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Education

Charter: The purpose of this Committee is to increase the knowledge of Masonic history, philosophy and symbolism, and enhance the leadership abilities of the members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Virginia. Duties: It shall conduct such conferences, seminars and forums of Masonic education as it may deem Continue Reading...

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Work

Charter: The Committee on Work is the custodian of our beautiful ritual, which must be preserved in a perpetual state of purity by constant supervision and schooling. Duties: The Committee shall conduct an annual “Exemplification” of the ritual work at our Grand Annual Communication, various area-wide and/or regional Schools of Continue Reading...

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Public Relations

To publicize Lodge events, so the public is made aware, please go to this Public Relations site. The official Social Media, Public Relations and Information Technology Policy adopted by the Grand Lodge of Virginia is also available. Charter: The Committee shall develop a program to increase public understanding of Virginia Freemasonry and create Continue Reading...

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Membership

The Grand Lodge Committee on Membership was established to assist with the development and implementation of a Membership Program to promote the attraction of new members and assure the retention of existing members. The purpose of the Committee is to encourage membership growth and retention. The Committee members are available Continue Reading...

Charity Pages

Relief

The Masonic Relief Fund was initiated in 1988, by assessing each Lodge 50 cents per member on a one-time basis, and was so named in 1989. Under Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 106 (5) of the United States Master Tax Guide, contributions made from individuals, Continue Reading...

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Blood Program

Program Charter The purpose of the Masonic Community Blood Program is to strengthen those Lodge Blood programs now in existence, integrate and coordinate them into an effective statewide activity, and to encourage creation of such programs in Lodges which do not have them. The program serves as a Masonic service Continue Reading...

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Jurisprudence

Charter: The Committee on Jurisprudence serves as a deliberative group within the Grand Lodge structure. Duties: It shall review all proposed amendments to existing law, as well as proposed new laws, and make recommendations to assembled delegates at the Grand Annual Communication to either approve or reject each proposal. The Continue Reading...

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History

The Committee on History shall receive historical sketches as may be presented by the subordinate Lodges. These sketches shall be reviewed by the Committee, and the Committee shall report to the Grand Annual Communication those sketches in their judgment that should be published. Membership: The Committee shall be composed of Continue Reading...

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Foreign Correspondence

Charter: The Grand Lodge Committee on Foreign Correspondence shall follow, and if necessary, answer all communications from corresponding Grand Jurisdictions. At each Grand Annual Communication, a report shall be given of its yearly activities. Duties: It shall maintain up-to-date records relating to the exchange of Grand Representatives with other Grand Continue Reading...

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Finance

Charter: The Finance Committee is responsible for helping to ensure the financial health of the Grand Lodge. Duties: Its tasks include preparing the Grand Lodge budget; managing the investments; reviewing, throughout the year, expenditures in the context of income; recommending ways to increase revenue and more efficiently utilize funds; causing Continue Reading...

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Credentials

Charter: The Grand Lodge Committee on Credentials is called into service for each Grand Annual Communication or at the discretion of the Grand Master. Duties: Its duties are to keep a correct list of all delegates from subordinate Lodges, Past Masters, District Deputy Grand Masters, Grand Representatives and others proper Continue Reading...