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Chapter of Rose Croix

Council of Kadosh

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BYLAWS
OF
SAN ANTONIO LODGE OF PERFECTION [NO. 9]
(Originally Named Bexar Lodge of Perfection No. 9)
IN THE VALLEY OF SAN ANTONIO
ORIENT OF TEXAS

ARTICLE I
NAME AND AUTHORITY

The name of this Body shall be San Antonio Lodge of Perfection [No. 9].

ARTICLE II
ALLEGIANCE

This Lodge of Perfection bears true faith and allegiance to the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America and subscribes to its statutes, resolutions and edicts, and to the Orders of the Sovereign Grand Commander, the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy for the aforementioned Orient, and his Personal Representative.

ARTICLE III
MEETINGS

Section 1. Stated Meetings. Stated meetings of this Lodge of Perfection shall be held at San Antonio, Texas on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., except in the month of January when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of the month of January, and except in the month of December when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of December; provided, however, that the stated meetings in July, August and September may, by order of the Lodge of Perfection, be dispensed with. Amended June 4, 2009.

Section 2.
Special Meetings. A special meeting may be called by the Venerable Master for the transaction of such business as may be described in the notice of such special meeting which shall be mailed to each member at least ten days prior to such meeting.

ARTICLE IV
ACCEPTANCE OF DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

This Lodge of Perfection herewith accepts the authority delegated to it by the other Bodies which make up the Valley of San Antonio to manage the financial affairs and properties of said Valley and to transact all business affairs of the same except for the permanent right of each Body to elect its officers, confer and communicate Degrees, and to hold trials.

ARTICLE V
DISCIPLINE

This Lodge of Perfection has the inherent power and right to discipline any member for any act or conduct which is an offense against Masonic law or against good morals as set forth in the Statutes of the Supreme Council.

ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
(ELECTION, APPOINTMENT AND INSTALLATION)

Section 1. Elective Officers. The elective officers of this Lodge of Perfection shall be the Venerable Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Orator, Almoner, and Treasurer, who shall be elected at the stated meeting in January each year and installed in person or by proxy within 30 days thereafter. The Treasurer and Almoner shall serve in all Bodies following their election in the Lodge of Perfection. They shall serve for a period of one year and until their successors have been elected and installed.

Section 2. Secretary. The Secretary shall be appointed by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy of the Supreme Council in this Orient to serve all Bodies in that capacity during his will and pleasure.

Section 3. Appointive Officers. The appointive officers shall be the Prelate, Master of Ceremonies, Expert, Assistant Expert, Captain of the Host, and Tiler. The Venerable Master-elect shall announce his appointments prior to the installation of officers.

ARTICLE VII
DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. Venerable Master. The Venerable Master shall preside at all meetings and shall see that the statutes, edicts, rules, and regulations of the Supreme Council and the bylaws of this Lodge of Perfection are enforced. It shall be his special duty to see that the dignity and standing of Scottish Rite Freemasonry is preserved and maintained. He shall not vote, except when electing officers, balloting on candidates, and when members are equally divided on other questions.

Section 2. Senior Warden. The Senior Warden shall assist the Venerable Master in the performance of his duties and shall assume that office in his absence.

Section 3. Junior Warden and Orator. The Junior Warden and Orator, respectively, shall assist the Venerable Master in the performance of his duties and perform such other duties as may be required of them.

Section 4. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of meetings of the Bodies and of those meetings of their committees which require minutes. He shall direct the mailing of all bulletins, notices and dues statements as required by the Bodies. He shall receive all monies due the Bodies, keep just and accurate record thereof and pay them over to the Treasurer. He shall make out and transmit to the Supreme Council such returns and reports as may be required by it and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him by the Bodies.

Section 5. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive from the Secretary all monies received for the Bodies and the Almoner's fund, keep an accurate record thereof, and pay them out on order of the Lodge of Perfection. All funds shall be disbursed by check with at least two signatures.

Section 6. Bonds. The Personal Representative in the Valley of San Antonio, Secretary, Treasurer, Almoner and other persons receiving, collecting or disbursing funds or securities of the Bodies shall be covered by a surety bond provided under the blanket insurance coverage of the Supreme Council and its subordinate Bodies.

