Northeast South Region Happenings
Submitted by Steve Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

Anthony Johnson
JB Walsh
Northeast South Regional Deputy General Grand Master
 

On early January 31, a regional conference call was held wih the Northeast Region South 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. General Grand Council Updates
    1. Michele Balke has joined the office staff
    2. The office has been moved to Estancia, New Mexico
      1. New Mailing Address: PO Box 565, Estancia, NM 87016
      2. New Shipping Address: 1305 B Senter Ave., Estancia, NM 87016-0365
      3. Michele is working on a total inventory
    3. Catching up on orders and invoice
    4. The forms changes (splitting Cryptic Mason of the Year and Adult Youth Leader are reflective of the Trustees recommendation that awards be given as appropriate – while CMY is good for Sessions, the AYLA may be better to present at a Grand Assembly (IORG), Grand Bethel (Jobs) or Grand Convention/Conclave (DeMolay).
    5. CMMRF
      1. Success in scientific sharing of knowledge
      2. Focused fund raising
      3. Dr. Joe Rouse and Brian Regain to do "normal English" translations of presented information
      4. Starting to use Zoom updates and register the conference for CMEs (Continuing Medical Education Credits - invite local MDs, DOs, DCs and Healthcare Professionals)
      5. John Ritenour - Working on starting a calls in February with State Chairmen
    6. Triennial:
      1. Activities: September 22-30, 2020
      2. Meetings: September 28-29, 2020
  2. 2020 Jurisdictional Events
    1. Delaware Brotherhood Night - March 20, 2020 (NJ, PA, NY, MD participate)
    2. Delaware Grand Lodge Semi-Annual: March 28, 2020
    3. Delaware Royal Arch Festival: October 17, 2020 (DC MD DE VA) - Newport, DE
    4. Delaware Eastern Regional Red Cross of Constantine - November 6-7, 2020 - Grantville, PA
    5. District of Columbia Semi-Annual - May 13, 2020
    6. District of Columbia Grand Lodge Third Communication - December 12, 2020 - Installation of Officers
  3. 2020 Grand York Rite Sessions
    1. Delaware: March 13-14, 2020 - Wilmington (Council March 14, Banquet March 13) CMMRF will be present and KYCH meeting.
    2. District of Columbia: March 20-21, 2020 - Washington, DC (Council March 21 1:30pm, Banquet March 20 6pm) Monty Glover will be attending.
    3. Maryland: October 23-24, 2020 - Ocean City (Banquet October 24) CMMRF Representation needed
    4. New Jersey: March 6-7, 2020 - Toms River
  4. 2020 Grand Lodge Communications
    1. Deleware: October 5, 2020 - Rehoboth Beach, DE
    2. District of Columbia: November 21, 2020
    3. Maryland: November 14, 2020 - Cockeysville, MD

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