QUESTIONS FOR VISITING GRAND OFFICERS
Questions that a WM must put to a visiting Grand or Provincial Grand Officer from the GLNF.
Comment and translation: Arturusrex
A visiting Grand or Provincial Grand Officer from the GLNF can be allowed to attend our meetings as a Brother and sit in the North or the South. He should wear only his master mason’s regalia and cannot legally claim to represent the now non-existent Grand Master or his underling and equally defunct Provincial Grand Masters. Should such visitors display aggressive attitudes, they should be told to remain outside for being likely to disturb the harmony of the Lodge. No WM is allowed by his Obligation to let harmony in the Lodge be disrupted, or even the likelihood of such a thing to happen.
In the case of further insistence from them, the WM can refuse to open the Lodge, close it, or call it off, until they go away.
In any case, having a Grand or Provincial Grand officer to hand is, in a way, a good opportunity to ask him or them the following questions. Refusal or inability to answer obviously disqualifies them for any possible admission to the meeting.
There are two sets of questions.
1 The straightforward Questions and Answers in the three degrees up to Master Mason, that correspond to instruction in the Rite in question, and that all master masons are expected to know in order to prove their Masonic membership. Short of which ability to answer, they should not be acknowledged by a Lodge or allowed in.
2 The more specific questions we outline below, inability or refusal to answer which should also exclude.
From an item on Myososotis Neuilly Bineau blog by Bro Sully and Bro Charles.
Grand and Provincial Grand officers are limbering up to visit the Lodges and backup their call for dues , illegally claimed by the GLNF financial manager, Henry Sidery, and the ad hoc Court Administrator.
Beyond reminding the WMs in their Chairs and leaders of the Craft that they can demand of Grand and Provincial Grand officers in order to preserve harmony in the Lodge that they enter wearing only master masons regalia and do not attempt to sit in the East, unless specifically invited to do so by the WM.
They should be reminded that they no longer have any legitimate status as grand officers.
The following questions may calm their ardour to dominate a meeting. Sully
Working Document (1).
For the use of WMs who have learned that a Grand or PG officer is to attend a meeting.
A Grand or Pr.Gd.officer informs you he intends to visit your next meeting. He intends to put on the pressure to exact dues from you. We suggest the WM prepares himself and the following questions that he will put to his worthy visitor. A Past Master of the Lodge can also be asked to do this, which would put a buffer between the Provincial and the Lodge. The answers the Gd.or PG visitor gives will help the Brethren of the Lodge in deciding whether to admit him.
What has become of the GLNF funds and treasury?
What proof is there that the coffers are merely “empty”?
For how long has there been this disparity between the figures published and the real ones?
Are there any other matters (subjacent) that will call for action for abuse of confidence?
What problems are there which are still hidden at the moment and of which it would be better if we learned right away?
Why has the Province not heeded the warnings that it has been given?
Why has our female Administrator not heeded the warnings she has been given?
Why is the present call for dues in contradiction with the Law?
What concrete guarantees do we have that dues raised now would be given better protection than those that were supposed to be lying in the coffers?
Under what precise orders from his hierarchy is the Gd or PG officer acting?
Since when has he been aware of what he has declared?
Why has he not raised any questions earlier on?
Why has the Province not sounded the alarm?
What personal responsibilities for the present situation has the officer?
How do those responsible envisage reimbursing the missing monies?
Readers are asked to add other questions they consider necessary.
We suspect no G or PG officers knowing the questions that await them will abstain Good riddance!