January mailing from the Grand Secretary

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

January 2015

 

Dear Secretary:

 

Happy New Year – we hope your Chapter has a prosperous 2015!  Please let your Worthy Matron know this mailing has arrived so she may plan her meeting and take care of matters that might need the action of your Chapter.  As Chapter Secretary you are expected to print all pages of the monthly mailings, if you receive them via e-mail.  Even the pages you are not required to read at the meeting must be printed for your files and for members to read if they request.  ALL documents in the monthly mailing carry the same importance however some are not required to be read in their entirety at the meeting. 

 

READ THE FOLLOWING IN THEIR ENTIRETY at your Stated Meeting:

1)      MESSAGE FROM THE WORTHY GRAND MATRON AND PATRON.  (1 Page)  This is to be read at the stated meeting of your Chapter.

2)      ELECTED BOARD VACANCIES.  (1 Page) Please read this to your members at the stated meeting. 

 

SUMMARIZE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATIONS at your Stated Meeting:

3)      MURDER MYSTERY DINNER.  (1 Page)  Encourage your members to participate in this fun evening in March.  The proceeds will benefit the General Grand Chapter Shrine Charities in Michigan.

4)      VARIETY SHOW.  (2 Pages)  Who says Eastern Star Members don’t know how to have fun.  Come and enjoy good food, laughter and great fellowship.  John is hoping you will share your talent as well.

 

READ AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING UNDERLINED TITLE at your Stated Meeting:

5)      WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY.  (1 Page)  Please remind the members you have this information.

6)      RECORD RETENTION.  (1 Page)  Secretary, please share this list with your Treasurer and keep a copy on file for your reference.  This is one way to make sure you don’t keep records longer than needed.

7)      DUAL MEMBERSHIP OUTLINE OF PROCEDURES.  (2 Pages, double-sided)  Secretary, please retain these procedures for future reference 

8)      SPECIAL DISPENSATION FORM.  (1 Page, double-sided)  Secretary, when requesting a Special Dispensation remember to send the completed form and check for filing fee to the Worthy Grand Matron. 

9)      GRAND CHAPTER FORMS LIST.  (1 Page, double-sided)  Secretary, this list is provided to assist you in using the most current form version. 

 

PLEASE LET YOUR MEMBERS KNOW –

 

2014 LAW BOOK AND BOOK OF INSTRUCTION CORRECTIONS

Copies of the 2014 Law Book and Book of Instruction corrections approved at Grand Chapter last October will be mailed to each Chapter later this month.  These are for the two Chapter Law Books.  Included with the mailing will be an invoice and the cost for ordering additional copies.

 

2014-2015 DIRECTORIES/WGM’S ITINERARY

New this year - the 2014-2015 Directory will once again include the Worthy Grand Matron’s Tentative Itinerary calendar.  The Chapter copy will be mailed soon along with an invoice and the cost for ordering additional copies.  No doubt, there will be changes and we know already of some updates which will be in the February mailing.  As additional changes are received they will be included in each monthly mailing.  Please make the changes in your Directory to keep it current.                                                                                                                                    

RITUALS

We still have a supply of the discounted Rituals containing the updates.  We also have a supply of white vinyl Ritual covers for both the large and small Rituals.  On hand as well are the new spiral Rituals (blue cover); large white cover, large navy cover and small green cover Rituals.

 

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

Cards and prayers would be appreciated.

 

- Roger Waldo, husband of PGM Delores, now has a pacemaker.  He is doing well and is out and about. 

- Jack Upston, husband of PGM Carol, passed away December 10, 2014.  Contact your secretary for Carol’s address.

- PGM, Alma Hunnicutt, had shoulder surgery and is in the physical therapy stage of recovery and doing well.

- Janet Hunter, Masonic Relations Chairman, had hiatal hernia surgery December 2 and is out and about now.

- Karen Cook, Notes of Cheer Chairman, lost her father recently

 

-Many other Chapter members are also suffering loss of loved ones, illness and surgeries – cards and calls will brighten their days.

