I was at Masonic Week events this morning and spoke with the incoming Grand Chancellor of the Grand College of Rites about the issues they have been having processing payments, getting dues notices out to the members and processing petitions. Of course, he was very aware of these issues already and informed me that this Saturday there would be a new Grand Registrar elected and installed, so things will start to ramp up again after a while.
Be patient though. The new guy will have to make a rather lengthy drive to Illinois at some point to get all the records and documents, and then organize them for his use once he brings them home. And then there is a backlog of information to sort through going back at least a year and probably more.
Have faith, my brothers. When the Grand College of Rites was in full swing, many said that it was the best $15 in Masonry, and I feel that is true. It will be great again.