The Executive Council
…five of which are elected by the Assembly of the Representatives of the lodges, and the remaining ones by appointment of the Grand Master.
The current members of the Executive Council are: the Grand Master, who is the President; the Deputy Grand Master, a position that will last for a first term and then will be replaced by the Past Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, the Junior Grand Warden, the Grand Orator, the Grand Secretary, the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secretary for Foreign Affairs, the Grand Tyler.
Each Grand Dignitary and Grand Officer of the Grand Liberal Lodge has a specific task to perform and the roles are clearly defined by the Constitutions. The other Grand Officers of the Grand Liberal Lodge, for example the Grand Almoner, the Grand Master of Ceremony, the Grand Archivist, etc., are involved in the resolutions of the Executive Council when dealing with matters of their competence.
The Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, the Junior Grand Warden, the Grand Orator and the Grand Tyler are elected by the Assembly of the Representatives of the lodges, with a voting mechanism which provides, in observation of the democratic rules, the proportionality of the votes according to the number of members of each lodge. The other members of the Executive Council are appointed by the Grand Master, taking into account the skills and experience of the individuals, according to the roles they will perform. Likewise the other Grand Officers, of which some with ritual roles only, are appointed by the Grand Master in agreement with the Executive Council.
Grand Dignitaries and Grand Officers remain in office for a single term, not renewable. The elections for the renewal of the offices take place in the middle of the current mandate, and the elected and nominated officers will be allowed to attend the Executive Council meetings, without no power of vote, in order to be informed about the projects and initiatives in progress and therefore to favour continuity, which is considered essential for the development of a masonic institution.
Those who try to learn about the presence of masonic organizations in Italy, the so-called “obediences”, are certainly baffled by the large number of Grand Lodges and Grand Orients operating in Italy. The fragmentation of Italian Freemasonry is evident – just do a search on the web – and the confusion is not lacking…
The first Grand Master of the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy is Bro. Marco Galeazzi.
In life a professional engineer and a former adjunct university professor, he was born in 1954 and lives in Ancona. He was initiated Entered Apprentice on the 20th March 1981, in the “historical” Stamira Lodge no. 192, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Italy of the AF&AM .
During his membership in the Grand Lodge of Italy he performed…
The Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy is a community of masonic lodges of men and women which work the first three degrees of symbolic Freemasonry: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason.
The Grand Liberal Lodge is regularly established as an association, according to the laws of the Republic of Italy.
The Executive Council
The Grand Dignitaries and some of the Grand Officers of the Grand Liberal Lodge are the members of the Executive Council. The Executive Council is the administrative body of the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy, and coincides with the Board of Directors of the Association. It is composed by a maximum of 10 members…