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CHAPTER 17:03
MASONIC EDUCATION FUND INCORPORATION ACT
Ord. 9/1916; S.I. 566/1979.
AN ACT to incorporate the Masonic Education Fund.
[Date of commencement: 8th September, 1916.]
WHEREAS there exists an association of Freemasons and of lodges and chapters of Freemasons, with offices
in Bulawayo, called and known as the Rhodesia Masonic Education Fund, formed for the purpose of educating the
children of Freemasons;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient and desirable to incorporate such association in order the better and more
effectually to carry out its objects:
BE IT ENACTED:—
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Masonic Education Fund Incorporation Act [Chapter 17:03].
2 Incorporation and objects of Masonic Education Fund
The several persons, lodges and chapters of Freemasons who are, or may from time to time become, members
of the Masonic Education Fund shall be and are hereby united into one body corporate under the name or title of
the Masonic Education Fund, for the purpose of raising funds and the investment thereof for the purpose of the
education of the children of Freemasons, including therein their maintenance at school, the founding of bursaries
and scholarships, the provision of grants for tuition, directly or indirectly to advance the cause of the education of
the children of Freemasons (whether generally, professionally or technically), and for the purpose of expending
money in the administration of the fund and the carrying out of the above objects; and the association hereby
incorporated shall by the name and title of the Masonic Education Fund have perpetual succession in law, and
shall have a common seal, and have its offices in Bulawayo, or at such other place or places in Zimbabwe as the
association may decide upon.
3 Investment of funds, and acquisition and sale of property
The said association shall and may, in its corporate name and in terms of its rules and regulations in force
from time to time, invest its funds and acquire, take, hold, sell, lease, deliver, transfer or otherwise lawfully
dispose of immovable or other property and sue or be sued in any competent court. Any service on the president
or secretary shall be deemed good service on the association.
4 Execution of documents
All transfers, leases, powers, contracts or other instruments to be executed by the said association for any of
the purposes of this Act, or of the rules and regulations hereinafter mentioned, or of the said association, shall be
executed by any two of the following: the president or the vice-president, and the secretary or the treasurer for the
time being, and the seal of the association shall be affixed thereto.
5 Power to make rules and regulations
The said corporation hereby created shall have power to make rules and regulations as to the admission of its
members, the expulsion of any such member, the manner of and procedure in the election of its officers and
committees, the receipt of and the investment and expenditure of its funds, the holding of meetings and as to the
general conduct and management of the objects of the association. The rules and regulations, with amendments,
shall have full force and effect so soon as agreed to and sanctioned by the Attorney-General.
6 Description for purposes of legal proceedings
In any criminal and legal proceedings it shall be sufficient if any goods, money, asset or thing which is set out
in any indictment or other process is described and said to be the property of the Masonic Education Fund, and the
association shall be described therein by its corporate name.

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