Southwest Regional Recorder’s Meeting – April 28, 2021
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International
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Photo Credit; MIC John Bridegroom
On April 28, a conference call was held with the Southwest Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.
- Meeting in person – up to the local leadership.
- Festival May 8, 2021 – Phoenix York Rite
- August 19-21, 2021
- azsessions.org – registration, etc.
- Mesa, AZ – Doubletree by Hilton
- Opened – under conditions
- Master must check on two things – COVID Vaccination – or Negative w/i 72 hours.
- Temples with multiple groups – one per day.
- Seating charts – assigned seating – at least 6 feet apart.
- Masks, social distancing, sanitization, all required.
- Lodges are subscribing – some opening in May
- York Rite Bodies – anticipating June or July (Governor’s openings)
- Grand Chapter/Grand Commandery
- Any that want to open must comply with GEKT GO 14
- AND MWGM directives.
- Chapter Festival – June 26, 2021 – CANCELLED
- Interest in the Colorado River Fall Festival
- May 8, 2021
- Virtual – Registration is closed.
- Bill is attending.
- No report
- August 22-24, 2021
- Santa Fe Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
- Registration is available on the website
- Governor’s Office
- Limited to 10 people in most areas with York Rite
- Governor is still in lockdown mode.
- Grand Sessions
- April 17 – Council Line Didn’t move.
- Other lines advanced.
- April 2022 – one week before or after Easter
- Ballut Abyad Shrine Center, Albuquerque, NM
- One York RIte petition in last 18 months.
- Land of Enchantment Festival tentative in July
- Fraternal Organizations – submitted lawsuit against Governor (not Masonry)
- May 8, 2021
- Virtual – Zoom
- Presumptive Incoming officers planning to open up.
- Last Educational for Utah Presents
- Going to General Grand Council Presents
- September 17-18 – Chapter/Council/Commandery
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Follow ups at
- Colorado River Fall Festival
- Four Corners Royal Arch
- Officer’s Guide for Awards being constructed.
- Visiting Arizona and Nevada for their Sessions.
- Prince Hall – Committee is setup to establish Recognition.
- Southwest Conference
- October 29-30, 2021
- Las Vegas, NV – Golden Nugget
- Council – Afternoon of the 29th.
- Adam Hathaway – Esoteric/Education
- 50,000 matching garnered $75,000 – over double the previous amount by March 31.
- New items coming into play
General Grand Council
- Websites – being renovated
- CrypticMasons.org – General Front Web Presence for public
- MarketPlace.CrypticMasons.org – Store
- GeneralGrandCouncil.org – Internal with forms and reporting.