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Jerald H. Starks, MEGHP
1316 Schroeder
Normal, IL 61761
JHStarks@RAM-IL.org
(309) 268-9736

Barry Weer, Grand Secretary
c/o: Bloomington Consistory AASR
P.O. Box 3695
Bloomington, IL  61702-3695
BWeer@RAM-IL.org
(309) 838-0230

Grand Chapter Program Outlines

Your Grand Chapter has created a number of programs and services designed to help build membership, create opportunities for participation by members, recognize and celebrate ritual perfection, leadership skill building, and recognition at a personal and Chapter level. Take a look at the major programs below and click here to download any forms, flyers, or other instructions you may need.

Membership Building

Grand Lodge-Grand Chapter Cooperation: The Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois has agreed to provide the Grand Chapter with a quarterly list of newly raised Master Masons. A special letter will be sent to these Masons from the Grand High Priest, pointing them to a special section of RAM-IL.org where the Brother can learn more about Capitular Freemasonry and make contact to take the next step to becoming a Companion.

“Completing the Craft,” a Chapter-to-Lodge Presentation: This presentation uses aspects of Blue Lodge ritual as well as lecture and degree references to build the realization that the Master Mason’s Masonic journey has only just begun – and that the Royal Arch truly holds the answer to many of the questions they may not even realize they have. Want more information on this? Check with your Chapter’s DDGHP.
» Click here to request this presentation

 

Recognition

As in previous years, the Grand Chapter features a number of recognition programs for the Chapter, High Priests, and Secretaries. Get more info below and links to forms to download the applications.

Chapter of the Year: Awarded by the Deputy Grand High Priest to a chapter that goes above and beyond on every aspect of Capitular Freemasonry: Membership, attendance and participation, communication, ritual, philanthropy, and more.
» Download the application form here

High Priest Leadership Award: The Chapter High Priest who does the most outstanding job in all of our state’s Chapters is honored with this special award.
» Download the application form here

Arch of Excellence: Patterned after the Grand Lodge’s Award of Excellence, this award recognizes Chapters that compete on 20 different categories of excellence.
» Download the application form here

Most Improved Ritualistically: Those Chapters that excel at ritual conferral and expertise have a chance to be named the best of the best each year.
» Download the application form here

Keystone Quest: Our three-part take on the Grand Lodge’s Eureka Challenge, your Chapter will test its knowledge of Capitular Freemasonry and even have a chance to compete one-on-one with other Chapters at the annual Grand Convocation.
» Get more information here

Secretary of the Year: Our Grand Secretary picks the best Chapter Secretary he’s worked with every year. That Companion is honored at our Grand Convocation.

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