Today marks 15-years since I was Raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. I am honored to be a part of this ancient and honorable fraternity. While COVID restrictions hindered the physical meeting of most Masonic bodies for several months, the year was still memorable. I advanced in the local officer lines within the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, Knight Masons, and the Red Cross of Constantine; I was re-elected as Sovereign Master for my AMD Council; and I was appointed as a Deputy General Grand High Priest for the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International.
April was a big month as I presided over the Order of the Silver Trowel, a Priory of Knights of the York Cross of Honor, and the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho. I was honored to have received the Ephraim A. Kirby Award and Order of the Secret Vault. The Grand York Rite of Idaho was the first time I got to attend, in-person, as Deputy General Grand High Priest. Following the Grand York Rite of Idaho came two weekends of Rosicrucianism (one in Idaho and one in Wyoming).
I wish I was home and attending Lodge around my anniversary, but I'm in California for work. Some great things are going to happen this year and I look forward to my future journeys through Freemasonry.