1715.43 Real estate held by lodge.

Any unincorporated lodge or other subordinate body of any society or order, which is chartered by its grand lodge or body, may take and hold real estate for its own use and benefit, by lease, purchase, grant, devise, gift, or otherwise; may loan its funds and secure such loans, or any unpaid purchase money, by mortgage on otherwise unencumbered real estate; and may borrow money, and execute and deliver notes or bonds, and mortgages on real property of the lodge to secure such notes or bonds, in the name and by the number of said lodge or other subordinate body according to the register of its grand lodge or body.

The presiding officer of such lodge or other such lodge or other subordinate body, together with the secretary or officer keeping its records, may make conveyances, leases, or mortgages of any real estate belonging to such lodge or other subordinate body, when authorized to do so by a vote of the members present at a regular meeting held by said lodge or other subordinate body, after at least ten days' notice has been given to all members thereof by mailing a written notice of said proposed action to the last known post-office address of each such member, under the regulations of such lodge or other subordinate body, and not in conflict with the regulations prescribed by the respective grand lodge or body.

All such conveyances, leases, or mortgages shall be in the name of the lodge, shall be attested by the presiding officer and the secretary or other officer in charge of its records, and shall have affixed the seal of such lodge or other subordinate body. Any mortgage taken by such a lodge or other subordinate body in its name and number may, when paid and satisfied, be released by the presiding officer and the secretary or officer keeping its records, and such release shall be attested by the seal of the lodge or other subordinate body.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953