Illinois Council of Deliberations (ICOD) – June 24

By April 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Dear Brethren:

In accordance with the provisions of Article 200 to 209 inclusive of the Constitutions of the Supreme Council, you are notified that the One Hundred Forty-Seventh Convocation of the Illinois Council of Deliberation will be held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel, Springfield, Illinois, Saturday June 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for the transaction of business concerning the welfare of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the State of Illinois.


Article 200 of the Constitutions of the Supreme Council defines those who are entitled to seats in the Council of Deliberation as follows:

“The Active, Active Emeriti, and Honorary Members of the Council accredited to each State; the Past First and Past Second Lieutenant Commanders of the Council of Deliberation; the Past Commanders-in-Chief of Consistories; the Past Most Wise Masters of Chapters of Rose Croix; the Past Sovereign Princes of Councils of Princes of Jerusalem; the Past Thrice Potent Masters of Lodges of Perfection; those members of Subordinate Bodies in the State who have received the Meritorious Service Award from the Council of Deliberation of such State; and the first three elected officers together with such other officers as are duly elected by a Subordinate Body and designated to be a member of the Council of Deliberation, as well as the Treasurer and the Secretary of Subordinate Bodies, shall constitute a Council of Deliberation for the that State of which the Deputy for that State shall be ex-officio Illustrious Commander -in-Chief.”


Article 201 of the Constitutions of the Supreme Council defines the use of proxies as follows:

“Any Officer of a Subordinate Body of the Rite who is entitled to a seat in the Council of Deliberation from his State, but is unable to be present at any session of such Council, may appoint as his proxy to act in his stead any member of such Subordinate Body, provided, however, that such proxy shall not represent more than one member of such Council.”

Presiding Officers are expected to attend in person. Any Officer who is unable to attend may give a written authority to another member to act. The person so appointed must present his authority, in writing, to the Secretary of the Council, signed by the Officer whom he represents.

The wearing of caps and jewels of office, both past and present, is requested.

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