That's unfortunate. My Secretary keeps up pretty well with his duties, even this year as MWGM of Idaho.
Last month I was appointed as Primate (Chaplain) of my College.
We meet quarterly, but we try to do an exemplification of the 1st Degree for a local Lodge at least once a year.I was just installed as Deputy Governor (Sr. Warden) for Texian York Rite College No. 60; we do one major event every year and I've already started planning for the one that falls in my year.... going to be very busy! Good luck to you in your year as Primate!
We meet quarterly, but we try to do an exemplification of the 1st Degree for a local Lodge at least once a year.
Our College meets quarterly, but we are quite active. We have a skit team that travels around (upon invite) to Blue Lodges and do, in costume, an explanation of the York Rite degrees. It is even done in public for anyone interested in Masonry. We also have a third degree team that confers third degrees with the entire cast in tuxedoes. Our Gold Honor Awards banquet is a big deal every year. We pick one Mason from each county in our area to receive the award.
Interesting. I may bring that up at our next meeting. We only have one college in Idaho so doing regional activities sometimes is difficult, but I'll bring it up nonetheless.Our big event is a reception for the Masters of all the lodges in the San Antonio area (Districts 39 A, B, & C). It's one of my favorite annual Masonic events- now I get to plan the one for 2016.
I like the formality of YRC meetings as well as anything. It's nice to go to a meeting where suits or tuxedoes are mandated. We had a guy show up wearing shorts to this month's Blue Lodge stated meeting. I attended a Master Mason degree at another lodge where the candidate was wearing a flannel shirt with the sleeves cut out. I'm not a snob, but I cringed in both incidences.
Well, this came true. I was initiated into The YRSCNA on January 30th of this year. I feel very honored but at the same time very humbled.Very interesting. I have completed Chapter and Council and start the Orders in November. Perhaps one day I will be invited to join the College. Hope so.
It's the same way in the AASR concerning the red hat and white hat. They are honors to be bestowed. If you ask for it that assures that you will never receive it.I once inquired about joining but was told it was invitation only and I had forever disqualified myself by asking. One of several reasons I demited out of York Rite.
I remember a PM of my Mother Lodge showing up in shorts one night. The Secretary (a snarky retired state trooper) passed the hat around the lodge so the PM could buy some pants.
I once inquired about joining but was told it was invitation only and I had forever disqualified myself by asking. One of several reasons I demited out of York Rite.
It's the same way in the AASR concerning the red hat and white hat. They are honors to be bestowed. If you ask for it that assures that you will never receive it.
To each his own. I, myself, love the York Rite and very much enjoy the interaction at meetings and the fellowship.Those that feel different about it move on, as you did. Those of us that love it, like me, stay.In short, I think that stinks.
I don't know about other Chapters, Councils, KTs or Colleges but mine are going strong and I get a lot out of it.And I think that many of these York Rite bodies will suffer as Masonry becomes smaller.
This is why you are free to join or not join.