Another year and another AMD Week, but brethren it seems each year AMD Week gets better and better. If you missed it this year, you missed a real treat.
The annual meeting occurred on February 8, 2020. M:.V:. Glen A. Cook, SGM was elected and installed as our Sovereign Grand Master. M:.V:. Cook also appointed R:.V:. Oscar E. Alleyne as Grand Tyler which is the start of the Grand Line. R:.V:. Alleyne is the RWJGW of the Grand Lodge of New York and the Past Grand Superintendent of New York.
It was announced that during the year there were some 17 AMD Ingatherings across the country, an annual event that NJ, with great pride, has been holding every year since 2011. The outgoing MVSGM, Paul Newhall, even mentioned during his elocution how much fun he had at our joint PA Ingathering in Trenton.
A special congratulations to two leaders of New Jersey, who are making their mark at AMD Week. R:.V:. Mohamad A. Yatim was elected Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council of AMD of the USA, and M:.E:. Sir Knight Robert B. Maynard was elected Great Chief of the Grand Council of Knight Masons USA. This is a great honor for both these men, and a great honor for New Jersey.
The Scarlet Cord, First Degree, was performed by the NJ team, and a thank you to the degree team, Mohamad Yatim, Oscar Alleyne, Victor Moschella, Michael Canavan, Robert Chan, and Ernest Barth.
But the true highlight, was the great fellowship that occurred every night, as brethren from all over the country gathered in restaurants, cigar bars, hospitality suits, conference rooms, and everyplace you walked, rekindling those warm friendships started so long ago during this auspicious annual event..
R:..V:. Michael S Neuberger, KGCRORBE
Grand Superintendent - New Jersey
Grand Council AMD of the USA