The answers provided are based on Fraternal Order Statutes, Local, State
and Federal Laws at the time of the posting. Always check for updates.
Bell Jar and Gaming Questions
WHAT LICENSE DO WE NEED TO RUN A RAFFLE?
New York State
Charitable Gaming forms and rules
Guidelines for operating a penny social raffle
Can someone under the age of 21 be a bartender? NO. Can a member thatís 18
years old sell bell jar tickets? YES
Provided by Robert Yager
Can a bell jar
license be moved for one day?
Kids Christmas Parties can be paid by Bell Jar Accounts
Provided by Robert Yager
These parties can be paid out of your Bell Jar Accounts BUT
it should be done carefully.
Can checks be deposited in the Bell Jar account? Is there any rule that
limits the number of tickets that can be purchased at any one time?
Provided by Robert Yager (12.04.2010)
What are the Bell Jar Lawful Expenditures?
Provided by Robert Yager (05.02.2010)
Do you have to let the public play Queen of
Provided by Robert Yager (10.29.2010)
Can alcoholic beverages be raffled?
Provided by Robert Yager (10.21.2010)
(or Aerie) raffle off booze in New York?
Provided by Robert Yager (06.20.2010)
Can the Secretary
also be a Aerie Trustee? Yes
Please see attached blank
by-law form, section 2.7 (b).
Can the members vote to smoke in the Aerie if New
York State law states you can't? NO
They have to comply with any and all New York State Laws FIRST. Only if
there are NO paid person and/or employees (that means tips and drink
tickets) and no other paid personnel on the property (Plumber, etc.) the New
York State allow us to smoke if the members want to allow it.
How long should records be kept in our Aerie's?
From the Grand Aerie "Aerie Financial Officers Handbook, Revised 2006
What if an Aerie member wants to resign membership instead
of going to trail?
Answer Provided by Robert Yager(10.13.2010)
Can a State Aerie
Officer demand to attend or direct trustees at a trustees meeting or demand
to attend any meeting with an Auxiliary? Answer
Robert Yager (07.05.2010)
Bar Closing Hours
Question: What's our official bar closing hours?
NOMINATION AND ELECTION
Question: I told everyone that I wanted to run for Aerie President
but wasnít able to attend the meeting to be nominated. My request was
ignored. What can be done about it?
Information Provided by Robert Yager (05.21.2010)
Right to Petition - Does a member have
to ask a local Aerie officer a question before calling Grand Aerie or
someone else? Answer Provided by Robert Yager (05.06.2010)
If 3 trustee positions are up for election and a member only
votes for 2, is that ballot valid? Answer Provided by Robert Yager