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October 13, 2015 @ 1:24 am by admin

A Productive Celebration

Photo: Grand Lodge officer aprons were newly redesigned, and unveiled at the 166th Annual Communication. The updated aprons blend iconography from Freemasonry and California history.

This past weekend, more than 1,300 Masons from throughout California attended the 166th Annual Communication at the California Masonic Memorial Temple in San Francisco.

Highlights included:

Productive legislation: Log in to the Member Center and visit Forms > 166th Annual Communication to get up to date on changes to the CMC.**

A festive Grand Master’s Banquet: Past Grand Master Russ Charvonia and his wife, Linda, culminated a successful year with a memorable Kentucky-Derby-themed banquet. From seersucker suits to festive hats, guests embraced the evening’s southern charm.

Lodge awards: The communications, outreach, ritual, and youth support awards recognized the extraordinary accomplishments and devotion of brothers statewide.

Messages from Masonic youth leaders: Leaders from DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, and Rainbow for Girls addressed Annual Communication delegates and friends to share their aspirations for partnering with California Masons during the upcoming fraternal year.

An exciting “Battle of Masonic Chefs”: During an action-packed luncheon at the beautiful campus of the Union City Masonic Home, guests crowned Acacia Creek’s Fernando Gaeta as “Top Masonic Chef.”

Installation of 2015 Grand Lodge officers: Grand Master M. David Perry expressed his excitement for the fraternal year during an inspiring installation speech on Sunday afternoon.

Here are some of your Instagram highlights:

 

And, mark your calendar for next year: The 167th Annual Communication will commence at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

**Note: This year’s approved legislation included an increase in per capita. Delegates adopted both the senior grand warden’s per capita proposal and a $1 per member contribution to the George Washington National Masonic Memorial, bringing the 2015-2016 per capita to $43.50.

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