Earlier this week I was in New York City to attend the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New York. The meetings went well even without our Grand Master present. He is still recovering from a series of recent surgeries, but he is making progress and I wish him a speedier recovery.
There were the usual number of visitors from other jurisdictions. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland was there to present an award to my mentor, M.'.W.'. Bruce Widger, Past Grand Master of New York, who was also recently approved as our Grand Representative to Scotland.
Also present was the current Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, M.'.W.'. Kwame Acquaah, who was received with much praise for his handling of the Syria-Lebanon situation earlier this year. New York Past Grand Master M.'.W.'. Gary Henningsen had many good things to say about Grand Master Aquaah but he was unhappy to report that there were some within the Grand Lodge of D.C. that are not willing to follow their Grand Master's decision on that matter. It sounds like Recognition is again in jeopardy if things are not cleared up within the next month or so.
Keep your eyes & ears open for more news on this as it happens...