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168th Annual Communication

October 13-15, 2017
San Francisco

Three hundred years ago, foundations were laid that would inspire and unite generations of gentlemen - foundations that continue to be built upon today. Important as ever, the Annual Communication serves as a way to unite, both in spirit and purpose. It's an opportunity to learn to be a better leader for your lodge; to recognize the accomplishments of our peers; to salute the grand master and welcome the new one. It's a time to honor the bonds formed between brothers. But during this 300th year of Freemasonry, it's different. It's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to truly celebrate all of it-to reflect on the last 300 years as you look to the future. Make plans to join in the celebration today. Here's to year 301!

Special Events

300th Anniversary Gala and Banquet

Toast to Freemasonry during an unforgettable evening at the 300th Anniversary Gala, on Saturday night. Held at the 110-year old Fairmont Hotel-a sparkling jewel atop Nob Hill-the evening will reflect the enduring sophistication and revelry of San Francisco's golden era. Mix and mingle during cocktail hour before enjoying a delicious seated dinner, with awards and recognitions throughout the night. Marking the culmination of a weekend steeped in tradition, as well as centuries of shared dedication to freemasonry, the 300th Anniversary Gala will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the bonds of brotherhood - a night you'll never forget.


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Beach Blanket Babylon: An event for Ladies and Families

Tip your hat to your fellow Masons' ladies at San Francisco's iconic Beach Blanket Babylon in a rare matinee performance on Saturday afternoon.

The long-running musical comedy revue features pop-culture satire, spectacular musical numbers, and an absolutely astounding array of enormous headwear. You won't want to miss this San Francisco cultural icon!

Tickets include premium seating with other Masonic ladies, transportation to and from Nob Hill, and a complimentary refreshment. During this 300th anniversary weekend, availability is limited! Reserve your space today and get ready for a thoroughly silly pre-banquet afternoon with the ladies that is sure to leave you smiling. Please note, children over age 5 are welcome to attend with you.

Packages that include transportation are sold out, but great seats in the balcony are still available through the Beach Blanket Babylon web site.

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Friday, October 13
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Business Sessions, California Masonic Memorial Temple (CMMT) Auditorium

Saturday, October 14
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Business Sessions, CMMT Auditorium
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Business Sessions, CMMT Auditorium
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ladies and Family Event: Beach Blanket Babylon (shuttle provided)
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 300th Anniversary Gala, Fairmont Hotel

Sunday, October 15
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Public Ceremonies
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Installation of Officers
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Reception


Contact Us

Grand Lodge of California
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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