Welcome to the first edition of the electronic newsletter for Warren Council of Royal and Select Masters.  I know that it has been a difficult period without a newsletter article for the past few months, but I feel assured that this new approach of sharing information via the world wide web was long overdue.  For those with a home computer and a little computer savvy this new delivery method will be no big deal.  For those without a home computer we will make a paper copy of the newsletter available to you.  If you just need a hand in accessing the website and the articles, we will find someone to help you with that as well.  Please let us know what we can do to make this an easy transition for you.

Now to that information that you need to know
We will have our stated assembly on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Warren Masonic Temple.  We will be opening in the Select Master Degree and transitioning to the Royal Master Degree as per the ritual.  This will allow us to accomplish two things.  First, it will allow us to demonstrate to the Arch Inspector that we can open the elect Master Degree proficiently.  I have spoken to RIC Weimer and he intends to be at our February assembly, weather permitting.  Second, it will provide us with the ability to practice opening the Royal Master Degree which is our inspection degree.  We are also going to practice the first section of the Royal Master Degree at the stated meeting.

We will continue this same process on March 1, performing the second section of the Royal Master Degree, and again at our April 5 stated assembly practicing the entire degree from opening to closing and everything in between.  With three opportunities to practice at our stated assemblies we should be more than ready to show the entire arch just how proficient Warren Council is. Please make every effort to be in attendance at the next three assemblies so we can exploit every opportunity we have available to us.

I am including, as a reminder to the Companions who have parts in this degree, the following cast list:
Solomon, King of Israel – IC Rick Antill
Hiram, King of Tyre – IC Tom Weller
Hiram Abiff – IC Tom Baker
Adoniram – Brian Williams
Azariah – IC Mike Weaver
Lecture – IC Tom Weller

I will be working with the Arch Adjutant, VIC Dominic Lucarelli to line up Giblites for us so we can be sure that there will be enough on hand for our inspection.

That’s all for now.  Keep our fellow Companions who find themselves in poor health in your thoughts and prayers.

Yours in Cryptic Masonry,
Ray Bishop