Standing Committee on Fraternal Assistance
Committee on Fraternal Assistance
The Committee on Finance is responsible for creating a realistic budget for the Masonic year. It should be ready to vote on at the July stated meeting each year. The scope of the Committee on Finance is:
Committee on Audit
The Audit Committee is to audit all books and accounts of the Treasurer and Secretary and make a prompt report thereof in writing to the Lodge. These are required under Grand Lodge law (Art. 284). Said report shall be read in an open stated communication and be recorded in full in the proceedings of the lodge. The Committee must be appointed by June 24 of each year, A properly completed and signed copy of the Minimum Audit Form No. 71 shall be delivered to the Grand Secretary no later that September 15th of each year.
Special Committees for the benefit of the Lodge
The Vanguard Committee is responsible for recording and maintaining a progress report (at each stated meeting) on all activities and functions as outlined in the 2015-2016 Vanguard Lodge Application Form This Committee should:
To review existing Lodge approved bylaws and determine if it is prudent or needed to alter, adjust, or correct any of the existing By Laws as written.
Responsible for providing the exposure outside of the lodge room as the Lodge develops and grows as responsible community citizens.
This committee will be responsible for determining what, when, how, etc. any/all funds the Lodge can utilize toward providing Scholarships, Masonic contributions, and etc. strictly within the financial capabilities of the Lodge. It will be the responsibility of the entire lodge to assist in these efforts.
The committee will be responsible for obtaining deserving scholarship applicants for the Lamar Scholarships (for graduating high school seniors) if funds are available.
This committee will work closely with the Community Services Committee.
The following internal Lodge functions are under the direction of this committee:
To provide continuing education for the Lodge and in keeping with the Grand Master edicts of 2016.
To Coordinate all efforts in conjunction with the City of Allen to provide timely service on the assigned street(s) for the Keep Allen Beautiful project. (Quarterly)
To coordinate with the City of Allen Parks Department for the Annual Celebrate Allen project. Maintain a volunteer list, coordinate all activates and act as contact for all communications with the proper City staff.
To head this committee and be the primary individual to communicate with the Allen Independent School District relating to all concession activities. Drawing on ALL LODGE MEMBERS AS NECESSARY TO FULFILL THIS LODGE'S REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS IMPORTANT COMMUNITY FUNCTION.
This team will lead all aspects of website development and calendar integration. Team is tasked with finding a better way to communicate with Lodge membership to include all aspects of social media.