Section 7. Almoner. The Almoner shall make disbursements from the Almoner's fund for charitable purposes. He shall work independently of the Bodies, reporting only to the Personal Representative in this Valley and giving an annual accounting to the Auditing Committee or auditor, showing receipts, disbursements, amounts on hand, and any investments. Disbursements from the Almoner's fund shall be made by check, signed by the Almoner and countersigned by either the Treasurer or Secretary.

ARTICLE VIII
COMMITTEES

The Venerable Master, with the consent of the presiding officer of each of the other Bodies, may appoint such committees as are deemed appropriate for the conduct of activities and business by the Bodies.


ARTICLE IX
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Executive Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected presiding officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative. The Treasurer, Secretary, Almoner, and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative are ex-officio non-voting members of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Meetings. Executive Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Executive Committee shall coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions, and for that purpose may appoint such committees as may be required to perform such functions efficiently.

ARTICLE IX - A
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Advisory Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative to provide the Advisory Committee broad membership and geographic representation.

Section 2. Meetings. Advisory Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Advisory Committee shall assist the Executive Committee to coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions.

ARTICLE X
ORDER OF BUSINESS

All regular meetings of the Lodge of Perfection, unless otherwise ordered, will be guided by an order of business, as follows:
1. Opening
2. Reading of minutes of former meetings
3. Reception of petitions and balloting
4. Treasurer's report
5. Communications
6. Report of standing committees
7. Report of special committees
8. Unfinished business
9. Motions, resolutions, and new business
10. Closing

ARTICLE XI
FEES AND DUES

Section 1. Fees. The fee for the Degrees in this Lodge of Perfection from the Fourth to the Fourteenth, inclusive, shall be in such amount as the Lodge of Perfection shall establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy. There shall be no fee for affiliation.

Section 2. Dues. Annual dues for each member shall be in such amount as the Lodge may establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy, payable in advance on or before the first of January of each year.

ARTICLE XII
AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of all members present at a stated meeting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment is presented in writing at a stated meeting, then laid over until the next stated meeting, and provided that summary notice of the proposed amendment and of the proposed date for its enactment has been mailed to each member at least 15 days prior to the date of the stated meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be voted upon. All bylaw amendments are subject to approval of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy of the Supreme Council and of the Supreme Council.

ATTESTATION AND SIGNATURE

I have carefully reviewed the preceding Uniform Code of Bylaws, Orient of Texas, Valley of San Antonio, and recommend approval.

________________________________________
Reese L. Harrison, Jr., 33°
P.V.M., P.W.M., P.C., P.M.K.
Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand
Inspector General in the,
Valley of San Antonio. Signed this
3rd Day of October, 2002, at
San Antonio, Texas.

APPROVAL AUTHORITY

APPROVED THIS ______ DAY OF OCTOBER, 2002, WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF OCTOBER 3, 2002.

________________________________________
Jack E. Hightower, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
in the Orient of Texas.

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BYLAWS
OF
SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX [NO. 6]
(Originally Named Pilgrim Chapter of Rose Croix No. 6)
IN THE VALLEY OF SAN ANTONIO
ORIENT OF TEXAS

ARTICLE I
NAME AND AUTHORITY

The name of this Body shall be San Antonio Chapter of Rose Croix [No. 6].

ARTICLE II
ALLEGIANCE

This Chapter of Rose Croix bears true faith and allegiance to the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America and subscribes to its statutes, resolutions and edicts, and to the Orders of the Sovereign Grand Commander, the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy for the aforementioned Orient, and his Personal Representative.

ARTICLE III
MEETINGS

Section 1. Stated Meetings. Stated meetings of this Chapter of Rose Croix shall be held at San Antonio, Texas on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30p.m., except in the month of January when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of the month of January, and except in the month of December when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of December; provided, however, that the stated meetings in July, August and September may, by order of the Chapter of Rose Croix, be dispensed with. Amended June 4, 2009.