 

 

HOLIDAY GIVING

Michigan Eastern Star members your charitable giving cannot be matched.  The Benevolence and Education Funds, the Every Member Project, General Undesignated Fund and Christmas Vesper receive support only from Michigan Eastern Star members.  Your Sisters and Brothers having financial struggles are appreciative of your loving kindness.  May the blessings you receive match and exceed your generosity. 

 

 

NOTES FOR THE CHAPTER SECRETARY -

 

SHUT-IN LIST

If you have not already done so, the Sunshine Committee has requested that you please send them the list of your shut-ins as soon as possible.  They are working to create the addresses for the Easter mailing and need your assistance.  Remember, only send addresses you now are current.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you Chapter Secretary for all that you do for your Chapter and Grand Chapter.  It is important for you to be diligent and dedicated so the members remain informed of the important work of our Order.  We look forward to working with each of you this year.  REMEMBER – if you are leaving the state for the winter months you need to notify us of the name and address (or email address) of the member assigned to receive Grand Chapter mailings while you are away.  When you return, please notify us so that we might once again return your name and address to the mailing list.  Don’t forget – your books must remain in Michigan.

 

God Bless each you.  May this be a truly wonderful year!

 

Michigan Grand Chapter website:  mioes.org   

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

e-mail - secretary@mioes.org                                                                                                          

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

January 2015

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

The excitement of the holiday season is now but a treasured memory.  Brother Larry and I hope that all of you had the best Holiday Season ever and are looking forward to 2015.

 

Prior to January we have completed four consolidations.  Loyalty Chapter No. 497 consolidated with Corinthian Chapter No. 123, White Clover Chapter No. 84 consolidated with Harrison Chapter No. 408, Coloma Chapter No. 307 consolidated with America Chapter No. 234 and Kindness Chapter No. 523 consolidated with Victoria Chapter No. 290.  There are three more possibilities by the end of January when all steps have been completed.  When these three Chapters have completed all necessary steps a notification will be sent of date, time and place of ceremony.

 

Schools of Instruction - All Chapters received their school information in the Incoming Matron’s packet that was picked up at Grand Chapter.  Please notify me, as soon as possible, if the information was not turned over to the Chapter Secretary. 

 

Tip for the month - About our Flag – when our flag is retired to the West we are to simply salute it and quietly watch it be returned to the West.  It is not proper flag etiquette to sing when the flag is being returned to the West.

 

Everyone take care and enjoy the month of January, the schedule was kept to a minimum for your safety and comfort.  Let us hope January weather is better than last year.

 

 

Many treasured memories,

 

Patricia A. Ahl                                         Lawrence H. VanNorwick

Worthy Grand Matron                             Worthy Grand Patron

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

 

January, 2015

 

 

 

TO THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE

            SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS OF MICHIGAN

 

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

This is to notify you of the following vacancies to be filled on the Elected Boards of Grand Chapter.

 

Benevolence Board – the term of this position is four years and it must be filled by a Past Patron.  Past Patron Robert Boepple may succeed himself on this Board for a second four-year term. 

 

Educational Board – the term of this position is three years and it must be filled by a Past Grand Matron.  Past Grand Matron Priscilla Hankins may succeed herself on this Board for a third three-year term. 

 

The Law requires that an endorsement of the member’s chapter is necessary for the name of the Sister or Brother to be presented to our members and this must be done at a regular/stated meeting.

 

A Chapter’s endorsement, under its Seal, is to be received in the Grand Chapter Office (see page 23, Article 11. Endorsements and Nominations, Section 3. Elective Board Members).  Please be sure to include, in the endorsement, the date of the meeting.

