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.
• 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.
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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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