Section 2. Special Meetings. A special meeting may be called by the Wise Master for the transaction of such business as may be described in the notice of such special meeting, which shall be mailed to each member at least ten days prior to such meeting.


ARTICLE IV
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

This Chapter of Rose Croix herewith delegates to San Antonio Lodge of Perfection [No. 9] power and authority to manage the financial affairs and properties of the Valley of San Antonio and to transact all business affairs of the same except for the permanent right of each Body to elect its officers, confer and communicate Degrees, and hold trials.

ARTICLE V
DISCIPLINE

This Chapter of Rose Croix has the inherent power and right to discipline any member for any act or conduct which is an offense against Masonic law or against good morals as set forth in the Statutes of the Supreme Council.

ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
(ELECTION, APPOINTMENT AND INSTALLATION)

Section 1. Elective Officers. The elective officers of this Chapter shall be the Wise Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, and Orator, who shall be elected at the stated meeting in January each year and installed in person or by proxy within 30 days thereafter. The Treasurer and Almoner shall serve in all Bodies following their election in the Lodge of Perfection. They shall serve for a period of one year and until their successors have been elected and installed.

Section 2. Secretary. The Secretary shall be appointed by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy of the Supreme Council in this Orient to serve all Bodies in that capacity during his will and pleasure.

Section 3. Appointive Officers. The appointive officers shall be the Master of Ceremonies, Expert, Assistant Expert, Standard Bearer, Guardian of Temple and Tiler. The Wise Master-elect shall announce his appointments prior to the installation of officers.

ARTICLE VII
DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. Wise Master. The Wise Master shall preside at all meetings and shall see that the statutes, edicts, rules, and regulations of the Supreme Council and the bylaws of this Chapter of Rose Croix are enforced. It shall be his special duty to see that the dignity and standing of Scottish Rite Freemasonry is preserved and maintained. He shall not vote, except when electing officers, balloting on candidates, and when members are equally divided on other questions.

Section 2. Senior Warden. The Senior Warden shall assist the Wise Master in the performance of his duties and shall assume that office in his absence.

Section 3. Junior Warden and Orator. The Junior Warden and Orator, respectively, shall assist the Wise Master in the performance of his duties and perform such other duties as may be required of them.

Section 4. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of meetings of the Bodies and of those meetings of their committees which require minutes. He shall direct the mailing of all bulletins, notices and dues statements as required by the Bodies. He shall receive all monies due the Bodies, keep just and accurate record thereof and pay them over to the Treasurer. He shall make out and transmit to the Supreme Council such returns and reports as may be required by it and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him by the Bodies.

Section 5. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive from the Secretary all monies received for the Bodies and the Almoner's fund, keep an accurate record thereof, and pay them out on order of the Chapter. All funds shall be disbursed by check with at least two signatures.

Section 6. Bonds. The Personal Representative in the Valley of San Antonio, Secretary, Treasurer, Almoner and other persons receiving, collecting or disbursing funds or securities of the Bodies shall be covered by a surety bond provided under the blanket insurance coverage of the Supreme Council and its subordinate Bodies.

Section 7. Almoner. The Almoner shall make disbursements from the Almoner's fund for charitable purposes. He shall work independently of the Bodies, reporting only to the Personal Representative in this Valley and giving an annual accounting to the Auditing Committee or auditor, showing receipts, disbursements, amounts on hand, and any investments. Disbursements from the Almoner's fund shall be made by check, signed by the Almoner and countersigned by either the Treasurer or Secretary.

ARTICLE VIII
COMMITTEES

The Wise Master, with the consent of the presiding officer of each of the other Bodies, may appoint such committees as are deemed appropriate for the conduct of activities and business by the Bodies.


ARTICLE IX
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Executive Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected presiding officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative. The Treasurer, Secretary, Almoner, and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative are ex-officio non-voting members of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Meetings. Executive Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Executive Committee shall coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions, and for that purpose may appoint such committees as may be required to perform such functions efficiently.

ARTICLE IX - A
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Advisory Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative to provide the Advisory Committee broad membership and geographic representation.

Section 2. Meetings. Advisory Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Advisory Committee shall assist the Executive Committee to coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions.

