The 156th Semiannual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, F&AM, was held at Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, November 15, 2014, Most Worshipful Brother Stewart L. Aronson presiding. The significant business follows.
The election of Officers was held and the following were elected for installation at the end of the 226th Annual Communication on May 16, 2015.
Grand Master John F. Gordon
Deputy Grand Master John E. Lobdell
Senior Grand Warden Kenneth A. Clay, Jr.
Junior Grand Warden David S. Collins
Grand Treasurer R. Bradley Alderfer (incumbent)
Deputy Grand Treasurer James H. Lawrence, III (incumbent)
Grand Secretary Thomas S. Lowe (incumbent)
Article III, Section 2 was amended to change the style of the Junior and Senior Grand Deacons from Worshipful to Right Worshipful.
Article IV, Section 3 was amended to increase the monetary fine for a Lodge not represented at either the Semiannual or Annual Communication from $10 to $100.
Article IV, Section 9 was to require Constituent Lodge Treasurers and Secretaries to attend District Lodges of Instruction.
Article V, Section 3 was amended to require that appointed Grand Deacons must have served as Worshipful Master of a Lodge.
Article X, Section 10 was amended to codify changes to Lodge Charters.
Article XIII, Section 6.E was amended to change the timing of any per capita recommendation from the Committee on Finance and Investments from the Annual to the Semiannual and to clarify the effective date of per capita changes.
Article XIII, Section 27 was amended to allow Constituent Lodges to sponsor Assemblies of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Article XIV, Section 1 was amended to simplify Constituent Lodge Officer elections.
Article XIX was amended to add Section 6, codifying the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award.
Lodge Merger approved
The Grand Lodge approved the merger of Grafton-Kane Lodge No. 46 into Burns Lodge No. 66. A requested name change from Burns Lodge to Golden Dawn Lodge No. 66 was also approved.
The Grand Lodge approved vacating the suspension of Fraternal Recognition of the Grande Loge Nationale Francais, to resume normal relations.
The 226th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of New Hampshire will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Cordially and Fraternally,
Thomas S. Lowe, Grand Secretary