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Traveling Ark & Anchor Program

2021-2022 Grand Master’s  Statewide Traveling Ark & Anchor Current Location

Milford (158)

4th Tuesday, Monthly at 7:00 PM Eastern Time


Grand Master’s 2021-2022 Statewide Traveling Ark & Anchor Program


2021 – 2022 Statewide Traveling Ark Program

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

As Masons, we are taught that the Ark & Anchor is the emblem of “a well-grounded hope and a wellspent life, to not become complacent in our lives and our labors and work toward the future”. The Ark & Anchor 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.

2021-2022 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.