At the Annual Session of Supreme Council on Friday, September 14th, we welcomed a very special guest speaker - Ill. Bro. Gail N. Kemp 33º.
As part of the General Session on Friday morning, Gail presented the ‘The Path Forward’ initiative undertaken by the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the AASR in the United States. This presentation focuses on the results from a comprehensive survey of both Scottish Rite members and non-members across the United States. This ties in with the ‘Not Just a Man. A Mason.’ initiative, also created by the NMJ but focused solely on branding and marketing Craft Lodge Freemasonry.
This program has been made available to Grand Lodges in Canada and the USA. The data obtained from the NMJ survey allows us to chart a path forward for the good of Freemasonry in general, and by extension for Scottish Rite.
Gail Kemp is no stranger to many of our members, having attended our Annual Sessions for the past number of years as a representative of the NMJ. A resident of Huntingburg, Indiana - where he served as Mayor for 12 years - Gail is also a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Indiana. Elected as an Active Member of Supreme Council in 2001, he has served on a variety of committees and held the offices of both Deputy for Indiana and Grand Lieutenant Commander. He continues to serve Scottish Rite as the liaison responsible for the presentation and promotion of the Path Forward initiative