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                        Are you a Perpetual Member?

You can be.  Pay just 21 times the amount of your Lodge dues and you will never have to
pay dues, ever! In addition, your Lodge will continue to received your annual dues
forever, even after your death.  There is no better gift that you could leave to your Lodge
than this gift that will ensure income from your dues for all time.  The only exceptions
would be:

If you transfer your membership to another Georgia Lodge, your Perpetual Membership
moves with you. Should you affiliate with a Lodge outside of Georgia, your Perpetual
Membership stays with that Georgia Lodge. Should you decide to move back to Georgia
and affiliate with a Georgia Lodge, your Membership will move to your new Georgia

This also benefits the Grand Lodge of Georgia in that the current per capita fees in effect
at the time that you become a perpetual member will continue to go to the operation of
your Grand Lodge.

                          Don’t have the cash right now?

No problem!  Simply pay $200 down and the balance can be paid anyway you like over a
five (5) year period subject to (1) it must be paid within the five year period and (2) an
annual payment is required.  Until it is paid in full, you must continue to pay your annual
dues to your Lodge.  However, while your approved payment plan is in effect, your
perpetual membership will not be subject to any increases in dues from your Lodge or
increases in per capita fees by the Grand Lodge  

                                     How do I get started?

Fill out the application,  attach your check and turn it in to the Secretary of your
Lodge.   He will  complete the form and send it to the Grand  Secretary.  Within a short
time you will be  receiving a nice certificate and more importantly, each year, every year,
your Lodge will receive a check from the perpetual trust, from now on, forever
Give The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Sign up today and receive a
beautiful Lapel Pin, distinguishing you as a
Grand Lodge of Georgia
Perpetual Member
Perpetual Membership
"Helping to Insure Our Future Financial Security"

Georgia Masonic Code

39-103. Requirements- A candidate shall pay not less than
$30.00 for the three degrees. Before filing his petition he
must have attained the full age of twenty-one years; must
be free-born and his own master: and at the time of his
initiation must be in respectable circumstances; and must,
previous to his initiation, subscribe his name at full length
to the petition prescribed by the Grand Lodge of Georgia.
The fees for initiation must accompany this petition. (See
Section 7-102 re Special Fee.)  

39-104. Failure to Take Degrees -If within twelve months
from the time a candidate is elected to receive the
degrees he does not present himself for initiation or if
within a like time from the conferring of the preceding
degree an Entered Apprentice or Fellow craft Mason does
not apply for advancement, he must again answer in
writing all questions set forth in the appendix herein
which are required to be answered by an applicant for the
degrees or for advancement: a new committee on
character must be appointed and must report, and the
report balloted upon and the applicant elected by
unanimous secret ballot