The Fall Meeting of the Kansas Lodge of Research will immediately follow the closing of the annual Leadership Conference on November 5. The location will be announced during the conference, but it will be held at the Conference Hotel (Crown Plaza at Topeka Boulevard and 17th Street in Topeka). This is the first meeting since Grand Lodge met in March. KSLOR members should LOG IN and then review the Consent Agenda and Proposal.
Your officers have been busy working on several initiatives, including the revision of the Candidate Handbooks to bring them into the 21st Century and make them useful in the mentoring process, as well as the development of a functional speakers bureau. Further, several articles have been included in the pages of the Kansas Mason, but most of the onus of that effort has fallen on Herb Merrick, Chair of the Publications Committee — we need research articles from the members to maintain the pace of publication.
We have also become involved in working with the Grand Archivist to undertake several projects to digitize membership and administrative records of the Grand Lodge from its earliest years. These initiatives will be discussed during the meeting and opportunities for all members to become involved will be reviewed.
Finally, the Grand Lodge Library and Archives have requested the assistance of the KSLOR in the acquisition of archive specific software to modernize the record keeping in inventory management of the brotherhood. The second attachment presents information on this request and will be presented by PGM Rick Reichert.
The Grand Archivist has been invited to join us to answer questions about each of the items under his area of expertise.