East Central Regional Recorder's Meeting - April 14, 2021
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

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Photo Credit; MIC John Bridegroom
 

On April 14, a conference call was held with the East Central Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Indiana

  • MIC David Ulrich - Car accident - getting out of the hospital tonight or tomorrow.
  • MIPGM Charlie Horton - Passed March 17, 2021
  • Indiana is open - MWGM opened with protocols.
  • Degree work.
  • Grand Sessions
    • In-person
    • April 22-23, 2021
    • Banquet on Friday night
    • Tom Taylor representing.

Ohio

  • RIC Jerry Bell, Grand Marshal passed from cancer.
  • Over 70% of those over 60 are vaccinated.
  • MIGM - 
    • Meeting in person or virtually - not Hybrid.
    • Stressing communications - telephone, email, regular mail.
  • Degrees - not too many Candidates
    • Some Councils are refusing to meet.
    • Royal Arch can now confer all degrees.
  • Concerned with lack of habit of meeting.
  • Education - Leadership, Ritual, Parliamentarians.
  • Grand Assembly
    • October 3-5, 2021
    • Mason, OH
  • School for Recorders last month.

East Central

  • Conference last month.

General Grand Council

  • Help your Lodge get into the Community
    • Youth Advocate Award
    • First Responder Award
  • http://triennial.org 
    • Grand Recorders/Treasurers Conference Friday 9:00 AM
    • CMMRF - Friday Afternoon 
      • Dr. Michael Murphy speaking
      • Future goals review.
    • Session 1 General Grand Triennial Assembly

CMMRF

  • $50K Challenge goal for April 1, 2021 - Previous high was 37K.
    • March 31, 2021 -  OVER $75K
  • Special program at IU - in process - target amount for a purpose.