Brethren, we have been reviewing the re-opening plans published by the State of Missouri, Jackson County and Kansas City and have been trying to triangulate those various requirements with the edict issued by the Grand Master on April 24.
Based on how we interpret the various orders we believe that Sheffield Lodge will be able to return to our normal meeting schedule, and therefore we do plan to conduct our stated communication on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00pm.The lodge room is large enough that with a couple of minor modifications we can easily maintain adequate social distancing. For the time being we will not have dinner before the meeting in order to comply with restrictions on the use of communal areas such as the dining room. We will also conduct all business in the first degree.
WM Holbrook extends his invitation to the members to join us, but he also wants our members to understand that their health and safety is the top priority and we fully understand if brothers feel safer staying at home for now than meeting.