ARTICLE X
ORDER OF BUSINESS

All regular meetings of the Chapter of Rose Croix, unless otherwise ordered, will be guided by an order of business, as follows:
1. Opening
2. Reading of minutes of former meetings
3. Reception of petitions and balloting
4. Treasurer's report
5. Communications
6. Report of standing committees
7. Report of special committees
8. Unfinished business
9. Motions, resolutions, and new business
10. Closing

ARTICLE XI
FEES AND DUES

Section 1. Fees. The fee for the Degrees in this Chapter of Rose Croix from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth, inclusive, shall be in such amount as the Lodge shall establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy. There shall be no fee for affiliation.

Section 2. Dues. Annual dues for each member shall be in such amount as the Lodge may establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy, payable in advance on or before the first of January of each year.

ARTICLE XII
AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of all members present at a stated meeting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment is presented in writing at a stated meeting, then laid over until the next stated meeting, and provided that summary notice of the proposed amendment and of the proposed date for its enactment has been mailed to each member at least 15 days prior to the date of the stated meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be voted upon. All bylaw amendments are subject to approval of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy of the Supreme Council and of the Supreme Council.

ATTESTATION AND SIGNATURE

I have carefully reviewed the preceding Uniform Code of Bylaws, Orient of Texas, Valley of San Antonio, and recommend approval.

________________________________________
Reese L. Harrison, Jr., 33°
P.V.M., P.W.M., P.C., P.M.K.
Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand
Inspector General in the,
Valley of San Antonio. Signed this
3rd Day of October, 2002, at
San Antonio, Texas.

APPROVAL AUTHORITY

APPROVED THIS ______ DAY OF OCTOBER, 2002, WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF OCTOBER 3, 2002.

________________________________________
Jack E. Hightower, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
in the Orient of Texas.

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BYLAWS
OF
SAN ANTONIO COUNCIL OF KADOSH [NO. 5]
(Originally Named Travis Council of Kadosh No. 5)
IN THE VALLEY OF SAN ANTONIO
ORIENT OF TEXAS

ARTICLE I
NAME AND AUTHORITY

The name of this Body shall be San Antonio Council of Kadosh [No. 5].

ARTICLE II
ALLEGIANCE

This Council of Kadosh bears true faith and allegiance to the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America and subscribes to its statutes, resolutions and edicts, and to the Orders of the Sovereign Grand Commander, the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy for the aforementioned Orient, and his Personal Representative.

ARTICLE III
MEETINGS

Section 1. Stated Meetings. Stated meetings of this Council of Kadosh shall be held at San Antonio, Texas on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30p.m., except in the month of January when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of the month of January, and except in the month of December when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of December; provided, however, that the stated meetings in July, August and September may, by order of the Council of Kadosh, be dispensed with. Amended June 4, 2009.

Section 2. Special Meetings. A special meeting may be called by the Commander for the transaction of such business as may be described in the notice of such special meeting which, shall be mailed to each member at least ten days prior to such meeting.

ARTICLE IV
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

This Council of Kadosh herewith delegates to San Antonio Lodge of Perfection [No. 9] power and authority to manage the financial affairs and properties of the Valley of San Antonio and to transact all business affairs of the same except for the permanent right of each Body to elect its officers, confer and communicate Degrees, and hold trials.

ARTICLE V
DISCIPLINE

This Council of Kadosh has the inherent power and right to discipline any member for any act or conduct which is an offense against Masonic law or against good morals as set forth in the Statutes of the Supreme Council.

ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
(ELECTION, APPOINTMENT AND INSTALLATION)

Section 1. Elective Officers. The elective officers of this Council of Kadosh shall be the Commander, First Lieutenant Commander, Second Lieutenant Commander, Chancellor, and Orator, who shall be elected at the stated meeting in January each year and installed in person or by proxy within 30 days thereafter. The Treasurer and Almoner shall serve in all Bodies following their election in the Lodge of Perfection. They shall serve for a period of one year and until their successors have been elected and installed.

