Latin America Regional Recorder’s Meeting – May 27, 2021

Latin America Regional Recorder’s Meeting – May 27, 2021
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

General Grand Council Collar
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Photo Credit; MIC John Bridegroom


On May 27, a conference call was held with the Latin America Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Sepulchra de Monarchas

  • Working from condition “yellow” to get to condition “green”
    • Still some areas with high RT rate of COVID
    • No limitations on interstate travel
  • Meet second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 PM CDT
    • Jitsi


  • Working in condition “Amber” – tendency to “Green” but increasing in the capitol.
  • Meeting virtually 8:00 PDT,  on Second Thursday of the month. 
    • Zoom 


  • Meeting in blue lodges, but not in York Rite – working at getting it started.
    • Zoom
  • Currently “Yellow” in Mexico City – tendency toward “Green”
  • Travel is ok by Air, but not by vehicle interstate

Quito No. 1

  • Hoping to reach 60% vaccinations by End of July – then in-person meetings.
  • Working Virtually now.
  • Issue with Decryption. Will follow up with Will Highsmith
  • 10 Candidates are waiting for Council Degrees.

Supremo Grand Council of Scottish Rite – not recognized.

  • New Scottish Rite
  • May be causing division within the Lodges and Grand Lodges.

General Grand Council

  • Appropriate recognition for Symbolic Lodge is either CMI or CGMNA.
    • We must ensure that we take a stance in support of the Grand Lodge.
  • Thank you for all you are doing with Cryptic Masonry, an honor to watch the work and growth of our gentle Craft.