We enjoyed our installation at Grand Chapter although due to this pandemic it was a bit different than normal. We regretted not being able to be with all of our officers as they were installed. We are sorry that we have not had the opportunity to meet each one as yet. We are praying that things take a turn toward what we know as normal and we will have an opportunity to spend time with our Staff and all members. December brought us to our Campus in Oriskany. We were not able to spend time with our residents or the employees as the facility was in lockdown to protect everyone. We did bring Christmas Greetings and our thanks to the employees for doing an outstanding job all year. Our facility has been fortunate to have very few COVID positive cases among the staff and none among the nursing home residents. We did share time with a few of our Most Worthy family who could join us for a dinner on Friday night. The Grand Patron and I enjoyed sharing time with our new Grand Line and are looking forward to executing the plans we have made for our year. There will be no sojourn to Florida this year as it is not safe, nor wise to travel and meet in large groups. We are sad that we will not get to make this journey as the Grand Matron and Grand Patron but are grateful that we did get to go in 2020 and will make an effort to attend again if the world situation permits. We wish all members in New York and around the world good health, safety and much love. Our Grand Master says that Masonry never stops and that goes of OES as well. We will continue our good works no matter what.
Sincerely, Jane L Stuart Grand Matron and Michael F Kessler, Grand Patron