East Central Region Happenings

East Central Region Happenings
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

Steve Striggow
Steve Striggow
East Central Regional Deputy General Grand Master


On February 19, a regional conference call was held wih the East Central Region Region Grand Recorders. These calls will be mentioned in the Decryption as a way to nofify every Companion of what is happening with each Region. The Jurisdictional Highlights of the call are below. Other Regional Calls will be covered in the upcoming weeks.

  1. Regional Conference: March 13-14, 2020, Fort Wayne, IN (SEM Friday evening, Program and Ladies’ Lunch Saturday
  2. 2020 Jurisdictional Events
    1. Indiana:
      1. SEM becoming mandatory in Indiana one for each Arch (District equivalent) – March 13, 2020 (Fort Wayne, IN)
      2. July 18, 2020: Albany, IN, Crypt Re-dedication – Masonic Education, River Boat, Dinner, Royal Order of Zanzabar! *** Kid friendly
      3. October 3, 2020: “Havana Nights” Celebration, Sahara Grotto, Indianapolis, IN; Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Dinner, entertainment!
    2. Michigan:
      1. March 7, 2020: All Appendant York Rite Degree Day, Grand Rapids, Michigan Masonic Temple (Chapter and Council Festival), hosted by Tyre Council No. 10 + SEM
      2. April 18, 2020: Mason, MI – 105th Annual Strawberry Festival – Council Festival + SEM
      3. June 20, 2020: Ignas, MI – All Council Festival – Fun degree night at banquet + SEM
  3. 2020 Grand York Rite Sessions
    1. Indiana: April 23-24, 2020: Munsie, IN (Grand Master’s Banquet April 23, Session on April 24)
    2. Kentucky: September 21-23, 2020: Lexington, KY
    3. Michigan: April 14, 2020: Grand Rapids, MI (August 13-Fun Night, August 14-Council & Banquet)
  4. 2020 Grand Lodge Communications
    1. Indiana: May 19-20, 2020, Indianapolis, IN, Scottish Rite Cathedral
    2. Michigan: May 18-19, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI