Lodge meetings in person might be on hold, but in my world the "fraternity" is not. Spent 5 hours on ZOOM with Freemasons on Sat night and lots of phone calls and other communications with my brothers. The Pandemic is a chance for Freemasonry and Brotherly love to shine.
The Kentucky Lodges are back open now with some restrictions but before the reopened we had some officer meetings as well as York Rite elections by way of Zoom and phone conference type calls. The Grand Master also had some virtual Town Hall type meetings.Spent 5 hours on ZOOM with Freemasons on Sat night and lots of phone calls and other communications with my brothers.
...Sometimes I wonder whether I will return to Lodge straight away, or wait for another six months or so.
And that's what is being lost... personal responsibility and decision... If lodges were meeting this week, I would not go here.. because we are having a second wave, but GL has said no meetings until Jan 2021... but I sometimes wonder, if it is legal to meet (it is not here due to a 6 week shutdown), then if legal, should lodges be given the freedom to make decisions, then members in the lodges can decide for themselves.. but I guess that might cause of a lot of disagreement, so the simple thing is a blanket ban.. but is it the smartest thing ? And is it fair on younger groups within lodges who are not high risk ?
Is it fair to hold lodge meetings when older members of said lodge cant attend?.
...If the lodges are closed for all meetings how can they decide if they want to hold a meeting or not?
...Im 30 and is in a risk group according to some due to high blood pressure.
I will play devil's advocate - yes it is fair... because older members often cannot attend because of ill health or other age related issues.
So, do you think your inability to attend should stop others meeting ?
Again, devil's advocate..
We made the call in our city (and country) to shut down to protect the vulnerable.. and I completely embraced it and have been a hermit since March, only going out to shop, 1 social function (a dinner 5 people), 1 movie at a friends place and 1 work function... but I have younger guys in my lodge who would like to meet. I don't, but I wonder if it is fair in them..exluded.
The thing is no matter how old you are you can still spread the desise.