A. Douglas Smith, Jr.
Lodge of Research
No. 1949

Stated Meetings are held every 5th Saturday with the Annual Meeting, Elections and Installation on the 3rd Sat in December. Meetings are convened in the beautiful North Room of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.

Next Meeting:   Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 10am (In-Person and Virtually)

Message from the Worshipful Master

Hello My Dear Brethren,

I hope this finds you and yours safe and well. Across our nation, the impact of the Delta variant of COVID-19, as well as other variants, continue to keep many of the pandemic restrictions in place and in fact are causing a significant relapse in many areas. Please continue to keep safety at the forefront and lift up humanity in your devotions to the Great Architect. Please remember that should you find yourself in or approaching financial hardship that your Brothers are here to support you. Our Grand Lodge has a fund in place to assist you. All you need do is ask and your request will be treated with the utmost care and confidence.

Our next stated meeting is scheduled for 30 October 2021 at 10:00 am, in person and virtually! With the technical assistance of the good Brothers of Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 120, we will again conduct a hybrid meeting. Please see the log in details on page 3. Our Junior Warden and Stewards are coordinating breakfast and lunch. I look forward to seeing you all again in a few days and “breaking bread” together!

We will receive two papers and a presentation at the October stated meeting. Roger W. Peak, PDDGM will present his paper entitled “Development of the U.S. Flag”, Brother Joseph C. Cook Jr. will present his paper entitled, “The Antients, The Moderns, And The Revolutionary War - A Clash Of Ideals” and Brother Fred Baerenz will provide an update on the USS Herndon Project.

As a Research Lodge, we have been fortunate that our members and friends yearn in earnest for more light and have been willing to share their respective journeys. It is my ardent hope that their offerings will inspire others to do the same.

Sincerely and fraternally yours in friendship and service,


Raymon W. Bacchus
Worshipful Master

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