A message from the Personal Representative
Brethren and Friends of the Minneapolis Valley,
Since mid-summer many dedicated Brethren of our Valley have labored to plan and prepare a unique Fall Reunion and welcome new Brothers to our Scottish Rite. We knew all along that we must accommodate the COVID edicts and guidelines established by the State of Minnesota and by our Grand Lodge and that it would take diligently efforts to keep our Brethren safe in the midst of the pandemic. I am intensely proud of what we have accomplished together to present the degrees of our Scottish Rite while at the same time keeping the safety of our Brethren at the forefront of all that we do.
The recent dramatic increase of COVID cases in Minnesota and in the U.S. has reminded us that there are still enormous and potentially dangerous factors outside of our control.
In consultation with our Valley leadership and with the assistance and the support of our SGIG Tony Krall, we have decided to cancel our planned Minneapolis Valley 30th Degree on Thursday, Nov. 12th and our 32nd Degree on Saturday, Nov. 14th.
I will ask our teams to begin planning for a resumption of our Reunion in mid January 2021 so that we can complete the 30th and 32nd Degrees for our candidates. Please know that this is only a plan and that we must take many other factors into consideration before we can safely gather our Brothers together. I promise to keep everyone updated as we plan for resuming our Degrees.
I thank all of our Brethren – especially those who have labored on behalf of our Valley to engage our new Brothers in the great journey that is Scottish Rite Freemasonry.
Sincerely and Fraternally,