Almost two hundred years ago brethren of the several lodges meeting in the District of Columbia moved to cut the umbilical cord tying them the Grand Lodge of Maryland and Virginia and start their own Grand Lodge. In the course of the past two hundred years our Grand Lodge has been an integral part of the life and growth of the District of Columbia. The year 2011 marks the bicentennial of our fraternity's efforts in bringing the light of our Masonic values to our jurisdiction. A milestone in our fraternity's over all years of existence.
To celebrate this milestone, our Grand Lodge has planned several events to commemorate the years that have gone by, our present, and our future endeavors. Below is a listing of several of the events, which are provided for your future planning. It is our hope that all lodges and members participate in as many as possible.
Founder's Day Festive Board. Reservations are required as seating will limited. A commemorative gift will be presented to all who attend. Cost: $30.
|DC Scottish Rite Center
2800 16th Street, NW
Bicentennial banquet, to be held at the Almas Shrine Center, 1315 K Street N.W. Cost: $75. Tables of ten can be reserved. This is our official birthday celebration and more information on the event will be forthcoming.
1315 K Street, NW
All appendant bodies reception
Masonic Day of Thanksgiving. It is only fitting that our celebration include a religious service (non denominal) at a site that the Craft and our jurisdiction has a lasting relationship. Please come and join us as we thank the Grand Architect for his love and guidance. The service will include musical selections and our MW Brother Stewart Miner as the keynote speaker. This is a friend and family event.
|All Souls Unitarian Church
1500 Harvard Street, NW
Universal Brotherhood Weekend. Plans for the event are still in progress. The weekend will conclude with our Grand Lodge attending the Almas Shrine's 125th Anniversary Banquet. Cost of tickets for the banquet: $75.
More events, of which you will receive notice, are planned. They include our participation in the Independence Day parades, a family picnic, a cornerstone reenactment at the Scottish Rite House of the Temple and the bicentennial celebration of William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge No. 7.
We look forward to seeing at these events.
* Due to ongoing planning and scheduling, dates and locations are subject to change.