171st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of California

Be a part of the first virtual Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of California, where we will do the essential business of our fraternity and celebrate our good work during this challenging year.

All Master Masons are invited to attend the business sessions of this historic virtual event, which will include video, Zoom presentations, and more. Though we’ll be meeting exclusively online this year, participants will leave the weekend with a deep sense of appreciation for California Masonry and a renewed perspective of what we are capable of achieving together. 

Saturday, October 10, 2020 

Business Session 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Saturday’s business sessions are open to Master Masons in good standing only.  Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts are invited to attend Sunday’s Public Ceremonies. 

To Register:

  1. Log in to iMember 2.0 and select “My Portal”.
  2. Click the “2020 Virtual Annual Communication” tile.
  3. Follow the links to register. To register, you must be in good standing. 

VOTING DELEGATES: If you are eligible to vote, the system will automatically assign you the ballot(s) to which you are entitled.  If you are a past master and wish to claim the past master’s ballot, or if you are a lodge officer claiming a ballot on behalf of another lodge officer, you may do so in the system.


To Access the Event:

On Saturday, October 10 you must log in to iMember 2.0 and click the Annual Communication tile to find the link to the Zoom meeting.  The business session will be hosted on Zoom.  Be sure that your computer can access Zoom prior to October 10.  You can download Zoom at Zoom.us.  

Business Session Schedule

  • Welcome by the Grand Master
  • Invocation by the Grand Chaplain
  • Grand Master’s Message and Video
  • Grand Master’s Recommendation
  • Trial Review Committee Report
  • Grand Oration
  • 2020-2021 Budget Proposal
  • 2021-2022 Per Capita Proposal
  • Election of Officers

Spouses and Partners Event

11 a.m. – Noon

On Saturday morning, spouses and partners are invited to join First Lady Dana Trauner in celebrating the fraternity’s support of public education. Guests will hear from a past Teacher of the Year recipient, testimonials from Investment in Success graduates, as well as speeches from Golden Apple recipients. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive the First Lady’s specially designed pin that commemorates her support of public education.

Sunday, October 11

Public Ceremonies and Installation

9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

All Masons, our entire Masonic family, and the general public are invited to watch the Public Ceremonies on Sunday. Hear from Grand Master John Trauner, enjoy an inspirational message from the Grand Chaplain, and listen to speeches from youth order leaders across California.  Watch as the new Grand Master of Masons in California is installed.

The link to the Public Ceremony will be posted on this page just prior to the event on Sunday morning.

Public Ceremonies and Installation Schedule

  • Welcome
  • Invocation
  • Inspirational Message
  • Grand Master’s Youth Support Award
  • Grand Master’s Mason of the Year Award
  • Grand Master’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Farewell Remarks
  • Installation Ceremony
  • Grand Master’s Message
  • Benediction
  • Adjournment

Video Reports

Video reports from several boards, committees and youth orders will be posted here for your convenience prior to Annual Communication.  Check back as new videos are posted.