This act stands today as remarkable proof of the undeniable truths of brotherly love and affection which we espouse. This momentous act serves as an example of how our fraternity seeks to unite the hearts of its initiates and thereby cement a more civil society. I am supremely proud of the brothers who guided this change and offer my sincere gratitude for their devotion to true Masonic values.
This past weekend was among the busiest weekends in my recollection for Illinois Freemasonry. I joked to my cohort that "no Mason should be on his couch today for lack of activity." There were events help across the state aimed at developing the hearts and minds of our individual Brethren.
I had the pleasure of participating in the education-focused activities held near Champaign. We were able to host two Brothers from the Grand Lodge of North Carolina's Masonic Education Committee who shared their wealth of knowledge and experience with our young committee. In the coming years, I expect to look back on this meeting as a significant turning point in Masonic Education in Illinois.
Hello, my name is Scott Dueball and I serve the Masons of Illinois as the Statewide Education Officer. Masonic education in Illinois has two-pronged setup: the Committee on Masonic Education and the Education Officers chain of command.
Our Book of Constitutions and Bylaws establishes the Committee on Masonic Education as the content developers responsible for deciding what should be provided to Masons seeking education. This committee is made up of a number of Masons representing various backgrounds and Masonic experiences.