April 1, 2019
To: The Brethren of the 2nd Masonic District
From: Scott Sowder, Coordinator of Grand Master’s One Day Class for Dayton on May 4, 2019
In approximately one month the Dayton Masonic Center will host the Grand Master’s One Day Class for the 2nd Masonic District.
Petitions and investigations are to be handled in accordance with the usual rules as found in the Grand Lodge Code of Masonic Law. Any Brothers proposing a candidate for the Grand Master’s Class should be sure that the individual is available on May 4th.
Candidates will be able to complete their degree work or to receive all three degrees of Symbolic Masonry at the Grand Master’s Classes. Lodges are strongly encouraged, when possible, to begin a candidate’s Masonic journey prior to the Grand Master’s Class by, at least, initiating him as an Entered Apprentices is their home lodges.
Please remember when submitting your registrations for your Candidates and Mentors and any other Brother who is attending the Grand Master’s One Day Class in Dayton on May 4, 2019, to include the registration fees for everyone. Candidate fees are $20 per candidate (to be paid by the Lodge) and a fee of $16 for each brother attending. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and hot lunch will be included in the registration.
*********Please remember to bring you own apron. There will be paper aprons available for $1.00 each. **************
Also, please include a list of all who are attending so we may order the proper amount of food. We are expecting a large class and certainly do not want anyone to be hungry by not having the proper amount of food.
Our day Class will begin with registration from 7:00 am to 8:30 am during which time Coffee and Donuts will be available. Degree work will begin at 8:30 am. Please make sure you send the candidate’s Bible and Apron with his Mentor so he can be properly obligated and clothed. Working tools and an apron case from the Ohio Masonic Home will be provided for the candidates.
We hope to complete the Blue Lodge degrees by 2:45 pm on this day.
We appreciate all that everyone is doing to make this 2019 Grand Master’s Class a great one. We appreciate the Dayton Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite opening their building for this event to take place.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the e-mail address in the header or call me on my cell phone. Thank you.