Section 2. Recorder. The Recorder shall be appointed by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy of the Supreme Council in this Orient to serve all Bodies in that capacity during his will and pleasure.

Section 3. Appointive Officers. The appointive officers shall be the Marshal of Ceremonies, Turcopilier, Draper, 1st Deacon, 2nd Deacon, Bearer of the Beauseant, Bearer of the White Standard, Bearer of the Black Standard, Lieutenant of the Guard, and Tiler. The Commander-elect shall announce his appointments prior to the installation of officers.

ARTICLE VII
DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. Commander. The Commander shall preside at all meetings and shall see that the statutes, edicts, rules, and regulations of the Supreme Council, and the bylaws of this Council of Kadosh are enforced. It shall be his special duty to see that the dignity and standing of Scottish Rite Freemasonry is preserved and maintained. He shall not vote, except when electing officers, balloting on candidates, and when members are equally divided on other questions.

Section 2. First Lieutenant Commander. The First Lieutenant Commander shall assist the Commander in the performance of his duties and shall assume that office in his absence.

Section 3. Second Lieutenant Commander and Orator. The Second Lieutenant Commander and Orator, respectively, shall assist the Commander in the performance of his duties and perform such other duties as may be required of them.

Section 4. Recorder. The Recorder shall keep the minutes of meetings of the Bodies and of those meetings of their committees which require minutes. He shall direct the mailing of all bulletins, notices and dues statements as required by the Bodies. He shall receive all monies due the Bodies, keep just and accurate record thereof and pay them over to the Treasurer. He shall make out and transmit to the Supreme Council such returns and reports as may be required by it and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him by the Bodies.

Section 5. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive from the Secretary all monies received for the Bodies and the Almoner's fund, keep an accurate record thereof, and pay them out on order of the Council of Kadosh. All funds shall be disbursed by check with at least two signatures.

Section 6. Bonds. The Personal Representative in the Valley of San Antonio, Secretary, Treasurer, Almoner and other persons receiving, collecting or disbursing funds or securities of the Bodies shall be covered by a surety bond provided under the blanket insurance coverage of the Supreme Council and its subordinate Bodies.

Section 7. Almoner. The Almoner shall make disbursements from the Almoner's fund for charitable purposes. He shall work independently of the Bodies, reporting only to the Personal Representative in this Valley and giving an annual accounting to the Auditing Committee or auditor, showing receipts, disbursements, amounts on hand, and any investments. Disbursements from the Almoner's fund shall be made by check, signed by the Almoner and countersigned by either the Treasurer or Secretary.

ARTICLE VIII
COMMITTEES

The Commander, with the consent of the presiding officer of each of the other Bodies, may appoint such committees as are deemed appropriate for the conduct of activities and business by the Bodies.

ARTICLE IX
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Executive Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected presiding officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative. The Treasurer, Secretary, Almoner, and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative are ex-officio non-voting members of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Meetings. Executive Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Executive Committee shall coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions, and for that purpose may appoint such committees as may be required to perform such functions efficiently.

ARTICLE IX - A
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Advisory Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative to provide the Advisory Committee broad membership and geographic representation.

Section 2. Meetings. Advisory Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Advisory Committee shall assist the Executive Committee to coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions.

ARTICLE X
ORDER OF BUSINESS

All regular meetings of the Council of Kadosh, unless otherwise ordered, will be guided by an order of business, as follows:
1. Opening
2. Reading of minutes of former meetings
3. Reception of petitions and balloting
4. Treasurer's report
5. Communications
6. Report of standing committees
7. Report of special committees
8. Unfinished business
9. Motions, resolutions, and new business
10. Closing

ARTICLE XI
FEES AND DUES

Section 1. Fees. The fee for the Degrees in this Council of Kadosh from the Nineteenth to the Thirtieth, inclusive, shall be in such amount as the Lodge shall establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy. There shall be no fee for affiliation.

Section 2. Dues. Annual dues for each member shall be in such amount as the Lodge may establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy, payable in advance on or before the first of January of each year.

