The Grand Lodge Membership Banquet will be held on Friday evening, December 7th at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. hotel: Tickets are $75.00 per person [$750.00 for tables of 10 and may be purchased through PayPal (for an additional service charge) or directly from the Office of the Grand Secretary].
Masons, their families and guests are all welcome. Reservation forms mailed to each Lodge Secretary on October 31st must be completed and returned to the Office of the Grand Secretary by November 30th. The Banquet tickets for paid reservations received by November 19th will be mailed to the secretaries for distribution. Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
The Third Communication and the Installation Ceremony
The 3rd Communication of the Grand Lodge will convene Saturday, December 8th, 2012 in the Lodge Room, at the Scottish Rite Center. Master Masons will assemble at 4:45 p.m. and the Grand Lodge will be opened at 5:00 p.m. for a brief business session, namely the consideration of the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence, and shortly thereafter will move from labor to recess to assemble in the Auditorium for the public portion of the program, open to members, family and friends. The program will include the introduction of the Masonic dignitaries, presentation of the Grand Lodge Distinguished Service Award, Grand Lodge Medal of Freedom, farewell message of the outgoing Grand Master and the installation of the incoming Grand Master and Grand Lodge officers. A sumptuous reception will follow in the Refectory.