GRAND LODGE REGIONAL DIVISIONS

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Regional Divisions - In Virginia, we have 57 Masonic Districts, which are located within twelve regions throughout the State. Each region has a Grand Lodge Committee Member appointed as Division Provost. The Division Provost's duties include, but are not limited to, acting as liaison and communication link between the Committee Chairman and the District Educational Officers. All members of this Committee must have a broad knowledge of Freemasonry and strongly believe in its principles. They should be good "teachers" in their own right, with good organization skills, able to get along with people and be able to devote the time necessary to do the job properly.

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GRAND LODGE REGIONAL DIVISIONS

Division Region District
Southwestern  46-50 
II  Western 40, 42-45
III  Blue Ridge 22A, 22B–24, 39, and 41
IV  Southside 25–28, 37, and 38
V Piedmont and Valley 6, 10, and 17 - 21
VI Northern 2–5, and 7
VII Northeastern 1A, 1B, and 54
VIII Central Coast 8, 9, and 11
IX Richmond Metro and Central 15A, 15B, 15C–16, and 29
X Hampton Roads 14A, 14B. 31–34, and 57
XI Tidewater 35A, 35B, 36 and 56
XII Eastern Shore 12

The Committee: on Masonic Education and Publications: provides Masonic publications and directions to the District Deputy Grand Master, District Educational Officer, and Lodge Educational Officers to ensure the Brethren are always kept informed with regards to Masonic education and Schools throughout the State.

District Educational Officers: are nominated by the District Deputy Grand Master and the Division Provost, and recommended by the Committee Chairman and appointed by the Grand Master. His duties include, but are not limited to, acting as a liaison and communication link between the Division Provosts and the Lodge Educational Officer, and making suitable Masonic education-oriented presentations, when invited by local Masters' and Wardens' Associations or the Worshipful Masters of subordinate Lodges. His primary duty is the training of the subordinate Lodge officers in all areas of Masonic education, except for ritual.

Lodge Educational Officers: the Worshipful Master of his Lodge appoints Lodge Educational Officers. His duties include, but are not limited to, acting as Lodge representative for all matters relating to Masonic education. His primary duty is the training of the Brethren in all areas of Masonic education, except for ritual. The training should include teaching the Brethren how to discuss Freemasonry with non-Masons.

 

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Alan W. Adkins

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