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All Supreme Officers shall be elected to serve in their respective offices for a term of two years, but not more than six consecutive years.  All Supreme Officers of the Supreme General Chapter, with the exception of the National Chaplain who shall be appointed by the National Council, will be elected by secret ballot, requiring majority votes.     Article 1,  Sections 6 & 7 - By-Laws of the Ladies of Grace Supreme General Chapter Fourth Degree Division Knights of Peter Claver.

Supreme Navigator

The Supreme Navigator shall be the chief administrative officer of the Supreme General Chapter, and as such, shall exercise general supervision over all of the Supreme Officers, Grand Chapters, officers, and members t hereof. She shall appoint all committees of the Supreme General Chapter. She shall sign all Charters for the Grand Chapters, certificates of merit, and shall attest by her signature, together with the signature of the Supreme Comptroller, the approval of all applications for membership in the Fourth Degree Division before any candidates may have the "Fourth Degree" conferred upon them. She shall preside over all meetings of the Supreme General Chapter and the Supreme General Board. She must hear appeals of members of Grand Chapters, and after due process of law, render decisions. She shall grant permission to establish Grand Chapters after all requirements have been met.

 

She shall make an annual report (IN THE CLAVERITE) to the Supreme General Chapter, and shall perform such other duties as may be reasonably imposed by law. She shall be compensated for her services.

Supreme Captain

The Supreme Captain, in the absence of the Supreme Navigator, shall serve as the presiding officer of the Supreme General Chapter, and as such shall perform all duties incumbent upon the office of Supreme Navigator . She shall in the event of illness, death, resignation, inability, neglect, suspension, or expulsion of the Supreme Navigator fill the office until such time as the successor of the office of Supreme Navigator has been elected. She shall be in complete charge of the Uniform Ranks of the Order of the Fourth Degree Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies of Grace. She will be responsible for inspecting the churches and/or areas of performance using established Protocol, being always aware of the availability of space. Whenever possible she will conduct workshops for all Faithful Captains at the Conclave.

Supreme Comptoller

The Supreme Comptroller shall keep a correct record of the Supreme General Chapters, issue calls for meetings, receive all applications, notify officers of election or appointment of committees, conduct all correspondence on matters pertaining to finance of the Supreme General Chapter.

 

She shall purchase all duly authorized supplies for the use of the Supreme General Chapter and for resale to members of the Fourth Degree and shall have custody and/or monitor adequate inventory of the same. She shall be the custodian of the seal of the Supreme General Chapter and affix an impression of the same to all official documents which emanate from their office.

 

She shall notify the Faithful Navigator of each Grand Chapter of the change of a password and communicate the new password to them quarterly in a sealed envelope, using the code. She shall furnish a temporary roll of the members on the day of the opening of the Supreme General Chapter Conclave, and shall turn over the same to the Credential/Registration Committee to prepare the Official Roll. She shall, when giving notices to Grand Chapters of the death of a Gracious Lady or Gracious Ladies, indicate the name of the member or members and the number of the charitable donations, and the name, number, and location of the Chapter of which the deceased was a member.

 

In the event of the death of a Gracious Lady, she shall only issue warrants for donations from the Charity Fund upon receipt of an assessment book and certified death certificate from the responsible officer of a Grand Chapter of which the deceased was a member, or in lieu thereof, a statement from the Grand Chapter of which the deceased was a member attesting to said member's demise, and attested to by the signature of the Faithful Navigator and Faithful Comptroller and an impression of the seal of the Grand Chapter.

 

She shall be bonded in an amount sufficient to cover the expense involved, and within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of any and all monies she shall forward the same to the National Office for deposit, and provide the Supreme Purser with a copy.

 

The General Books of the Supreme Comptroller shall be audited before they are turned over to a newly elected Supreme Comptroller. The Supreme Comptroller shall bill the Grand Chapters quarterly for death assessments due the Supreme General Chapter.

 

She shall make an annual report to the Supreme General Chapter and shall perform such other duties as may be reasonably imposed by law. She shall receive as compensation for her services in the amount of three percent {3%) of all monies collected, excluding those designated as special projects and death assessments.

Supreme Purser

The Supreme Purser shall monitor the disbursements, upon warrants duly issued, of all funds of the Supreme General Chapter processed by the National Office.

 

She; shall report all receipts and disbursements annually, or as requested, by the Supreme General Chapter. She shall prepare annually for publication a detailed and itemized account of all transactions.

 

She shall furnish a surety bond in such amount as shall be determined by the Supreme General Chapter.

 

She shall turn over or deliver to her successor, all monies, investments, books and/or other property in her possession belonging to the Fourth Degree Ladies of Grace Division.

 

She shall perform such other duties as may be reasonably imposed by the Supreme General Chapter or Board of Directors and shall receive due compensation for her services.

Supreme Scribe

The Supreme Scribe shall keep a true and accurate record of all of the proceedings of the Supreme Chapter. She will take minutes of all regular and special meetings.  She shall maintain a file of all outgoing and incoming correspondence. She shall conduct all correspondence of the Supreme General Chapter except on matters pertaining to finance. She shall keep a list of all Committees and their reports. She shall keep the official roll of the Supreme Officers. She shall perform such other duties as may be imposed by the Supreme Chapter or Board of Directors and shall receive due compensation for her services.

Supreme Steward

The Supreme Steward shall have custody of all property of the Supreme General Chapter except articles of regalia, supplies, financial books and records of officers, and shall perform such other duties as may be reasonably imposed upon her by law.

Supreme Pilot

The Supreme Pilot shall maintain decorum and shall supervise the Supreme Inner and Outer Sentinels and shall ascertain and report to the Supreme Navigator that all present are entitled to participate in the Conclave. She shall perform such other duties as may be reasonably imposed upon her by law.

Supreme Inner and Outer Sentinels

The Supreme Inner and Outer Sentinels shall attend and guard the inner and outer entrance of the meeting chamber respectively and shall examine the account book of members who desire to enter the meeting chamber. They shall perform such other duties as may be reasonably imposed by law.

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