THOMAS H. RIDOUT, JR., PRIORY NO. 75
KNIGHTS OF THE YORK CROSS OF HONOUR
SECTION 1: The name of this Priory shall be known as the Thomas H. Ridout, Jr., Priory No. 75, Knights of the York Cross of Honour. It's headquarters shall be in the City of Baytown, County of Harris, State of Texas.
SECTION 2: The Officers of the Priory shall be those designated by Section No. 15 of the Order. The Eminent Prior, Knight Deputy Prior, Knight Warder, Knight Treasurer and Knight Registrar shall be elected at the Annual Conclave. The Knight Prelate, Knight Orator and Knight Herald shall also be Elected at the Annual Conclave.
SECTION 3: The Stated Conclaves of this Priory shall be on the first Saturday in February, May, August and November. (Revised – August 4, 2012)
The hour of assembly and the place of the same shall be specified in the notice of the Conclave which must be sent to each Knight as provided in the General Regulations of the Order.
SECTION 4: The Annual Conclave for the Election of the Officers shall be the Stated Conclave held on the first Saturday in February.
SECTION 5: The fee for reception of the candidate into this Priory shall be Two Hundred Dollars ($250.00) payable in full when the proposal is accepted. The fee for Dual Membership of Membership by Affiliation shall be Fifty ($50.00). All fees include Life Membership in this Priory. (Revised - April 9, 2011)
SECTION 6: Each Prior, at the time of his installation, shall appoint a Finance Committee of three (3) members whose duties shall be to examine and report on all fees and dues received by the Priory and who shall annually, at the time of the Annual Conclave, audit and report in writing on the books of the Registrar and Treasurer. They shall also examine all demands or claims for payment presented to the Priory and report upon the same.
SECTION 7: Unless otherwise ordered by the Prior, the order of business at all Stated Conclaves shall be as follows:
(1) Reading of Minutes.
(2) Reading of Proposals.
(3) Balloting on Proposals.
(4) Unfinished and New Business.
(5) Conferring the Ceremony of Induction.
SECTION 8: These By-Laws may be amended:
(1) By introducing the proposed amendment in writing at a conclave of the Priory, which resolution shall be read, entered on the minutes and laid over to the next or a subsequent conclave, when it shall be acted upon and if two-thirds or more of the members present vote for its adoption and if it is subsequently approved by the Grand Master-General, it shall be declared adopted and shall become a part of these By-Laws;
(2) By introducing the proposed amendment in writing at a conclave of the Priory and, if unanimous consent of all present be given, it may be acted upon and if two-thirds or more of the members present vote for its adoption and if it is subsequently approved by the Grand Master-General, it shall be declared adopted and shall become a part of these By-Laws.
Date: 08/15/1990 C. Robert Beck
04/09/2011 – Approved by D. Allen Surratt – 06/29/2011
08/04/2012 – Approved by Blaine H. Simons – 09/04/2012