Phoenixmasonry Museum and Library was founded on August 11,
1999, by a group of Masonic and non-Masonic students desirous of seeking and
spreading Masonic light. In 1999,
The Phoenixmasonry Masonic
Museum and Library was established
and a web site listed on the Internet at: http://www.phoenixmasonry.org
It publishes articles and lists Masonic
memorabilia on the first internet web-based Masonic Museum and Library.
Phoenixmasonry is not a Masonic organization;
it is an independent and nonpartisan Masonic cultural, historic and literary
resource. Phoenixmasonry, Inc. is a Florida not-for-profit corporation,
unaffiliated with any Masonic obedience whatsoever. In order to achieve its
stated mission of delivering a maximum of Masonic Light, its Board Members,
Officers, Members and Contributors are prohibited from expressing either
discrimination or identification, based upon Masonic affiliation, race,
gender, national origin, religion, politics or any minority status of any
type. The Board Members, Officers, Members and Contributors are not enticed,
but rather prohibited, from compromising any Masonic Oaths, Charges or
Obligations, by which they may have sworn, affirmed or otherwise morally bound
membership consists of Members and Patrons from all walks of life that may or
may not be Master Masons but must be of good standing in a world where
brotherly love prevails.
are composed of Members and Patrons, to assure fellowship among
like-minded individuals. The papers presented during on-line research sessions
and through e-mail should be forwarded to the Webmaster and Scribe of Phoenixmasonry
for possible publication. Any artifacts to be included in the
museum should also be sent to the
Patrons are chosen from Subscription Members who have shown a
dedication to the knowledge of Freemasonry or the Masonic Museum. The number
is limited to 13 at any one time.
Phoenixmasonry is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets at the call of the
President. An annual meeting of
Board of Directors and Patrons is held at a time and place
determined by the President.
name of this organization shall be
It is derived from
two words… Phoenix and Masonry. The name Phoenixmasonry
combines the symbolic spirit of rebirth and renewal associated with the
ancient mythological bird the Phoenix with
the ancient Craft knowledge of Masonry, hence
the name Phoenixmasonry.
provide a medium for research among like-minded individuals who desire to
pursue the study of Freemasonry and who collect Masonic memorabilia on our
on-line museum and library located at http://www.phoenixmasonry.org and to
mutually assist each other.
The Subscription Membership shall consist of Persons who are in good standing
with their fellow beings and recognized in their communities as good citizens.
The Subscription Membership shall never have a number placed on it at any
time, only 13 may be chosen at any one time as Patrons. Patrons are recognized
and chosen for particular service to Phoenixmasonry or its web projects. On very rare
occasions, for extraordinary reasons, a member may be named as an Honorary
Patron. The entire human race is welcome to become a "subscription
member" to freely view Phoenixmasonry
on our Internet site.
annual Subscription Membership of association is payable on January 1 of each
year and shall be $25.00 US.
Board of Directors of the Phoenixmasonry Museum and Library will
consist of the following officers: President, First Vice President, Second
Vice President, Executive Director, Executive Secretary, Treasurer, and
Board of Directors may, by majority vote, select and install a Business
Manager, who shall serve for a
determinate period of time.
VI. DUTIES OF OFFICERS
shall be the presiding officer of the Museum/Library and the
Board of Directors. He shall appoint the committees he deems prudent.
First Vice President
shall assume the duties of the President in his absence or disability; he
shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
Second Vice President shall assume the duties of the First Vice President in case of his disability,
and those of the President in case of the disability of both; he shall perform
such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
shall direct the day-to-day operation of the Museum/Library under
the direct supervision of the President and the Board of Directors.
shall keep full and accurate records of all proceedings,
preserve all books and records thereof, shall be ex-officio Librarian thereof
and shall have custody of the corporate seal subject to the direction and
control of the Board of Directors.
shall have custody of all funds and shall keep full and accurate records of
the receipt and disbursement thereof. The Treasurer and Secretary shall each
present full written annual reports of the finances as they pertain to
their offices respectively, which shall be placed on file and noted in the
records, and shall also report quarterly, when required to do so.
shall collect and distribute issues of Masonic interest to the Society;
provide photocopies of articles requested; and perform such other duties as
may from time to time be considered appropriate. He or she is authorized to
determine payments and charges for the services he renders.
of Phoenixmasonry shall be responsible for its upkeep and
maintenance ; he shall administer
the Phoenixmasonry e-mail List-Server, and the Phoenixmasonry’s home-page
and its sub sites on the World Wide Web, and shall perform such other duties
as may be assigned by the President. He may receive a honorarium or salary as
shall be determined by the Board of Directors.
The day-to-day operation of The Society shall be the responsibility of The
Executive Secretary, Business Manager, and Webmaster. They will report
their activities to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting.
The Phoenixmasonry Masonic Review
will be published on the World Wide Web
on a basis to be determined by the Board of Directors. The Webmaster and
Scribe shall submit for review recommendations for publications to include
content and format to the Board for approval to publish. All material
submitted for publication must credit the source and author of origin. The
Board of Directors at its pleasure may approve other Web pages and
The Board of Directors shall meet annually at a time and place to be selected by
the President. Other meetings may be held whenever and wherever
the President and/or the Board of Directors approve.
By-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors when the
proposed amendment is submitted in writing and each member of the Board given
sufficient notice of the action proposed.