Worshipful Brother Chris Hodapp gave us an honorable mention on his Freemasons for Dummies blog. His website is one of the most up to date sources for global Masonic news. You can find the entire article here.
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BRETHREN OF THE PATRIOT LODGE – R.S.V.P. Requested
WHAT: Grand Lodge Dispensation Ceremony and Dinner for The Patriot Lodge at George Mason University. Formal attire is a must for participating Officers. Tuxedos are recommended for others in attendance but dark suit could suffice.
WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 2010. The ceremony will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mason Hall, Edwin Meese Conference Room, GMU, Fairfax, VA. A map can be found at: http://parking.gmu.edu/pdf%20files/GMUParkingMap10.pdf Please park at the Mason Pond Parking Deck (No. 40 on map) and walk over to Mason Hall (No. 33).
Note: Several other activities are occurring on campus that night so the prudent traveler will arrive early to avoid the crowds and traffic congestion. Carpooling is highly recommended.
Attendance at the ceremony and dinner is limited by the size of the room to 96 participants. We therefore need to take reservations to ensure sufficient seating and to understand how many dinners to prepare.
It is essential that you RSVP to the Secretary Designate’s e-mail address below by 2 Oct if you plan on attending the ceremony and/or having dinner. We will have a catered dinner after the ceremony which will cost approximately $35.00 – the fee will be collected at our registration table inside Mason Hall.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We encourage all out of town guests (and others so disposed) to stay at the Mason Inn on GMU’s campus. This is No. 34 on the GMU map and just a short walk to Mason Hall. All Mason Inn guests enjoy free parking at the hotel. We have arranged for a block of rooms (cost $89) which you may reserve using the following link:
The cut-off date to make room reservations is October 1, 2010.
Hotel Address is: 4352 Mason Pond Drive ~ Fairfax, Virginia 22030
***Remember, the ceremony and dinner are at Mason Hall, overnight accommodations are at The Mason Inn. Thank you for your cooperation.
Robert White, PM
The September-October issue of the Scottish Rite Journal has an excellent piece on the history of University Lodges. Our George Mason University academic lodge also receives a very honorable mention! I highly recommend this article for anyone who wishes to learn more about how academic lodges differ from their traditional counterparts.
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