Southwest Regional Recorder's Meeting - December 2, 2020
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

General Grand Council Collar
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Photo Credit; MIC John Bridegroom
 

On December 2, 2020, a conference call was held with the Regional Deputies. A summary of the call is below.

In Attendance: Michele Balke, Dion Newhouse, Reed Fanning, Jason Varner, Stephen Balke

Invocation: Stephen A. Balke

General Grand Council

  1. Update on branding - Patents, Charters, First Responder Recognition
  2. Focus now on finance and accounting and audit.

Regional Conference - 88 attendees - positive feedback.

  1. Add standby’s for next time for time vacancies
  2. All that was scheduled happened.
  3. Hybrid meetings for the future?
  4. Possible virtual meeting mid-year
    1. Prep and promotion of Triennial Meeting One
    2. CMMRF presentation - valuable opportunities for presentations
      1. Nuts & Bolts - a single scientist
      2. Dr. Joe/Dr. Rafa/Brian - Translated to English from Medicine
      3. Virtual tour of a lab.
      4. Leadership Team - Overview and tools
    3. York Rite Leadership Program Advertisement
    4. Get feedback for General Grand Council services.
      1. Survey - Before
      2. Survey review
      3. Survey after
  5. Next event: Hawaii Grand Sessions - Likely virtual.
  6. Requesting celebratory events - the anniversary of Councils, etc.
    1. Utah - 100 in 2029
    2. Commemorative Trowel?

Arizona

  • Most have in-person under social distancing
  • February 22, 2021 - Phoenix Festival
  • Ish Sodi & Super Excellent Master (4th weekend in April?)

California

Hawaii

Nevada

  • Locked down
  • June 27-29, Santa Fe Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

New Mexico

  • Locked down
  • Grand Master’s edict - All  York Rite officers advanced 
  • April 15-17, April 1 go/no go for virtual. (April 15 Grand Assembly)
    • Hotel contract has a cancellation clause based upon lockdown.

Utah

  • Locked down
  • Utah Presents - 
    • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, John Bridegroom - The Cryptic Degrees: Philosophical Rite and the Keys to Freemasonry - 7:00 PM MST.
    • Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - Barry Newell - Review of the Symbols of Royal Arch Masons. - 7:00 PM MST.
  • Virtual Meetings

Include Ambassadors on invites for these meetings.

Benediction: Stephen A. Balke

Adjourn: 16:51 MST