Washington DC in May this year

Discussion in 'The Traveling Freemason' started by Mark Stockdale, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Mark Stockdale

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    Brethren, I'm looking for suggestions of things to see and do whilst in Washington DC later this year. I've got a couple of Lodge visits planned and am just waiting to hear back from the secretaries now that I have Grand Lodge of Scotland and Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia approval.

    Travelling with my wife and sister, but they are not interested in my Masonic tour plans. The good thing about that is they can go do stuff they want to do and I can see the city from a Masonic perspective.
     
  2. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    I am Mason in DC. Feel free to send me a PM.
     
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  3. Mark Stockdale

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    I have requested permission to attend Federal Lodge No. 1 and Compass Lodge No. 1811 during my stay in DC. as they have meetings scheduled during the time I am there, but am open to meeting brothers for a drink or 3 outwith these.
     
  4. Mark Stockdale

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    PM sent, thanks.
     
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    Well, this is going to be interesting, just been told that Compass Lodge No. 1811 is a Spanish speaking Lodge. I haven't used any Spanish since high school so may need to rethink the visit, or do I still go and use the experience to help fire my interest in the language?
     
  6. goomba

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    I say go! Even if the ritual is unknown you'll still be with brothers.
     
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  7. Brother JC

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    I would absolutely go! What an opportunity.
     
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  8. Mark Stockdale

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    yes, you are right, and I am going to go, it will be an education in itself, seeing a Lodge working in another language.
     
  9. Mark Stockdale

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    Well, it's been well over a month since I contacted the 2 lodges and I haven't heard back from either of them. I know they have had at least 2 meetings since I emailed their secretaries, but don't know if that means they don't want me visiting, or if they just expect me to turn up now that I've told them I'll be there.
     
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  11. Mark Stockdale

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    The Grand Secretary already gave me information on places to visit, and they know the lodges I asked to attend, it's just at the lodge level that I've had no response.

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  12. goomba

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    I emailed the hospitality committee chair. Hopefully that will take care of it.
     
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  13. Mark Stockdale

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    Thanks Brother
     
  14. Signal13

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    While I've only it in passing, I've always wanted to check out the George Washington National Memorial. Located just outside D.C. in Virginia (maybe 8 miles away), they offer daily tours for $14 with current dues cards from their supporting Grand Lodges.

    https://gwmemorial.org/pages/tours CD_2003_1020_0505_xgaplus.jpg

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    *The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

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  16. Mark Stockdale

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    7 weeks today, not that I'm on a countdown or anything.....
     
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