Good afternoon leaders of all branches of the order,
Under the growing concerns of Coronavirus (covid-19) the executive board and the Grand Master have determined that all large gatherings (regional meetings, round ups, district meetings, etc.) are to be suspended until further notice in all branches of the order within the Jurisdiction of Illinois.
As of this moment individual lodges etc. can utilize the discretion of the leadership to determine a viable course of action for meeting nights. Please do your diligence to get this information out to the local lodges as soon as possible as we do not have all of the proper contact information without sending a paper mail letter which will be following.
This is primarily in response to the effects and susceptibility of infection spreading to our senior members.
Yours in F,L&T
Mathew R. Yingling Deputy Grand Master I.O.O.F Jurisdiction of Illinois