A. Douglas Smith, Jr.
Lodge of Research

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


Next Meeting: Sat., May 31, 2014, 10:00 AM

Coffee at 9:00 AM, Lunch at Noon


On May 31 we will have a presentation by Wor. Paul Shuey, PM of Arlington Centennial-Glebe Lodge No. 81. Wor. Bro. Shuey will give a talk on Fitting in to proportions, looking at systems - Starting at Receiving in in the East. I hope you will join me for this very interesting presentation.

I promised a fuller explanation of the new committee structure introduced at our last stated communication. I hope this type of organization will help us as we get back to some of the previous activities we have had in past years.

  • Awards Committee - Establishes awards to be given. In the past we have had five different awards. Will review and update criteria, as well as recommend awards to be given. Headed by the WM, with great leadership from Wor. Bill Miller.
  • Blue Lodge Outreach Committee - Provides contacts for blue lodges that want programs presented in their lodges. Headed by the SW.
  • Presentation Committee - Will find presentations for the lodge, to be given at the stated meetings. This committee will ensure that our presentations adhere to standards of quality research. To be headed by the JW.
  • Lodge Education or Beehive Committee - Helps lodge build and sustain beehive-type clubs, as Herndon Lodge has had success with in recent years. Headed by the SD.
  • Research Standards Committee - Will review current documents and help define what good Masonic research should look like. Headed by the JD.

Thank you, brethren. I appreciate your support. We have great things on the horizon. I look forward to seeing you on May 31 for Wor. Bro. Shuey's talk. The following meeting, on Aug 30, will feature Wor. Jon Ruark, who will talk about the circumpunct in and out of Freemasonry.

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

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