INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS (EXCERPT)
Act 90 of 1905
457.325 Subordinate lodges; chartering; existing lodges; regulation.
Such corporation, when duly formed, shall have power to institute and charter subordinate lodges within this state and from time to time to make, ordain, constitute and establish such constitution, general laws and by-laws, ordinances and regulations, as the grand lodge shall judge proper for the regulation and government of such subordinate lodges, not repugnant to the laws of this state: Provided, That the existing subordinate lodges heretofore duly chartered by the grand lodge, shall be subject to the control of the grand lodge, under this act, as heretofore, and in the same manner and to the same extent, as those that may be hereafter instituted and chartered under this act: Provided further, That in case the corporators, or persons associating in the first instance, shall by death, resignation, or for other cause, under the rules of the grand lodge, become ineligible to act in such capacity, their successors may, from time to time, be appointed by the grand lodge.
History: 1905, Act 90, Imd. Eff. May 3, 1905
CL 1915, 10454
CL 1929, 10657
CL 1948, 457.325
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