Cortland-Madison Masonic District

Grand Lodge F.&A.M. State of New York

January 2018 AGL Article for The Word

Dec 10, 2017 | News & Events from The Grapevine

Greetings Brethren,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Holiday season!

Degree work is continuing throughout the District. Congratulations to Cortlandville Lodge, TriValley Lodge and Otselic Valley Lodge for working together on the 3rd Degree. As a result, 7 new Brothers are now a part of the Masonic family. Thank you to all the Brothers from throughout our District and other Districts who came to help or just be present at this Degree.

RW Charles Dellow and I can not stress enough about the importance of having everyone at the practice meetings before a Degree. Floor work, preparing the candidates before the Degree starts, knowing where everyone should be and having all of the parts filled are all the things that need to be done on the Degree check off list. If you are preparing for a Degree, please contact RW Dellow or myself and we would be glad to attend your practices and the Degree.

Please remember that all Lodges in the District are required to do a Degree before the end of April. It can not be the same Degree as you did last year.

On January 31st we will be teaching the second part of the Masonic Development Course at Cortlandville Lodge at 6 pm. There were 15 Brothers that took part in the first part of the MDC class that was held in November. A great time was had by all.

As always, RW Dellow and I will be around the District and we look forward to seeing everyone!

Clinton S. Brooks