I noticed a young brother with a beard being given more privelages within our hall. When he first grew his beard, he lost his privelages. But more and more recently he has been helping out a lot more.
The cobe is old school and a stickler for rules, but with the hall becoming more empty these days, and the need for young brothers, he seems to have relaxed on this particular Watchtower/man made rule.
Have you observed this relaxed attitude toward the beardites in your hall (if you are still attending)?