The Order, administratively, is divided into three branches, namely: Executive Committee of Grand Council, District Grand Lodges, and Units (Lodges/Chapters, Encampments, Conclaves and Conclaves.
The Grand Council of the Order the supreme body, which consists of Executive Committee of Grand Council and delegates of the District Grand Jurisdictions worldwide, convenes every three years at a predetermined location for its Triennial International Convention. At this convention, new laws and policies are enacted and a new Executive Committee of Grand Council is elected to administer the affairs of the Order until the next session of Grand Council.
The District Grand Jurisdictions, with Member units, convenes every two years for their Biennial Convention. At this Convention, new laws and policies, germane to their respective Grand Jurisdiction, are enacted and District Grand Officers are elected.
The Lodge/Chapter is a group of men/women who have voluntarily formed themselves into a family; exemplifying all the high ideals and expectations of a well regulated, closely knit organization. Mechanism teaches one to know oneself. By gaining a full understanding of oneself, one is able to respect and appreciate others, not by material possessions, but by their character and humanity. Thus there are no economic, social, racial, ethnic or other superficial barriers to true friendship and love. Units convene at least once per month and elect their officers annually.
The purpose of the Lodge/Chapter is to foster love and unity among the brethren and to promote the building of strong moral and social character; as well as responsible, charitable and law abiding citizens. The aim of the Lodge/Chapter is to live and practice the admonition of the Supreme Being, to “love your neighbor as yourself”, and “Whatsoever you do to these the least of your brethren, you do it unto Me”. This then is the essence of our existence, Brotherly love, Justice, Philanthropy, Charity and Benevolence, and that through our example, society at large will know the true meaning of fidelity, benevolence and truth.
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