Tuesday, August 10, 2010
It’s official! The bicentennial celebration of Columbian Council No. 1 of Royal and Select Masters, the Mother Council of the Cryptic Rite of Freemasonry, is scheduled for Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11, Illustrious Master William J. Thomas announced today.
On Friday, the celebration dinner will be hosted at the Yale Club, located at 50 Vanderbilt Ave. in Manhattan. Cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7.
Cost per person: $80. Make your check payable to Columbian Council No. 1. For mailing address, contact Secretary Christopher Allen at christopher.l.allen(at)gmail.com
Guest speaker: Ill. S. Brent Morris, 33°.
Attire: Black Tie.
On Saturday, Cryptic Companions have the rare opportunity to receive the Super Excellent Master Degree at Masonic Hall, located at 71 West 23rd St. in Manhattan. Collation to follow. Contact R.I. Allen for the specifics on this event as well.
The Magpie Mason is sorry he cannot attend either event. Friday is the celebration of my own Cryptic Council’s sesquicentennial. Yes, it was in 1860 that both the Grand Council of New Jersey, and Scott Council No. 1 were formed. And the Saturday is a busy day indeed with New Jersey Lodge of Masonic Research and Education in the morning, followed by J. William Gronning Council of Allied Masonic Degrees in the evening. There just aren’t enough days in the year!
Graphic courtesy of Jeff at Lodgical.