At this posting, we have had 3 meetings since the COVID-19 Pandemic started. We are meeting at the normal time of 7:30 pm without the enjoyment of a meal at 6:30. These are strange and difficult times. Social distancing is being observed as we sit at least 6 feet apart with masks on. For those with breathing issues, we are permitted to remove our mask while seated.
Degree work is not being conducted for obvious reasons. The business of the lodge is being handled since bills keep coming in and repairs continue to be needed.
It is very good to see our brothers and share stories of how we and our families are coping with the “new normal”.
UPDATE: our WM has notified our members of the following:
The Grand Master has sent out his ruling about our meetings. There are multiple points that he made but I will try to sum most of them up.
10) We will have hand sanitizer(as we can find it) placed around the lodge and we will clean before and after the meetings.
Our first meeting back will be Thursday, June 25th. There will be no dinner so the meeting will begin at 7:30p. If you have a concern that you would like addressed and don’t feel comfortable coming to lodge, please reach out to me or one of the officers for us to bring it up before the lodge. Big decisions that need to be made about the lodge will likely be tabled until we can reach out to members and get more input. Please let me know what concerns you may have and I look forward to getting through this with y’all and looking towards the future.
The Historical Preservation Committee is entering it’s second year, working to preserve the history of Buford Masonic Lodge #292 by doing the following:
- Record events in photos and text.
- Create a “Annual” to be presented to the Worshipful Master and bretheren at the end of each year.
- Update and maintain the Lodge Library.
- Complete the picture gallery of previous Worshipful Masters.
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