Masonic Grievance Committee
Each Lodge's Masonic Grievance
Committee may have slightly different rules. It is most wise to obtain a copy
of the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws from your specific state or country.
However, as a general rule, the following applies:
The Masonic Grievance Committee is comprised of 3-5 men designated by the
Worshipful Master. These brothers are usually Past Masters (in good standing)
of the lodge.
If a lodge does not have a sufficient number of active Past Masters, the
committee may include Master Masons in good standing.
Due to the experience of the Past Masters, many problems can be rectified and
resolved in a peaceful and harmonious manner.
No matter what the organization, conflicts do occur. This group works as an intermediary to resolve the conflicts which any brother or
brethren may have with one another or the lodge, itself.
Any member of the brethren who has a grievance against another member(s) within
the lodge, should contact a member of this team toward receiving a fair and
equitable solution to his issue.
Once brought before them, it is the duty of this group, whether alone or in
tandem, to speak in the tenderest manner with both parties to understand each
side of the conflict. After the committee is in possession of both sides of the
issue, they will attempt to resolve it in a fair and impartial manner to relieve
both parties of any acrimonious (angry) or ongoing hard feelings.
While this is not always a coveted or an easy job, the duties of this Committee plays an important part within all lodges to restore peace and
harmony within its walls.
If your lodge has not taken steps to
institute this committee, you may wish to discuss both your grievance and the
necessity of this committee with your Worshipful Master, as it is his duty to
appoint, train and oversee their work.
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