Order of the Secret Vault
The General Grand Council has started a new organization under its auspices. The organization is called the College Of Preservation. It consists of the General Grand Officers and select individuals as College Deans. These College Deans will form the core of the selection committee for Companions to be invited to join.
Yes, this is an invitation only organization. If you have been nominated and accepted for membership, an invitation letter will be sent explaining the procedures for becoming a member. Currently, there are 247 members.
The College of Preservation confers the Order of the Secret Vault on the invited Companions that have accepted. These Companions of the Secret Vault are charged to preserve the degrees of the Council and preserve the General Grand Council. The honorarium is deposited in the Corporate Foundation in an effort to build the Corporate Foundation and delay or eliminate future per capita increases. As of May 29, 2015, the Corporate Foundation stands at approximately $76,935.00. When it reaches $100,000, a portion of the Foundation earnings will be used in the budget.