Southwest Regional Recorder's Meeting - April 28, 2021
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

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On April 28, a conference call was held with the Southwest Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Arizona

  • Meeting in person - up to the local leadership.
  • Festival May 8, 2021 - Phoenix York Rite
  • Sessions
    • August 19-21, 2021
    • azsessions.org - registration, etc.
    • Mesa, AZ - Doubletree by Hilton

California

  • MWGM
    • Opened - under conditions
    • Master must check on two things - COVID Vaccination - or Negative w/i 72 hours.
    • Temples with multiple groups - one per day.
    • Seating charts - assigned seating - at least 6 feet apart.
    • Masks, social distancing, sanitization, all required.
    • Lodges are subscribing - some opening in May
    • York Rite Bodies - anticipating June or July (Governor’s openings)
  • Grand Chapter/Grand Commandery
    • Any that want to open must comply with GEKT GO 14
    • AND MWGM directives.
  • Festivals
    • Chapter Festival - June 26, 2021 - CANCELLED
    • Interest in the Colorado River Fall Festival
  • Sessions
    • May 8, 2021
    • Virtual - Registration is closed.
    • Bill is attending.

Hawaii

  •  No report

Nevada

New Mexico

  • Governor’s Office
    • Limited to 10 people in most areas with York Rite
    • Governor is still in lockdown mode.
  • Grand Sessions
    • April 17 - Council Line Didn’t move.
    • Other lines advanced.
    • April 2022 - one week before or after Easter
    • Ballut Abyad Shrine Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • One York RIte petition in last 18 months.
  • Land of Enchantment Festival tentative in July
  • Fraternal Organizations - submitted lawsuit against Governor (not Masonry)

Utah

  • Sessions 
    • May 8, 2021
    • Virtual - Zoom
    • Presumptive Incoming officers planning to open up.
  • Last Educational for Utah Presents
    • Going to General Grand Council Presents
  • Festival
    • September 17-18 - Chapter/Council/Commandery
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Follow ups at 
      • Colorado River Fall Festival
      • Four Corners Royal Arch
  • Officer’s Guide for Awards being constructed.
  • Visiting Arizona and Nevada for their Sessions.
  • Prince Hall - Committee is setup to establish Recognition.

Southwest Region

  • Southwest Conference 
    • October 29-30, 2021
    • Las Vegas, NV - Golden Nugget
    • Council - Afternoon of the 29th.
    • MMS?
    • CMMRF
    • GGC
    • Adam Hathaway - Esoteric/Education

CMMRF

  • 50,000 matching garnered $75,000 - over double the previous amount by March 31.
  • New items coming  into play 

General Grand Council

  • Websites - being renovated
    • CrypticMasons.org - General Front Web Presence for public
    • MarketPlace.CrypticMasons.org - Store
    • GeneralGrandCouncil.org - Internal with forms and reporting.