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Hands Across The Border

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
Stated Communication: September 14, 2017
Chairman: Dick Decima

2017 Events
Hands Across the Border - Fall 2017
The Fall 2017 event will be on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at a gala dinner show.

We will be treated to a memorable performance by Bill DeGroot.in his artistic tribute to Roy Orbison. Orbison (1936- 1988), nicknamed the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet “the Caruso of Rock.” It may not be Roy himself who entertains us but we should thoroughly enjoy Bill DeGroot’s artistic tribute to the Big O. The social period will begin at 5:30; dinner at 6:00; the entertainment at 7:30.

2018 Events
Hands Across the Border - Spring 2018
The Spring 2018 event will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 as informally agreed by honorees . RWB Barry Burch, Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon A. F. & A.M., and RWB James Kendall, Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Washington F. & A.M., at a banquet followed by the regularly stated monthly communication.

Hands Across the Border - Fall 2018
The Fall 2018 event will be on a Saturday evening from mid-September to mid-November chosen by the two honorees. There will be a gala dinner show honoring these two illustrious brothers, MWB Barry Burch and MWB James Kendall, in recognition that they have become Grand Masters. The venue is anticipated to be the Ferndale Masonic Hall. Your input regarding the entertainment would be greatly appreciated.

Past Events


Hands Across the Border - Spring 2017
The Spring 2017 event was held on Thursday, April 13, 2017. LIL honored RWB Ron Yates, Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon A. F. & A.M., and RWB Warren Schoeben, Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Washington F. & A.M., at a banquet followed by the regularly monthly stated communication.


2016 Winter Hands Across the Border

2016 Hands Across the Border
Lynden International Lodge No 56 invites all Masons, their ladies and guests to the 2016 Fall Hands Across The Border Gala Dinner Show on Saturday, November 5, 2016 starting at 5:30 PM with dinner at 6:00 PM and entertainment starring the Mount Baker Toppers, a world known group of singers from NW Washington and southern British Columbia. The dinner menu choices are Roasted Chicken or Salmon with salad, vegetables and dessert. Honored Guests are M.W.B. Ian Bowman, Grand Master of A.F. & A.M. of B.C. & Yukon and M.W.B. Jim Mendoza, Grand Master F. & A.M. of Washington.

The venue is the Bellingham Masonic Center at 2626 W Maplewood Ave. in Bellingham, WA. Seating is limited to 100 persons and the cost is $30.00 per person with Canadian Funds accepted at par. Any receipts in excess of costs will be used for lodge philanthropic programs, which are listed on the flyer. For reservations or questions, contact Dick Decima via the online form.







M.W. Douglas Collins
Grand Master
A.F. & A.M. of B.C. & Yukon


Hosted by
Lynden International Lodge No. 56
Established 1889
Free & Accepted Masons
of Washington

Honoring

Grand Masters



Gala Dinner Show
Saturday ~~ October 10, 2015

5:30 PM ~~ Social
6:00 PM ~~ Prime Rib or Salmon Dinner



M.W. Donald Munks
Grand Master
F. & A.M. of Washington
Once again your dinner will be prepared by Chef George Edwards PM of Bellingham Bay No 44, PM of P.B. Cornwall No. 289 & PM of Tuscan Lodge No. 138

7:15 PM ~~ Entertainment starring magician Jeff Evans
A full-time professional entertainer since 1998, Jeff Evans' interactive magic and clean comedy is featured in over 250 shows a year. He's won dozens of awards for his creative performances, including Magician of the Year from the Vancouver, B. C. Magic Circle and Stage Magic Champion from the Pacific Coast Association Of Magicians. In 2013 his peers in magic named him "Seattle's Funniest Magician, and the past two years ParentMap Magazine awarded him their Golden Teddy for Best Live Entertainment. However, all of these accolades pale next to his most prestigious award of all: the 2009 Best-Kept Lawn in Thurston County.


$30.00 (Canadian funds at par)
Receipts in excess of costs will be used for philanthropic programs


Bellingham Masonic Center
2626 W. Maplewood Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225
(Exit 257 off I-5 at Bellingham)


How to get there:
  • Coming from the North on I-5, take exit 257 and continue going South on Northwest Avenue.
  • Coming from the South on I-5, take exit 257 and turn left on Northwest Avenue and continue going South
  • Then, turn right off Northwest Avenue onto West Maplewood Avenue. Bellingham Masonic Center is on your right at 2626 Maplewood Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225. Hall phone: 360-733-8518
Seating limited to 100 guests. Make your reservations now!
Contact WB Dick Decima at 360-392-0145
or cell 360-820-1660 or use Contact Form
Masons, their ladies and guests are most welcome!!!



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