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Central America Regional Recorder\’s Meeting – March 25, 2021

Central America Regional Recorder\’s Meeting – March 25, 2021
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

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Photo Credit; MIC John Bridegroom


On March 25, a conference call was held with the Central America Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Overall: There is something called the covid traffic light, and states declare some restrictions, reducing mobility and activities, but no total restrictions, only, reduced to avoid reunions that can\’t be separated by 1.5 meters and using facial masks. The International Airport requests a form be filled. There is no Degree work being performed.

Jedidiah Council

  • No update

Guametria Council

  • *2nd Thursday 8:00 PM (Pacific)
  • Few Virtual Meetings.
  • Zoom meetings – will invite GGC

Sepulcro De Monarcas Council

  • *A Companion from his council travels to the US and Mexico. From Mexico to the USA, there is a request on a PCR test. From the USA to Mexico there is no restriction.
  • Traveling restrictions, he says, only traffic restrictions considered by the traffic departments, but none regarding covid.
  • Each State has its own interdependent travel restrictions.
  • César from Puebla:
    • A friend said that a COVID test was requested from the South Border
  • 2nd Wednesday 9:30 PM (Central)
  • Virtual using Jitsi.
  • Will invite GGC
  • Would like a petition for Charter.

Gebal Council

  • No update

Fiat Lux Council

  • No update

Hanif Council

  • 3rd Friday at 8:00 PM (Central)
  • Virtual Meetings via Zoom

Alfa y Omega Council

  • *Meeting Virtually – 2nd Monday at 8:00 PM. (Central)
  • Will send an invite to join Translation available

Bethlehem Council

  • No update

Tangamanga Council

  • Meeting Virtually 2nd Saturday at 5:00 pm Central
  • WIll invite GGC

Nuevo Leon Council

  • No update

Giblin Council

  • *Meeting in person. 1st Thursday at 8:00 PM (Central)
  • There have been no Virtual meetings – all were in person
  • Possibly schedule a Zoom meeting for GGC Introductions and fellowship

Leon de Judah

  • No update

Masada Council

  • No update

Quito Council

  • Jaime Gutiérrez: *Quito, Ecuador: Ecuador has increased cases, and mortality rates, especially on the Coast for spring break. They are requesting COVID tests, but they are having masonic activities, with certain protocols
  • No restrictions to travel
  • Exam 48 hrs. before arrival time; that way you can avoid the quarantine.
  • 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 PM (-5 GMT)
  • Some in-person, most were virtual.
  • Special Meeting this week with all 3 York Rite Bodies

Latin America

  • No update


  • No update

General Grand Council

  • Triennial Sessions 1 on August 13 & 14, 2021 in MN.
  • Ritual is being worked on. Translations are coming.
  • Working on Charters and DuesCards
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