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Grand Court of Colorado

Order of the Amaranth

MESSAGE - GRM AND GRP

JUNE 1, 2020

Dear Honored Ladies and Sir Knights,

 

As restrictions are being lifted in phased intervals in Colorado, and after receiving the 5th Edict from the Grand Master of Colorado I do not feel that it would be in the best interest of our members to start meeting again just yet. I have done my research on each county in which our Courts are located and with the different variances in place and the staging that is starting to happen I feel that June is going to be the testing field. As many of us have been working all along, some have been working from home and will be returning to the office and public spaces soon and more people will be getting out and about.

One of three things is going to happen.

                    1. We will see an increase in COVID -19. 

                    2. We will remain the same with COVID -19. 

                    3. We will see a decline in COVID -19 cases.

I would love to more than anyone start back at it with meetings and Installations but after much consideration It is with a great deal of concern for our members and families that WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN JUNE. This is not an easy decision by any means, but I would not be true to my obligation as a member of the Order if I allowed us to move forward this month. I am simply acting in what is best for the members and our families.

With each Lodge having  different restrictions and each county having different requirements; The Order of the Amaranth has orders given to each Grand Royal Matron from the Supreme Royal Matron along with the State of Colorado and the variances to the opening Colorado plan, It would be hard to be socially distant and have a regular meeting as well as an Installation of officers. We would all have to wear masks, using gloves and sanitizer along with not being able to have any reception or dinner gatherings, I find that it would be more of a hassle as well as a harm to our members to try and hold any meetings at this time. We thank everyone for being patient and understanding during this pandemic. It is not easy to make these hard decisions.

 

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFO.

Gov. Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 044, extending Safer at Home to the next step in reopening, permitting for limited restaurant and summer camp openings. The order currently expires on June 23rd, 2020 but can be amended or extended at any time.

While the Safer-at-Home level is in effect, gatherings in both public and private spaces of more than 10 people are prohibited. We advise continuing to only socialize with members of your household. Any gatherings of 10 or fewer people outside your household should adhere to all Social Distancing requirements and recommendations.

The virus is still present in Colorado and can surge at any time. We may move between these different levels during the pandemic:

• Level 1: Stay at Home. Everyone is required to stay at home except for grocery shopping, medical care, exercise, and necessary activities. Only critical businesses are open.

• Level 2: Safer at Home. Everyone is still strongly advised to stay at home. Critical businesses are open and non-critical businesses are operating with restrictions.

• Level 3: Protect Our Neighbors. With more testing and monitoring, it will be safer for people to socialize more normally, while taking significant precautions. We will still need strong protections for higher risk individuals.

 

With the TRUTH of this virus, we have the FAITH to overcome, the WISDOM to keep others safe and the CHARITY to offer at this hard time.

If you or any of your loved ones need assistance or someone to talk with please feel free to call, text, snail mail or write a smoke signal in the sky and we will do our best to see that your needs are met.

 

 H.L. Brandi Long                                                            S.K. Jim Miles

H.L. Brandi Long                                                             S.K. Jim Miles

 Grand Royal Matron                                                    Grand Royal Patron

 

 

 

 

 

AMARANTH FIGHTS DIABETES

 

From Supreme

Update from Supreme Council

 

 HL Dorothy - Supreme Assembly

 

 

 

 

Communiqué from the

Grand Master of CO  update