Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Masonic Week 2022

The schedule of the 2022 Masonic Week has been released. It will be held from February 9-13, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City near the Reagan National Airport.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

7:00pm - Masonic Order of Pilgrim Preceptors

Jon Roberts - Grand Master 

George Haynes - Regional Governor

Alan Beidel - Regional Secretary

Thursday, February 10, 2022


8:00am - Trinity Chapel No.2, Ye Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon

Reed Fanning - Worthy Master

Tom Taylor - Secretary

10:00am - Grand Master's Council, Ye Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon

Joseph MacIntyre - Grand Master

Brandon Yarbrough - Grand Prior

Seth Anthony - Grand Secretary

12:00pm - St. Thomas of Acon Festive Board

1:30pm - Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor

3:15pm - Potomac Court No.107, Masonic Order of Athelstan

4:30pm - Provincial Grand Court, Masonic Order of Athelstan

Bryce Hildreth - Provincial Grand Master

David Cashion - Provincial Grand Secretary

7:00pm - Athelstan Banquet

8:30pm - Masonic Order of the Bath

Leslie Bale - Commander General

Bill Snyder - Keeper of the Bath Records

Friday, February 11, 2022



7:00am - YRSCNA Breakfast

8:00am - Allied Masonic Degrees: Installed Sovereign Master

8:45am - Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri: Knight Commander

9:00am - Ladies Breakfast

9:30am - Grand Council of Knight Masons of the USA

Martin Trent - Great Chief

David Cashion - Grand Scribe

12:00pm - Knight Masons Luncheon

1:15pm - Society of Blue Friars

Arturo de Hoyos - Grand Abbott

Mark Tabbert - Deputy Grand Abbot 

Richard Fletcher - Secretary-General

2:45pm - Council of the Nine Muses No. 13, AMD

4:00pm - Allied Masonic Degrees: Ark & Dove

5:15pm - Allied Masonic Degrees: Worshipful Commander of Noah

5:45pm - Allied Masonic Degrees: Installed Supreme Ruler

7:00pm - The Masonic Society Dinner

Jay Hochberg - President

Oscar Alleyne - 1st Vice President

Greg Knott - 2nd Vice President

Nathan Brindle - Secretary/Treasurer

7:00pm - CBCS Dinner

Louis Bartrand - Great Prior

9:00pm - Ye Antiente Order of Corks

Donald McAndrews - Grand Bung of the Americas 

Bobby Kitchens - Grand Bung of the USA

Saturday, February 12, 2022


7:00am - All Masonic Breakfast

8:00am - Royal Order of the Masonic Knights of the Scarlet Cord: Fifth Grade conferral

9:15am - Grand College of Rites

Duane Vaught - Grand Chancellor

Gerald Klein - Grand Registrar

10:00am - Royal Order of the Masonic Knights of the Scarlet Cord: Fourth Grade conferral

11:15am - Philalethes Society

Rashied K. Sharrieff-Al-Bey - President

Ben Williams - First Vice President

Adam Kendall - Second Vice President

Oscar Alleyne - Third Vice President

Terry Tilton - Secretary

12:30pm - Philalethes Society Luncheon

2:00pm - Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees of the USA

Mohamad Yatim - Sovereign Grand Master

Clyde Schoolfield - Grand Secretary

2:00pm - Ladies Afternoon Tea

6:00pm - All Masonic Social Hour

7:00pm - All Masonic Banquet

Sunday, February 13, 2022

8:30am - Washington Monument Assemblage

David Ladd - Deputy Master Mason 

Alan Beidel - Clerk

9:00am - Lodge of Menatzchim V°

10:30am - Lodge of Harodim VI°

12:30pm - The Operatives Brunch

Sunday, July 25, 2021


Well, I've spent the last 5-days in the Valley of the Sun enjoying the heat and taking some much-needed relaxation as well as enjoying some fellowship with my Knight Companions of the Red Cross of Constantine and Fratres of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF).

Thursday afternoon I checked in to the conference and ran into several Knight Companions and we then spent the remainder of the day in the Hospitality Suite. Friday was a relaxing day just hanging out with my Knight Companions in the Hospitality Suite before going to the evening social then ending the night back in the Hospitality Suite.

Saturday morning started with receiving the degree of Priest-Mason, or Installed Eusebius by the College of Viceroys for the Red Cross of Constantine. After lunch, I went to the Masonic Lodge to watch the conferral of the Grade of Zelator (or I°) on nine neophytes as courtesy work for Mexico Rose Circle on behalf of the Supreme Magus College. Saturday evening was taken up by the Banquet of the Southwest Red Cross of Constantine followed by drinks in the Hospitality Suite.

Sunday morning was all SRICF which started with presentations by three Fratres:

  • "Mineral & Metal Kingdoms: Mineral and metal transmutation, self-realization demonstration" by Frater Briggs B. Cunningham (Arizona College)
  • "Plant Kingdom: A Discourse on Spagyric Alchemy" by Frater Jaime Paul Lamb (Arizona College)
  • "Angels in Vermilion" by Frater PD Newman (Mississippi College)

After lunch, the Supreme Magus gave some remarks, and then the SW SRICF Conference was adjourned. This was the largest regional SRICF conference with around 40 Fratres representing 10 SRICF Colleges.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

My Alaskan Trip

Well, I made it home from a work trip that took me to Alaska. It was my first time visiting the Last Frontier. Due to issues finding a rental car, my coworker and I had to fly into Anchorage and then drive up to Delta Junction where I assisted in the training. The drive up was beautiful, but the weather was definitely much cooler than in the continental United States. 

It was interesting being in Alaska during the summertime when there is so much daylight. Even at night, it didn't get very dark.

This was taken at 1:00AM

I got to visit North Pole, AK, and stop at the Santa Claus House

I even ran into a Texas Brother while in Fairbanks waiting for my flight home.