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General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International | July 2018 eNewsletter
General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International
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Welcome to the July 2018 issue of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International's monthly enewsletter We hope you enjoy the messages, comments and opinions, articles and links we are providing you as a benefit of being a member of the General Grand Chapter!

Wisdom from our General Grand High Priest

Dear Companions,

Changes have been made by the Board of Directors within the operation of our philanthropy, Royal Arch Research Assistance. For a number of years with the revision of the by-laws, the General Grand Secretary has served as both the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board. At our annual board meeting in Arlington, VA, this past February, the General Grand Secretary announced that he was resigning as Secretary of the Board but would still serve as the Treasurer effective June 30, 2018. This date coincides with the end of our fiscal year...

Musings from the General Grand King

We used to say of those who seemed to lack focus, “He wakes up in a new world every day.” Nowadays, we’re fortunate if the world in which we go to sleep is the same one we wake up in the next morning.

The pace of change is intense. The computer bought one day is out date the next. More than half of the jobs in America today involve positions, job descriptions, and tasks which did not exist in the 1980’s. How does Royal Arch Masonry survive in a world of constant, rapid, change?


General Grand Scribe's Scribbles

After long months of monthly meetings, most of our chapters will go dark in July and August, allowing the officers and the companions to break from labor and take the time to enjoy time with the family. This is time off for vacation and relaxation. The Chapter rooms are dark, the working tools are put away and we take with us the charge of being mindful of the charge of temperance.

This is the time to re-connect with the absent brethren/companions and visit someone we have not seen in Lodge or chapter in more than six to twelve months. Each royal arch chapter should be in the habit of calling around and putting together the list of companions not able to attend anymore, either because of health challenges, or any other situation life can temporarily throw their way, preventing them from enjoying regular chapter meetings....