A. Douglas Smith, Jr.
Lodge of Research
No.1949

A.F. & A.M. of Virginia

Stated Meetings on every 5th Saturday, Annual Meeting,
Elections and Installation on the 3rd Sat in December
Meeting in the beautiful North Room of the
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Alexandria, Virginia

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Next Meeting: Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, 10:00 AM

Coffee at 9:00 AM, Lunch at Noon

Brethren,

Our next meeting of A. Douglas Smith Jr. Lodge of Research No. 1949 will be on Dec. 20. Coffee and doughnuts at 9, tiled meeting at 10. I hope you will be there.

The program for the day will be the usual end-of-year tasks: committee reports, audit report, elections, and installation. One unusual event will be presentation of awards. In the past, the lodge has presented four different awards but this has not been done in some time. The awards committee, headed by Wor. Bill Miller, spent some time this year to look back at previous years to see which papers and members deserved awards based on scholarly research or service to the lodge. This is an exciting tradition we are restarting and I am told we will continue with into the future.

The officers will also make their assignment reports for the work they agreed to take on this year. In addition, there has been some talk of a possible change to the bylaws. I want to introduce a topic for a brief discussion. If things go well, we will proceed with the formal process of attempting to change the bylaws. Again, this will be a brief preliminary discussion.

I have said before that this is one of the most important meetings in the year, as it is the one time the lodge operates as a democracy. Please be there and participate in determining the future of your lodge. We look forward to seeing you then.

Carl Weaver
Worshipful Master
A. Douglas Smith, Jr. Lodge of Research No. 1949

For further information contact Secretary Rhey Solomon MrRhey[at]aol.com