Connecticut Elks Association Training 2018-2019.
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Written by Vinnie J. Alianiello PDD

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Status of PER is given to an ER even thou they did not attend Grand Lodge Convention.
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2. A Lodge may, by its By-Laws limit either the number of consecutive terms or the number of consecutive years during which a Member of the Lodge may hold office.
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3. If the ballot for the office results in a tie, there is no choice and a new ballot must be taken. The Exalted Ruler has the same right to vote as any other Member.
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4. In what year was The National Anthem of the USA, also known as the “Star Spangled Banner”, adopted by Congress of the United States?
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5. A District Deputy may not hold a Lodge Office.
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6. The per capita fee must be paid on all Members on the Lodge membership roll on March 31st. The date of the Lodge institution or the delinquency or other status of a Member is not material.
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7. A refusal or failure to obey any process, order or decree of the Grand Forum may constitute contempt and shall be punishable by the suspension of all rights and privileges of membership for a period not to exceed three (3) years.
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8. Suspension from the Club privileges by the House Committee is an administrative procedure, whereas, suspension from Lodge privileges is a judicial function to be performed by the Local Forum. A single action by a Member may result in complaints to both the House Committee and the Local Forum and this will not constitute double jeopardy.
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9. A check or money order in the amount of $250.00 shall be paid by the Accuser to the Secretary at the time of the filing of a complaint as a deposit against the costs of the Lodge. A refund of the deposit will be promptly made by the Secretary upon receipt of a decision of the Local Forum in favor of the Accuser.
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10. The Grand Exalter Ruler, by written Executive Order specifying the grounds, may remove any Lodge Officer who neglects the duties of his office.
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11. The Grand Exalted Ruler, by written Executive Order specifying the grounds, may suspend a Member from being a Lodge Officer and from Club privileges when that Member has neglected the duties of an office, or is guilty of Contumacy or conduct injurious to the Order.
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12. Failure to maintain a sound financial condition is not a offense by a Lodge.
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13. The Board of Pardon Commissioners shall only meet when ordered by the Grand Exalted Ruler.
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14. The presence of at least three Members in good standing shall be necessary to institute a Lodge under Dispensation.
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15. The Grand Exalted Ruler, with the consent of the Grand Lodge, may substitute the number by which the Lodge otherwise would be designated with the number of the Lodge which formerly existed in the city or town.
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16. The Exalted Ruler may suspend any Member from that meeting for conduct unworthy of a Member of the Order.
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17. The Lodge Secretary will not notify all Committee Appointees.
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18. A Lodge may require the production and reading of the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees.
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19. The Exalted Ruler is a member of the Standing Relief Committee.
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20. A Lodge may provide in its By-Laws for a reward to a Member who recruits a new Member if that new Member remains a Member in good standing for at least one Lodge year following Initiation.
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21. Members may leave the meeting while a ballot is being taken upon an application for membership.
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22. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages at any Lodge meeting is allowed.
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23. All Homes, Clubs, Club rooms and Social Parlors shall be closed during regular and special meetings of the Lodge.
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24. Failure of a Lodge to vote on a Constitutional Amendment is considered an act of contumacy.
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25. A Past Exalted Ruler may wear his PER Jewels if he is serving in an elected or appointed Lodge Officer.
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Bonus: The correct way to mount a roll of toilet paper is:
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