Northwest Regional Recorder's Meeting - June 3, 2021
by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

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Photo Credit; MIC John Bridegroom
 

On June 3, a conference call was held with the Northwest Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Alaska

  • Grand Lodge -
    • Quiet for a year - at own discretion via Government
    • No limitations in place as of May.
  • Festival in 
    • Anchorage May 20-21, 2021 - 3 Companions
    • Fairbanks: May 18, 2021 - 3 Companions
    • Dark for Summer - Resume in September
  • Grand Sessions
    • Anchorage
    • March 10-12, 2022
    • Side Bodies and KYCH
    • (Tentatively) Crowne Plaza Midtown
    • Still working on the hotel - they just opened up.
  • Grand Lodge
    • February 3-4, 2022
    • Anchorage
  • Some Lodges are doing a hybrid session at meetings for those that are uncomfortable.

Colorado

  • Easing off in Colorado
    • No government restrictions at mass gatherings.
    • Private business do sometimes require masks or social distancing.
  • Sessions 2021
    • Hybrid - Zoom for each body
    • Only the Order of the High Priesthood
    • KYCH
    • In person - Saturday 11th
      • Installations
      • 2:30 - Chapter
      • 3:30 - Council
      • 4:30 - Commandery
      • 5:30 - Cocktail Hour
      • 6:30 - Banquet & Awards
      • No Comps
    • Zoom
      • Includes Business, 
      • September 7 - Grand Chapter
      • September 9 - Grand Council
      • September 10 - Grand Commandery 
  • Festivals
    • Chapter June 5, 2021
  • Grand Lodge
    • Budget Session - August 6, 2021
      • Colorado Springs
    • Annual Communication
      • Colorado Springs - Elegante Hotel
      • January 20-22, 2022

Idaho

  • Sickness and Distress
    • Robert Farrow, Surgery for shoulder.- Recovering - looking forward to meetings.
  • Open for business
  • Getting officers and meetings going.

Montana

  • Grand Sessions
    • June 5, 2021
    • Virtual - Zoom
    • 112th Annual Assembly
  • Finally opening up.

Oregon

  • Sickness and Distress
    • MIC David Fuller - Hospitalized for COVID
    • MIC CB Brooks 
      • Out of the hospital, convalescing. 
      • Lady Passed May 21, 2021
  • Opening up -
    • Vaccinated gives you openness.
    • 60-69% Vaccinated 
    • Looking to be fully open by EOM
  • Grand Lodge
    • Can meet, if not vaccinated - wear masks/social distancing
    • If everyone is vaccinated - start doing degree work (everyone vaccinated)
  • Sessions
    • April 7-9, 2022
    • Mill Casino, North Bend, OR
    • 7th - Chapter, 8th - Council, 9th Commandery
    • Banquet 8th Evening
    • All else is TBA
  • Grand Lodge Annual Communication
    • June 3, 2021
    • Minimal - In person
    • Salem OR
  • Festivals
    • Just recently allowed from Grand Lodge - Nothing scheduled.

Washington

  • Open
    • Provisions for cases rising, etc. by State/County
    • Restrictions, masks and social distancing
  • Grand Lodge
    • Can meet in person following state guidelines.
    • Annual Communication
      • June 11-12, 2021
      • By Invitation only
  • Grand Sessions
    • 2021
      • Successful Grand Sessions
    • 2022
      • May 4-7, 2022
      • Honorariums on 5th
      • Grand Chapter and Grand Council on 6th
      • Grand Commandery on 7th
      • Rooms - 4th - 7th - special rate $99.00++
      • Banquet - 6th in the evening
      • LaQuinta Inn, Tacoma, WA
  • Meetings
    • Starting up
  • Degrees
    • Starting to look at timing/possibilities.
    • York Rite - One Day class pending in honor of the Grand Master
  • Resolutions passed for Hybrid Meetings
    • In planning, structuring, etc for implementing.
    • Remote attendance to Zoom meetings has been high.

Wyoming

  • Open for business
  • Sessions
    • September 16-19, 2021
    • Council 18th - 0800-1200
    • Awards 19th - 1800
  • Meetings
    • Open - Councils are doing Installations in June
  • MMS - Down to 423 members (expect to drop) 10/13 not reported yet. 
  • Anticipated new Grand Recorder - ramping up and training.
  • Festivals
    • Marbleton, WY - March 2021 - 7 new Companions.

Northwest

  • York Rite Conference
    • Boise ID
    • October 15-16, 2021
    • Chapter/Council on 15th
    • Commandery/York Rite Leadership 16th

CMMRF

  • April 30, 2021 - 103K - shooting for 500K this year.

General Grand Council

  • Please use GGC emails for requests.