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SPRING BULLETINThe Spring BulletinOfficial Organ of the United Supreme CouncilAncient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall AffiliationNorthern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc.PUBLISHED AT THE CATHEDRAL, PHILADELPHIA, PASPRING 20172010Quick Look InsideThis IssueThe S.G.C.’s MessagePage #2Message from the Office of theSecretary General, H.E., the Editor &Cathedral SecretaryPage #3Pictorial; Deputy’s Conference &Testimonial BanquetPage #4-5Articles from the Deputies of theOrients of the Northern Jurisdiction;AK, Bah, CAN, CN, CO, DE, EUR,FE, IA, ILPage #6-11Grady Edge Reading Program, Savingthe African American Male “Cradle toCollege”, Medical MessagePage #12-15Activity around Connecticut, RhodeIsland COD & Pictorial “Activityaround the Orients”Page #16-19On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Bahamas Council of Deliberation, hosted aTestimonial Banquet honoring Sovereign Grand Commander Ill. Basil L. Sands, 33º.This event was attended by over 450 guests, to include the Hon. Perry G. Christie, PrimeMinister, Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister, Dame Marguerite M. PindlingGovernor General, Commonwealth of The Bahamas and MWGM Leslie M. Dean,MWPHGL of the Bahamas to name a few of the dignitaries present. Picture above; isthe Sands Family; Standing L to R; Duane (Ernie), Renee, Robert (Sandy), Diane andBasil, Seated; The Honoree SGC Basil L. Sands, 33º and wife Roberta “Bobbie” Sands.Every Orient of the U.S.C., A.A.S.R., NJ, PHA, Inc., was represented at this affair.Tribute to Richard Allen & “OurHistory Should Not Be a Mystery”Part VIPage #20-22Articles from the Deputies of theOrients of the Northern JurisdictionIN, KS, MA, MI, MN, NB, NJ, NY, PA,RI, WA and WIPage #23-31Portrait of the Cabinet, Deputies &Overseers at the Testimonial BanquetBack PageThe BulletinPrinted twice each year by The United Supreme Council Ancient and AcceptedScottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Northern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. Inc.Sovereign Grand Commander: Ill. Basil L. Sands, 33ºEditor: Ill. Edward M. Brooks II, 33º Photographer: Ill. George T. Smith, Sr., 33ºAssociate Editors: Ill. Melvin Bazemore, 33º Ill. Sidney D. Broadnax, Jr., 33º Ill. Lorenzo Cruger, 33º Ill. Raynard W. Hughes, 33ºIssued from The Cathedral, 1514 Fitzwater Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19146-2123

2SPRING BULLETINSovereign GrandCommander’sMessageSOVEREIGN GRAND COMMANDER’S MESSAGEFraternal GreetingsA year has passed since I assumed the mantle of leading thisgreat organization. I thank God that He has given me thecounsel and strength to carry out the many functions whichthis office entails. The transition was challenging butproductive.Quite honestly, I was not able to manage the U.S.C. withoutthe help and support of the many members who have offeredsincere encouragement and advice in dealing with theresponsibility of being your Sovereign Grand Commander.Not the least among, the members who provided regularsupport, some on a daily basis, were members of myCabinet. The Cabinet communicated regularly, either inperson in Philadelphia, or by teleconference. My Deputieswere also a source of support and I truly thank them all. Ibelieve we have made some progress, particularly in ourmembership enhancement efforts.ILLUSTRIOUS BASIL L. SANDS, 33 SOVEREIGN GRAND COMMANDERSoon we will be gathering in Detroit, Michigan, for our 136thAnnual Sessions. I look forward to seeing and greetingmany of you there and hope you enjoy the programs arrangedfor you and the Loyal Ladies of the Golden Circle.Please continue to pray for your Sovereign Grand Commander as he and his team, continue to lead, and for thefamilies of those Fraters who are no longer with us.God Bless you allIll. Basil L. Sands, 33 Sovereign Grand CommanderThe Mid-Year meeting of Deputies was held in Nassau,Bahamas in January, and from all accounts, was a success, ifonly to the extent that attendees were able to enjoy thewarm climate which prevailed throughout the session.Official SummonsTo All Sovereign Grand Inspectors General and All Grand Inspectors General of the Thirty-Third and Last Degree of theAncient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Belonging to the United Supreme Council,Prince Hall Affiliation, Northern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc.Take Due Notice ThatThe One-Hundred and Thirty-sixth Annual Session of The United Supreme Council, since the Union, will be held at theDetroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan, on Friday, May 26, 2017 thru Tuesday May 30, 2017.All Sovereign Grand Inspectors General are required to attend. All Grand Inspectors General who have not attended thelast two (2) sessions are required to attend in compliance with Article III, Section 9, Constitution and General Regulations.BY ORDER OFIll. BASIL L. SANDS, 33ºSovereign Grand CommanderAttest: Ill. Lorenzo Cruger, Sr., 33ºSecretary General Holy Empire

