The Lodges and members that constitute the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, are well known for their diversity, and AFA is proud to be a part of that reputation. When we were founded in 1992, we became the first Lodge in DC constituted and authorized to work in Spanish, allowing many Spanish speaking masons that temporarily or permanently reside in the District Metro Area to continue their Masonic instruction and work on shaping and smoothing their Rough Ashlars in the comfort of their native tongue.
The Anniversary Gala was a memorable night, with the presence of our Grand Master Richard Bautista, five Past Grand Masters, current Grand Officers, and many others. The excellent speeches from recognized members of the Grand Lodge about Masonry brought everyone’s attention to explaining what a mason is. After which, as Master of Alianza, I presented the Hispanic community with the “The Magna Bowl.”
This anniversary is a milestone that motivates Alianza members to continue their ongoing effort to improve the quality of work in our Lodge as a way to keep the interest in Masonry while still participating in the Jurisdiction’s activities to expand our fraternal bonds with other Lodges.
On behalf of the Lodge, I am grateful to the Great Architect of the Universe for such moment in fraternity and to all the attendees for their participation. Thank you, and here’s to 25 years more!!!