Executive Secretary’s Report

Stanley Abernathy

Brethren,

As we approach the end of 2020 and excitement about 2021, 2020 continues to prove difficult to leave behind.  As of Wednesday, November 11, 2020, all face to face meetings and events have been cancelled through the end of 2020. 

This was the decision of the E-Board at the discretion of the Indiana COD.

This was our first month to test a face to face meeting at the new location, Plumbers and Steamfitters.  We were able to set up the meeting room and e-board area with plenty of room for social distancing, serve food, pizzas, and Ken Elliott showcased our new projector and screen by showing a Video Degree that was representative of Veterans Day.  While it was not the start to our Stated Meeting Format we envisioned, we proved it can be done and broken down quickly at the end of the night.  To those that came out to the meeting and helped serve the food, clean up and enjoy some fun, THANK YOU.  To Ken Elliott, thank you for proving we can put a degree on at any time and any place.

The Stated Meeting site from January 13, 2021 will be at the Plumbers and Steamfitters located at 8801 Milner Ave, Terre Haute, IN. 

Please welcome the new Officers for the Lodge line, William Payton and Kristopher Comar.

We take a hard look at ensuring the safety of our membership and also following the direction of the State of Indiana as well as the Indiana COD.  As of this week, we have cancelled:

  • The Appreciation Banquet
  • The Children’s Christmas party

For 2021, we hope to resume our Stated Meetings with Degrees and food.  We also are working on scheduling April 17, 2021 for a Spring Reunion and early April for a golf outing in Covington IN.

The Virtual Reunions have yielded us six (6) new members that need their 32nd Degree. 

We are able to give the 4th Degree to any Mason in good standing desiring to begin the path to the 32nd.