King Edward V11 Chapter of Improvement

 

Annual Circular 2021

As many of you will be aware the 2020 demonstration season could not be delivered as expected due to the Covid 19 crisis. The demonstrations of the of the 14th degree, Grand Elect Perfect & Sublime Master, were initially held over until 2021 but as the crisis is still ongoing, we have had to postpone all demonstrations to 2022 with the agreement and support of the Supreme Council.

All Princes who applied for tickets for the 2020 were offered the choice of a full refund or to carry over their payment to 2021. All those that requested a refund have been paid, some have donated their payments to charity and those who have asked for the funds to be carried over had been registered as paid for the 2021 demonstrations.

We have already sent out a letter, via District & Group Recorders, to every Chapter outlining options for those who have pre-purchased tickets to ask whether they wish their funds to be carried over to 2022 or have a full refund.

Dates for 2022 are being finalised and will be confirmed in my 2022 Annual Circular and will be found the 2022 Year Book. Provisional dates and venues can be found on the KE VII website (www.kevii.org.uk).

In the meantime, we have been working towards offering our monthly Chapter of Improvement meetings on a virtual basis (via Zoom).

We will have to restrict this at first to those Princes who have already attended the physical

Chapter of Improvement previously but may be able to extend this to any Prince of the Order under our Supreme Council at a later date.

To take part in one of our virtual monthly Chapters of Improvement a Prince will have to apply by e-mail to me at the e-mail address above no less than 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting and I will send them a zoom link to enable them to sign on.

Applications to take part will have to include the applicants full name and the name and number of their Chapter to enable us to ensure only qualified Princes are admitted to the meeting.If any Prince wishes to deliver any of the points, opening & closing or intermediate degrees, they will need to advise me in their initial e-mail. We will allocate this on a first come first served basis.

During the Chapter of Improvement all attendees will be muted other than the Prince delivering the point, the Preceptor providing the usual guidance and the Director of Ceremonies who will also read out the rubric to keep the point flowing.

As before the Chapters of Improvement will be held on the first Thursday of every month (except August) starting from the one scheduled for March on the following days.

4th March 2021

1st April 2021

6th May 2021

3rd June 2021

1st July 2021

2nd September 2021

7th October 2021

4th November 2021

2nd December 2021

We look forward to seeing as many Princes as possible at these meetings.

During the above the standard version of the 18th degree ritual will be used as set out in the Supreme Council’s ritual book dated 2008.

We continue with these virtual meetings until we are able to meet physically at Duke Street, St James, London as before.

Finally, may we thank you for your continued support for the COI by way of your annual affiliation fee, which is so helpful in our continued production of the demonstrations of the Intermediate Degrees.

Yours Sincerely and Fraternally

Peter Lambert Recorder

cc. Inspectors General, District/Group Recorders

 

 


 

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