of Texas Chapter
Order of Knights Preceptor

Section I

This organization shall be known and designated as the Texas Chapter, Order of Knights Preceptor, holding a lawful warrant from the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor.

Section II

Officers of this Chapter shall be the following:

Preceptor
Deputy Preceptor
Master of Templars
Seneschal
Prelate
Treasurer
Recorder
Marshal
Sentinel

The Preceptor, Deputy Preceptor, Master of Templars, Seneschal, Treasurer, and Recorder shall be elected by majority vote at the Annual Convention of the Chapter. The balance are to be appointed by the Preceptor.

In the absence or disability of the Preceptor, the Deputy Preceptor shall preside over the convention of the Chapter; in the event of the absence or disability of both of those officers the Master of Templars shall preside, etc.

Section III

Committees shall be appointed by the Preceptor as follows:

Finance -- It shall be the duty of this Committee to oversee the financial affairs of the Chapter; to prepare an annual budget and to review and approve for payment, all bills against the Chapter.

Audit - - It shall be the duty of this committee to audit the books and financial records of the Treasurer! Recorder annually, and to report their findings at the Annual convention of the Chapter.

Membership - - It shall be the duty of this Committee to review all petitions for membership and to perform the functions of an Investigating Committee with regard to the same.

Section IV

The Annual Convention of this Chapter shall be held during the Annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Texas, at a time and place designated by the Preceptor. Every member shall have due and timely notice of such conventions. Special conventions may be called by the Preceptor or at the request of at least nine members of the Chapter. Notice of such special conventions shall be given each member, and the business or work to be transacted shall be specified and none other shall be considered.

Section V

Petitions for the Order of Knights Preceptor shall be presented in writing at the Annual or Special Convention of the Chapter. Election to membership shall be by unanimous ballot of the members present.

Section VI

The fee for receiving the Order of Knight Preceptor and membership in this Chapter shall be $15.00. Should an applicant be rejected, the fee shall be returned to him.

Section VII

These by-laws shall remain in full force and effect unless amended by two thirds vote of the members present. Proposed amendments must be given to the membership at least 30 days prior to the Annual Convention at which they are to be considered. No amendments shall be considered at a Special Convention.


AMENDMENTS
TO THE BY-LAWS
OF
TEXAS CHAPTER
ORDER OF KNIGHTS PRECEPTOR

Amendment No. 1 adopted April 16, 2000, in Houston, Texas:

Section II

Officers of this Chapter shall be the following:

Preceptor
Deputy Preceptor
Master of Templars
Seneschal
Prelate
Treasurer
Recorder
Marshal
Registrar
Warden of Regalia
Sentinel

[Added the offices of Registrar and Warden of the Regalia].

 

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