Local private lodges, whether constituted as associations or not, are the members of the Grand Liberal Lodge Association.
The national bodies are the Board of Directors (that is the “Executive Council”), the Assembly of the Representatives of the lodges, the Board of Arbitrators and the Board of Auditors.
The Executive Council is chaired by the Grand Master and is the administrative body of the association. The Assembly of the Representatives of the lodges, also called the “Grand Assembly”, consists of the Worshipful Masters and the Wardens of each associated lodge. It constitutes the legislative and deliberative body of the association; when summoned as Electoral Assembly, it elects the national officers.
The Board of Arbitrators and the Board of Statutory Auditors are control organs. Namely, the Board of Arbitrators, also called “Judges”, is in charge of carrying out disciplinary procedures according to the specific Regulations approved by the Grand Assembly. The Board of Statutory Auditors keeps control over the financial administration of the association.
The Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy guarantees the autonomy and sovereignty of the associated lodges in their Masonic activity, not imposing constraints on the choices of the lodge, provided that the rules of the Masonic Tradition, stated in the Constitutions of the Order and in the Association by-law, are observed.
The Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy coordinates the associated lodges, organizes meetings and researches in the masonic field, cultural events either public or reserved to members, and takes care of relations with other Italian and foreign masonic organizations, thus promoting mutual knowledge and social relations, in order to constitute a true centre of fraternal union.
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 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.
The new Grand Master of the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy is Sister Luisa Ceravolo.
Humanistic education (Ancient Literature), professional career in the commercial area of an American multinational in the IT sector and then as a consultant in an application area relating to business flows and organisation….
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 Dignitaries and some of the Grand Officers of the Grand Liberal Lodge are the members of the Executive Council.