TEXIAN PRIORY No. 78
KNIGHTS OF THE YORK CROSS OF HONOUR

Article:  
Name
Officers
Stated Conclaves
Annual Conclave
Fees
Election to Membership
Finance Committee
Order of Business
Amendments

Dispensation for organization issued by the Convent General, Knights of the York Cross of Honour, April 21, 1994.

Chartered by the Convent General, Knights of the York Cross of Honour, at the Annual Conclave of the Convent General held on November 12, 1994, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

SECTION 1: Name

The name of this Priory is Texian Priory No. 78, Knights of the York Cross of Honour. It's headquarters shall be at San Antonio in the County of Bexar, State of Texas. top

SECTION 2: Officers

The officers of this Priory shall be those designated by Section 15 of the General Regulations of the Order. The Eminent Prior, Knight Deputy Prior, Knight Warder, Knight Treasurer and Knight Registrar shall be elected at the Annual Conclave. The Knight Prelate, Knight Orator and Knight Herald shall also be elected at the Annual Conclave. top

SECTION 3: Stated Conclaves

The stated conclaves of this Priory shall be held in the months of May, August and January. The hour of assembly and the place of the same shall be specified in the notice of the conclave which shall be sent to each Knight as provided by the General Regulations of the Order. top

SECTION 4: Annual Conclave

The Annual Conclave for the election of officers shall be held in the month of May. The hour of assembly and the place shall be specified in the notice of the conclave which shall be sent to each Knight as provided by the General Regulations of the Order. top

SECTION 5: Fees

The fee for the reception of candidates into this Priory shall be One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) payable in full when the proposal is accepted. The fee for dual membership or for membership by affiliation shall be Thirty Dollars ($30.00). All fees include Life Membership in this Priory. top

SECTION 6: Election to Membership

A Mason proposed to membership in this Priory shall be elected by secret ballot. Two (2) negative ballots shall reject a proposal. top

SECTION 7: Finance Committee

Each Priory, at the time of his installation, shall appoint a Finance Committee of three (3) members whose duties shall be to examine and report on all fees received by the Priory and who shall annually, at the time of the Annual Conclave, audit and report in writing on the books of the Registrar and Treasurer. They shall also examine all demands on claims for payment presented to the Priory and report upon the same. top

SECTION 8: Order of Business

Unless otherwise ordered by the Prior, the order of business at all stated conclaves shall be as follows:

  1. Reading of Minutes
  2. Reading of Proposals
  3. Balloting on Proposals
  4. Unfinished and New Business
  5. Conferring ceremony of induction. top

SECTION 9: Amendments

These Bylaws may be amended: (1) by introduction of proposed amendment in writing at a conclave of the Priory, which Resolution shall be read, entered on the minutes and laid over to the next or a subsequent conclave, when it shall be acted upon and if two-thirds or more of the members present vote for its adoption and it is subsequently approved by the Grand Master General, it shall be declared adopted and shall become a part of these Bylaws; or (2) by introducing the proposed amendment in writing at a conclave of the Priory and, if unanimous consent of all present be given, it may be acted upon and if two-thirds or more of the members present vote for its adoption and if it is subsequently approved by the Grand Master General, it shall be declared adopted and shall become part of these Bylaws. top

The foregoing Bylaws unanimously adopted by the members present at the Organizational Conclave of this Priory Under Dispensation June 18, 1994.

 


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