2020 Commission Report

Brazil State Grand Orients
The Grande Orient of Rio De Janeiro, the Grand Oriente da Bahia and the Grand Orients Paulista were each recognized by and treaties signed with their respective State Grand Lodges in 2019 along with the Grand Orient of Brazil. Each of these bodies is also recognized by the CMI. It would be reasonable to assume that these grand orients are practicing regular Masonry and recognition would be appropriate if you so desire.

Grand Lodge of the Republic of Georgia
Representatives of the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Georgia contacted the Commission in a timely manner to pursue recognition in 2017. Due to the continued instability of government in this country, action on this matter was differed until the 2018-2019 conferences. No representative from this grand lodge was present at the 2019 Commission meeting. At this session, the Commission was presented with the following information. On March 14, 2015, representatives of the Grand Lodge of Russia, and three lodges regularly constituted by the Grand Lodge of Russia, met and formed the Grand Lodge of Georgia. In 2018 the Grand Lodges of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Armenia met and formed the United Grand Lodge of Georgia. At this time the Commission does not have adequate information to present findings on this matter.

Grand Lodge of Cuscatlan
A packet was received in a timely manner from representatives of the Grand Lodge of Cuscatlan. However, no representatives were present at the 2020 Conference to speak on behalf of this grand lodge. Therefore, no action was taken on this matter.

Grand Lodge of Ecuador
A packet was received in a timely manner from representatives of the Grand Lodge of Ecuador. However, no representatives from this grand lodge were present at the 2020 Conference to speak on behalf of this grand lodge. Therefore, no action was taken on this matter.

Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Louisiana
A packet was received in a timely manner from representatives of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Louisiana requesting information on how to obtain a seat at the table of this Conference. However, no representatives from this group were present at the 2020 Conference to speak on this matter. Therefore, no action was taken.

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Additional Information

1. A communication from the GLNF was received concerning the Grand Lodge of Tahiti. Nothing contained in that communication would cause the Commission to change it position published on page 6 of the 2012 Commission report.

2. In 2004 the Commission reported that the Confederation of Mexican Grand Lodges (Confederacion de Grandes Logias Regulares de los Estados Unidos Mexicanor) had undertaken an extensive study to identify those grand lodges in Mexico which were practicing regular Masory and could reasonably be considered for recognition. Additional grand lodges have been added to that list since 2004. A complete list of those grand lodges recognized by the Confederation of Mexican Grand Lodges will be included in the 2020 report of the Commission on Information for Recognition book and on the web site.

REMINDER: The deadline for reports filed with the Commission is December 1. We will not accept any new material for consideration after this date.

Grand Lodges recognized by the Confederation of Mexican Grand Lodges




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