The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon will host its Annual Communication at the Kimberley Conference Centre on June 24-25, bringing hundreds of Freemasons and their families from around B.C. and other provinces and states to Kimberley. This is a momentous occasion this year as not only is it the first time this yearly event will be held in the East Kootenays, but this year also marks the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and the Yukon. This Annual Communication is to be hosted by the Masonic Lodges of Kimberley/Cranbrook, the Elk Valley, Creston, Invermere and Golden. “Kimberley has a great conference venue, it’s a world class destination, the town itself is welcoming and there are… read more:
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hen you mention the Freemasons, people tend to have similar reactions: do members have a secret handshake? Do they roll up their trouser leg? Is there corruption? The one thing theydo not tend to think of are women. The roots of women’s Freemasonry can be traced to France in 1882, when Maria Deraismes became the first woman initiated, at the Lodge of Free Thinkers. Co-masonry (Freemasonry that admits both men and women) was brought from France to the UK in 1902 by Dr Annie Besant, who became its leader. Besant was a feminist campaigner, social reformer and one of the organisers of the matchgirls strike in… read more:
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The Walnut Masonic Lodge #722 presented a $1,000 scholarship check to Bureau Valley High School Graduate Kyra Stoller during a dinner in her honor. (Photo Provided by Walnut Masonic Lodge #722) The Walnut Masonic Lodge #722 presented a $1,000 scholarship check to… read more:
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Twenty-one years ago, in August 2001, a group of dedicated Masons and Brother R.C. Yoder from the Southern Pines Lodge 484, united and with the help of our communities, created a scholarship fund to help high school seniors, who in spite of unusual personal challenges, graduate with an acceptable record of accomplishment. To continue its mission, they need players and sponsors so that deserving students can have a chance for a better life, whether in a college or trade school. This tournament is the primary source of funding for this important project of the Masonic Lodge 484 of Southern Pines. They ask you to participate alone or with a friend, or contribute generously if you cannot play. They are counting on your patronage and look forward to a day filled with fun golf and great fellowship. Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause. 8 a.m.-Registration 9 a.m. -Shotgun Start Breakfast sandwiches, beverage and snack cart will be available for purchase. Lunch immediately following golf with a delicious Pig Pickin’ and all the trimmings. Location: Mid Pines Country Club in Southern Pines. read more:
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Missouri/U.S. – The Masonic Family Of Lee’s Summit Partners With American Red Cross To Host Community Blood Drive
The Masonic Family of Lee’s Summit, Summit Lodge No. 263, A.F. & A.M.; Summit Chapter #101, Order of the Eastern Star; Keystone Conclave No. 25, Order of True Kindred; and Lee’s Summit Assembly No. 26, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on July 28, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Lee’s Summit Masonic Temple, 2409 SW M291 Hwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 816-645-6948 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code LeesSummitMasons. “The Masonic Family of Lee’s Summit is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Joe Alsman, Secretary, Summit Lodge No. 263. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.” Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. “We urge community members to donate blood and… read more:
The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon is pleased to announce that it is holding its Annual Communication at the Kimberley Conference Centre on June 24 and 25. Hundreds of Freemasons and their families from around British Columbia will descend on Kimberley, with a number of visitors from other provinces and states also in attendance. This marks the first time this annual event has been held in the East Kootenay. The event is made particularly special this year, as it marks the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and the Yukon. The Annual Communication is being hosted by the Masonic Lodges of Kimberley/Cranbrook, the Elk Valley, Creston, Invermere and… read more:
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Many may have heard about the Freemasons through the 2004 film National Treasure, starring Nicolas Cage. But the Masons aren’t a bygone group. They’re active all across the world, even in East Dallas. East Dallas Masonic Lodge 1200 has historic local connections to notable politicians, police officers and district attorneys. In fact, this lodge is known as the “Policeman’s Lodge” because of the many officers who were among its members. The East Dallas lodge, which was chartered Dec. 8, 1922, just celebrated its 100-year anniversary. In recognition, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson declared June 14, 2022, as… read more:
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