In order to comply with the laws of the land, Benaiah Sovereign Grand Lodge filed articles of incorporation with Virginia and Ohio State Corporation Commission offices that govern nonprofit organization legal state status. Benaiah Sovereign Grand Lodge was approved by the Secretary of the State Virginia Corporation Commission and the Secretary of State Corporation Commission of Ohio.
https://cis.scc.virginia.gov/EntitySearch/BusinessInformation?businessId=91096&source=FromEntityResult&isSeries=False)to operate as a nonprofit approved entity in Virginia and Ohio (as a foreign non-profit organization in accordance with the approval from the Secretary of the State of Ohio, State Corporation commission https://businesssearch.ohiosos.gov?=businessDetails/29670)and (https://businesssearch.ohiosos.gov?=businessDetails/4295). .
With the acceptance of the Incorporations Benaiah Sovereign Grand Lodge can legally operate as a multi-state approved non-profit organization, with the actual legal authority to operate as such provided by the State Corporation Commission with the Secretary of each State’s approval. This is a significant historical distinction for our organization that differentiates Benaiah Sovereign Grand Lodge from other organizations that may list Masonic not for profit operations. Overall, there is a plethora of Masonic organizations in the United States with various Masonic rights. We do not contest or criticize any other Masonic body, but only tell the story of Benaiah Sovereign Grand Lodge
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