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Topic: GM gives OK to resume some work
Posted By: log cabin Bill
Subject: GM gives OK to resume some work
Date Posted: August/16/2020 at 5:58am
In PA, our Grand Master has given the OK to resume conferring the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft degrees, but not the Master Mason degree.  Degree work can resume September 1, 2020.  The WM, SW, JW and the candidate will wear a mask and white sterile gloves.  The WM and the candidate may remove their masks during the obligation if they feel comfortable doing that. It is also mandated that the JW and SW columns be covered in clear plastic wrap and the wrap changed every meeting.  The plastic wrap is to protect the column from being damaged by repeated cleanings with disinfectant. That's it for now.  I'll keep you posted regarding any other changes.  

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North Hills Lodge, #716,PM
Allegheny RAM,#217,PHP
Allegheny Council,#38,PTIM
Allegheny Commandery #35
Knight Masons,Gateway To The West Council #5
AASR,Valley of Pgh.
Syria Shrine
Islam Grotto



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Posted By: Sec'yBob
Date Posted: August/16/2020 at 8:33pm
In Missouri, we are still shut down, for the most part. Waiting and hoping for news that let's us get on with our degree work and etc.

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Raised 2001
PM Crestwood-Anchor #443
PM Meramec #313 X3
Past DDGM Dist #24
Lodge Education Officer
Missouri Lodge of Research
O.E.S. Chapter 129 WP X3


Posted By: log cabin Bill
Date Posted: August/17/2020 at 6:00am
Our numbers with regard to the virus are pretty good in PA.  Positive cases are around the 3% level.  While we are slowly resuming our Masonic activities, restaurants and bars are still limited to 25% of capacity and you can only order alcohol with a meal, 3 drink maximum.  No sitting at the bar.  Everyone must wear masks in public places. One of my Masonic brothers owns the restaurant/bar just down the street from me and he is closed by his choice.  He says he can't open his kitchen with a 25% limit.

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North Hills Lodge, #716,PM
Allegheny RAM,#217,PHP
Allegheny Council,#38,PTIM
Allegheny Commandery #35
Knight Masons,Gateway To The West Council #5
AASR,Valley of Pgh.
Syria Shrine
Islam Grotto


Posted By: log cabin Bill
Date Posted: September/21/2020 at 6:16am
The Grand Master has given permission to resume conferring the Master Masons degree on Oct. 1, but only if all the officers and the candidate feel comfortable doing so.  Masks and gloves must be worn by all involved in the conferral.

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North Hills Lodge, #716,PM
Allegheny RAM,#217,PHP
Allegheny Council,#38,PTIM
Allegheny Commandery #35
Knight Masons,Gateway To The West Council #5
AASR,Valley of Pgh.
Syria Shrine
Islam Grotto


Posted By: Sec'yBob
Date Posted: September/21/2020 at 8:40am
Today is our Grand Communication. It has been cut from 3 days to one day. And to attend, you must submit an application as seating is limited to [I think] 200 hundred total. No visitors, no appendant bodies, no vendors. Also no voting, as not everyone can attend. I hope we get out of this soon, so we can meet, confer and move on.

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Raised 2001
PM Crestwood-Anchor #443
PM Meramec #313 X3
Past DDGM Dist #24
Lodge Education Officer
Missouri Lodge of Research
O.E.S. Chapter 129 WP X3


Posted By: Sec'yBob
Date Posted: October/07/2020 at 8:23am
We are now meeting at our regular schedule. But, since we are not doing anything ie: monthly breakfast, attending other Lodge meetings, doing charity work etc.] there is little to talk about or discuss.

Our ritual club is meeting but attendance is minimal.

Per our GM, still no degree work at all, and we have three men waiting and one more signing on this month.

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Raised 2001
PM Crestwood-Anchor #443
PM Meramec #313 X3
Past DDGM Dist #24
Lodge Education Officer
Missouri Lodge of Research
O.E.S. Chapter 129 WP X3



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