"This Grand Lodge gained a new Lodge as a result of its effort in Court. Namely Union Lodge #43, which still is operating and in good standing."
According to the 1982 report, many of the Lodges were suffering from dwindling membership:
"After we investigated the John A. Bell Lodge-The Prince Hall Lodge-I knew about them-after I found out that the John A. Bell Lodge didn't have Masonic affiliation and no Supreme Council, and the man who first set it up was suspended from our Supreme Lodge, and all the work that he did after that was declared to be not legitimate work, I didn't need to pay attention to them at all."
"They are still in this state and many other states. Our only problem is, and will be, our complacency. When we get that feeling that just because we are Prince Hall Masons and we are secure and need not tell the whole Prince Hall story, then the roof will cave in. So, my Brothers, live as Prince Hall Masons should and publicize our deeds of what we do for all to see, and you will draw them to you"