South Central Regional Recorder's Meeting - April 21, 2021
Submitted by Steve Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

John L. Logan
John L. Logan
South Central Regional Deputy General Grand Master
 

On April 21, a conference call was held with the South Central Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Arkansas

  • Finished Returns - Net loss of 6
  • Degree work in June - likely Chapter to start off.
  • First month able to meet in person - YR Bodies reporting good attendance.
  • Honor night for MEGGHP Steven Tiner - July 31, 2021
    • RARA Fundraiser
    • Crowne Plaza, Little Rock, AR
    • Posted on the website next week.

Kansas

  • Festivals scheduled
    • Chapter on May 1, 2021
    • Council on May 22, 2021
    • Commandery on June 26, 2021
    • Newton, KS
  • Sessions
    • In Person
    • July 10, 2021 - Grand Chapter - Kansas City, KS
    • July 17, 2021 - Grand Council - Iola, KS
    • July 24, 2021 - Grand Commandery - Baldwin City, KS
    • Registration information forthcoming on the website.
  • Fully open for meetings - using minor adjustments and local authority.

Louisiana

  • Never fully closed - now restrictions lessened (food available).
  • Good participation at meetings
  • Festival this Saturday
    • Local Chapters and Councils also performing degree work or scheduling.
  • Grand Lodge Annual Communication
    • May 1, 2021
    • 1 delegate per Lodge

Missouri

  • Grand Sessions 
    • June 10-12, 2021
    • Grand Chapter June 10, 2021
    • Grand Commandery June 11, 2021
    • Grand Council June 12, 2021 - Banquet that evening.
    • Some social distancing - limiting to 200
    • Agenda coming out shortly
  • Started in March meeting in person.
  • Degree work allowed as of April 1, 2021
    • Royal Master - Shelbina, MO - April 27, 2021 7:30 PM
    • Royal Master and Select Master - May 14, 2021 Webster Groves, MO
    • Festival planned within a few months.
  • Grand Council Officers and Regional Deputies Met
    • March 27, 2021
    • Ritual Proficiencies
    • School of Instruction
  • Scheduled School of Instruction
    • April 24, 2021
    • Columbia, MO
    • Grand Officers setting the pace and taking the Proficiencies.
  • Attended
    • Tennessee Grand York Rite March 23, 2021
    • Tennessee Grand Lodge March 24, 2021
    • Nebraska Grand York Rite - April 15-17, 2021 

Oklahoma

  • Grand Sessions
    • April 24, 2021 - Abbreviated session.
    • India Shrine, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Meeting regularly since last June
  • Festivals
    • Local Chapters performing Mark and Past Master
    • May 22, 2021 - Festival with balance of Chapter and then Council Degrees
      • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Yes - Answered - Open to out of state visitors.
    • Good attendance at Scottish Rite Reunions (150+ Candidates across 3 Valleys)
  • Grand Master’s Field Day
    • September 11, 2021
    • In honor of MWGM Robert Davis
    • Decision No. 6 - Covid - Open up to the “pre-Covid” conditions

Texas

  • Update this weekend.
  • Went to virtual for Grand Commandery Sessions.

South Central

  • Not many changes aside from those mentioned by each jurisdiction.
  • Conference
    • Registration is open and on the South Central website
    • Holiday Inn and Suites, Overland Park, KS
    • “South Central York Rite Conference”
    • Hotel Registration deadline August 19, 2021
    • Conference Registration September 3, 2021
    • http://southcentralyr.org/ 
    • Sending out an email this weekend.
    • Ladies Tour - about $30/person.

Recorder's Office

  • Missouri - Awards order received.
  • Oklahoma - Have a great Sessions.
  • Please check out and (and check back as we continue to improve it) “Internal” website
  • Education continuing - from Utah Presents to General Grand Council Presents
  • Ties are also available - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - bow ties (both self and pre-tied), and regular or extra long (63”)

CMMRF

  • Achieved the goals for CMMRF Day and the Matching challenge
    • $50K matching challenge raised $75K by EOM March
  • Working toward a major capital purchase goal.

General Grand Council

  • Youth Advocate Award
  • Ambassadors - New Jewel and Lapel Pin
  • Back to Traveling Again
  • Triennial Session 1 - 
    • August 13, 2021
      • Grand Recorders and Treasurers
      • CMMRF
      • Aloha Dinner
    • August 14, 2021
      • Session 1 
        • 6 Resolutions 
        • Provisional Ritual
      • Fraternal Lunch
  • Triennial Session 2
    • 2022
    • Virtual
    • Budget and Finance
  • Triennial Session 3
    • Branson MO Planned
    • Working on planning and establishment.
  • Fireside Chat (addition)