The Board of Trustees of The Grand Master’s Rupee Club, at its meeting held on 23rd February 2019 in New Delhi, has revised the Annual Membership and Life Membership subscription for The Grand Master’s Rupee Club. The Annual Membership has been revised to the original Rs.365 per year from Rs.1,000/- per year and Life Membership has been brought down to Rs.5,000 from Rs.10,000.
The Grand Master’s Rupee Club was established in the year 1999. The premise on which the scheme was started is as follows:-
If MW the Grand Master were to knock at the door of a Brother and ask for contribution to Charity, he would certainly have given at least one rupee as contribution. If MW the Grand Master knocked at the Brother’s door the next day, he would surely not hesitate to give another rupee for a charitable cause. Therefore, if MW the Grand Master called on every brother in the country on each of the 365 days of a year, he would surely collect Rs.365 from each one of them. Thus, the Grand Master’s Rupee Club came into existence with an exhortation to the Brethren to contribute Charity of at least Rs.365 per year to this Fund.
A Brother can also become a Life Member of The Grand Master’s Rupee Club by making a one-time payment of Rs.5000, which also entitles the Life Member to a Breast Jewel (a photograph of the jewel is placed below). The Breast Jewel can be worn in Masonic meetings and functions.