Last August, it was reported that the Grand Lodge of Colorado had made a substantial commitment to educating the Craft by raising their budget for Masonic Education from $500 to almost $10,000. Brethren all across the country were heartened by that kind of substantial financial devotion to creating programs to better instruct both new and veteran Masons.
Well, apparently, it hasn't turned out that way.
Eight months later, word is coming out of Colorado that the budgeted money has been spent, not for education programs, but to fund one day mass-raisings around the state. Perhaps it's just a nomenclature problem, since they are called "One Day Classes."
I'll go out on a limb here, but I suspect that's not what the assembled brethren at their annual communication believed they were voting for last August. Meanwhile, there is apparently no money left over for any actual education programs for the year.
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