SPRING BULLETINOrient of PennsylvaniaS.G.I.G. Lorenzo Cruger, Sr., 33ºSecretary General, Holy Empire3As you are aware we will be meeting in the MotorCity in a few weeks, May 26 through May 30. Wetrust that by now you have or at least are making plansto be in attendance. I hope that one of the first thingsthat you do is to make sure that all of your medicinesare up to date and in supply enough to last you duringthe trip. Remember to bring all of your medicines thatshould be one of the first things that you pack. We donot want anyone getting sick.While in Detroit you should plan to enjoy the trip by visiting some of the local attractions. You mayeven want to take a side trip into Canada, but remember you will need a passport to reenter the country.Don’t wait until the last week to get one, it can be time consuming. Also remember that there are severalitems that can’t get pass Security. To prevent any problems plan ahead. There will be the usualentertainment by the local COD on Friday night and by the USC on Saturday night.First giving praise to my Lord and Savior for the manyblessing he has bestowed upon me. By the time youOrient of Pennsylvania receive this edition of the Bulletin, we should begetting ready for USC Annual Session which will beS.G.I.G. Edward M. Brooks, 33ºheld in Detroit, MI, the “The Motor City”. This cityEditor of the Bulletinhas a lot to offer so take time out of your busyschedule to avail yourselves to all the amenities thatthis great city has to offer like shopping and manygreat eateries. If your schedule permits, you should carve out an extra day or two to take advantage ofthe city. Looking forward to seeing you in Detroit.We are making an attempt to reformat the Bulletin by asking the several Deputies to submit articles forevery edition to show our readers more of the exciting news that is happening in their Orients. Asalways I would like to thank SGC Basil L. Sands, 33º for giving me the opportunity to serve as yourEditor and Ms. Renee Isaac, Ms. Deborah Miles and SGIG George T. Smith, Sr., for their contributionsto the Bulletin.Please continue sending articles and photos of interesting events that are happening in your respectiveOrients. Remember, the dead line for the fall edition is SEPTEMBER 1st and the spring edition isMARCH 1st. Please forward all articles to the Bulletin, in a timely manner.Orient of PennsylvaniaS.G.I.G. Raynard W. Hughes, 33ºCathedral SecretaryGreetings, as your Cathedral Secretary I am honoredto serve our organization by managing and overseeingthis historic and magnificent facility which is home toPrince Hall Scottish Rite Masons in the NorthernJurisdiction.Our Cathedral is not only our headquarters for theNorthern Jurisdiction, it is a historical building whichhouses a library full of Masonic books, pamphlets and other informative literature. The building also hasvarious Scottish Rite degree meeting rooms. I encourage you to visit the Cathedral; it is open foroperations Monday thru Friday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm weekends by appointments (for large groups). Ifyou would like a tour of the facility, please contact us at 215-545-2443.

SPRING BULLETIN4United Supreme Council - Annual Deputy’s ConferenceFriday, January 13, 2017 – Nassau, Bahamas(Pictured) On Friday, January 13, 2017, Sovereign Grand Commander Basil L. Sands, 33º, his Cabinet, Deputies, Overseers and theirAssistants from across the Northern Jurisdiction, assembled in Nassau, Bahamas, for the Annual Deputy’s Conference. This event washosted by the Officers and member of the Bahamas Council of Deliberation, under the direction of SGIG Roscow A.L. Davies, Ill.Deputy. We were graced with the presence of MWGM Leslie M. Dean, MWPHGL of Bahamas, who welcomed all to the Bahamas inhis brief remarks.

