Bylaws of Albert Pike Chapter No. 58

Order of DeMolay
 

 

                                                      ARTICLE

                                                     Preamble                                 NAME OF CHAPTER

                                                           02                                       MEETINGS

                                                           03                                       TERM OF OFFICE

                                                           04                                       FEES

                                                           05                                       REPRESENTATIVE DEMOLAY REQUIREMENT

                                                           06                                       RULES OF ORDER

                                                        NOTES                                  HISTORICAL NOTES

                                                         

NAME OF CHAPTER

This Chapter, under Charter from DeMolay International known as Albert Pike Chapter No. 58 of the Order of DeMolay, shall be governed first by the By-laws and Rules and Regulations of DeMolay International and second, by the following by-laws:

 

ARTICLE I.
Meetings

 

Section 1. The stated meetings of the Chapter shall be held in the chapter Room in the Scottish Rite Cathedral each Monday evening at 7:30 PM. If a stated meeting shall fall on any legal holiday or on a date when the Scottish Rite Cathedral is closed, no meeting will be held.

 

ARTICLE II.
Term of Office

 

Section 1. The Master Councilor, Senior Councilor and Junior Councilor of the Chapter shall be elected every four months, on the second Monday of January, May and September.

Section 2. The Treasurer shall be elected by the Advisory Council on the Second Monday of January annually, and shall serve for the ensuing year, and shall be installed at the February Installation annually. A Senior DeMolay, holding a Senior DeMolay Certificate, may be elected as Treasurer.

Section 3. The Scribe shall be appointed by the Advisory Council and shall serve, at the pleasure of the Advisory Council, until his successor is appointed and installed. A Senior DeMolay, holding a Senior DeMolay Certificate may be appointed as Scribe.

 

ARTICLE III.
Fees

 

Section 1. The Initiation Fee and Life Membership for the Degrees in this Chapter shall be $100.00 and shall be payable before Initiation. This fee and the life membership shall cover the members’ Chapter dues, DeMolay International Fee, Texas State DeMolay Association’s per-capita fee and the cost of insurance to age 21.

Section 2. The fee for affiliation in this chapter shall be $10.00 plus $10.00 per year immediately after affiliation (pro-rated) until the member reaches the age of 21.

 

ARTICLE IV.
Representative DeMolay Requirement

 

A member must have attained the Representative DeMolay award before being eligible for election to the station of Master Councilor.

 

ARTICLE V.
Rules of Order

 

Section 1. Robert’s Rules of Order shall serve to govern in all cases not covered by the DeMolay International By-laws and Rules and Regulations and Chapter Regulations.

 

HISTORICAL NOTES

 

Concerning Adoption of Prior Sets of Bylaws of Albert Pike Chapter No. 58

  1. By-laws approved by Alva Bryan, Deputy and Executive Officer in Texas and dated December 27, 1935.

  2. By-laws amended which are undated.

  3. By-laws approved by H. Malvern Marks, Active Member and Executive Officer in Texas and dated February 29, 1960.

  4. By-laws appear to have been amended but no date is reflected except that the Executive Officer H. Malvern Marks approved them on February 29, 1960. It appears that when these By-laws were published the same previous date of approval by Dad Marks was used for this change as in the previous amendment.

  5. An outline explaining why changes were made to the By-laws was made by Reese L. Harrison, Jr., PGM & Executive Officer in Texas. This outline is undated.

  6. A Resolution to change the By-laws by Mark E. Williams, who was Senior Councilor of the Chapter, was adopted by the Chapter on September 7, 1992.

By-laws proposed November 13, 2005 in accordance with Article 11, Section 311.9(a)(b) to conform to Appendix A-4 of the Rules and Regulations of DeMolay International and approved by unanimous vote of the Chapter members present on June 19, 2006, after reflection, consideration and discussion at stated meetings in December 2005, and January 2006.

HISTORICAL NOTES

 

Concerning Adoption of Prior Sets of Bylaws of Albert Pike Chapter No. 58

  1. Supersedes previous undated By-Laws on file with Albert Pike Priory No. 38

  2. By-Laws proposed Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at a stated Convocation of Albert Pike Priory No. 38, and approved Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at a stated Convocation of Albert Pike Priory No. 38, all in accordance with Article 11, Section 311.9(a)(b) to conform to Appendix A-4 of the Rules and Regulations of DeMolay International.