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., July30, 2016, 10:00 AM

Coffee at 9:00 AM


A. Douglas Smith Jr. Lodge of Research #1949 will have its next stated communication this Saturday July 30TH starting at 10:00am. Our guest speaker will be Worshipful Juan Gonzalo Carrasco, 33°, PM, PHP and member of the Supreme Counsel 33°of the AASR in Bolivia. In his current visit to Virginia, he will attend our Lodge and present the program “History, Ritual and Practice of Freemasonry in Bolivia” – an educational program whereby our understanding of the mysteries of the Craft can be enhanced. This enhancement in our understanding of Freemasonry is one of the many positive effects Brothers obtain when traveling and visiting Lodges in other Masonic jurisdictions. Since many of us cannot always visit abroad, this will be a valuable opportunity to experience and learn from these different aspects. Ironically, as I noticed personally during my own travels, it is precisely when we reflect upon slight differences that we end up understanding how identical we all are.

Hope to see you on Saturday. We will meet at 9:00am for coffee, followed by our meeting at 10:00am. We will skip lunch this time, to support the Scottish Rite’s picnic scheduled later that morning at Kena. After our meeting, I encourage all Brethren to join them for some good food, fun and fellowship.

Fraternally yours,
Mauricio Carrasco
Worshipful Master

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