ARTICLE XII
AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of all members present at a stated meeting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment is presented in writing at a stated meeting, then laid over until the next stated meeting, and provided that summary notice of the proposed amendment and of the proposed date for its enactment has been mailed to each member at least 15 days prior to the date of the stated meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be voted upon. All bylaw amendments are subject to approval of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy of the Supreme Council and of the Supreme Council.

ATTESTATION AND SIGNATURE

I have carefully reviewed the preceding Uniform Code of Bylaws, Orient of Texas, Valley of San Antonio, and recommend approval.

________________________________________
Reese L. Harrison, Jr., 33°
P.V.M., P.W.M., P.C., P.M.K.
Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand
Inspector General in the,
Valley of San Antonio. Signed this
3rd Day of October, 2002, at
San Antonio, Texas.

APPROVAL AUTHORITY

APPROVED THIS ______ DAY OF OCTOBER, 2002, WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF OCTOBER 3, 2002.

________________________________________
Jack E. Hightower, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
in the Orient of Texas.

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BYLAWS
OF
SAN ANTONIO CONSISTORY [NO. 5]
IN THE VALLEY OF SAN ANTONIO
ORIENT OF TEXAS

ARTICLE I
NAME AND AUTHORITY

The name of this Body shall be San Antonio Consistory [No. 5].

ARTICLE II
ALLEGIANCE

This Consistory bears true faith and allegiance to the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America and subscribes to its statutes, resolutions and edicts, and to the Orders of the Sovereign Grand Commander, the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy for the aforementioned Orient, and his Personal Representative.

ARTICLE III
MEETINGS

Section 1. Stated Meetings. Stated meetings of this Consistory shall be held at San Antonio, Texas on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30p.m., except in the month of January when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of the month of January, and except in the month of December when the stated meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of December; provided, however, that the stated meetings in July, August and September may, by order of the Consistory, be dispensed with. Amended June 4, 2009.

Section 2. Special Meetings. A special meeting may be called by the Master of Kadosh, for the transaction of such business as may be described in the notice of such special meeting which shall be mailed to each member at least ten days prior to such meeting.

ARTICLE IV
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

This Consistory herewith delegates to San Antonio Lodge of Perfection [No. 9] power and authority to manage the financial affairs and properties of the Valley of San Antonio and to transact all business affairs of the same except for the permanent right of each Body to elect its officers, confer and communicate Degrees, and hold trials.

ARTICLE V
DISCIPLINE

This Consistory has the inherent power and right to discipline any member for any act or conduct which is an offense against Masonic law or against good morals as set forth in the Statutes of the Supreme Council.

ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
(ELECTION, APPOINTMENT AND INSTALLATION)

Section 1. Elective Officers. The elective officers of this Consistory shall be the Master of Kadosh, Prior, Preceptor, Chancellor, and Minister of State, who shall be elected at the stated meeting in January each year and installed in person or by proxy within 30 days thereafter. The Treasurer and Almoner shall serve in all Bodies following their election in the Lodge of Perfection. They shall serve for a period of one year and until their successors have been elected and installed.

Section 2. Registrar. The Registrar shall be appointed by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or the Deputy of the Supreme Council in this Orient to serve all Bodies in that capacity during his will and pleasure.
Section 3. Appointive Officers. The appointive officers shall be the Prelate, Master of Ceremonies, Expert, Assistant Expert, Captain of the Guard, and Tiler. The Master of Kadosh-elect shall announce his appointments prior to the installation of officers.

ARTICLE VII
DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. Master of Kadosh. The Master of Kadosh shall preside at all meetings and shall see that the statutes, edicts, rules, and regulations of the Supreme Council and the bylaws of this Consistory are enforced. It shall be his special duty to see that the dignity and standing of Scottish Rite Freemasonry is preserved and maintained. He shall not vote, except when electing officers, balloting on candidates, and when members are equally divided on other questions.

Section 2. Prior. The Prior shall assist the Master of Kadosh in the performance of his duties and shall assume that office in his absence.

Section 3. Preceptor and Chancellor. The Preceptor and Chancellor, respectively, shall assist the Master of Kadosh in the performance of his duties, and perform such other duties as may be required of them.

