Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Masonic Society Semi-Annual Meeting, Indianapolis 10/24


The Masonic Society will hold its first Semi-Annual Meeting in Indianapolis on Saturday, October 24, 2009.

Indiana Freemasons' Hall, 525 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana
Starts 9 AM Eastern Time. Concludes after the Banquet

In the spirit of the recent Centennial Rededication of Indiana Freemasons' Hall, the theme of The Masonic Society's first Semi-Annual will be "Rededicating The Craft"

The day will begin with a thematic kickoff by the Grand Master of Masons in Indiana, MWBro. Charles F. Marlowe. Other presentations are in the works.

Presentations and other submissions
All proposals for presentations and papers for consideration should be directed to Bro. Jay Hochberg, Submissions Coordinator of The Journal of The Masonic Society. Please email your submissions no later than August 24, 2009.

Please note that all submissions will be subject to review for suitability to the theme of the event.

Registration
$65, includes luncheon and banquet. Both members of the Society and non-members are welcome to register and attend.

Your Lady or Other Guest may attend the conference and banquet for an additional $65.

The registration page is found here. Deadline for registration is Saturday, October 17, 2009.

Accommodations
The Society has arranged for a limited number of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown, which is about seven blocks from Indiana Freemasons' Hall. We have negotiated a rate of $109/night for Friday, October 23, 2009 (with checkout on Saturday, October 24, 2009). NOTE: If you plan to stay in the hotel, please reserve early as there is a large convention in Downtown Indianapolis winding up the same weekend of our meeting. Rooms may be reserved at the reduced rate through September 24, 2009. We cannot guarantee any room availability after that date.

Rooms may be reserved online at this link.

Alternately, you may call the hotel directly at 317-405-5709 and use the group name "The Masonic Society" and group code "TMS".

PLEASE NOTE: The special room rate is for registered and paid attendees ONLY. Because room availability is limited, we will monitor hotel reservations closely and will cancel all reservations for which there is no corresponding registered, paid attendee.

Lunch and Dinner
Our Luncheon and Banquet will both be served in the main Dining Room of Indiana Freemasons' Hall.

Ladies' program
Ladies are invited to join us for the presentations on Saturday, or they may choose to "wander" the amenities of Downtown Indianapolis. However, if your lady has an interest in attending a more formal ladies' program, please contact the secretary-treasurer. (No guarantees, but if a sufficient number of ladies indicate an interest, we will do our best to accommodate them.)

For updated information, see the official Semi-Annual meeting webpage.

Not a member of the Masonic Society yet? To join online, visit our website here.

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