Grand Council Committees

COMMITTEES 2023-2024

Committee on Bylaws
Annas Kamara (Chair)
Jean-Paul Dongmo
Mark Wright

Section 24. The Committee on Bylaws shall examine the bylaws of Constituent Councils and all amendments thereof, submitted to the Grand Council for approval. The approval of the Committee in the interval between Assemblies of the Grand Council shall authorize the Council to act under said bylaws until decision of the Committee has been acted on by the Grand Council

Committee on Accounts and Finance

George S Nicol (Chair)
Patrick N. Nnaji
Eloi Kpamegan
Jean-Claude Eugene
Sylvanus J. Newstead (ex-officio)
Fitzgerald O Williams (ex-officio)

Section 25. The Committee on Accounts shall examine and audit the accounts of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Recorder, and the Grand Trustees, and present a written report thereon to the Grand Council at the Annual Assembly, and at such other times as the Grand Council or the Grand Master may direct. Its report shall embrace all the financial operations of the Grand Council. It shall also recommend to the Grand Council, from time to time, the amount of an honorarium to be given to the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Recorder, the Grand Visitor and Lecturer and the Grand Sentinel for services rendered.

The Committee will prepare and recommend for approval, at each Annual Assembly, a budget for the next Cryptic year, based on the anticipated revenues and expenditures. It will examine and report to the Grand Council on any proposal for expenditures of the Grand Council funds for any purpose other than usual appropriations for running expenses approved in the budget

Committee on Jurisprudence
Robert H. Starr
Solomon Jackson
Fitzgerald Williams

Section 26. The Committee on Jurisprudence shall examine and report on the decision of the Grand Master and all other questions of Masonic law that may be referred to it by the Grand Council or Grand Master

Committee on Correspondence
Peter Brusoe (Chair)
Walter Benesch
Clement Snetter
Nicholas J. Sampogna

Section 27. The Committee on Correspondence shall examine the proceedings of other grand bodies with which this Grand Council is in correspondence. It shall report such matters found therein as effect the general or local welfare of the Craft, accompanied by such recommendations as it may consider expedient. It shall examine all correspondence of the Grand Council referred to it, and report thereon 

Committee on Work and Lectures
Donald L. McAndrews (Chair)
Elkannah Faux
Charles W. (Buddy) Wagner

 Section 28. The Committee on Work and Lectures shall cooperate with the Grand Visitor and Lecturer in seeing that the Officers of the Constituent Councils are properly instructed in the work and lectures of the several degrees. It shall decide all appeals made to it concerning points of differences between the Masters of the Councils and the Grand Visitor and Lecturer. Its decision shall be final unless set aside by the Grand Council. It shall report at the Annual Assembly concerning such questions and appeals as may have been submitted to it.                     

Committee for the Grand Council to the District of Columbia
York Rite Banquet

George S. Nicol (chair)
Sylvanus Newstead
Philip J. Palmer, Jr. (ex-officio)

Standing Resolution: Whereas those so designated on this committee shall be entitled to one (1) vote each and shall provide input and assistance to the “District of Columbia York Rite Banquet Committee” the Banquet committee is comprised of nine (9) voting members from the Grand Chapter three (3), the Grand Council three (3), and the Grand Commandery three (3). Participating members on the committee includes the Most Excellent Grand High Priest, the Most Illustrious Grand Master, the Right Eminent Grand Commander, and the Grand Secretary and the Grand Recorders of those Grand Bodies as ex-officio members.