2017-2018 Grand Master’s  Statewide Traveling Bee Hive Current Location

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Grand Master’s 2017-2018 Statewide Bee Hive and District Traveling Gavel Programs

2017 – 2018 Statewide Traveling Bee Hive Program

The Grand Master will have a Statewide Traveling Bee Hive Program. The bee hive location can be tracked using the locator found on the Grand Lodge of Kentucky website and/or the Grand Lodge of Kentucky Statewide Traveling Bee Hive Location Facebook Page (see Appendix D). It is important that you follow the directions contained in the bee hive case to ensure that its location is kept updated, so all lodges have an opportunity to claim it. One or more Masons may claim the bee hive at any Masonic meeting. It must be claimed and presented in a tiled or open meeting to count. Make sure to follow the directions and sign the registry contained in the bee hive case. “The Bee Hive is an emblem of industry and recommends the practice of that virtue to all created beings….” The bee hive may first be claimed by the lodge which travels the farthest, and has not already claimed it, otherwise by the lodge that has traveled the longest distance and never had it. The purpose of this program is to encourage Masonic Travel across the State of Kentucky.


2017-2018 District Traveling Gavel Program

District Traveling Gavel Program The District Deputy Grand Master is asked to maintain and promote the traveling gavel program in his district. Each district should have a Traveling Gavel and the District Deputy Grand Master should always know where it is located. It is his responsibility to keep the gavel traveling from lodge to lodge. The guidelines below are suggestions on how the District Traveling Gavel Program might work. If your district has a program in place, then continue with it instead. The Traveling Gavel must be placed in clear view of all visiting Brothers.

Suggestions for claiming the Traveling Gavel:

1. The traveling gavel may be claimed from a lodge on a regular meeting, called meeting, degree work, installation of officers, or District Meeting.

2. The traveling gavel may be claimed by:

1. A minimum of the Master and two of his five principal officers, (Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer or Secretary).

2. A lodge that has four principal officers or more.

3. A lodge that has five or more brothers.

4. If two or more lodges within the district which qualify visit a lodge, the lodge that brought the most members will receive the gavel. If there is a tie, the lodge that traveled the farthest will receive the gavel.

5. The Traveling Gavel will be presented before closing the lodge.

6. The lodge receiving the gavel will notify the District Deputy that it is in their possession, so when asked he will be able to tell other lodges where it is.

The purpose of this program is to encourage Masonic travel within the district.