 

Sincerely and fraternally,

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

 

Join Us and the

Ahl/VanNorwick Grand Family

For a

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER “Murder Most Green”

And SILENT AUCTION

To be held at

Roseville Masonic Center

27151 Gratiot

Roseville, MI 48066

On March 7, 2015

Registration:  4:30 PM

Program:   5:30 PM

Dinner:  6:00 PM

Donation: $22.00

 

Reservations with remittance by February 23, 2015 to Sheryl Morrison, GGCCM Shrine Charities & PGM, 28 Longyear Drive, Negaunee, MI 49866

Dress OES Casual

All proceeds stay in Michigan for GGCC Shrine Charities

 

 

 

 Come join us on

June 20th

in the Doig Chapel

at Masonic Pathways for a

OES VARIETY SHOW

Supporting Masonic Pathways Boutique and Paws 4 a Cause

Registration 1:30pm

Variety Show 2:45-4:30pm

 

Advance Reservations - $20.00**

At the Door - $25.00**

Please send reservation with remittance to John Strader

by June 13, 2015

Make checks payable to Grand Chapter of Michigan

Cost covers hors d'oeuvres, and it's all tax deductible!

 

Chapters, Please have baskets at the Chapel by 1 pm for Set-up   Thank you

BASKET CONTENTS

 (Please send a list of the contents of the basket you are providing for this event)

 

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

January 2015

 

 

24       Michigander Club Winter Meeting at Alma Chapter #43, 301 N State St, Alma, MI 48801  Registration 11:00am, Lunch at 12:30 pm with the meeting to follow. Reservations with remittance of $12.00 should be made payable to Michigander Club and sent to Bernie McSweyn PGM,

      Reservation deadline January 19th. Attire OES casual.             

27  DATE CHANGE:  Consolidation of Birmingham into Farmington – Details to be announced

29  Executive Board Meeting – Grand Secretary’s Office

31  UPDATED INFORMATION: Wayne County Association Worthy Grand Matron’s Day. Ypsilanti Masonic Temple, 5752 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, 48197 Light Lunch will be available for purchase from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Registration: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Meeting: 2:00 p.m., Entertainment, Dinner to follow. Reservations: $15.00, payable to Wayne County Association, Remit to: Dottie Kennedy. Deadline: 1/17/14,

      Dress: Formal

 

Direct questions regarding the Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary to her

Secretary, Gail L. Kwiatkowski         Cell: 248-556-6291     email: glkoes228@me.com

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

 

January 2015

 

RECORD RETENTION

 

NEVER DESTROY!  KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE:

MEETING MINUTES

ANNUAL RETURNS

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP BOOK

ROLL OF MEMBERSHIP BOOK

MEMBER’S MEMBERSHIP RECORDS

            Any activity regarding Member’s membership status should be retained and never destroyed, including petitions, ledger sheets, demits, etc.

 

KEEP FOR SEVEN (7) YEARS:

BANK STATEMENTS

CANCELLED CHECKS

CASH BOOKS

 

KEEP UNTIL AFTER CHAPTER AUDIT AND SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION – EACH YEAR:      SECRETARY’S ORDER ON TREASURER

TREASURER’S RECEIPTS

DUES RECEIPT STUBS

990 REPORTS

            The Audit Committee should make sure these dues receipts are all recorded in your member ledgers.

 

KEEP ONLY FOR THE CURRENT YEAR:

CORRESPONDENCE

            Invitations, etc., need only be kept until the date of the event is passed.

 

NOT REQUIRED TO KEEP:

VISITOR’S AND MEMBERS REGISTRATION BOOK

 

(Retain this Record Retention document for future reference.)

 

Sincerely and fraternally,

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary 

 

 

2015

CHAPTER SECRETARY’S OUTLINE OF PROCEDURE

 DUAL MEMBERSHIP

IN MICHIGAN

 

I.          IF ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS IS OBTAINING A DUAL MEMBERSHIP IN ANOTHER CHAPTER

IN MICHIGAN:

 

            (a)        You will receive a request for a Certificate of Good Standing, use Form No. 41.

 

            (b)        NOTE:  After your member has been elected to dual membership in the other Chapter, he or she remains a PRIMARY MEMBER and is NOT A DUAL MEMBER IN YOUR CHAPTER.

 

(c)        NOTE:  When annual dues are paid, you give your member a regular dues card.  The Secretary

of the Chapter where member has become a Dual Member will issue a dues card with a D.M. by the No.

