The dedication of the Lawrence Masonic Center was well-attended by Lawrence Masons and brethren from around the state. One unusual visitor also made an appearance: the local media with a camera crew. The ceremony was a featured story in the Lawrence Journal World website as well as on Channel 6 News in Lawrence.
The story, featured here, contains interviews with Bro. Jon Woodward of Lawrence Scottish Rite and Grand Master L. Kent Needham, accompanied by a video segment of the actual dedication and cornerstone laying, with many Masons in attendance.
Underscoring the critical importance of communication – an element of our Strategic Plan — the Grand Master congratulated the decision to invite the press to the ceremony. “Our brethren in Lawrence did a fantastic job of involving the news media in this event; this helps get the word out about what Kansas Masons do and what we’re about.” he said.
For assistance in involving the media in your lodge event, contact the Grand Secretary’s office.