Lodges and Chapters do not need to obtain approval for amendments to their By-Laws where such amendments are concerned only with changes to subscriptions.
Lodges and Chapters must use the template (model By-Laws) provided by United Grand Lodge and Supreme Grand Chapter.
By-Law No 6 is an efficient way of providing for changes in subscription, which must be authorized in the following manner:
- A Notice of Motion appears on the Summons, which is circulated to all subscribing members.
- At the next Regular Meeting, the Motion, together with any amendments notified to the Secretary,
appears on the Summons for consideration and decision.
- The change becomes effective when the next annual subscription becomes due. It cannot be made retrospective.
An immediate change to the By-Laws is unnecessary; these amendments can be included with any subsequent changes.
Fees for Initiation, Joining and Rejoining continue to be subject to By-Law action, and it is emphasised that the above relaxation applies to subscriptions only.