Grand Master’s Rupee Club

A scheme called The Grand Master’s Rupee Club was established in 1999.

The premise on which the scheme was based is as follows:-

If M. W. the Grand Master were to knock at the door of a brother and asked for contribution to charity, he would certainly have given at least One Rupee as his contribution. If M. W. the Grand Master knocked at his door the next day he would surely not hesitate to give another Rupee for a charitable cause. Therefore, if M. W. the Grand Master called on every brother in the country on each of the 365 days of a year, he was sure to collect Rs. 365 from each one of them. It was therefore proposed that a scheme of Grand Master’s Rupee Club may be started to which every brother in the country may contribute Rs. 365 per year  @ Rupee 1 per day, for a calendar year in one lump sum.

The funds so collected in the Grand Master’s Rupee Club is intended to provide immediate relief to deserving causes at the discretion of M. W. the Grand Master up to a maximum of Rs.1 lakh per occasion. The Grand Master’s Rupee Club also provides that a brother may become a Life Member of the Club by making a one time lump sum payment of Rs. 4000/-.
The Scheme has been in operation for more than 17 years now. It is quite possible that many new brethren who have joined Freemasonry recently may not be aware of the Scheme and its laudable purpose. Some of the brethren who had become members earlier may not also have continued their contribution, year after year.
Charity is the pre-dominant characteristic of every Freemason’s heart. This communication is therefore intended to be a reminder and a fervent fresh appeal to every brother in every Lodge in the country to become a member of the Grand Master’s Rupee Club by contributing yearly Rs. 365 or becoming a Life Member by paying Rs. 4000 as a one time lump sum payment. The Grand Master’s Rupee Club is now an independent trust with Income Tax benefit under 80-G.

Worshipful Masters and Secretaries of Lodges are requested to bring this to the notice of the Members of their Lodges and encourage everyone of the members of their Lodges to subscribe to Grand Master’s Rupee Club by contributing Rs.365  each year or Rs. 4000/- as a lump sum, if they are not already Members/ Life Members of the club. It is suggested that an easy way of every brother remembering to become a Member of the Rupee Club would be to do so on their birth days or the birth days of their near & dear ones. (Non Masons including Ladies are also eligible to become Members). Individual contributions may be made by cheque or Demand Draft payable to “Grand Master’s Rupee Club”.  If found convenient Lodges may collect the Annual/Life Membership from the members and remit the consolidated amount to the Grand Master’s Rupee Club along with the list of the members.