172nd Annual Communication

It’s a homecoming with extra meaning this year at the 172nd Annual Communication. Join your fellow California Masons to mark this most unforgettable year, and help us push the fraternity into the future. Whether it’s your first year or your 50th, Annual Communication is a weekend of important business and serious fun, where members make connections to brothers from around the state and gain a new perspective on what we are capable of achieving, together again. 

Proof of vaccination will be required to attend Annual Communication and its events.  Negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.  Please see details of these COVID-19 protocols, below.  

Grand Master’s Banquet
Saturday, October 9

6:30 p.m.
Fairmont Grand Ballroom

It’s the biggest date on the fraternal calendar! After more than a year apart, celebrate the bonds of brotherhood with Grand Master Arthur Weiss in the biggest, most glamorous night of all. This year’s Grand Master’s Banquet, held inside the Fairmont’s Grand Ballroom, is a black-tie celebration featuring a dash of the Phantom of the Opera. Drinks, dinner, dancing, and more make it a night to remember.

Partners and Family Lunch
Saturday, October 9

Noon-2 p.m.
Fairmont Venetian Room

Our yearly opportunity for Masonic family to meet and mingle, held at the Fairmont’s stunning Venetian ballroom. Get in on the Phantom of the Opera theme with masks, capes, and more in this fun and family-friendly midday gathering hosted by Barbara Weiss.

* Local and state guidelines related to in-person and indoor events are ever-changing. We will update event listings as needed.


We are looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco on October 8, but we must let you know that there will be new protocols in place to comply with San Francisco’s COVID-19 safety requirements.  

These protocols are:
  • All attendees, staff, and exhibitors over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of full vaccination before entering the California Masonic Memorial Temple, and at the Grand Master’s Banquet and Gala, the Spouses and Partners, and all other dinners and events that occur inside.  Full vaccination means that the final dose (or single dose, in the case of Johnson & Johnson) of the vaccine was administered by September 24, 2021, which is two weeks prior to the event.
  • Masks will be required indoors at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Children over the age of 12 are required to be vaccinated.  Children over the age of 2 are required to wear masks indoors.
Please also note:
If you would like more information, you can read the San Francisco guidance here: https://sf.gov/information/vaccine-required
We thank you for your diligence in following these rules, and we look forward to seeing you at the Annual Communication.  If you have questions, please email us at memberservices@freemason.org or call us at (415) 776-7000.