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Cryptic Mason of the Year Medal
and
Lapel Pin

CMoY
One medal each year presented to a Cryptic Mason by the General Grand Council to a man selected by each Grand Council for outstanding service to Cryptic Masonry. Each Grand Council and each subordinate Council will select its own Cryptic Mason of the Year according to the following rules and regulations:
  1. Only one medal may be awarded annually to a Cryptic Mason in each affiliated Grand Council.
  2. Only one medal may be awarded triennially to a Cryptic Mason in each Subordinate council of the General Grand Council.
  3. Each Grand Council and each subordinate Council shall determine its own method of selecting the Cryptic Mason of the Year in its jurisdiction.
  4. No posthumous awards shall be made.
  5. The award shall be made only for exceptional and meritorious service to Cryptic Masonry above and beyond the call of duty. No Past or Present Grand Master, or any advancing line officer of a Grand Council shall be eligible for this award; however, this restriction shall apply only to the Cryptic Mason of the Year Award, and not to the Adult Leadership Award.
  6. The General Grand Recorder shall be given the name of the selected Cryptic Mason to be engraved upon the medal at least thirty days prior to the date it is to be awarded. Subordinate Councils shall give the name of the selected Cryptic Mason to be engraved upon the medal at least six months prior to the next Triennial Assembly.
  7. The General Grand Recorder shall cause the name of the honoree to be engraved upon the medal and forwarded to the Grand Recorder or Recorder, if to a subordinate Council, at the earliest time following receipt of the name.