Thursday, February 7, 2019

Columbian Medal

In May I wrote about the Order of the Secret Vault, which is one of the several awards of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International. Another award a Cryptic Mason may achieve is the Columbian Medal. This award takes its name from Columbia Council in New York which was an epicenter and the Mother Council of Cryptic Masonry prior to the establishment of Grand Councils and the General Grand Council.

The Columbian Medal is the highest award one can receive from the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International. The Columbian Medal is a medal awarded to an outstanding Cryptic Mason for service to Masonry. This medal is similar to the Distinguished Service Medal in Silver in the General Grand Chapter in that only one award is given to each region and not more than three medals at large per Triennium is awarded at each Triennial.

Nominations are sent to the Regional Deputy General Grand Masters and then the awardee for each region is selected by the elected officers of the General Grand Council. Nominations must be in by December 31st of the year preceding the Triennial Assembly of the General Grand Council.

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