Fellows of the Philalethes Society - Current Fellows
The Bylaws of the Philalethes Society provide: "Fellows are elected from Members of the Society who have shown a dedication to the knowledge of Freemasonry. The number is limited to 40 at any one time."
Most of the information in the following chart comes from (a) Seekers of Truth: The Story of the Philalethes Society 1928-1988, by Allen E. Roberts (Anchor Communications, Highland Springs, Virginia, 1988, ISBN 0935633-06-5), (b) an upcoming (as of April 1999) article in The Philalethes magazine that will review the Philalethes Society's history for the past decade, (c) past articles in that magazine, and (d) helpful brethren who sent me information. If any of the information on this chart is not correct or if anyone knows of additional information that should be included, please send me email by clicking on my name: Paul M. Bessel.
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Current Fellows (40 maximum)
Fellows Emeritus#179 - Joseph E. Bennett
#191 - Philip A. Enabnit
#197 - Thomas W Gregory
#177 - Richard S. Sagar
#165 - Richard E. Fletcher
#192 - Samuel B. Walker
#150 - Wallace E. McLeod
#168 - William F. Koeckert
#193 - E.V. (Ed) Ralph
from the Philalethes Bylaws:
Article 9. Fellows
9.1. The Society shall have a special class of members, consisting of not more than forty, who shall be elected by the Executive Board upon nomination by the Fellows, as prescribed below.
9.2. To be considered as a Fellow by the Executive Board, a member of the Society must be nominated by the current Fellows of the Society. Such nomination shall be by a majority vote of the Fellows who cast a vote, with such election under the direction and supervision of the Dean of the Fellows. The Dean of the Fellows shall be one Fellow who is annually appointed by the President of the Society.
9.3. Nominations of a member to be designated as a Fellow shall be on the basis of his current and past Masonic scholarship.
9.4. All Fellows must be and remain a member of the Society in good standing.
9.6. Any Fellow may request in writing that his status be changed from "active" to "emeritus" status. Upon approval by the Executive Board, the Fellow shall become an "Emeritus Fellow," and his status shall no longer be counted against the limitation of forty Fellows. The Executive Board may also, by majority vote, declare any Fellow to be an "Emeritus Fellow" for reasons of advanced age or inability to perform the duties of Fellow.
9.7. A Fellow of the Philalethes Society (except an Honorary Fellow) is entitled to append the letters "FPS" (Fellow of the Philalethes Society) to his signature.
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