Saturday, April 24, 2010

2010 AMD Ingathering

The 2010 Harold V.B. Voorhis Ingathering will take place Saturday, July 10 at J. William Gronning Council No. 83 in Freehold (Olive Branch Lodge No. 16), New Jersey.

Registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m.

The event will begin at 9 o'clock with the presentation of papers.

Lunch will be served.

In the afternoon, the St. Lawrence the Martyr Degree will be conferred.

It is NOT necessary to present a paper to participate in the Ingathering. It IS necessary to be an AMD member to attend.

Cost per person: $25.

Each registrant will receive a St. Lawrence the Martyr lapel pin and a Grand Council parchment commemorating the degree conferral.

Papers and other suitable presentations are now being accepted from AMD members for review and possible inclusion in the day's agenda.

Research papers AND speculative writings shall be original works, not previously published, and concerning topics relevant to Freemasonry, its influences, history, rituals, symbolism, philosophy, etc. Powerpoint or other appropriate media presentations are welcome as well.

All proposed presentations shall be submitted to Gronning Council no later than June 1. For details, leave a note in the Comments section of this edition of The Magpie Mason.

The Allied Masonic Degrees is an educational group within the York Rite of Freemasonry. Membership is invitational to Royal Arch Masons.

Those who support Masonic education believe a deeper understanding of Freemasonry nourishes a stronger commitment. This annual event is one of the ways we serve.

1 comment:

Justa Mason said...

Best wishes for the event.

Here in Canada (as in England), the St. Lawrence is conferred on all candidates for the AMD as their entry degree. The other degrees are done whenever the Council wants.

I've done the lectures in the St. Lawrence, Kts. of Const. and the Ts. of Solomon and enjoy the degrees very much.