Grand Lodge Trustees are ineligible to win the Prizes.
The raffle tickets will sell for $20.00 each, of which 25% will be
returned to the Lodge that has sold the tickets.
The break down for the $20.00 ticket proceeds will be; the lodges
participating will receive $5.00 for every ticket that their membership sells.
If Lodge “X” sells 200 tickets, that lodge would receive $1000.00 from the
Grand Lodge once the ticket stubs and full payment is received by the
Fundraising Committee and accepted by the Grand Treasurer. (200 tickets sold X
$5.00 = $1,000.00. Lodge “X” will receive $1,000.00).
The Grand Prize will be a pick-up style vehicle (brand to be determined
at a later date) valued at the 60,000-65,000 MSRP range. The 2nd through
6th prize(s), will be five (5) $5,000.00 Gift Cards. These winners will
be chosen by drawing and will be announced on Friday afternoon, November 13,
2020, during the open session of Grand Lodge. The winner of the Grand Prize and
gift cards does not have to be present to win.
The Grand Lodge is not responsible for any of the local, state, or
federal taxes associated with the winning of any prizes. The winner of any prize
will be responsible for the aforementioned taxes. The Grand Lodge will adhere to all local,
state, and federal laws pertaining to reporting documents and collection of
money (TAXES) associated with this fundraiser.
The Constituent Lodges of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Oklahoma will
be divided into three (3) categories based on membership. Category one (1) = 1-50
members, category two (2) = 51-100 members, and category three (3) = 101 and
above members. The Lodges that sell the
highest total number of tickets in each
category will receive $5,000.00 , the Lodges that sell the second
highest total number of tickets in each category will receive $2,500.00 , and Lodges that sells the
third highest total number of tickets in each of the categories will receive $1,000.00.
These lodges will be announced Saturday afternoon during the closed session of
Grand Lodge. The Lodges identified that are eligible for these awards must have
at least one of their elected officers (Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, or
Junior Warden) present to receive the award. If at least one of these officers
are not present at the Grand Lodge during the Annual Communication on Saturday
November 14, 2020, the lodge that has sold the next highest total number of
tickets in each category, will be eligible to receive the prize under the same
conditions of being present at the Annual Communication.
The Lodges will make arrangements to have the tickets stubs and money
delivered to the Grand Lodge. The ticket stubs and money must be in balance and
is the responsibility of the Worshipful Master of the lodge (100 tickets to
turn in must have $2000.00 with it). The Fundraiser Committee will be
responsible for accounting verification and balance of ticket stubs and money, as
well as keeping the necessary records of ticket accountability and all other
needed figures for the operation of the fundraiser. The money and stubs will
then be given to the Grand Treasurer for his receipt and deposit. The committee
would suggest that tickets and money be delivered to the Grand Lodge at least
once every month to help keep bookkeeping to minimum. SUGGESTION: Each
individual lodge many bank the said money in their personal lodge account and
send one lodge check in with the ticket stubs. All the tickets that are sold
before October the 31st must be turn in to the Grand Lodge by that
date (Oct.31 2020). Checks should be made out to the Oklahoma Masonic
The net proceeds the Grand Lodge receives from this fundraiser will be used
to assist the Deputy Grand Master in preparing the future Grand Lodge budget,
and to restore Grand Lodge investments to healthy levels.
All prizes (gift cards and vehicle) will be awarded when all necessary paperwork
has been satisfied according to the State and Federal laws.