SPRING BULLETIN5Sovereign Grand Commander’s Testimonial BanquetPictorial; On Saturday evening, January 14, 2017, SGIG Roscow A.L. Davies, Deputy for the Orient, assisted by SGIGRobert (Sandy) Sands, the Event Committee of the Bahamas Council of Deliberation, hosted a Testimonial Banquet honoring,SGC Ill. Basil L. Sands, 33º. The Banquet was well attended, and the guest list included the Hon. Perry G. Christie, PrimeMinister, Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister, Dame Marguerite M. Pindling Governor General, all of the Commonwealthof The Bahamas and MWGM Leslie M. Dean, MWPHGL of the Bahamas to name a few of the dignitaries present. Allattendees were entertained by Master of Ceremonies SP David Wallace and the Royal Bahamas Police Force POP Band.

6SPRING BULLETINBahamas CouncilS.G.I.G. Roscow A.L. Davies, 33ºDeputy for BahamasThe Most Illustrious Commander-In-Chief(MICIC), SGIG Roscow A.L. Davies, 33º,and Fraters of the Orient were honored towelcome SGIG Basil L. Sands, 33º, the 19thSovereign Grand Commander of the UnitedSupreme Council, AASR, PHA, NJ, USA, Inc. to the 54thAnnual Session of the Bahamas Council of Deliberation(BCOD) on September 24, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Hispresence also marked the first time that a Sovereign GrandCommander visited our Annual Session. (Pictured below)to organize an Assembly in the Valley of Nassau, NewProvidence.MICIC Davies welcomed SGIG Patrick L. Hughes Sr. and hiswife to Nassau for a six day visit in January. On Monday,January 23, 2017, he embraced the opportunity to visit with themembers of Royal Eagle Lodge #1 where he was able topresent tokens from his jurisdiction to Deputy Davies, MWGMLeslie M. Dean and Worshipful Master Bro. Garret Scott.Canada CouncilS.G.I.G. Carlisle N. Blackett, 33ºDeputy for CanadaThe Thirty- Eighth Annual Session of theCouncil of Deliberation (CCOD) of EasternCanada was hosted by Beaver Consistory #74on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25,2016, at the Crown Plaza Toronto AirportHotel, 33 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario M9W 6H5, Canada,where Ill. Commander-in-Chief (CIC), Rawle Hercules, 33ºpresided. Contribution to the Council's success was made byMount Royal Consistory #97 which was represented by Ill. CICTimothy Branch, 33º its Officers and Members.Saturday's highlights of the Council were; The conferring ofConsistorial Degrees on Perfect Knights Nelson Fraute andCecil Nickelson under the Degree team led by SGIG RudolphGordon, 33º.During the Session, the following Sublime Princes werenominated and approved to be recommended to receive the 33rdDegree as members of the Class of 2018 in Denver, CO, andthey were; Frederick B. Ferguson, Raleigh W.C. Francis,Vaughn O. Jones and Kwame L. Ryan.The 2016/2017 USC Educational Grant was received by SidneySamuel Sawyer, a student at the College of the Bahamas, nowthe University of the Bahamas.The BCOD was pleased to host the Mid-Year Meeting for theDeputies and Overseers during January 12 – 15, 2017 at theBritish Colonial Hilton Hotel in Nassau.A Testimonial Ball was held on Saturday January 14th,honoring SGC Basil L. Sands, 33º and was well attended.Fraters and friends from home and abroad enjoyed theambience, food and entertainment organized by the Ball’sCommittee. Honored guests at the Ball included DameMarguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealthof the Bahamas; Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P., Prime Ministerof the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; Hon. Philip Davis,M.P., Deputy Prime Minister; Hon. Leslie M. Dean, 33º,KYGCH, Grand Master, MWPHGL of the Commonwealth ofthe Bahamas; The Rt. Rev. Laish Z. Boyd, Sr., Bishop ofNassau and the Bahamas including the Turks and CaicosIslands. Also present were MW John M. Bettis, PGM (NJ),President of the Conference of Grand Masters, Prince HallMasons, Inc. and Noble Carl D. Parker, 42nd Imperial Potentate,A.E.A.O.N.M.S., North and South America and itsJurisdictions, Inc.A group of ladies interested in becoming members of the Orderof the Golden Circle were organized under the guidance ofDeputy Roscow A.L. Davies. The Nassau Golden Club underthe leadership of PGM Mavis E. Davies will be the first attemptThe Medical Symposium was conducted on Saturday