48 Communicating with Appendant Bodies
No. 48. Communicating With Appendant Bodies
Whereas, The regulations of certain appendant bodies or concordant orders of Freemasonry require that membership therein is dependent upon the good standing of the member in a Symbolic Lodge and whenever a member has remained a voluntary non-affiliate in his lodge for a certain definite period, his name shall be stricken from the roll of these appendant bodies, and:
Whereas, The Grand Secretary has no authority to communicate officially with said bodies in order to give them the information which they may desire or require to purge their rolls, therefore be it Resolved: That the Grand Secretary be and he is hereby authorized to communicate such information relative to the good standing of members of subordinate lodges in this jurisdiction when so requested, to the following recognized Masonic Bodies:
a. Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Rhode Island.
b. Grand Council Royal and Select Masters of Rhode Island.
c. Grand Commandery of Knights Templars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
d. The Supreme Council of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, whose Grand East is in Lexington in the State of Massachusetts.
e. The Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
f. The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, Grottoes of North America.
g. The Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America.
h. Also the subordinate Bodies of each of these Grand Bodies and such other Masonic Bodies as are recognized by the said Grand Bodies.
Constitution, Art. IV, Sec. 1.4.5. May 20, 1912.
Amended November 15, 1969; November 19, 1983.