Friday, May 16, 2008

New York's New Grand Master

May 5th & 6th saw the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New York and my last as the Onondaga District's District Deputy Grand Master.

There were many visiting Delegates from Grand Lodges around the world as the World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges was to be in Washington, DC later in the week.

The drama of the Grand Lodge session on an even year is the Election of the Grand Master and the Grand Line of Officers. The new Grand Master ran unopposed so the drama that ensued was in relation to other officer positions. I won't go into it here, but suffice it to say, it was a long day on the 6th.

Our new Grand Master is M.'.W.'. Edward G. Gilbert of Buffalo. Grand Master Gilbert also previously served as our Grand Lecturer - under whom, I served as an Assistant Grand Lecturer.

I wish him & his entire line the best of luck for their term.

So what am I to do now? Well..., plenty.

I have been elected as a Trustee of the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library, a position to which I am thrilled to have. I am also starting Trinity Chapter of the Order of DeMolay. It has been along time since my District has seen a Chapter so I hope we can get it going and it can succeed. Our Interest Meeting is tonight - wish us luck!