GGC Life Membership
The General Grand Council Life Membership Program was established to provide income to the General Grand Council and to give Grand Councils and Subordinate Councils relief from the burden of per captia. It is a Voluntary PrePaid Life Membership Program (VPPLMP) where the credit for per capita is paid out for living active Companions. When a Companion dies or is no longer an active member, the earnings are held in a Permanent Memorial Fund and used to cover the expenses incurred in giving the credits annually. The cost of the Life Membership is linked to the per capita rate times 25 or at this time the per capita is $2.50 so that Life Membership is now $62.50. If there is a scheduled per capita increase, the Life Membership will increase one year before the per capita increase is scheduled to take effect.