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1 phone. Three of the phones on the old contract were costing $29 per month each and were only used at Grand Lodge to process credit cards. These phones will be replaced by 2 credit card machines at a total cost of $150 for the Grand Lodge session. At the recommendation of the Technology Committee, and with the approval of the Grand Master, a new server was purchased at a cost of less than a $1000. We have also changed our internet provider. In the past we were totally on Wi-Fi. Anytime a storm occurred in the area we lost our internet connection and were unable to access the database. The Grand Lodge Office currently is reviewing all its contracts. We have multiple lease contracts for multiple printers and copiers. We currently have a contract for a postage machine that is costing in excess of $800 per month for just the use of the machine, not counting postage. I would also like to report that the Grand Lodge Office Staff have been extremely helpful and have gone above and beyond to assist with the current transition. My special thanks to Right Worshipful Brother Keith Neese for all the work he has done and for his continuing advice. Area Meetings This year, area meetings for lodge secretaries were held in eight locations in the state. The meetings were scheduled before I took office and I chose not to change the dates since they had been published far in advance. I conducted my first meeting on my second day as Grand Secretary. I am pleased to report that the majority of the meetings were well attended and I feel I was well received. I was able to meet the Secretaries and talk about the Grand Lodge office operations and the new database. I also was asked many excellent questions, which if I wasn’t able to give a firm answer at the time, I hope I have since been able to do so. I sincerely thank all of the lodge secretaries for their support and attendance. Grand Secretary Area Meetings were held as follows: SITES

DATES

Scottish Rite Temple, St. Joseph

Tues., May 5 2015

7 PM

East Gate Lodge No. 630, Kansas City

Wed., May 6 2015

7 PM

Harold O Grauel Lodge No. 672, Cape Girardeau

Tues., May 12, 2015

7 PM

Leadwood Lodge No. 598, Leadwood

Wed., May 13 2015

7 PM

Fenton Lodge No. 281, Fenton

Thurs., May 14 2015

7 PM

Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield (United No. 5)

Thurs., May 21 2015

7 PM

Marceline Lodge No. 481, Marceline

Tues., May 26 2015

7 PM

Masonic Complex, Columbia

Sat., May 30 2015

9 AM

Respectfully submitted, Dale M. Bryan Grand Secretary

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Official Proceedings - Grand Lodge MO Communication 2015  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015

Official Proceedings - Grand Lodge MO Communication 2015  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015

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