Arizona's Barnabas Award
Submitted By Most Illustrious Companion Hamilton T. Zachary
Grand Master, Grand Council of Arizona
Barnabas Award Trophy and Certificate
Most Illustrious Companion Hamilton T. Zachary, Most Illustrious Grand Master, and Illustrious Companion John W. Huth, Grand Lecturer, created an award for Councils in their Jurisdiction called the 2020-2021 Barnabas Award Program. This program was created to encourage Companions and promote their education, travel, and support of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Arizona, and the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, International. The program was named "Barnabas" after the famous Biblical Character who traveled extensively and encouraged, mentored, and influenced others by his example.
All Councils which were represented at the 2020 Annual Assembly (via Zoom) and which attend the 2021 Mid-Year Sessions (if, and however they are held), and that participate in the program and submit a "2020/2021 Barnabas Award Worksheet" will be recognized at the 2021 Annual Assembly with a framed certificate. The highest-scoring small (less than 35 members), medium (35 to 69 members), and large (over 70 members) councils will receive a Barnabas Award Trophy.
- Attend the 2020 Arizona Grand Sessions and 2021 Mid-Year Meeting
Score: For the Council members that attended the 2020 Grand Sessions via Zoom and the 2021 Mid-Year meeting (if, and however held): 25 points each for elected officers (IM, DM, PCW, Recorder, and Treasurer), and 10 points for each additional Council Companion attending.
- Establish a “Council Retention Program”
Score: 100 points for performing this activity.
- Visit other Councils
Score: For the Companions participating in the visit; 10 points each for the IM, DM, PCW, Recorder and Treasurer, and 5 points each for other Council Officers or Companions participating. Councils may list and score more than one visit. A minimum of three Council members, one of whom must be the IM, DM, or PCW, must participate in the visit to qualify for these points.
- Confer or participate in the Conferral, of the Royal and/or Select Master Degrees
Score: 100 points for conferring the Royal Master Degree and 100 points for conferring the Select Master Degree. List the Degree, date, and location. 10 Points for each Council member that performs a part in another Council’s Degree conferral, or assists with props, wardrobe, etc. List the Council member’s names, date, part, and event.
- Attend the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International portions of the Southwestern Department Conference
Score: 25 points for each Council member that attends the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, International presentations on Friday, October 30. 2020. List the names of your Council members that attended.
- Attend the 2020 York Rite Leadership Training Program
Score: 50 points for each Council member attending the 2020 Zoom Leadership Training Program. List name(s) of attendee(s) and class-level taken.
- Attend and/or participate in the 2021 Super Excellent Master (SEM) Degree
Score: Council Members that attend this event earn 25 points each. Council members that perform a part or participate in coordinating the event or work in Wardrobe or Props earn an additional 25 points. List the Council Members that attended, and the Council Members that participated and what they did.
- Council members participate and receive the Order of Ish Sodi
Score: 50 points for each of your Council members receiving the Order of Ish Sodi during the time frame of this year’s Barnabas Award Program. List their names.
- Attend a Masonic Youth Group, Order of the Eastern Star (OES), or Amaranth Open Event
Score: 10 points each dais officer and 5 points for each of the other Council Officers or Companions attending. Councils may list and score more than one visit.
- Support the Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (CMMRF)
Score: 50 points for hosting a fundraiser certified by District Deputy Grand Lecturer. 50 points for donating an average of over $6.00 per member to CMMRF.
- Submit nominations for the Arizona Cryptic Masons Awards
Score: 100 points for submitting a nomination for Arizona “Cryptic Mason of the Year,” and 25 additional points for submitting a nomination for the “Adult Youth Leadership Award,” and/or Lady for the “Lady of the Council” award.
- Council Recorder submits all reports to the Right Illustrious Grand Recorder on time.
Score: 100 points for submitting all required reports/documents on time.