Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 26-27 A.D. 2016 A.L. 6016 have been posted. You may view the proceedings by clicking on this link or the image below.
Join us for the 196th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the state of Missouri on September 24-26 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. You can see a preview copy of the program for our Annual Communication by clicking on the image below
- Champion – $1,500
- First Runner-up – $1,000
- Second Runner-up – $500
The 2017 Essay Theme is “Masonic Renewal – What does it mean to you now and in the future?”
For more information and to find out more about the Masonic Renewal Committee click the image to the side or this link.
Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015 have been posted. You can view them by clicking on this link or the photo below.
Photo taken on May 4, by the official photographer of the Missouri House of Representatives, of the Grand Master with members of the 98th General Assembly who are Freemasons or members and Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation. The picture was taken the dais of the Missouri House of Representatives. Unfortunately, a number of Mason-legislators were unable to be in the photograph due to ongoing meetings.
Pictured left to right (with District number in parentheses):
Front row (going bottom to top), GM Stewart, Rep. Nate Walker (3), Rep. Bonnaye Mims (27), Rep. Kevin Austin (136), Sen. David Pearce (21), WB and Sen. Dan Hegeman
Second row, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (5), Sen. Jay Wasson (20), Rep. Caleb Jones (50)
Third row, Rep. Warren Love (125), Rep. Dave Muntzel (48)
Fourth row, Rep. Pat Conway (10), Rep. Lynn Morris (140), Rep. Bill Lant (159)
Top Row, Rep. Bryan Spencer (63), Rep. Joe Don McGaugh (39)
This is a reminder that the Grand Master’s Chance to Advance Class will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Cooper Lodge #36 in Boonville, Mo. Registration opens at 7:30 with light breakfast, program starts at 8:15. Lunch around 11:30; ends around 3:45.
All Master Masons–whether seasoned or new–are cordially invited to attend to witness our new educational program and experience some of the best ritual around.
If you are planning to attend yourself or have a candidate to bring from your lodge, please contact Cooper Lodge Secretary John Holtzclaw at (660) 882-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we have head count for the food.
RWB Charles Palmer, DDGM 22nd District, will be the host DDGM. His email address is email@example.com should you need to contact him.
All candidates should bring the necessary paperwork from their respective lodge secretary and have a Master Mason from their lodge with them. Candidates need to arrive in time to register no later than 8:00 am.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED–SEATING IS LIMITED AND WE HOPE TO LIMIT THE CANDIDATE CLASS TO NO MORE THAN 25.
If you have a part to perform in the C2A, there will be a short rehearsal beginning Friday night at the Lodge from 7:00-9:00 pm. If you need a hotel room, please contact the Grand Lodge office ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (573) 474-8561.
Grand Master 2015-2016
Our Grand Secretary, RWB Dale Bryan, has found it necessary to step down as Grand Secretary. A copy of his letter to me is attached. RWB Dale has agreed to stay on until his successor is named and Assistant Grand Secretary RWB Keith Neese will be helping to cover things in the office while RWB Dale relocates back to St. Joseph to be closer to his family and a new Grand Secretary is selected. The Craft should notice no disruption of service in the day to day operations of the Grand Lodge office.
I am currently in Wisconsin at the Conference of Grand Masters of North America but I am in the process of appointing a special committee pursuant to Section 2.010(l) of the By-Laws to search for and recommend a qualified successor.
We have retained the resumes of all those who applied for the position last spring so those of you who submitted a resume at that time need not resubmit in order to be considered.
For those who wish to be considered but did not submit a resume before, please send your resume and cover letter explaining why you believe you are qualified for the position ON OR BEFORE MARCH 4 to RWB Keith Neese at email@example.com.
I plan on moving things along as quickly as possible.
Please join me in thanking RWB Dale for his service to the Craft and in wishing him and his family all the best.
I am pleased to make the following announcements resulting from the implementation of our new membership database system, the 2014-2015 report of the independent auditors, and reassessment of internal office processes and workload. Please keep this letter as a handy reference.
Dale M. Bryan