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Fellowcraft Club Ritual Competition!

The V∴W∴ Bart C. Chapin announced at last evening’s Fellowcraft club that our next meeting (7 PM on November 24 at Otselic Valley) will be a little different…we’re having a Ritual Competition!

The work of the evening will be the First Degree Apron Presentation.  Although this work is assigned to the office of Master in the Degree, you need not be a Master or Past Master to participate in the competition.  It is open to any Brother in the District who wishes to learn the work and present it before a panel of judges (consisting of the DDGM, the GLSO, the two AGLs, and our very own Custodian of the Work Emeritus, R∴W∴ Fred M.S. Downs).  Although contestants will be judged on both accuracy and the overall presentation of their Ritual, the aim of this competition is to have fun, to learn a beautiful piece of Ritual, and to allow some of our ritualists, particularly those who are newly-made Masons, to show off their skills without the fear of having to do so in front of a candidate or an entire Lodge.

All Brothers from the District who wish to participate must pre-register prior to November 1st by sending an email to or by calling Bart at (315) 750-0535.  Any Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft who wishes to participate, but does not yet have a copy of the complete Standard Work & Lectures, is encouraged to contact either Bart or myself ASAP.  We will make arrangements to get you a copy of the apron presentation for you to study.