Southeast Regional Recorder's Meeting - June 9, 2021
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

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On June 9, a conference call was held with the Southeast Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Alabama

  • Full open
  • Festivals
    • 43 new Sir Knights (catchup from COVID)
    • 14 on deck for all of the Degrees.
  • Grand Sessions
    • Tentative - February 25-27, 2022
    • May run shorter - 1 ½ Days - Worked well this year.
    • (TBA) DoubleTree by Hilton - Birmingham, AL
  • Grand Lodge
    • November 14-16, 2021
    • (TBA) Embassy Suites - Montgomery, AL

Florida

  •  No report

Georgia

  • Grand Sessions
    • 2021
      • Grand Installations - May 15, 2021
      • Luncheon - Catered.
      • No out of state visitors
      • Better value - saved a LOT of money on the events
      • Split business from ceremony.
    • 2022
      • May 2, 2022 - Business Session
      • Contemplating ceremonial options.
      • Macon Grand Chapter Building.
  • Grand Lodge
    • October 26, 2021 (May be 2 days)
    • Macon - Macon Center Plex.
  • Festivals
    • May 22, 2021 - Exalted, Greeted and Knighted 51 - Grand Master’s Class.
    • July 31, 2021 - Waycross, GA - Chapter and Council.
  • IGM Program - RRRCR
    • Recruitment
    • Retention
    • Reactivation
    • CMMRF
      • Bring in Royal Order of Zanzabar
      • July 17, 2021 - AMD - Working with them.
    • Ritual
  • York Rite District Deputies - Getting activated and directed.

Mississippi

  • Fully Open and Operational
  • Degrees and Festivals
    • June 26, 2021 - Meridian MS - Planned RAM through OT
    • July 10, 2021 - Jackson MS - Planned RAM through OT
  • Grand Sessions
    • 2021 
      • May 22, 2021
    • 2022
      • May 19-21, 2022
      • Hamasa Shrine Temple, Marion, MS
  • Grand Lodge
    • July 22-24, 2021
      • Hilton Jackson, Jackson, MS
      • No Visitors.
      • Business only planned.
  • York Rite branding and communication venues being adopted
    • New Facebook Page
    • Energy toward promoting and inclusiveness that is specific to York Rite.

North Carolina

  • Fully open and operational
  • Degrees and Festivals
    • Several (at least 5 or 6) already since opening.
    • Some more planned through the year.
  • Grand Sessions
    • 2021 - April 19, 2021 - Virtual
    • 2022
      • March 20-22, 2022
      • Clemmons, NC
      • Clemmons Convention Center
  • Grand Lodge
    • September 24-25, 2021
    • Adams Mark, Winston Salem, NC
  • York Rite Honors Day
    • Hickory Masonic Center, Hickory, NC
    • June 19, 2021
      • Chair Degrees
      • KYCH
      • HRAKTP
  • Officers involved with district meetings

South Carolina

  • Opening back up.

Tennessee

  •  No report

Southeast

  • Conference - THIS WEEKEND!
    • June 12, 2021
    • Invite folks!!!

CMMRF

  • 2021
    • Still fundraising - working toward 500K!
    • Currently at approximately 150K
  • SE Conference
    • Presentations to Florida and Georgia
      • 50,000K - from both states.
    • Original design, made in USA, Commemorative Plate.
      • Organizations - 50,000.00 in one year
      • Individuals - 5,000 in one year
    • Coasters available (see below)
  • Commemorative Coasters
    • Tree of Life
    • $30/ea.
  • Commercials made by Indiana University
    • 4 each approximately 2 minutes
    • Outline Cryptic Masonry, Process, and a testimonial.
  • Triennial Assembly Session 1
    • Dr. Murphy will be presenting and available on Friday August 13, 2021 in afternoon.
    • Morning Friday, August 13, 2021 - Seminar on Fundraising - MIC Corey Curtiss (MI)

General Grand Council

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