To: Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, Permanent Members, Constituent Lodge Masters and Secretaries
Subject: Semiannual Communication – November 21, 2015
The One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Semiannual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, F. &A.M., will be held at the Masonic Temple, 1505 Elm Street, Manchester, NH on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Grand Lodge will open at 9:30 A.M.
Masters and Wardens in the regalia of office and the Lodge Representatives must attend. If a Master, Warden or Lodge Representative is unable to be present, he should designate a member of his Lodge as his Proxy. The new, combined Credential/Proxy forms will be distributed by the Lodge Secretary.
It is the expectation of our Grand Master that all Masters, Wardens and Representatives (or their proxies) will be in attendance. This is important, because your Lodge will not have voting representation, nor will it receive pertinent and beneficial information to report back to the Lodge. The attendance of voting members will be determined by Voting Cards which will be issued at the time of registration, and will be turned in at the close of the afternoon session. Lodges must be represented at the Opening and Closing of Grand Lodge in order to receive credit for the day.
The Credentials Committee will be located in the first floor lobby. ALL DELEGATES FROM LODGES, ALL MEMBERS OF GRAND LODGE AND ALL GRAND REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER WITH THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE BEFORE THE 9:30 A.M. OPENING OF GRAND LODGE.
Please note that there may be MATERIALS NEAR THE CREDENTIAL TABLES FOR EACH LODGE TO PICK UP. PLEASE DO SO WHEN REGISTERING.
Admission to the Semiannual Communication will be by presenting a current Dues Card. Dress for Line Officers will be Morning Suit and dress for Grand Lodge Officers will be Tuxedo with full regalia.
8:30 A.M. Registration and lunch ticket sales – first floor lobby
9:30 A.M. Opening of Grand Lodge
Election of Grand Lodge Officers
Election of NH MasoniCare Board members
12:00 P.M. Lunch – $8 (A fundraiser for New Hampshire Rainbow Grand Assembly)
1:00 P.M. Resumption of Business
NH MasoniCare Corporation Meeting (all voting members of Grand Lodge are voting members of NHMC)
Cordially and Fraternally,
Thomas S. Lowe, Grand Secretary