This new lodge is composed of brothers who have an affiliation and affinity for American University. Members of the new lodge include current students, alumni, faculty, staff, advisory board members and their relatives. Throughout the United States, more and more Grand Lodges are seeing lodges whose membership has a university affinity, such as, Harvard Lodge, Boston University Lodge, Patriot Lodge affiliated with George Mason University, and The Colonial Lodge affiliated with The George Washington University.
Installed as Worshipful Master was W. Br. Perry Blatstein; as Senior Warden: Br. Adam Tager; as Junior Warden: Dustin Rawlins; as Secretary: Peter Brusoe; and Jesse Ouellette as Treasurer. The Installation was held at the DC Scottish Rite using lodge furniture generously loaned by Albert Pike Lodge, No. 33. The installation was presided over by RW Br. Richard J. Bautista, Senior Grand Warden and was assisted by RW Br. Christopher K. Mahaney, Grand Lecturer.
Following the installation MW Br. Leonard Proden, PGM in his role as Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the Scottish Rite, presented a very generous check to the lodge to support the Matthew C Shlonsky Memorial Fund established at American University's School of International Service. (Shlonsky was an AU alumni and a friend of several AU Lodge members. He was tragically killed while standing in front of a Metro station last August.)