MW Cameron M. Bailey


This post is quite early, but I wanted to make certain that the Freemasons of Washington knew about a couple upcoming events well in advance so that plans could be made.

I hope that each of you will consider joining Melinda and I on the following journeys:

Saturday, August 21, 2021 The Torchlight Degree Masonic Park, Granite Falls WA

This is a Second Degree given under torchlight in the outdoor Lodge room at the Masonic Park.

The Degree was brainstormed at a weekend Lodge trip to Potts Of Gold on the Hood Canal. Since that time, District 8, along with the assistance of Centralia Lodge has done a superb job creating an amazing Degree experience, and an equally amazing weekend under the stars. All of us who have come to love this owe a great debt of thanks to VW Larry Foley who has been the man largely responsible for its development.

In addition to the darkness and the torches, this is a fully costumed Degree.

For the 2021 Degree, the Grand Lodge Officers will open and close the Lodge. If you would like a part in the Degree, reach out to VW Foley, he is creating the team.

As a prelude to the 2021 Degree, a performance of the Defense Of The Ruffians will be performed, also under torchlight, on Friday, August 20.

Melinda and I plan on arriving at the park on the late afternoon of Tuesday, August 17, and we will depart on the morning of Sunday, August 22. A Masonic program/discussion will take place each evening we are there.

For more information about this, or to get any questions answered, please contact VW Larry Foley, DDGM District 8.

I hope that you can join us!

Monday, December 13, 2021 Freemasons In Paradise Trip Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

On Monday, December 13, 2021 we will fly into the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. We'll spend a week there, flying home on the afternoon of Monday, December 20, 2021.

We will stay in the Romantic District, enjoying the amazing food and natural scenery of this very popular destination.

The week will be a superb mixture of relaxation and amazing activities. A perfect way to spend time with our Brothers, enjoying the fellowship of Freemasonry.

Some significant dates: Thursday, December 16, 2021 We will visit Puerto Vallarta Lodge No. 34

Friday, December 17, 2021 The Grand Lodge of Washington Christmas Party will be held at my mother's home in Puerto Vallarta.

Monday, December 20, 2021 We will return home, leaving the sun and warmth behind.

More details will be forthcoming. Please don't reserve hotel yet, I'll send a list of hotels to consider that will be convenient to our activities when the dates grow closer.

Do make certain that you bring your own Masonic Apron to Puerto Vallarta. Lodge loaner aprons are a goofy United States custom, not repeated in most of the rest of the world.

Please feel free to arrive in Mexico earlier or later, and leave as needed for your schedule. I'll keep you apprised of any plans, but our main activities will be on the 16th and 17th of December.

Remember that you will need a passport for travel to Mexico. If you don't yet have one, better apply very soon.

This is going to be a superb trip. Melinda and I spend a great deal of time in Puerto Vallarta (and elsewhere in Mexico) we will be honored to show you everything we love.

Let me know if you want to join us in Mexico, that will make it easy to ensure that I get all the information you need to you.

Please join us!



Cameron M. Bailey Past Grand Master The MW Grand Lodge F&AM of Washington

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