South Central Regional Recorder's Meeting - May 19, 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 May 19, a conference call was held with the South Central Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Arkansas

  • Government restrictions have been withdrawn in accordance with CDC Guidelines.
  • Opening Ritualistically.
  • June - Planned to confer the degrees.
  • Honor Night
    • GGHP
    • July 31, 2021
    • $50 - Dinner and RARA
  • Grand Lodge - February, 2022
  • Sessions
    • March 11-13, 2022
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Little Rock, AR

Kansas

  • Rodney Middleton, and 7 other MIPGMs
    • Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
  • All meetings and degrees are allowed.
  • Festivals
    • Chapter Festival - 13 Candidates
    • Council Festival - Saturday, May 22, 2021
    • Commandery Festival - June 26, 2021
  • Sessions
    • July 10, 17, 24, 2021
    • Chapter/Council/Commandery
    • In Person
  • Grand Lodge
    • March, 2022

Missouri

  • Open for Business and Degrees
    • Some places still have masks, practice social distancing.
  • Sessions - In Person
    • June 10-12, 2021
    • Chapter Thursday
    • Commandery Friday and Distinguished Guest Dinner
    • Council Saturday and Banquet
    • William Snyder representing GGC
  • Meeting this week
    • CMMRF
    • Plans for Missouri/South Central

Louisiana

  • Aside from COVID - 2 Tornados, Ice Storm, now Flooding
    • Thoughts and Prayers.
  • Open for Business and Degrees
    • Commandery Sir Knights still wear masks.
  • Grand Lodge met May 8, 2021
    • Restricted to 1 person per lodge - Fire Marshals Order
    • Commencing 17 May - Lodges may hold usual meetings in usual manner
    • Worshipful Masters to follow CDC Guidelines.
    • MWGM Terry Fowler, from Lake Charles, newly elected.
  • Chapter and Council were adhering to the Government and Grand Lodge restrictions
  • Grand Sessions
    • February 24-27, 2022
    • Banquet 27th
    • Chapter and Council on February 25
    • Commandery February 26
  • Festivals
    • North - 15 new RSMs
    • South has not yet reported.

Oklahoma

  • Open fully for Business and Degree work.
  • Sessions
    • April 24, 2021
    • MIGM Clyde Schoolfield, DGM Tim Israel, GPCW Bob Davis
  • Festival 
    • This weekend Oklahoma City - Chapter and Council
    • July 24, 2021 - NE Oklahoma
      • Mini Festival
      • Includes RAM, RM, SM, ORC, OMPM
      • July 26, 2021 - OT
    • June 19, 2021 - Commandery in Oklahoma City, OK - All Three Orders
    • Grand Master’s Festival - All York Rite in one day
      • September 11, 2021
      • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Grand Lodge
    • November 12-13
    • Guthrie, OK
    • Grand School - November 10-12
      • Ritual Certifications/Coaching
      • EA Room, FC, Room, MM Room

CMMRF

  • April saw $103,000+ by the 30th. ($75K by March 31 - 2x ANY previous year)
  • Goal for 2021 - $500K
  • We have some “commercials” created by Indiana University
    • The Program
    • A Mason’s Journey - living today through CMMRF.
    • Thank you from Dr. Murphy

South Central

  • Conference
    • Transition of Registration to Allan - mailing the previous registrations from the PO Box this week.
    • Speakers notes are being reviewed and will be announced when agreed upon.
    • Will have information available shortly.

General Grand Council

  • Please email the office email addresses (not personal or Facebook) - we are guarding against any lags in response.
  • Please let us know in advance of any awards which may be given during Regional Conferences (in cases where it wasn’t able to be given at Sessions, etc.)
  • We are working to achieve our plan and goal - others will also benefit from the activities.
  • Education is going - Starting with last night.
  • Membership - what are we doing? 
    • Sharing and communicating ideas.
    • Continue to work toward why we are Masons - in 30 seconds.
    • Working with all of the Masonic Bodies to bring a cooperative and collaborative front.