Exemplifications Cancelled

Dear Sisters and Brothers,
A message from our Worthy Grand Matron, Carol Gramm Wise:
     After much consideration the Worthy Grand Patron and I have decided to cancel the Exemplifications scheduled at Trinity and Falls Chapters on Saturday, May 15 and 22
     The cancellation is due to the limited seating restrictions imposed by the Ohio Department of Health (Director’s Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating, dated April 5, 2021).   In short, this order states our attendance is restricted to 25% of the fixed seating of the Chapter rooms.  
     Trinity and Falls Chapters are almost identical in our fixed seating capacities.  This allows us to have a total of 45 members and officers in the Chapter rooms at Trinity and Falls’ buildings.  As you know, there are 18 Grand Officers.  If each officer comes with a spouse or traveling companion, that makes a total of 36.  This leaves a total of 9 seats available for other members and visitors.  
     Performing an exemplification for only nine of our sisters and brothers is not only disappointing, but unfair for those who wish to attend but cannot. We are hoping to reschedule our exemplifications as we move Forward in Faith.

Carol Gramm Wise, Worthy Grand Matron Grand Chapter of Ohio, OES