 

II.        IF A MEMBER FROM ANOTHER CHAPTER IN MICHIGAN PETITIONS TO BECOME A DUAL

MEMBER OF YOUR CHAPTER:

 

            (a)        Eligibility:

 

                        Any member in good standing.

 

            (b)        Election to Dual Membership:

 

1.         Form No. 40 (Petition for Dual Membership), signed by the petitioner and two members

of your Chapter, is submitted to you, together with Form No. 41 (Certificate of

Membership) signed by the Secretary of the petitioner’s Chapter.  (An affiliation fee is

not required unless so provided in your By-Laws.)  You must report this dual

member as a new affiliated member on the Annual Return and pay the $5.00

International Headquarters Fee at that time.

            2.         It then takes the same course as does a Petition for the Degrees.

            3.         Use Form No. 42 to notify the Dual Member of election.

            4.         The By-Laws must be signed within 90 days.

            5.         When signed, notify the Secretary of the primary Chapter on Form No. 43.

            6.         This person is now a DUAL MEMBER OF YOUR CHAPTER AND IS GIVEN A

DUES CARD WITH D.M. added by the number.  (Same dues card as is issued to your regular members.)

 

            (c)        Dues Cards thereafter:

                        1.         Do not give the official dues card to a Dual Member until you have requested and

received a letter from the other Chapter that he or she is in good standing there, or you

have physically seen the dues card issued by the primary chapter for that year.

 

            (d)       Demits:

                         1.         A Demit cannot be issued for a Dual Member.  Instead, he or she must

terminate Dual Membership. (see Law Book, Dual Members, Page 53, number 6)

 

            (e)        Termination of Dual Membership:

                        1.         Dual Member makes written request that is presented at a regular meeting.  If all dues are paid and no charges are pending, the Worthy Matron declares the request granted.

                        2.         You enter the action in the Minutes and remove the name of the Dual Member from the Roll.

                        3.         You then notify the Dual Member and the Secretary of the Primary Chapter, on Form No. 44.

 

            (f)        If Dual Member wishes to sever Dual Membership and become an affiliated member of your

Chapter:

 

                        1.         At a regular meeting, present the Petition of Dual Member for Affiliation (Form No. 45) and Demit from the other Chapter.

                        2.         If the petitioner is not indebted to the Chapter and no charges are pending, the Worthy Matron declares the Dual Membership terminated and the petitioner an affiliated member of the Chapter.  (There is no affiliation fee or balloting on such request.)

                        3.         Notify the petitioner of such election on Form No. 46.  (The By-Laws need not be signed again.)

 

            (g)        Suspension, Withdrawal, Expulsion and Restoration:

 

                        1.         Process these in the same manner for Dual Members as you do for affiliated

members; HOWEVER, in the case of Restorations, the applicant must present evidence

that he or she is in good standing at that time in the primary Chapter.

                        2.         Loss of membership in the primary Chapter by Suspension, Withdrawal or Expulsion

constitutes loss of Dual Membership in your Chapter.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

1.         A member of a Michigan Chapter may be a Dual Member of another Michigan Chapter.

 

2.         A Dual Member pays the same amount of dues as does an affiliated member of the Chapter, with the

exception of those whose dues have been remitted by a Michigan Chapter, and regularly elected Life

Members of a Michigan Chapter.

3.         The same Per Capita, International Headquarters Fund $5.00 Fee, General Grand Chapter $1.00

            assessment and Every Member Project donation is paid to Grand Chapter for a Dual Member as is paid

            for an affiliated member, with the exception that Per Capita is not paid on those whose dues have been remitted by a  Michigan Chapter, or regularly elected Life Members of a Michigan Chapter. 

