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Trial Commission

REPORT OF THE TRIAL COMMISSIONER It has been an interesting year. Unfortunately, two Brothers have been expelled from our Craft: Jesse B, Glen Avon #306, for misappropriation of Lodge funds; and Jerry W, Helios #207, felony conviction of Murder in the First Degree. Two other matters came before the Trial Commission that are worth noting. […]

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AD-DR

REPORT OF AREA DEPUTY/DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE CHAIRMAN The duties of the committee are diverse and include the coordination of the various activities of the Area Deputies and District Representatives. These activities are regularly reported to the Corporate Board. The committee is composed of the AD/DR Coordinator, all Area Deputies, the Chairman of the Board of Custodians,

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DeMolay

ANNUAL REPORT OF MINNESOTA DEMOLAY For Minnesota DeMolay, 2022 was a year of strategic change. In our first year of funding from the J.E. Meyers Memorial fund, this opened up opportunities that had never been possible before. We needed to pivot our mindset from running on a shoestring “DIY” approach to one in which is

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Job’s Daughters

ANNUAL REPORT OF MINNESOTA JOB’S DAUGHTERS Greetings from the Job’s Daughters of Minnesota, This past year has brought the return of more normal activities for our members. Our number one priority has been membership. We were thrilled to initiate 21 new members into 9 of our Bethels. Unfortunately, we’re still feeling the effects of the

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KidsID

REPORT OF THE KIDSID PROGRAM We have finally managed to move forward passed the last two years of the pandemic; KidsID is up and running. Once again, your lodges can resume helping our community and protect our most valuable resource, its children. Even though we have completed only four events since the restart, spring and

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Communications

REPORT OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota, As we look forward in the coming years, we look to strengthen our Lodges. The brotherhood of Masonry includes helping each other. Some Lodges are more isolated than others and each have their strengths and weaknesses. Communication can come

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Leadership

REPORT OF THE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE The primary focus of the leadership committee this year remained the Junior Wardens Conference, which saw its second year of operation under the exemplary direction of WB Don Moy. This conference focuses on the technical skills needed to operate a lodge, preparing newly elected officers for their time as lodge

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Membership

REPORT OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE To The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Minnesota A.F. & A.M. Membership recruitment, retention, and engagement continues to be of concern with lodges across the state of Minnesota. With more than 270 suspensions due to NPD, and only raising approximately 180 new Masons, the question, “What are we doing wrong?”;

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Mentoring

REPORT OF THE MENTORING COMMITTEE In the previous year the Grand Lodge Mentoring Committee has had several projects it has worked on. We have attended and presented at Area Conferences. There has been committee work towards creating more education in the binder. We have put all the Binder content into Grandview. Finally, we have also

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Grand LEO

REPORT OF THE GRAND LODGE EDUCATION OFFICER “Education, no matter what kind, should breed in the student a love of knowledge.” – Address given by Bro. J. A. Evans, M.D., P.M., P.Z., before the Toronto Society for Masonic Study and Research, September 20th, 1930. Growth and Development This past Masonic year has seen Minnesota Masonic

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