Grand Chapter of Maryland


ME Companion Robert W. Chase
Grand High Priest 2021-2022

Good day Companions and welcome to July. I hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer. Not being a Maryland native but based on past summers I believe this year, as in past years, is typical Hot and Humid.

Summertime for me takes me back to my youth growing up in Maine where my friends and I were a bike ride away from Tripp Lake. Listening to Mungo Jerry and “In the summertime when the weather is hot, have a drink have a drive go out and see what you can find. Or Sly and the Family “Hot Fun in the Summertime” and now as an older man looking at the lyrics one line says it all, “That’s when I had fun back then”

So now that I have publicly let everyone know how old I am let’s get into an attempt at progress. I have mentioned how I would like to have a summer school.  I have heard from current officers and past officers how we need to get rid of the books and learn the work just like every other part of Masonry in Maryland does. So, we will try to start the process. There will be a School of Instruction on August 20th at 8 am with coffee and donuts.

I am asking that you support this effort to improve the Royal Arch. Based on comments that I mentioned earlier I know that the past and present leadership wants us to be better, so as I say occasionally “WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE THE YORK RITE BETTER”? Well, here’s an opportunity, and I look forward to everyone joining us in the effort.


Bob Chase, MEGHP

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