|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
We often look forward to a new year as a way to escape the tribulations of the previous year. While we may wish for this, we know that reality is usually different. The COVID issues will not be going away at the turn of the calendar.
Our Grand Council has already cancelled the traditional Super-Excellent Master inspection and the annual inspection of constituent Councils in the State. This year inspection will be of paperwork only: information from the Illustrious Master, Recorder, and Treasurer.
We would be remiss to ignore our ritualistic degrees. This lull is a perfect time to read and reread various portions of the work in a stress-free manner. The stories are timeless in their message, and may be even more useful as we navigate the challenges of the day. It would be terrific if the Northwest Ohio York Rite Festival could resume this spring or fall – Let’s be ready to pitch in if luck is on our side.
We would be wise to discuss potential alternative fundraising ideas for the Diabetic Kids Camp in case ODOT does not allow groups to host coffee breaks at interstate rest areas this spring. The need for funds will continue, even if the camp has to wait one more summer to resume.
In closing, let’s all see to it that we do not drift apart. Zoom meetings are a safe way for us to “meet”, discuss some business, and share with each other. We will eventually be able to meet in person... until that time let’s all do what we can!
IM: Jim Klausing