North Central Region Happenings – May 2020

North Central Region Happenings
Submitted by Steve Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

Anthony Johnson
Anthony T. Johnson
North Central Regional Deputy General Grand Master


On early May 4, a regional conference call was held wih the North Central 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. General Grand Council Updates
    1. General Grand is working on alternatives and recommendations for how to navigate electronic meetings.
      1. The triennial alternative plans.
      2. Providing platforms for electronic means.
      3. If electronic, Special GG Assembly at earliest opportunity (where many members will also be).
  2. General Grand Resources
    1. Electronic Conferencing
      1. Zoom – Used for the last two years, no malware apparent.
        1. Upgraded to 500 users.
      2. – Not recommending due to experienced bandwidth issues.
    2. Voting
      1. Document prepared by Companion Len Roughgarden for New Mexico: View Document
      2. Review by measures
  3. Updates
    1. Nebraska
      1. Annual Sessions electronic – successful
      2. Provided report to Decryption
      3. Voting delegates
    2. Minnesota
      1. June 26th – Zoom on GGC
      2. Officer Meetings (regular – monthly)
      3. Going Electronic
    3. Iowa
      1. Looking at GKT/GCH electronic – unsure regarding Grand Council
    4. North Dakota
      1. Zoom – July 11, 2020 (may adopt for future)
      2. Wednesday planning meeting
    5. South Dakota
      1. Going to meet in Zoom in May to plan for September.
    6. Wisconsin
      1. Grand Chapter is extending offer to recombine sessions with Grand Council.