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SGIG and Grand Master Trip to Washington, DC.

March 11-13, 2024

On March 11-13, 2024, the Grand Master of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina and the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in North Carolina will be traveling by train with recently raised Master Masons and Masters of the Royal Secret to our nation's capital for a tour of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial and the House of the Temple. We plan to attend a Scottish Rite Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal hosted by the Valley of Washington, Orient of the District of Columbia. The trip on the train will allow us to meet one another and explore answers to our questions about freemasonry with a focus on the acceptance of our newest members of the Craft. Our Valleys sponsored the train ticket to and from Alexandria and the hotel room for our newest Subordinate Lodges and Valleys members. Bring money for food, Metro, and anything you wish to purchase.

Anyone interested in joining us for this trip at your own expense can do so now. You may travel by train if there are seats to Alexandria on the Carolinian 80 on March 11. We are returning to North Carolina on March 13 on the Carolinian 79. If you'd like to travel by train, you are encouraged to book early if you'd like to join the group. We have twenty people booked in business class already! The dress code on both days is casual. On Tuesday morning, March 12, we plan to walk to the George Washington National Masonic Monument in the morning, have lunch in either Alexandria or D.C. (a train conversation), catch the Metro to visit the House of the Temple in the afternoon, attend the Valley of Washington's Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal with dinner, and return by Metro to Alexandria. The dress code on Tuesday is "coat and tie, wearing comfortable shoes."

There is still time to book a room at the Hampton in Alexandria, where we are staying.

The rate is $229 per night plus tax, including breakfast. Breakfast is served daily from 6 am-10 am. If needed, parking is an additional fee of $20 per night.

If you have any questions or want to know more, don't hesitate to contact Gene Cobb, PGM, SGIG, at 919-671-4960.

In July, we started to created a list of College Scholarships that college bound high school students could easily find online. Our goal is to help these young people easily find a resource of Masonic Scholarships available throughout our vast faternity.

We invite all Masons and Lodges to add your Scholarship to this list.

Links to College Scholarships

Announcing Our 2023 Scottish Rite Honourmen

33°, Inspector General Honarary, Elects
Dan Bryant Beal
Lloyd Thomas Buffkin
Donald Wayne Butto, Jr.
Boyd Eugene Canter
Michael Andrew Faulkenbury
Todd Alan Hildebran
Christopher Blair Houser
Thomas Arnold Pope, Jr.
Russell Matthew Rainear
Michael Allen Register
32°, Knight Commander of the Court of Honour, Elects
Robin Keith Bailey
Russell Arno Bauer, Jr.
Joshua Aaron Bristol
Allen Rufus Brown, Jr.
Christopher Todd Canipe
Glen Mitchell Carpenter
Oswald Thomas Chance, Jr.
Thomas Randall Cline
Randall Jerry Collins
Fred Mcdonald Dean
Alex Shuford Edmisten
Randall Keith Franklin
Chesley M Greene
David Harold Griffith
William Joe Hart
Jeremy Scott Hicklin
Philip Ray Johnson
James Leo Johnson III
Dennis Kirk Keith
Maurice Daniel McIntosh
John Howe Miller
Edward Charles Moore
Charles Shawn Moser
Andrew Parker Norton III
Kevin Clark Otis
David Edward Ozvat
Gregory Dane Padgett
James Melvin Peay
Joseph Parker Slade, Jr.
Charles William Talley
Mark Anthony Tart
Jonathan Allen Underwood
Perry Winfred Wade
Kenneth Donald Wallace
Randy Daryl Ward
Samuel Powell Watson
Cleveland Earl Woolard