 

4.         A Dual Member may vote and hold office, the same as an affiliated member of the Chapter. 

 

 

2015

CHAPTER SECRETARY’S OUTLINE OF PROCEDURE

 

DUAL MEMBERSHIP

OUT-OF-STATE

 

I.          IF ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS IS OBTAINING A DUAL MEMBERSHIP IN ANOTHER STATE:

 

            (a)        You will receive a request for a Certificate of Good Standing.  Many States have forms for this

and they are self-explanatory.  However, if one is not sent to you, then send a letter under seal

stating:

 

                        1.         That our Law permits Dual Membership.

                        2.         That your member is in good standing, is under no financial obligation to the Chapter and that no other charge is pending (or is not in good standing, as the case may be).

 

            (b)        NOTE:  After your member has been elected to Dual Membership in the other Chapter, he or she remains a PRIMARY MEMBER and is NOT A DUAL MEMBER IN YOUR CHAPTER.

 

            (c)        NOTE:  When annual dues are paid, you give your member the REGULAR MICHIGAN DUES

RECEIPT.

.

 

II.        IF A MEMBER FROM ANOTHER STATE PETITIONS TO BECOME A DUAL MEMBER OF

YOUR CHAPTER:

 

            (a)        Election to Dual Membership:

 

                        1.         Form No. 40 (Petition for Dual Membership), signed by the petitioner and two members of your Chapter, is submitted to you, together with Form No. 41 (Certificate of Membership) signed by the Secretary of the petitioner’s Chapter.  You must supply the petitioner’s Chapter with Form No. 41, this is a Michigan form.  (An affiliation fee is not required unless so provided in your By-Laws.)

                        2.         Send the Petition (Form 40) and Certificate (Form 41) to the Grand Secretary of Michigan for checking and approval.

            3.         After receiving such approval and return to you of the Petition and Certificate, present the

Petition at a regular meeting of your Chapter.

            4.         It then takes the same course as does a Petition for the Degrees.

            5.         Use Form No. 42 to notify the Dual Member of election.

            6.         The By-Laws must be signed within 90 days.

            7.         When signed, notify the Secretary of the primary Chapter on Form No. 43.

            8.         NOTE:  This person is now a DUAL MEMBER OF YOUR CHAPTER

 

            (b)        Dues Cards thereafter:

 

                        1.         Do not give the dues card to a Dual Member until you have requested and

received a letter from the other Chapter that he or she is in good standing there, or you

have physically seen the dues card issued by the primary chapter for that year.

 

            (c)        Demits:

 

                        1.         A Demit cannot be issued for a Dual Member.  Instead, he or she must terminate

Dual Membership. (see Law Book, Dual Members, Page 53, number 6)

 

            (d)       Termination of Dual Membership:

 

                        1.         Dual Member makes written request that is presented at a regular meeting.  IF all dues are paid and there are not charges pending, the Worthy Matron declares the request granted.

                        2.         You enter the action in the Minutes and remove the name of the Dual Member from the Roll.

                        3.         You then notify the Dual Member on form No. 44.

 

            (e)        If Dual Member wishes to sever Dual Membership and become an affiliated Member of your

Chapter:

 

                        1.         At a regular meeting, present the Petition of Dual Member for Affiliation (Form No. 45) and Demit from the other Chapter.

                        2.         If the petitioner is not indebted to the Chapter and no charges are pending, the Worthy Matron declares the Dual Membership terminated and the petitioner an affiliated member of the Chapter.  (There is no affiliation fee or balloting on such request.)

                        3.         Notify the petitioner of such election on Form No. 46.  (The By-Laws need not be signed again.)

 

            (f)        Suspension, withdrawal, expulsion and restoration:

 

                        1.         Process these in the same manner for Dual Members as you do for affiliated

members; HOWEVER, in the case of restorations, the applicant must present evidence

that he or she is in good standing at that time in the primary Chapter.

                        2.         Loss of membership in the primary Chapter by suspension, withdrawal or expulsion

constitutes loss of dual membership in your Chapter.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

1.         A member in another State can be a Dual Member in a Michigan Chapter ONLY IF THAT GRAND

JURISDICTION PERMITS DUAL MEMBERSHIP ALSO.  (See Section 7a, pages 53-54 of the Law

Book.)

