South Central Regional Recorder’s Meeting – March 17, 2021
Submitted by Steve Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International
John L. Logan
South Central Regional Deputy General Grand Master
On March 17, a regional conference call was held with the South Central Region South Grand Recorders. These calls will be mentioned in the Decryption as a way to notify 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.
- Covid starting to drop – Governor has changed requirements for meetings under 100 to be more basic.
- Not serving food at meetings until June.
- Sessions went well.
- Raised per capita, elected officers.
- Backlog of candidates and petitioners.
- Starting degrees in all bodies.
- Side, Appendant and Concordant Bodies
- Are you meeting?
- Recognition –
- MWGM –
- First Degree only
- Grand Lodge Annual Communication on Friday, May 19, 2021.
- New Edicts anticipated – may start to open up.
- May 1, 2021 – Chapter Festival
- May 22, 2021 – Council Festival
- Commandery awaiting GEKT updates.
- Chapter – July 10, 2021
- Council – July 17, 2021
- Commandery – July 24, 2021
- Registration forthcoming.
- Meeting and conferring degrees in Chapter and Council
- Social distancing
- Simulations for some parts of the work.
- Phase II – GEKT – putting on all three Orders, with simulations and social distancing.
- Annual Sessions went well.
- All three – 1.5 hours each – virtual.
- (Missed Last Year) Louisiana Mississippi Festival
- MWGM –
- ~EOM February
- Allowed to do Degrees
- Effective April 1, 2021 – Edict No. 3 – Back to work in Council.
- Much the same in Chapter – no news on Commandery.
- CMMRF MONTH – March
- Fundraisers and advertising – collecting through March 31, 2021
- $100 Donation – Purple Heart pin (purple heart pin – CMMRF in the middle)
- Grand Sessions
- June 9-12
- Chapter 6/9
- Council 6/10
- Commandery 6/11
- Celebration for York Rite 6/12
- In-person planned.
- Ritual Schools of Instruction for officers and certifications
- Next year open to all members.
- Opening up – little bits at a time
- Governor reduced all restrictions (subject to local)
- MWGM – following up this week.
- Chapter and Council – Taking it slow.
- Social distancing
- Grand Session – 1 day in person
- India Shrine
- Voting Delegate or Single Delegate from the General Grand Body.
- April 24, 2021
- Not many
- Central Festival on May 22, 2021 – All three bodies.
- Courtesy work? Follow up.
- GM Festival – September 11, 2021
- Successful Sessions in February in Waco, TX
- March 22, 2021 – All Three
- In-person – Ludman, TN
South Central Conference
- Kansas City, KS
- September 17, 18, 2021
- Louisiana in 2022 – Shreveport, LA
- September (3rd Weekend)
General Grand Council
- Working with getting communication up with all Grand Councils and Subordinate Councils.
- Dates for the 1st Triennial Meeting
- August 13-14, 2021 – Minneapolis, MN
- First Day – Education, Training, CMMRF, etc.
- GG Assembly – Constitution & Bylaws Changes, Grand and Subordinate Charters
- GEKT has been the epitome of York Rite Cooperation. Essentially hosting us.
- Registrations will be one – the GEKT will have a registration, ours will be a part of it.
- Registrations should be available in early March.
- Education speaker for GEKT on Sunday.