the Grand Secretary’s attest except the Lodge trestle- board. A Lodge can publish the names and dates of degree candidates in the trestle-board to its members. The Lodge secretary can have a list of Lodge members, but cannot have it used for business or political purposes. The Grand Secretary can have a list of Lodge secretaries published for the GL Officers, Trustees and past elected Grand Officers. Chapter 90 – No monitorial lectures can be used for entertainment of non-masons. EAs and FCs are allowed in processions.
Chapter 91 – Masonic Clothing, Jewels and Emblems The apron is worn over all clothing except on cutaway coats or tails at all stated, special or memorial services as prescribed. At memorial service white gloves and white aprons are to be worn. Officer jewels are allowed. Lodge jewels are to be silver. Emblems can be worn by a Mason’s wife, widow, daughter, mother or sister. Emblems cannot be used in any form for advertizing your business.
Chapter 92 – Masonic Memorial Services Chapter 93 – Lodge insurance Chapter 92 – Lodges and religious bodies may cooperate in the memorial service. Pallbearers if not all Masons, Masonic clothing should be worn by none. Only a mason entitled to rites Lodge may conduct service for non-affiliated brother. Lodge cannot deny use of Lodge room for memorial service for Mason in good standing. Memorial service can be on Sunday, over state line, after cremation and allow military salute after service. A special or emergent communication can be called for a memorial service, but minutes must be kept by secretary. Chapter 93 – Every Lodge must carry liability insurance of a minimum of $1,000,000 per building per occurrence from the GL and give GL a certificate of insurance with the GL as additionally insured by the Lodge.
Chapter 94 – Perpetual Membership This chapter is a course of it’s own, please read it and be familiar with it’s contents to answer any member questions especially if your Lodge has adopted it.
Dispensation Form REQUEST FOR DISPENSATION Send all dispensation requests to: (allow three weeks for processing) Grand Masonic Center Sunset Drive Dousman, WI or by to TO: The MW ____________, Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin. From: ___________, Lodge #____ F&AM District No.___ Address:_____________ City _________, Zip_______ DISPENSATION IS HEREBY REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF THE WISCONSIN MASONIC CODE: (Complete in full) 1. Chapter: _____ section: ____ 2. Chapter: _____ section: ____ 3. Chapter: _____ section: ____ 4. Chapter: _____ section: ____ REASON: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________ Dated this ________ day of ________, A.D.________, A.L.________ Signed _____________________ Worshipful Master Attest: ____________________ Secretary REQUEST FOR DISPENSATION Send all dispensation requests to: (allow three weeks for processing) Grand Masonic Center Sunset Drive Dousman, WI or by to TO: The MW Dennis Siewert, Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin. From: Warren, Lodge # 4 F&AM District No. 8 Address:112 S. Main St City Potosi Zip53820 DISPENSATION IS HEREBY REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF THE WISCONSIN MASONIC CODE: (Complete in full) 1. Chapter: 64 section: 64.06a 2. Chapter: _____ section: ____ 3. Chapter: _____ section: ____ 4. Chapter: _____ section: ____ REASON: To serve beer or wine at a Table Lodge on Oct. 28 th non-alcoholic drinks will be furnished to any who desire. Dated this 20 th day of January A.D. 2013, A.L.6013 Signed David Ritchie Worshipful Master Attest: Roger Sedgwick Secretary