Month: August 2019

The 200th Anniversary of the Grand Council of Connecticut

By Chuck McCullomRegional Deputy General Grand Master NE-North Most Puissant Grand Master Charles O’Neill (center) greets MP General Grand Master David Grindle (left) and RP General Grand Treasurer Charles Hollinger (right) The Grand Council of Connecticut was established on May 19, 1819 as the first Grand Council of Cryptic Masons in the world.  The prior …

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General Grand Recorder’s Update: August 2019

Stephen A. BalkeGeneral Grand Recorder Stephen A. Balke General Grand Recorder Greetings Companions All! As we turn the New Cryptic Year, many of the ongoing projects have made great progress but are taking a longer time while we work with restricted resources. Simultaneously, however, we are launching several ideas and projects either internally or with …

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Passing of MI Bill Price, PMIGM of California and Ambassador to California-North

By Phil Hardiman Grand Recorder, Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of California MI Bill PricePast Grand Master of the Grand Council of California In case you do not know, Most Illustrious William E. “Bill” Price, PMIPGM, KYGCH, Ambassador to California-North for the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, International, KCT, Grand Director of Ritual for …

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Cryptic Masons International: Enhancing Our Awards Presentation

Cryptic Masons International: Enhancing Our Awards Presentation Stephen A. Balke, General Grand Recorder Cryptic Mason of the Year Award The Cryptic New Year started the issuance of certificates with our Cryptic Mason of the Year and Adult Youth Leadership Awards. The Trustees have been working diligently for several months to iron out how and what …

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Summer Assembly 2019: Reaffirmation of Your Masonic Lessons

Summary Assembly 2019: Reaffirmation of Your Masonic Lessons By Mack Sigmon, Grand Master Grand Lodge of North Carolina Mack SigmonGrand Master, Grand Lodge of North Carolina My York Rite brethren, I am honored to have the opportunity to address the 82nd annual Summer Assembly session as your 166th Grand Master of Masons in North Carolina …

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