afternoonby Dr. Frederick Ofosu, 33º as Dr. Nelson Ubani, 33º wasunable to attend due to a previous engagement. The LoyalLadies of the Golden Circle attended the Symposium whichdealt with various topics including Diabetes, Blood Pressure,Prostate Cancer and other related illnesses. It was a tremendoussuccess.The Ill. Sirs, Fraters and Loyal Ladies who attended thisSeminar, were very appreciative for the valuable informationrelating to their health that was provided, and expressed theirthanks to the Doctors for the Symposium. They said that theyare looking forward to the next presentation in Mississauga onSeptember 23, 2017. The Council wishes to thank Dr.Frederick Ofosu, 33º and Dr. Nelson Ubani, 33º for devotingtime from their busy schedules to provide our membersannually with valuable information and advice relating to theirhealth.We were honored to have SGIG Melvin J. Bazemore, 33º,Lieutenant Grand Commander (LGC) who was the directrepresentative of Sovereign Grand Commander (SGC) Ill. BasilL. Sands, 33º, and the dignitaries from other Orients who areattending this Annual Session. The Honorable Headley Lewis,33º MWGM of Ontario and Jurisdiction. In attendance fromthe Orient of MI, SGIG Christopher Buck 33º, Deputy, SGIGRobert J. Meekins, 33º, SGIG Charles E. Ayler, 33º, GIGMichael Jordan, 33º and GIG John L. Richardson, 33º from IL.The Annual Meeting of Beaver Assembly #88, Order of theGolden Circle was held on Saturday September 24, 2016. Onhis Annual visit to the Loyal Ladies to supervise the annualelection of officers, Most Illustrious Commander-in-Chief(MICIC), Carlisle N. Blackett, 33º, was accompanied by LGCMelvin J. Bazemore, 33º, MWGM Headley Lewis, 33º, of

7SPRING BULLETINPrince Hall Masons, Ontario and Jurisdiction and the visitingdignitaries from other Orients. The Loyal Ladies were enthusedwith the delegation and the remarks from the visitingdignitaries.Loyal Lady Valerie Bailey was re-elected Loyal Lady Rulerand all elected officers were installed for the Year 2016/2017.The Loyal Ladies continue to work together, awardscholarships, have membership drives, keep within their themeof Peace and maintain Unity and Love together. They haverecruited and initiated more members for their Assembly.The Annual Meeting of the Commanders of the Rite was heldon Saturday afternoon and was attended by LGC Melvin J.Bazemore, 33º, MWGM Headley Lewis, 33º, and dignitariesfrom the Orient of Michigan who accompanied MICIC Blackettto the Annual meeting of the Commanders of the Rite.The President of the Commanders of the Rite, Ill. EdgarCampbell, 33º welcomed the dignitaries to the meeting,conducted his business, received the Officers reports andpresented the Gavel of Authority to MICIC Blackett to receivehis report for 2015/2016 and conduct the election of Officersfor 2016/2017.The Deputy’s Annual reception was held on Saturday eveningin honor of the visiting dignitaries and registered Fraters. TheBuffet Dinner which was financially supported by SGIGRudolph Gordon, 33º was hosted by Loyal Lady Ruler ValerieBailey and the Loyal Ladies of Beaver Assembly #88.Sunday morning activities began at 7:00 am, with the AnnualPrayer Breakfast, which was sponsored by the Commanders ofthe Rite and held in honor of the visiting dignitaries.At 8:30 am, MICIC Blackett, 33º, officially opened the Councilwith the official roll call of the Council officers, reading of thebalustrade and the 2016 Proclamation. The GIGs and SGIGsReginald R. Brothers, 33º, Charles Arthur Downes, 33º,Frederick Ofosu, 33º and Rudolph Gordon, 33º of EasternCanada were received into the Consistorial Chamber. Thefollowing dignitaries were received with Honors due to theirrank; from Michigan; SGIG Christopher Buck, 33º, Deputy forMichigan, SGIG Robert J. Meekins, 33º, SGIG Charles E.Ayler, 33º, GIG Michael Jordan, 33º and GIG John L.Richardson, 33º from Illinois.LGC Melvin J. Bazemore, 33º, and representative of SGC BasilL. Sands, 33º was received with honors due to his rank.MWGM Headley Lewis, 33º, of Ontario and Jurisdiction wasreceived with Grand Honors due to his rank.MICIC Blackett, 33º, directed that the Thirty Seventh AnnualSession be brought to order and Ill. Grand Prior GIG LawrenceEdwards, 33º approached the Throne of Grace, he began with ahymn, followed by an inspiring prayer of fellowship,forgiveness, and