2020-2021 Grand Master’s  Statewide Traveling Level Current Location

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Grand Master’s 2020-2021 Statewide Traveling Level Program

2020 – 2021 Statewide Traveling Level Program

The Grand Master will have a Statewide Traveling Level Program. The Level location can be tracked using the locator found on the Grand Lodge of Kentucky website and/or the Grand Lodge of Kentucky Statewide Traveling Level Location Facebook. It is important that you follow the directions contained in the Level 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 Level 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 Level case

As Masons, we are taught that the concept that all men are Equal in the eyes of our Creator is a primary teaching that the Ancient Level represents. In Masonry the Level is used to remind members that we are all equal, in that everyone operates on the same level of time. During the travels through a lifetime Masons acknowledge that it’s impossible for all men to possess equal gifts and talents but, that all men should be treated with equal respect. The purpose of this program is to encourage Masonic Travel across the State of Kentucky.


First destination of the Grand Masters Traveling Level will begin at the Grand Masters home lodge, James W. Alley No. 869, in Wayland KY. This meeting will be held after the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge Of Kentucky in October 2020. The Traveling Level can be claimed by one or more members of the lodge. Ex: if a member/members traveling less than 100 miles, whichever lodge or member/members have traveled farthest will be able to claim the Traveling Level. After the lodge that has traveled the farthest claims the Traveling Leveling, the lodge that has more members from their home lodge and travels the farthest will claim the Traveling Level. Ex: If a member travels 400 miles alone is what the member will have. But, if another member travels 300 miles and brings 2 members from his lodge, the said member will have 300 miles plus each member will account for 75 miles each. Which will give said lodge members a total of 450 miles; 300+75+75+= 450 traveling miles. More mem- bers that travel from your home lodge will receive more traveling miles.

The Lodge that has claimed the Traveling Level with the most traveling mileage, from October 2020 to May 5, 2021, the reward is a one-thousand-dollar scholarship that will be given to the winning lodge. This lodge will be able to give a Kentucky Highschool graduate of their choice the one-thousand-dollar scholarship, by the end of MAY 2021. After the scholarship, the lodge that has claimed the Traveling Level the MOST will receive a Traveling Level Plaque presented at the Grand Lodge Of Kentucky. The last date for claiming the Traveling Level is September 1, 2021.

Each lodge should urge to promote lodge visitation. It can be one of the most educational and reward- ing experiences within our fraternal friendship and fellowship with our brothers by visiting lodges in the district and throughout the state of Kentucky.

The idea behind the Grand Masters Traveling Level Program is to be ewarding, meeting other Masonic Brothers and gaining recognition for you and your Lodge Brothers.


2020-2021 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 al- ways know where it is located. It is his responsibility to keep up with 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, excluding only Masonic Funeral Rites

2. The traveling gavel may be claimed by:

a.  Whichever lodge has the most visitors present.

b.  If there is a tie, the lodge that traveled the farthest will receive the gavel.

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

d. The lodge receiving the gavel will notify the District Deputy.