A Digest of the Laws of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows of Pennsylvania

A Digest of the Laws of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows of Pennsylvania

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of his residence of such application, and shall wait three weeks for a reply thereto. If, at the expiration of three weeks from the date of such notice, no reply shall have been received, a Committee may be appointed, who shall report at the next stated meeting as to the fitness of the INITIATION. candidate. If a reply be received from the Lodge or Lodges notified, setting forth any objection as to the personal character, health and other qualifications of the applicant, then the Lodge having entertained the proposition shall appoint a Committee, who shall investigate the objections so made, giving due notice thereof to the objecting Lodge, and report upon the facts in the case. o If these objections, after careful investigation, be not sustained, the applicant may be elected and initiated, as before provided. 688.--An application for membership may be withdrawn without the permission of the Lodge, before the report of the Committee thereon is read to the Lodge, but not afterward. 689.--A ballot must be had upon the application of a candidate for initiation, whether the report of the Committee to whom it has been referred be favourable or unfavourable. 690.--Should an applicant be rejected, his proposer shall be notified thereof, and the deposit fee be returned to him. Nor shall he be eligible for membership until six months after rejection. 691.--When a candidate for membership has been rejected, the Secretary shall forthwith notify the Grand Secretary thereof. 6913.--The officers of a Lodge have no right to initiINITIATION. ate a person whom they know to be diseased; but if they do so, they have no right to make any other conditions than those provided for by the general laws of the Order; consequently, if the Lodge initiates a person, ..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866258
  • 9781236866257