remembrance for all those who were unable totake part in this Annual Session.The Necrology Report was rendered by Ill. Grand PriorLawrence 33º, to memorialize the passing of GIG CalvinMarshall, 33º, a longtime member of Mount Royal Consistory#97, and the passing of the late Dr. Solomon Wallace, 33º.Reports were received from CIC Rawle Hercules of BeaverConsistory #74, CIC Timothy Branch of Mount RoyalConsistory #97, and the Fiscal Officers of the Council ofDeliberation.Prior to the MICIC’s Annual Allocution, Loyal Lady Ruler,Valerie Bailey and the Loyal Ladies of Beaver Assembly #88,Order of the Golden Circle joined the Council for an hour ofdevotional service.In his Allocution MICIC Blackett addressed the globalfinancial and economic crisis, and stated that the globalrecession which affected all countries is still of great concern tomost governments. The climate change includes the badweather conditions which are affecting many states andprovinces are of great concern to all inhabitants. The influx ofSyrian refugees who are seeking refuge in Europe, Canada andother countries is of great concern to many countries. The direneed for more community involvement to address the problemswith our youth, and emphasized the need for orients to recruitnew members and vigorously concentrate our efforts to reclaimthose members who were lost as we strive to work together toincrease the membership in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Thereare concerns relating to ISIS, the threat of Islamic extremists,and the reaction to these situations in the Western Capitals ofthe World.LGC Bazemore, brought greetings and remarks from SGCBasil L. Sands, 33º, and the directives from the United SupremeCouncil. SGIG Christopher Buck, 33º, brought remarks fromthe Orient of Michigan and MWGM Headley Lewis, 33º,brought greetings from the MWPHGL of Ontario andJurisdiction, and went on to thanked the members of the CCODfor the respect shown to his office, and congratulated MICICBlackett, for hosting a successful 38th Annual Council ofDeliberation.The following Council Officers were nominated to succeedthemselves for the year 2016/2017: 1st Lt. Commander SGIGFrederick Ofosu, 33º; 2nd Lt. Commander SGIG RudolphGordon, 33º; Grand Minister of State, SGIG Charles A.Downes, 33º; Grand Secretary, SGIG Reginald R. Brothers,33º, Grand Treasurer GIG Tyrone Edwards, 33º.The next Annual Session of the Council of Deliberation will beheld in the City of Mississauga, Ontario on Saturday andSunday September 23-24, 2017 at the Toronto Airport WestHotel, 5444 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2L2. Thenext Annual Session of the Commanders of the Rite will beheld at the same location on Saturday, September 23, 2017.CO-UT-WY CouncilS.G.I.G. Lionell Cummings, 33ºDeputy for CO-UT-WYIf we can make it through January andFebruary, we can March through the rest of theyear!!!Now that March is here, we in the Orient ofColorado/Utah are doing the things to make it through the restof the year. The first thing that was done was to conduct theannual elections of the Consistories and Assembles. Thefollowing is a list of the results of the Commander’s In Chiefand the Loyal Lady Rulers; Mountain and Plains #33 – CICGIG Timothy Clark - Denver, CO; Pikes Peak #81 – CIC SPJames Cates – Colorado Springs, CO; Ben Lomond #94 – CIC

8SPRING BULLETINSP Bruce Anderson – Ogden, UT; Mountain and PlainsAssembly #49 – LLR Michelle Crawford – Denver, CO; PikesPeak Assembly #52 – LLR Denise G. Davis – ColoradoSprings, CO.The Denver Commanders of the Rite will be hosting their 13thAnnual Commanders of the Rite Spring Banquet on May 6,2017 at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver. This year they willhonor GIG Jesse Buckmon and Past State Loyal Lady RulerMarie Greenwood. GIG Buckmon is the current 2nd Lt.Commander of The Colorado Council of Deliberation, Asst.Secretary of Mountain & Plains Consistory, Imperial Deputy ofthe Oasis of Denver for the A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Grand JuniorStewart of the MWPHGL of CO, and also holds many otherelected and appointed positions within the Masonic family.PSLLR Greenwood has been a member of the Masonic familyfor many years. She was one of the first Black educators in thecity of Denver. A special televised program