2019-2020 Grand Master’s  Statewide Traveling Trowel Current Location

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Grand Master’s 2019-2020 Statewide Trowel and District Traveling Gavel Programs

2019 – 2020 Statewide Traveling Trowel Program

The Grand Master will have a Statewide Traveling Trowel Program. The Trowel location can be tracked using the locator found on the Grand Lodge of Kentucky website and/or the Grand Lodge of Kentucky Statewide Traveling Trowel Location facebook Page (see Appendix D). It is important that you follow the directions contained in the Trowel 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 Trowel 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 Trowel case.

As Masons, we are taught that the trowel is used to “spread the cement of brotherly love and af- fection; that cement which unites us into one sacred band or society of friends and brothers”. The Trowel 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.

2019-2020 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 only suggestions on how the District Traveling Gavel Program might work. If your district has a program in place, then continue with it instead. The purpose of this program is to encourage Masonic travel within the district.

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 any regular or lawfully called meeting, ex- cluding only Masonic Funeral Rites.
  2. The traveling gavel may be claimed by:
    1. Whichever lodge has the most visitors present.
    2. If there is a tie, the lodge that traveled the farthest will receive the gavel.
    3. The Traveling Gavel will be presented before closing the lodge.
    4. The lodge receiving the gavel will notify the District Deputy.

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