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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Big Day

It was a densely packed Masonic day today for me. First, I had the extreme pleasure of speaking to a full house at the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral this morning for the Grand Lodge of Indiana's annual Founder's Day. Many thanks to everyone for the kind reception. I do appreciate it.

Second, it was the official opening day for the Grand Lodge Library & Museum in Indiana Freemasons' Hall. The crowd was enthusiastic for the ribbon cutting, and it's been a very long time since that many brethren were packed onto the 5th floor. The design and exhibits were very well received, and we have created a museum Indiana's brethren can be proud of, with a plan for future rotating exhibits.

Finally, the day ended with my initiation into the Indiana College of the Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis, for which I had the honor of being the keynote speaker.

It was a terrific day, and I'm bloody exhausted.


  1. Congrats, Chris! All well deserved!

  2. Congratulations on your initiation into into the Rosicrucians, Brother Hodapp!
    If possible, I'd like some information about the red and black tapestry tracing board shown in one of your photos. One of the Brothers of International City Lodge #389 of California found one just like it in his Grandfather's things, but without any documents or explanation. It's now on display on the East wall behind the Secretary's table. You can barely see it in the photos on our Lodge website: http://www.icl389.org/
    Hopefully a bit more history of this artifact can come to light.
    Al Turek, PM


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