Letchworth District Grand Lecturer Convention
November 9, 2016
The newly formed Letchworth District had its first Grand Lecturer Convention on November 9. The new district is a combination of the Genesee Wyoming and Livingston Districts. The convention was hosted by Constellation Lodge No 404 and was held in Perry. The day’s events began with a dinner meeting at the historic Lumberyard Restaurant. I met with the current district leadership where they expressed some of the trials of the combined district and many of the problem-solving techniques they used to solve them. It appears as though this new district will be a success.
Upon entering the lodge building, I met with many brothers of the district who were enjoying light refreshments and finger foods. The atmosphere for a GLC could not be any better. As we moved up the stairs for the convention, I took some time to soak up the beauty and history of the building. Many of the pictures I took are on Facebook. The first order of business of the convention covered the Grand Master’s edict for lodges proving their proficiency for opening and closing. There was then a demonstration on the new additional open lodge proficiency program. The Middle Chamber Lecture then began and was performed by three brothers. The ritual was presented in a very professional manner and the brothers traded off their roles as the lecture processed. As we discussed the esoteric meanings of the many passages in the MCL, it was apparent that the brothers could readily see how this lecture was integral in their personal lives. They also understood how the MCL supported our Grand Master’s motto “Masonry: A Way of Life.” I was extremely pleased at both the work and thought provoking comments that developed throughout the convention. No one seemed to mind as the conversations lasted past the appointed closing time. When it came time for the group shot, we decided on a shot from the West so everyone could see that the seats in the balcony were also filled to capacity. Great Time, Great Education, Great Brotherhood!
I was pleased to award Hesperus Lodge, Eunice Lodge, and Warsaw Lodge for qualifying for the Potts Award.