Upcoming Grand Lodge Events
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2017 Masonic Day of Thanksgiving
Oct. 21st, Dennard Plaza: The University of the District of Columbia
The Grand Lodge of DC is proud to be on the forefront of promoting the principals of Universal Masonry. Together with our Prince Hall brethren here in DC, we were amongst the first Grand Lodges in the United States to establish dual recognition between our Grand Jurisdictions, thus creating precedents for brethren to visit each other’s lodges and formally enjoy each other’s Masonic company.
This year, we will bring those already robust relations with our Prince Hall brothers to an even higher level -- that of tangible cooperation.
Together, we have engaged in developing an ambitious project - in the spirit of Universal Masonry, the two DC Grand Lodges, through their respective Masonic Foundations, will join simply as “DC Masons” in funding Masonic scholarships at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). This arrangement presents a historic opportunity for the two DC Grand jurisdictions to be engaged in a joint program for the first time, and one that will be beneficial, in perpetuity, to the only public institution of higher education in the District of Columbia.
Therefore, on October 21st, the Grand Lodge will celebrate this historic arrangement during our annual Masonic Day of Thanksgiving. It will take place at noon at the UDC’s Dennard Plaza off Connecticut Avenue, where we will be joined by a large delegation of our Prince Hall brothers, led by their Most Worshipful Grand Master Phillip David. We will form our procession at 11:30am in the Student Center (where we will also gather afterwards for lunch). Parking is free, and available on campus. (See the campus map at right for details). Dress for the event is dark suit and tie, and Masonic regalia (jewels of office and aprons).
We look forward to this special opportunity to give thanks to the Great Architect of the Universe for guiding us on the path towards building still stronger fraternal ties, and for aiding us in the fulfilling of our commitment to the great light of public education.
Comming Soon! The 2017 Annual Grand Lodge Banquet
The annual banquet of the Grand Lodge will be held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in D.C. on Friday, December 8th, 2017. Details are below:
What: The Annual Banquet of the Grand Lodge of DC
Where: The J.W. Marriott Hotel (1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004)
When: Friday, December 8th. Drinks at 7pm, Dinner at 8pm
Attire: Black Tie
Cost: $120.00 per person, full tables are available for $1200.00
Registration and payment information will be coming soon!