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AnnComm 2017 Brings Fellowship and Inspiration!

Last weekend, more than 1,500 fraternal family members and friends gathered at the California Masonic Memorial Temple (CMMT) in San Francisco to celebrate the past fraternal year and charter the future of the fraternity. From a laughter-filled ladies event, to inspiring youth presentations, it was a weekend to remember!

On Friday evening, Masons and friends gathered in the CMMT auditorium for a world movie premiere of “The Royal Art of Freemasonry” – a feature-length documentary film by brothers Johnny Royal and Robert Doan.

On Saturday afternoon, former first lady Margo Heisner brought guests to a rousing performance of Beach Blanket Babylon – a long-running San Francisco musical tradition. That evening, a highlight of the festivities took place – the 300th Anniversary Gala and Banquet. Held at the elegant Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill, it was an evening to remember. View more photos on Facebook!

Between business sessions, guests perused vendor booths - meeting with Masonic Homes residents, Masonic Outreach Services and Masonic Center for Youth and Families staff members, and youth order leaders. Many purchased unique Masonic mementos – including the 300th anniversary commemorative edition of California Freemason magazine, packaged with an exclusive decorative coin. Reserve yours now!

Delegates made decisions on a number of important legislative matters. (View legislation results). Several lodges that have been operating under dispensation received their charters:

  • Carquinez Lodge No. 858
  • The Downtown Masonic Lodge No. 859
  • Sempervirens Lodge No. 860
  • Logos Lodge No. 861
  • Pythagoras Lodge No. 862
  • Templum Rosae Lodge No. 863
  • Novus Veteris Lodge No. 864

On Sunday, Bro. Albert H. Weiss was elected junior grand warden. The culmination of the weekend was the installation of Bruce R. Galloway as grand master of Masons in California. Read Grand Master Galloway’s biography.

Thank you to all the brothers and guests who made this special Annual Communication a weekend to remember, and thank you to Most Worshipful Heisner for leading our fraternity in a productive, fun-filled Masonic year!

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