ME Companion William C. Eppig
Grand High Priest 2018-2019
I would like to thank all the members of Maryland Royal Arch for allowing me to serve as Grand High Priest for the 2018-2019 year. I am very humbled honored to be given this opportunity.
A special thank you to the 2018-2019 Officers and Committee members who have taken time out of their busy schedules to serve this Grand Chapter. These members are outstanding leaders and I am privileged to have them assist me over the next year.
Brotherhood is a tenant of Masonry and Royal Arch, and we see it in every interaction we have as members of these great bodies. Communication is a great way to ensure that all of our members have an opportunity to be part of this Masonic tenant.
Along with our new website and Facebook page, we will be introducing a monthly email newsletter called “The Keystone”. This will inform our members of upcoming events, activities of the Grand Chapter, and general information of what’s happing in our State. All we need is your email to add you to the email list! (sign up below)
Activities are another way to share the brotherhood. We will be planning two social events during the year and have two companions working on them now. We will be having a distillery tour in the spring and an Oktoberfest in the fall. I encourage everyone to watch for these events and plan to attend!
We are also planning two Ritual events. In the late spring, we will provide the Most Excellent Master and Royal Arch Degree to clear any candidates before the summer break and to help our smaller chapters unable to have a full degree team. We are also planning a one Day Summer school to cover the new Ritual and to help clarify any questions concerning ritual. (To get a copy of the 2018-2019 term calendar click the link below.)
As you can see the Grand Chapter will be busy this year. Hopefully, by having a few new and different activities, we will build on the excitement of Royal Arch and spread Brotherhood throughout our State!
William C. Eppig
Grand High Priest