Economic Commitment

 

The Order needs freedom of action in a way that the development of its life and humanitarian activities are the result of a prudent and calculated self-governing decision. To achieve this end the Order must be a sound financially.

The Order receives into its ranks and rewards with the high status of Knighthood those individuals following the vocational call to serve mankind.

Pledged Economic Commitments are to be paid by check or bank transfer payable to "The Royal Order of Constantine the Great &  St. Helen" within thirty (30) days following the date in which the notice of acceptance has been communicated to the candidate.

Upon payment of the pledged Economic Commitment, a candidate accepted for membership will become automatically and receive his credentials as Postulant for Knighthood. At the conclusion of the Postulation period the Postulant will be invited to attend the assigned Official Ceremony of the Order during which he/she will receive the Investiture as Knight/Dame.

If a pledged Economic Commitment is not made, dossiers may be marked inactive. Such files may be reopened during the period of ninety (90) days after their filing date if so requested by the applicant upon presentation of a justifiable reason.

All members of the Order must contribute each calendar year the Annual Membership Dues of $100 USD (One hundred dollars in U.S. funds) payable during the month of June.

Any member of the Order who, for whatever reason, chooses not to honor his/her Annual Membership Dues will be considered an Inactive Member and placed on the roster of Inactive Knights and Dames thirty (30) days after the payment is due, with the consequent loss of Seniority on the roster of Active members.

Any Inactive Knight or Dame wishing to be reinstated to the roster of Active members, shall be required to pay the corresponding Annual Membership Dues accrued during the period of his/her inactive status and/or any other indebtedness to the organization previously incurred. Said member will be reinstated to the roster of Active Knights and Dames on the date of reception of his regulating payment, and that date will be considered his/her seniority date.

Members of the Order are encouraged to discuss the tax deductible nature of payments to the Order with their individual tax consultants. This Order is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated and administered under the laws and regulations of the United States of America as a 501(c )(3) charitable organization. All contributions are considered to be tax-deductible under the laws of the United States of America and the State of California.

 

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