2.         It is not necessary to establish six months residence in the State of Michigan before petitioning for Dual Membership.

3.         A Dual Member pays the same amount of dues as does an affiliated member of the Chapter.

4.         The same Per Capita, International Headquarters Fund $5.00 fee, General Grand Chapter $1.00

            assessment and Every Member Project donation is paid to Grand Chapter for a Dual Member as is

            paid for an affiliated member.

5.         A Dual Member may vote and hold office the same as an affiliated member of the Chapter. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER REQUEST FOR SPECIAL DISPENSATION

Dispensations:  Per Article 17 – W.G.M. Power and Duties, Section 10  [10/10]

 

CHAPTER: ______________________________________________________________NO. _____________

 

LOCATED AT: ____________________________________________________________________

 

1)    TO ELECT OFFICERS AFTER ELECTIONS AT ANNUAL MEETING.

        At the Stated Meeting to be held: _______________________________________________________

       

        Name & Title: _______________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: _______________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: _______________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: ________________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: _______________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: ________________________________________________________________________

 

2)    TO INSTALL OFFICERS NOT INSTALLED ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST STATED MEETING IN NOVEMBER.  (Date of Election if applicable: ________________) (Date of Installation: __________________________)

        Name & Title: ________________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: _______________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: ________________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: ________________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: ________________________________________________________________________

        Name & Title: ________________________________________________________________________

   

3)    TO CHANGE THE DATE AND HOUR OF REGULAR (STATED) MEETING.

(Chapters may not suspend meetings October, November or December.  Law Book – Section 13, page 57)

        From: ________________To: ________________Reason:____________________________________

 4)    REMOVE A CHARTER FROM ONE BUILDING OR TEMPLE, TO ANOTHER BUILDING, OR TEMPLE.  Charters moved from one room to another within the same building do not need a special dispensation.  (Members having been previously notified.)

        From: _________________________________  To: ________________________________________

        Permanent: _____ Temporary: _____ Reason: ____________________________________________

        ___________________________________________________________________________

        ____________________________________________________________________________

 5)    REMOVE A CHARTER TO ANOTHER CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWNSHIP THAN THAT NAMED THEREIN, UPON PETITION DULY MADE AFTER TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF APPROVAL BY THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT A REGULAR (STATED) MEETING members having been previously notified.

        From: ______________________________  To: ________________________________________       Permanent: _____ Temporary: _____ Reason: __________________________________________________

        _______________________________________________________________________________

        ______________________________________________________________________________

 

2010

 

 

6)    TO RECEIVE AND BALLOT ON PETITIONS AT THE SAME STATED MEETING-investigation must be completed.  Date of Investigation ____________________Date of Stated Meeting_____________________

        Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

        Name: _________________________________________________________________________

 

7)    TO GRANT MEMBERS AND DUAL MEMBERS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE, RESIDING OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARIES OF MICHIGAN, SPECIAL PERMISSION TO HOLD OFFICE.  (Elected or Appointed)

        Name: ____________________________________Title: ___________________________________

        Address: ____________________________________________________________________________

       

8)    A $5.00 fee is required for each  above numbered request for Dispensation.  If request is denied, the fee will be returned.

 

 

9)    A fee shall not be required for a Dispensation to:

                Change the date and/or hour of a regular (stated) meeting, or move the Charter, if such dispensation is obtained to

                accommodate a Grand Officer or her/his deputy.

 

 

 

 

A CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $____________ IS ENCLOSED.  (Made payable to Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Michigan)

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                SIGNED: ______________________TITLE:_________________

                                                                                               

 Imprint

      of                                                      ADDRESS: ________________________________________

            Chapter Seal                                           

(Dispensation will be returned                         CITY: ___________________________________ STATE: _____ ZIP _____________

if Chapter Seal is not affixed.)

                                                             DATE: ________________________PHONE: _________________

 

 (Please enclose self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope.)

