There is no mention of Freemasonry in the Oscar-winning film about King George VI. The King’s Speech has been critically acclaimed as one of the finest motion pictures of recent years and has renewed the public’s interest in, and affection for, King George VI, who reigned from 1936 to 1952.
Joint Receptions Honoring Grand Lodge Leaders Set
Festive occasions highlighting a tasty luncheon and opportunity for you to meet and greet Masonic friends and acquaintances from around the area and across the state have been announced. There will be two joint receptions honoring our Grand Master, M. W. Brother Barry D. Weer and his lady Crystal along with our Junior Grand Warden, R. W. Brother Stephen F. Oakley and his lady Deborah.
The Scottish Rite Valleys of Chicago and Southern Illinois are each hosting one of the Sunday afternoon receptions. Please see the announcement flyer attached for dates and details. The events are being planned with your convenience and pleasure in mind. A short program introducing the honored guests will be conducted about 2:45 pm.
Brethren, please plan for you and your lady to join us for this afternoon of Masonic fellowship. Hopefully your calendar will permit you to come and enjoy a relaxed and leisurely repast with friends as together we anticipate the warmth of the coming spring.
Please ensure your reservations are received by Wednesday, March 26th, 2014.
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