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Annual Communication Comes Roaring Back!

This Fall, join Masons from around California for the 173rd Annual Communication.

Join us as the Masons of California roar back to life at the 173rd Annual Communication. It’s our annual opportunity to come together for a weekend-long celebration of Freemasonry, to vote on important legislation, and to help guide the future of the fraternity. Get in on the swing of things at the Roaring 20s-themed gala, invite your plus-one to the First Lady’s partners and family lunch, sit in on the yearly business sessions, and celebrate as a new grand master is installed. 

173rd Annual Communication
October 21–23, 2022
California Masonic Memorial Temple, San Francisco

Attire at Annual Communication

We can’t wait to see you and 1,000 of our closest friends at the 173rd Annual Communication next week in San Francisco. In advance of the big weekend, please be reminded of the attire for the following events.

Grand Lodge Business Sessions
Auditorium, California Masonic Memorial Temple
When: Friday, Oct. 21, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1:15–5 p.m.
Attire: White tie (executive committee), tuxedo (Grand Lodge Officers), business suit/formal (others)

Spouses and Partners Luncheon
Where: Masonic Center for Youth and Families (San Francisco Presidio)
When: Saturday, Oct. 22, noon
Spouses and Partners buses leave at noon from curbside in front of the California Masonic Memorial Temple
Attire: Business casual

Grand Master’s Banquet
Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
Saturday, Oct. 22. Reception 6–7 p.m., dinner 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Attire: Tuxedo (Grand Lodge Officers), business suit, evening, cocktail, or “Roaring ’20s” themed attire (others)

Public Ceremonies & Installation of Officers
Auditorium, California Masonic Memorial Temple
Sunday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Attire: White tie (executive committee), tuxedo (Grand Lodge Officers), business suit/formal (others).

It’s a weekend-long celebration of all things Masonic, including:

Grand Master’s Banquet
Saturday, October 22
$150 per person


Put your dancing shoes on for a Roaring 20s party a century in the making! Grand Master Jeffery M. Wilkins hosts the biggest and most glamorous soiree of the fraternal year at the Fairmont Hotel’s Venetian ballroom. Dinner, drinks, and then clear the floor for a swinging dance party!

Partners and Family Lunch
Saturday, October 22
$70 per person


Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet with fellow family members and learn more about Freemasonry and its impact in California. First Lady Liz Wilkins will lead a lunch and tour to the Masonic Center for Youth and Families‘ campus in the picturesque Presidio of San Francisco, where executive director Kimberly Rich will present updates on the many services and programs MCYAF offers.

Business Sessions
Friday–Sunday, October 21–23

Get key updates on the latest organizational initiatives, learn more about the work of the fraternity’s related entities, and vote on legislation and officers for the year ahead. This is where the work of the fraternity comes to pass—and your chance to have your lodge’s voice heard.

Grand Master’s Installation
Sunday, October 23

A yearly highlight! Watch and celebrate as a new set of Grand Lodge Officers is installed, including a new Grand Master of California. This event is open to the public, and a great opportunity to highlight the pageantry that makes Freemasonry so special.

Vendors Expo Hall
Friday–Sunday, Oct. 21–23

Throughout the weekend, the CMMT Exhibition Hall is transformed into a showcase for Masonic vendors and retailers. Fraternal regalia, gifts, and attire—plus important information from our many partner organizations. If you haven’t yet visited the new Freemasons’ Hall, be sure to take a peek inside this new treasure of California Masonry!

Be sure your lodge is represented at the Annual Communication. Register in advance to secure your spot—discounted hotel rates will sell out! Questions? Contact Member Services at (415) 292-9180 or