in her honor waspresented on one of the local TV stations in Denver, CO.Records indicate that she served as LLR in 1977 and SGLLR in1979. PSGLLR Greenwood celebrated her 104th birthday thisyear. During the Spring Banquet the Commanders of the Riteand the Golden Circle will award two (2) 1,000.00scholarships to two (2) deserving students.Connecticut CouncilS.G.I.G. Edward E. Cherry, Sr., 33ºDeputy for ConnecticutThe Orient of Connecticut has presented threesuccessful programs following the 135thAnnual Session of the United SupremeCouncil (USC). The major program was theCommanders of the Rite Crowning Banquethonoring of eight Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret of the32º who were elevated to that of Grand Inspectors General(GIGs) of the 33rd and Last Degree, Honorary members of theUSC at the 135th Annual Session of the USC held inPhiladelphia, Pa. in May.The following new GIGs were honored at the Orient’sCrowning Banquet held in July at Ashlar Village: GIGs CharlesBarfield, Archie Butler, Gregory T. Carter, Willie Foster,Richard M. Glaude, Lucius E. Miles and Edward Wilson.Families and friends of the newly minted GIGs were able towelcome and congratulate them in this long standing dinnerheld in their honor. Welcome and congratulations IllustriousSirs.The second outstanding activity was the Ninth Annual SilverEagle Awards Dinner, a program begun under theadministration of Deputy Edward Cherry with a mission tohonor contributing citizens of the state who are not members ofthe Masonic Order. In the award presentation Deputy Cherrycongratulated the 9th Annual Silver Eagle recipients stating thatwe, as Prince Hall Scottish Rite Masons, are proud to publiclyhonor those in our several communities around the State ofConnecticut for their demonstrated contributions and service,and to let the awardees know that we are well aware of thosecontributions, support their efforts and recognize them with ourSilver Eagle Award. Honored were the following: Walter E.Luckett, Jr., of Bridgeport, Katherine Charney-Jones ofHartford; Cynthia R. Jennings, of Hartford, and Carmen Colonof Bridgeport. (Pictured on page #16)The Connecticut Prince Hall Scottish Rite Scholarship Fund,Inc., sponsors an annual golf tournament to provide Grants-inAid to achieving high school graduates to assist themfinancially in their quest to further their education. This yearthe golf tournament was not held, but due to the outstandingsupport of many of the Sublime Princes, and Illustrious Sirs theFund was able to provide both Chieyon Williams and EmmettRiddick with Grants-in-Aid of seven hundred dollars. Bothyoung men were outstanding high school graduates nowattending the colleges of their choice. (Pictured on page #17)Delaware CouncilS.G.I.G. James Scott, 33ºDeputy for DelawareUnder the leadership of the new UnitedSupreme Council (USC) elected Officers, Ill.Basil L. Sands, 33º Sovereign GrandCommander (SGC), the Orient of Delawarehas established new focuses.The Orient of Delaware convened their 126th Annual Council ofDeliberations (DCOD), October 21-22, 2016. The Orient waselated to have several elected USC Officers present. The Ill. Lt.Grand Commander (LGC), SGIG Melvin L. Bazemorerepresented SGC Sands and was received by the DCOD. SGCSands called, with his wishes for a successful Council as heattended several other Councils during this period. The GrandMinister of State SGIG Sidney Broadnax sent his well wishesfor a successful Council as well. LGC Bazemore wasaccompanied by SGIG Roland K. Lee Sr., Treasurer General,H.E., SGIG Lorenzo Cruger, Sr., Secretary General, H.E.,SGIG Ivory M. Buck, Jr., Grand Recording Secretary, SGIGRaynard W. Hughes, Cathedral Secretary and SGIG EdwardM. Brooks II, Assistant to the Grand Recording Secretary andEditor of the USC Bulletin. Other guests included SGIGDaniel Poole, Deputy for the Far East and his Assistant SGIGCharles Bush, SGIG Paul Barry, Deputy for the Orient of theDistrict of Columbia (SJ) and SGIG Garnett Hall, Deputy of theOrient of Maryland, (SJ). (Pictured on page #18)Our gracious host, the MWGM Frederick A. Duffy, 33º for theMWPHGL of DE,picturedleftcenterandseveral membersof his cabinetwere there to bereceived into theDelaware CODwithhonorsappropriatetotheir office.The Commanders of the Rite led by the President GIG GeorgeBennett held a meeting to enlighten the Fraters on events forthe year. The Orient held a Joint Memorial service wheretributes were given to members of the Orient as well as the lateDr. Solomon L. Wallace. The Order of the Golden Circle met,and SGLLR Shelia Smith was re-elected and installed. Guests,elected members of the USC accompanied Deputy Scott and

