Article 5

Masonic Relief Fund

Sec. 5.1. (Reg. 38.040). King Lodge shall maintain, within its general fund, an amount of money equal to or greater than $1.00 per member to be identified as the Lodge Relief Fund. The Lodge shall not draw upon this fund for any other purpose than extending relief to Freemasons or their dependents, and all such relief extended shall be procured from this fund.

Should the balance in this fund become less than one dollar per member, the Lodge shall replenish it by voting money to it from the Lodge General Treasury or voting an assessment against the members for that purpose. Failure to pay such an assessment shall be equivalent to non-payment of dues and shall be dealt with in the same manner and carry the same penalty.