The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of
Free and Accepted Masons of Florida

JOHN W. WESTERMAN, III
Grand Master

To: All Particular Lodges

May 1, 2020

I, M∴W∴ John W. Westerman, III, as Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida, do hereby issue the following Executive Order:

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Grand Lodge provides for the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge to be held within the State of Florida between the 1st of April and the 30th of June at the time and place to be appointed by the Grand Master by Executive Order; and

WHEREAS, in consequence of the ongoing orders set out by the Governor of the State of Florida concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, as Grand Master, I issued Directive No. 4 on April 24, 2020, ordering and directing that effective immediately all Stated and Called Communications, Masonic meetings and events are suspended until at least June 1, 2020; and

WHEREAS, after careful consideration and consultation with our Grand Lodge Leadership Team who unanimously concur, I believe conducting our Annual Grand Communication at a central location as we have done in the past would incur significant risk thereby compromising the health and well-being of many in attendance.

THEREFORE, I, M∴W∴ John W. Westerman, III, Grand Master, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Grand Master of Masons in Florida, do hereby ORDER AND DIRECT that the ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE F. & A.M. OF FLORIDA is canceled and the 2020-2021 Election of Grand Lodge Officers shall be held by electronic and/or paper ballots via the internet or U.S. Mail.

DONE AND ORDERED at Jacksonville, Florida, this 1st day of May A.L. 6020, A.D. 2020.

John W. Westerman, III, Grand Master
Attest: Richard E. Lynn, P.G.M., Grand Secretary

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