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER FORMS

January 2015

 

Following is a list of current forms.  If the “master” copy (the one you have on file from which you make additional copies) does not have the date indicated, you need to obtain the current form.  The date on the form indicates the last time it was changed.  Forms are available on the website at mioes.org.

 

Rather than issue a complete set of forms each year when most do not change, this list will be issued each January, along with any new/changed forms.

 

All forms are available on the Grand Chapter website at mioes.org.  Click on Forms, then click on Chapter and Association Forms.  If you have trouble seeing or printing the forms perhaps your Adobe Reader needs to be updated.  The Adobe Reader download is available free at Adobe.com.

 

 

Form Number     Form Title                                                    Date of Current Form                 Available

                                                                                           (usually in lower right corner)             On Website

 

1............... Petition for Membership............................................................ 2011........................... yes

1............... Pocket – Petition for Membership.................................... 2005-2006............................ no

2............... Notice of Election to Receive Degrees...................................... 2011........................... yes

3............... Notice of Rejection.................................................................... 2004........................... yes

4............... Petition for Affiliation and Report............................................ 2011........................... yes

5............... Notice of Election to Membership on Demit............................. 2004........................... yes

6............... Petition for Demit...................................................................... 2011........................... yes

7.............. Demit....................................................................................... 2011........................... yes

13 and 14.. Petition for Restoration and Report on Petition For Restoration......... 2011........................... yes

15............. Notice of Restoration........................................................... 2004-05........................... yes

16............. Petition for Withdrawal........................................................ 2004-05........................... yes

17............. Withdrawal Certificate......................................................... 2004-05........................... yes

18............. Suspension Notice................................................................ 2004-05........................... yes

19............ Notice of Suspension................................................................. 2011........................... yes

20............ Request for Suspension............................................................. 2004........................... yes

20B.......... Notice of O.E.S. Masonic Suspension....................................... 2011........................... yes

21............. Notice of Dues................................................................. 2013-2014........................... yes

21A.......... Notice to Life Members................................................... 2013-2014........................... yes

22............ Petition for Life Membership in Michigan................................ 2004........................... yes

22A.......... Applicant’s Petition for Life Membership............................ 2004-05........................... yes

25............ O.E.S. Treasurer’s Monthly Report...................................... 2004-05........................... yes

28........... Courtesy Initiation and Certificate of Courtesy Initiation... 2008-09........................... yes

29........... Summons to Appear and Answer Charges................................ 2004........................... yes

30........... Certificate of Service of Summons............................................ 2011........................... yes

31........... Witness Summons...................................................................... 2004........................... yes

32........... Order of Worthy Grand Matron Approving

                Charges and Setting Day of Trial of a Matron or Patron........ 2011........................... yes

33............ Summons to Worthy Matron or Worthy Patron........................ 2011........................... yes

38............ Notice of Committee Service............................................... 2004-05........................... yes

39............ Notice of Committee Service on Petitions for Degrees....... 2004-05........................... yes

40............ Petition for Dual Membership................................................... 2011........................... yes

41............ Certificate of Membership.................................................... 2004-05........................... yes

42............ Notice to Petitioner of Election to Dual Membership.......... 2004-05........................... yes

43............ Notice of Primary Chapter of Dual Membership................. 2004-05........................... yes

44............ Notice of Termination of Dual Membership........................ 2004-05........................... yes

45............ Petition of Dual Member for Affiliation................................... 2011........................... yes

46............ Notice to Dual Member of Affiliation Granted........................ 2004........................... yes

47............ Request for Educational Scholarship Application(s)................. 2012........................... yes

 

Un-numbered....... Chapter Request for Special Dispensation.................. 2010........................... yes

Un-numbered....... Member Ledger Page (8 ½”x11”).......................... 2008-2009............................ no

Un-numbered....... Release of Records.................................................. 2013............................ no

 

Un-numbered....... Association Notice of Dues................................... 2008-2009............................ no

Un-numbered....... Association Report Blank (chapter report)................. 2006-2007........................... yes

Un-numbered....... Order of the Eastern Star State of Michigan

                                (Association Summary Report).......................... 2006-2007........................... yes