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.
The morning session begins at 9:00 a.m. (registration 8.30 a.m.). Dinner will be served at 6.00 p.m. in the Lodge dining hall at a cost of $15.00 per person. Attendance at the Wardens School is not required for dinner, but please make reservations by contacting the Grand Lodge Office as seating is limited.
After dinner, Bro. Chris will address the Lodge about “Freemasonry and the Dan Brown Effect.” Copies of his many books will be available to purchase, and fellowship and a book signing will be held immediately following.