from whom International dues are collected, based on the
District Membership Report as of Dec. 31 of the previous
year. No District shall receive less than $4,500. Each District
Board of Directors will report biennially to its respective
District Lodge Meeting and to the International Lodge
on the use and disposition of funds. Headquarters will
automatically distribute the current year funding, except
that a funding will be withheld until that
audited report for the previous year has been received
STATUS OF DISTRICT OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
126.96.36.199. An or Director shall not be suspended or
expelled from their or the District Lodge on account
of the suspension, dissolution, or merger of their Local
Lodge, or if they transfer to another Local Lodge, provided
that they remain in good standing with Sons of Norway.
STATUS OF DISTRICT LODGE MEMBERS
3.6. MEMBERSHIP ADMINISTRATION
3.6.6. STATUS OF DISTRICT LODGE MEMBERS
188.8.131.52. Delegates-elect or Alternates-elect from local lodges
which were suspended or dissolved, before the District
Lodge meeting may not be admitted as members of the
District Lodge. Merged Local Lodges may elect new
Delegates and Alternates from the new Lodge.
184.108.40.206. Once a member is admitted to the District Lodge,
the member shall not be suspended or expelled from the
District Lodge on account of the suspension, dissolution,
or merger of their Local Lodge, provided that the member
remains in good standing with Sons of Norway.
220.127.116.11. A Delegate-elect or Alternate-elect who transfers
membership to another Local Lodge before being admitted
as a member of the District Lodge will be treated as having
resigned their election. Once a member is admitted to the
District Lodge, the member shall not be suspended or
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expelled from the District Lodge on account of transferring
to another Local Lodge.
3.7.7. NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
The District Board of Directors shall elect a Nominating
Committee of no fewer than three (3) and no more than
(5) members of the District Lodge. The purpose of the
Nominating Committee is to identify, review, and recommend
eligible candidates for the election of International Director.
The Nominating Committee shall elect the Committee Chair
from the elected committee members. No member of the
Nominating Committee shall be a candidate for election as
International Director. Candidates for nomination to the
International Board of Directors shall be members
and must meet all eligibility criteria as set forth by the
International Board. The Nominating Committee shall review
the of the candidates and present them to the
Lodge and place the candidates on the ballot.
Other procedures and deadlines for the nomination of
candidates for International Director shall be determined by
the District Lodge or District Board.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
4.22.7. VOLUNTARY LODGE DISSOLUTION
18.104.22.168. If the lodge votes to disband/dissolve, then a series
of two meetings is needed.
22.214.171.124. At the meeting, it is announced that there will
be a vote held to disband the lodge at the next monthly
126.96.36.199. A written notice will be mailed to all members prior
to the second meeting.
188.8.131.52. The vote to close the lodge will be held at the
second meeting. The vote will be comprised of the votes of
those present in accordance with the meeting notice. If eight
or more members vote to keep the lodge open, the lodge
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