Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
From the Desk of the Sovereign Grand Commander
In his letter Ill. Bro. Whitmore expressed his deep disappointment in having to make the decision to suspend all in-person activities on March 13th due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He remains hopeful that we will be in a better place in the fall and that we might be able to resume our formal activities. However, he made it very clear, we must continue to follow the advice and recommendations of our public health authorities.
During this Global pandemic he remains in touch with the various Valleys and is encouraged with the way many of them have adopted Zoom, Webex and Skype to hold virtual events and business meetings and has praised many of them for their ability to make the best of a bad situation.
He goes on to remind us that beyond the physical health many in our communities are experiencing economic hardship, loneliness, high stress and much anxiety. He urges us all to watch those around us who may be in difficuly and where appropriate bring this to the attention of the Valley Almoner or Supreme Council if the need is beyond the capabilities of the Valley.
In closing Ill. Bro. Robert S. Whitmore wishes us all the best, good health and the sincere hope for the resumption of our normal way of life filled with brotherhood, camaraderie and good work.
Ill. Bro. Robert S. Whitmore 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander