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2024 JOHN G. JONES GRAND SESSION

2024 JOHN G. JONES GRAND SESSION
2024 JOHN G. JONES GRAND SESSION

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Nov 03, 2024, 11:00 AM CST

Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA

About the event

                                                                                                                 Proclamation

                                                                                                         Annual Grand Session

                                                                                                  November 1, 2024 – November 3, 2024

                                                                                                          Baton Rouge, Louisiana

                                                                                                              THEME: BLESSING

                                                                                                                Numbers 6: 24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Greetings! Salutations in the name of The Grand Architect of the Universe

To the Grand Officers, Worshipful Masters, Worthy Matrons, and members holding allegiance to The Most Worshipful John G. Jones Grand Lodge Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Louisiana, Queen Moremi Grand Chapter of Louisiana, Order of the Eastern Star, and all Grand Lodges and Chapters family and friends.

WHEREAS, the bylaws statues of The Most Worshipful John G. Jones Grand Lodge Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Louisiana, Article 16 provides that this Grand Lodge shall meet in its regular Annual Session, in the City of Lafayette, LA, each year, or in any other city in Louisiana. The Grand Master shall have the power to change the time and place of meeting of the Grand Lodge, in case of development of conditions not known at the time or regular appointment. A fifteen (15) days’ notice shall be given to all Lodges throughout the jurisdiction of the change. Please be advised that Registration is MANDATORY for all members, regardless of attendance.

BE IT THEREFORE KNOWN, pursuant to the masonic laws, I, Most Worshipful Olugbenga J. Shomade, 33/96, Grand Master do summon all Grand Lodge Officers Past and Present, all Worshipful Masters, Past Masters, Senior Wardens, Junior Wardens, All Brothers of the Craft, and all members with Auxiliary Degrees in good standing with Most Worshipful John G. Jones Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Louisiana are to assemble with this Grand Body at our Annual Session on

November 1, 2024, through November 3, 2024. This will be held at the EMBASSY SUITES Hotel, located at 4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. All members are to be present in full Masonic and Auxiliary Degree attire.

BE IT THEREFORE KNOWN that All Sisters of the Order of the Eastern Star are to assemble with this Grand Body at our Annual Session on November 2, 2024, through November 3, 2024. This will be held at the EMBASSY SUITES Hotel, located at 4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. All members are to be present in full OES attire.

All visiting Grand Masters & Grand Matrons need not to Register.

REGALIA:

Brothers of the Craft must dress in Black suit, White shirt, Black bowtie, White Gloves, White apron trimmed in Blue and Black shoes. Grand Officers should wear the Regalia of their office and Worshipful Master should wear the Regalia of their office.   Sisters of the Order, All White (Fezzes, Sash, Gloves)

BE IT THEREFORE KNOWN, the order of events is as followed:

BE IT THEREFORE KNOWN, the order of events is as followed:

THURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2024

Meet & Greet

8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2024

Registration/Check-in

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

&

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Opening of The Most of Worshipful John G Jones Grand Lodge

2024 Annual Grand Session

Joint Meeting

Reading of Minutes

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Labor to Refreshment

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

AUXILIARY DEGREE

Chapter of Rose Croix

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Imhotep Royal Arch

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Mid – Break

4:00PM – 4:30 PM

O.J. Shomade Grand Consistory

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

O.E.S

Lunch

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Queen Moremi Grand Chapter

Reading of Minutes

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Queen of The South

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Amaranth

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

PARTY in DA BOOT – (Battle of States) “Rep your Jurisdiction.”

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

$20 admission Fee

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2024

Registration 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Grand Session Joint Meeting

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Labor to Refreshment

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Split Session

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Grand Master’s Banquet

7:30 PM – 10:00PM

Dress Code: >>>>>>>>>>> - Formal.

Color: Black, Lavenda, Purple

After Party Hour

Costume Party

10:00PM – 1:00AM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2024

Sunday Service

Dress Code:  Casual

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Travel & Check Out

BE IT THEREFORE KNOWN that the registration cost for this event is $100.00 and is MANDATORY for all members. All checks, drafts, and money orders must be made payable to Most Worshipful John G Jones Grand Lodge.

All Members must register NO LATER THAN September 30th, 2024.

For Registration

All payments and registration forms must be submitted in person, through email: johngjonesgl357@gmail.com OR mailed to P. O. Box 93734, Lafayette, LA 70509 OR SEND PAYMENT THROUGH CASH APP @ $Mwjohng357.

Contact:

RW Glenn Dyer @ 3372889060

Registration Start January 10, 2024

Deadline for Registration is October 5, 2024

Additional Banquet Tickets can be purchased for guests at a cost of $50.00 per ticket.

Follow the link below to reserve your room.

Hotel Reservation Information:

EMBASSY SUITES Hotel,

4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

225-924-6566

https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/btrcses-joh-e4ea2fa2-97ec-4917-bc8a-76172aa4ae00/

CODE NAME: JGJ

Room Rates: King & Double $128.00 includes free breakfast and an evening beverage.

All members who are financial with both their subordinate Lodge, Chapter and the Grand Lodge are entitled to attend and witness the proceedings. All members must register through their Lodge/Chapter, whether attending or not. Please follow all guidelines presented in the said proclamation.

According to bylaws statues of The Most Worshipful John G Jones Grand Lodge Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Louisiana, Article 74, Section I, It is very paramount that members attends the Annual Grand Session, Those Lodges/Chapters not in compliance shall be fined. As always govern yourselves accordingly.

We are more than grateful to you for having the confidence in us to serve you, and we humbly pledge ourselves to continue devoting our services and efforts to fulfill the duties and our obligations to this Grand Old Order. With help and support, we will continue to move forward in doing great things.

We are preparing for a great Grand Session for our jurisdiction this year. Fraternal Brothers and Sisters are coming throughout the State and across the country for this joyful occasion. This Grand Body welcomes them, your family, and other distinguished guests.

BE IT THEREFORE KNOWN, This Proclamation is to be read in its entirety in every meeting until the date of the Annual Session without exception.

Done under my hand and the Great Seal of Most Worshipful John G Jones Grand Lodge of Louisiana, to affix hereto, this 10th day of May, 2024.

Fraternally Submitted,

Wbro. Rob Riley                                                                                                                         M.W Olugbenga J. Shomade 33/96

Grand Secretary                                                                                                                         M.W Grand Master

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