SPRING BULLETIN9were received into the State Grand Assembly meeting. Ill.Bazemore brought greetings from his office and on his behalfof the USC and SGC Sands. During the DCOD, allConsistories gave their annual reports. Before closing theCouncil, the Loyal Ladies were invited into Chambers wherethey were received by Deputy Scott. Afterwards Deputy Scottgave his Allocution on State of the Nation and the Orient.Deputy Scott’s focus was, “Change, Keep up and Hurry up” asa “New Day Dawns”. His Allocution was received by LGCBazemore, and he was given a rousing round of applause. Asthe business moved forward, the focus was placed on newinitiatives identified by the Supreme Council. The focus of theOrient has been to recruit, retain, reclaim and train members.The DCOD is pleased to report that they had a joint elevation inSeptember 2016 where (22) masons were elevated to SublimePrinces, 32nd degree.Carnell E. Smith, GIG Drexil Smothers, GIG Garry Tyler, SPKenneth Wideman, and GIG John Winlock. Orient “Of theYear” Awards; awardees were for Consistory, Booker T.Alexander #117, Commander-in-Chief, SP Reiss Byrd,Sublime Prince, SP Mark Buggs, Treasurer, GIG HowardMartin, and Secretary, SP Darryl C. Pruett Sr. We alsorecognized the following Orient GIGs of the Solomon WallaceClass 2016 that had been elevated at the USC; GIG TerranceBrown, GIG Kelvin Hanna, GIG Marques Jones, and GIG JohnWinlock.The highlight of the DCOD was the evening Banquet.Chairman GIG Chandler and his Committee did a wonderfuljob in recognizing all, and honoring SGIG Leon Battle for histenure as Deputy, and the presentation of several scholarshipsto deserving students.The COD reconvened at 10:00 am and the remainingcommittee reports were given. The COD held its annualelections and installation of the staff.Europe CouncilS.G.I.G. Carlton K. Crider, 33ºDeputy for EuroperdThe 23 Annual Session of the EuropeCouncil of Deliberation (ECOD) was hostedby Gustave M. Solomons Consistory #101,convened on September 4-5, 2016 at theYsenburger Hof Hotel Langenselbold,Germany.Illustrious Commander-in-Chief (CIC), SP Kenneth L.Wideman Sr. opened the Consistory at 1200 pm, to receive theMost Illustrious Commander-in-Chief (MICIC) Carlton K.Crider.Following the reception of MICIC Crider, theSovereign and Grand Inspectors General of the Orient ofEurope, the following the reception of the members of theOrient the following visitors were received from the Orient ofWA and Oregon, SP Barry Carter, GIG William Spenser, andGIG Gilbert McClary. Following the reception of visitors theMWGM Julius W. Brown Jr. MWPHGL for Washington andJurisdiction was received by MICIC Crider and escorted to theeast by the Grand Master of Ceremonies where grand honorswere given.After the roll call of Consistories, Council officers, Sovereignand Grand Inspectors General, the Proclamation was read.MICIC Crider then seated the Order of the Golden Circle andbrought up to the dais the State Grand Loyal Lady RulerPatricia Cameron-John and visiting SGLLR Peggy McClaryfrom WA/Oregon Orient and then he delivered his annualallocution which was received by GIG Julius W. Brown Jr.with an enthusiastic response.The annual banquet was held Sunday evening during which thefollowing individuals received awards: GIG Anthony Acosta,GIG Gustav Barnard, SP Reiss Byrd, GIG Wilbert Clyburn,GIG Leondre Darrington, SP Stephen Dohn, SP Jamie Gallegos,GIG Melvin Jackson, GIG Robert Janey, GIG Rodney K.Matthews, GIG Willie Nelson, GIG Jonathan Patterson, SPSharif Rahim, GIG Dennis Randall, GIG Marcell Randall, GIGThe next morning, Monday, September 5, 2016, at 8:00 am theJames B. Sloan Commanders of the Rite held its annualbreakfast to discuss pertinent information with the GrandInspectors General, visitors, and held its annual elections of theCommanders of the Rite elected officers for 2016-2017.The 23rd Annual Session of the Europe Council of Deliberationwas closed wit

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