Section 4. Registrar. The Registrar shall keep the minutes of meetings of the Bodies and of those meetings of their committees which require minutes. He shall direct the mailing of all bulletins, notices and dues statements as required by the Bodies. He shall receive all monies due the Bodies, keep just and accurate record thereof and pay them over to the Treasurer. He shall make out and transmit to the Supreme Council such returns and reports as may be required by it and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him by the Bodies.

Section 5. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive from the Secretary all monies received for the Bodies and the Almoner's fund, keep an accurate record thereof, and pay them out on order of the Consistory. All funds shall be disbursed by check with at least two signatures.

Section 6. Bonds. The Personal Representative in the Valley of San Antonio, Secretary, Treasurer, Almoner and other persons receiving, collecting or disbursing funds or securities of the Bodies shall be covered by a surety bond provided under the blanket insurance coverage of the Supreme Council and its subordinate Bodies.

Section 7. Almoner. The Almoner shall make disbursements from the Almoner's fund for charitable purposes. He shall work independently of the Bodies, reporting only to the Personal Representative in this Valley and giving an annual accounting to the Auditing Committee or auditor, showing receipts, disbursements, amounts on hand, and any investments. Disbursements from the Almoner's fund shall be made by check, signed by the Almoner and countersigned by either the Treasurer or Secretary.

ARTICLE VIII
COMMITTEES

The Master of Kadosh, with the consent of the presiding officer of each of the other Bodies, may appoint such committees as are deemed appropriate for the conduct of activities and business by the Bodies.

ARTICLE IX
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Executive Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected presiding officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative. The Treasurer, Secretary, Almoner, and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative are ex-officio non-voting members of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Meetings. Executive Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Executive Committee shall coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions, and for that purpose may appoint such committees as may be required to perform such functions efficiently.

ARTICLE IX - A
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Section 1. Composition. An Advisory Committee for the Valley shall be established and maintained, consisting of the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy as Chairman, the elected officers of each Body, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and Almoner and such additional members as may be appointed by the Personal Representative to provide the Advisory Committee broad membership and geographic representation.

Section 2. Meetings. Advisory Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be directed by the Chairman.

Section 3. Functions. Advisory Committee shall assist the Executive Committee to coordinate and supervise activities of the Bodies, including the scheduling of Degrees and Reunions.

ARTICLE X
ORDER OF BUSINESS

All regular meetings of the Consistory, unless otherwise ordered, will be guided by an order of business, as follows:
1. Opening
2. Reading of minutes of former meetings
3. Reception of petitions and balloting
4. Treasurer's report
5. Communications
6. Report of standing committees
7. Report of special committees
8. Unfinished business
9. Motions, resolutions, and new business
10. Closing

ARTICLE XI
FEES AND DUES

Section 1. Fees. The fee for the Degrees in this Consistory from the Thirty-first to the Thirty-second, inclusive, shall be in such amount as the Lodge shall establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy. There shall be no fee for affiliation.

Section 2. Dues. Annual dues for each member shall be in such amount as the Lodge may establish from time to time, subject to approval by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy, payable in advance on or before the first of January of each year.

ARTICLE XII
AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of all members present at a stated meeting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment is presented in writing at a stated meeting, then laid over until the next stated meeting, and provided that summary notice of the proposed amendment and of the proposed date for its enactment has been mailed to each member at least 15 days prior to the date of the stated meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be voted upon. All bylaw amendments are subject to approval of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy of the Supreme Council and of the Supreme Council.

ATTESTATION AND SIGNATURE

I have carefully reviewed the preceding Uniform Code of Bylaws, Orient of Texas, Valley of San Antonio, and recommend approval.

________________________________________
Reese L. Harrison, Jr., 33°
P.V.M., P.W.M., P.C., P.M.K.
Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand
Inspector General in the,
Valley of San Antonio. Signed this
3rd Day of October, 2002, at
San Antonio, Texas.

APPROVAL AUTHORITY

APPROVED THIS ______ DAY OF OCTOBER, 2002, WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF OCTOBER 3, 2002.

________________________________________
Jack E. Hightower, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
in the Orient of Texas.

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