Grand Lecturer Convention
Cayuga Tompkins District
April 11, 2018
The annual Grand Lecturer Convention for the Cayuga Tompkins District was held in the Town of Groton. The host Lodge was newly consolidated Tritown Lodge No. 472. They arranged for a wonderful collation after the convention. They also were responsible for the ritual work of the convention.
The convention began with a ritual update and a highlight of the past three years of conventions. I informed all that the edict for certification to open and close lodge with only the elected and installed members of the lodge by memory was still in force. I also explained that the focus on the additional proficiency in open lodge was still going to be a focus of this year’s work. It was also explained that new changeover ritual was also going to be introduced if the amendment to open on any of our degrees passes for a second time.
It was explained that part of the rationale of opening on all three degrees dove tails nicely with the new North Star Project. Brothers proceeding through the lines will be encouraged to expand their depth and breadth of our ritual as opposed to rapidly being moved through the chairs. This should help produce more informed Brethren and stronger lodges. Our mantra of quality over quantity will have added credibility as we progress in a more measure pace with our new Brethren.
Congratulations to Tritown Lodge No. 472 for qualifying for the Potts Award. Thanks to the Cayuga Tompkins District and their leadership for a wonderfully prepared Grand Lecturer Convention.