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At the Maryland Masonic Research Society

 
Our Grand Ambassador Sister Cleola Bostic visited with brother David  Chichinadze. 
Brother David  Chichinadze: Founder and host of the virtual order Sapare Aude, David Chichinadze was initiated, passed, and raised in the English-speaking Lodge “Vilnius Arch” #10 (working in AFAM), Grand Lodge of Lithuania and joined Grand Lodge of Georgia (working in AASR) in October 2019. Currently, he holds the position of the Assistant GM on Foreign Affairs for GLG. He is the local secretary of the Premier Lodge of Masonic Research Quatuor Coronati #2076 for Lithuania. In February 2020 he was initiated into SRIA where he holds I Degree.

Our sister also enjoyed a little chat with  Brother Brent Morris and Brother Ed Johnson.

Brother Brent Morris is co-founder and past President of the Maryland Masonic Research Society, 33rd degree Grand Cross, Past Master of the Patmos Lodge in Maryland and the Quatuor Coronati Lodge in London, England, retired managing editor of the Scottish Rite Journal, and is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on freemasonry. He is also a fellow of teh Philalethes Society. He is a mathematician by training and a magician by inclination.

Brother Ed Johnson is Past Master of Pentalpha Lodge in Germantown MD, past president of the Maryland Masonic Research Society, member of the Scottish Rite Research Society, The Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle, the Philalethes Society, and the Masonic Society.

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

Earlier this year, our obedience used masonic channels (Grand Lodge of Ukraine and The Grand Orient of Poland) to quickly send funds directly to the people of Ukraine. 

But for the first time, on July 19th 2022, three Masonic jurisdictions came together to present a gift to the international committee of the Red Cross in support of the Ukrainian humanitarian disaster. Grand Master Jeffrey M. Wilkins of the Grand Lodge of California, Jean-Claude Zambelli, the sovereign grand commander of the George Washington Union Supreme Council, and Grand Master David San Juan of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Masons of California, Inc., were in attendance. 

Please visit freemason.org for the full article.

Bastille's Day Festival in San Francisco


Because we are still new at putting ourselves out there, we forgot to take pictures! But take our word for it. Members of our San Francisco Lodge (Golden Journey) and our Half Moon Bay Lodge (The Humanist) were there, between the GODF Pacifica Lodge and the beer stand. This turned out to be the best spot in the house! We met and talked with a lot of people who were interested in our diversity...and maybe a little beer too! We were happy to share with everyone and enjoy the cold beer. Believe it or not, it was hot in San Francisco that day.

Ok, we lied. We do have a picture of our mascot of the day. Meet Mymoona, Brother Valdeir's puppy.

A CLIPSAS General Assembly to Remember

 
Hard at work during the day. French, English and Spanish were spoken and translated. Masons from all over the world came to make a difference, and prepare for the next United Nation Eco-Soc report.
 
 
Happy to see old friends again, and to make new ones. Sister Nathalie Valkov with Flore Edith Mongue Din Grand Master of the Grande Loge Feminine du Cameroon, and our host, Amadeu Alves Grand Master of the Grande Loja Simbolica de Portugal.
 
From May 13 to 15 2022, Our Grand Master Sister Nathalie Valkov and our Grand Secretary Brother Valdeir Faria attended the 2022 CLIPSAS General assembly in Lisbon Portugal. Our representatives worked hard for the betterment of humanity, and played a little too. 

 
 

Signing treaties between sessions.