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Eight Great Reasons to Join Us in San Francisco


The 169th Annual Communication will take place in San Francisco, from October 19-21, 2018 – and this year’s celebration will be one to remember! If you’re still undecided, here are eight great reasons to start packing your bags for a weekend of fellowship and fun in San Francisco.

  1. Gather together with brothers near and far. The Annual Communication is the best opportunity of the year to meet fellow Masonic leaders from all over California – and beyond! Reconnect with old friends and expand your Masonic network. 
  2. Attend the party of the year. On Saturday, we’ll convene at the historic Fairmont Hotel for An Evening in San Francisco Gala. This special soiree will play homage to the San Francisco of yesteryear – a time of glamour and grace, culture and extravagance. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner, awards ceremony, and live entertainment. This event is the social highlight of our Masonic year!
  3. Represent your lodge. Whether you’re attending as a delegate or social guest, Annual Communication is a great time to spread the word about your lodge’s good work. (Delegates: View this year’s important legislation.)
  4. Wow your guest. Treat your lady, children, or guest to an afternoon of fun and merriment at Gay Galloway’s Mad as a Hatter luncheon. This “Alice in Wonderland”-themed event will include a delicious meal and dessert, fancy hat contest, photo booth, and more!
  5. Celebrate the year’s accomplishments. Annual Communication is an opportunity for our fraternity to look back at all that we’ve accomplished throughout the past year. From philanthropic efforts and Masonic relief to Lodge Communications and Ritual Awards, there’s a lot we can all be proud of.
  6. Welcome our new Grand Lodge officers. At Sunday’s Installation, you can welcome Grand Lodge officers in person during historic formal ceremonies and a social reception.
  7. Convene with appendant and concordant bodies. Whether you’d like to start a youth order chapter or you’re eager to learn about Eastern Star, all Masonic bodies will be under one roof. And, on Friday evening, we’ll host a Royal Arch Degree! 
  8. Explore beautiful San Francisco. Autumn is the best time to visit the City by the Bay and you and your loved one can take advantage of special Masonic pricing on fabulous hotels. Try our newest lodging – the Westin St. Francis, located directly on San Francisco’s famous Union Square!


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