On September 17th, 2010, the Grand Lodge of Iowa AF&AM voted to enter into fraternal relations with "any and all Prince Hall Grand Lodges which are (1) recognized by the M. W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Iowa and Jurisdiction, Inc.; and (2) have concluded an agreement, treaty, or compact of mutual recognition with the sister Grand Lodge with who they share territorial jurisdiction that is in comity with the Grand Lodge of Iowa."
A very positive step that all mainstream and PHA grand lodges should consider. The patchwork quilt of recognition is confusing to brethren who travel, who don't always understand that joint recognition usually just applies within the confines of their state.
And once again I make a plea for Prince Hall grand lodges to submit their contact information and their current lodges to Pantagraph Printing's List of Lodges Masonic. The listing allows you to add whatever restrictions and requirements you might have, but more important, as bogus lodges and grand lodges continue to proliferate, the List is a recognized and trusted source for determining if the Mason who presents himself at your door is from a lodge you are in amity with. It just makes good sense for everyone.
Contact Pantagraph Printing & Stationery Co., P.O. Box 1406, Bloomington, IL 61702-1406
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