171st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota

April 12-13, 2024 - The Park Event Center, Waite Park

The 171st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota will be taking place on April 12 – 13 at The Park Event Center in Waite Park, MN. Grand Master Dayton L. Berg urges all Minnesota Lodges to send their full quota of delegates to the 2024 meeting. While the Master and Wardens are voting delegates, all Master Masons in good standing are welcome to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their spouse/partner for a weekend of Masonic fun and fellowship. Registration deadline is March 22.  

This year’s annual communication highlights will include multiple breakout sessions. We are pleased to be welcoming the General Manager of Grand View Systems, Jeff Clarke. Grand View is the comprehensive encrypted web platform that provides Grand Lodges the ability to communicate and interact with their members. Jeff will be providing operational insights and answering your questions on how to best utilize Grand View at the lodge level.  

We are also very excited about our keynote banquet speaker, Rear Admiral (ret) William Sizemore II, 33°, GC, Grand Executive Director of the Southern Jurisdiction, Scottish Rite.  

Ill. Brother Sizemore is a second-generation Naval Aviator. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as the training officer and director of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He has accumulated over 6,000 flight hours in fighter and strike fighter aircraft and over 1,000 carrier-arrested landings. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to meet and hear Ill. Brother Sizemore at our banquet on Friday April 12.   

Minnesota Masonic Charities will also be on hand to share several exciting updates on initiatives being launched in collaboration with the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. Don’t miss hearing about all that’s going on with our heritage partners (U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital, the Masonic Cancer Center, and the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain).  

Don’t delay, register before the March 22 deadline.  

-- Check back in mid-February for meal tickets --

-- Ticket sales for 2024 have closed --

2024 Preprinted Reports

Reserve your tickets

If you are visiting from another jurisdiction, please be sure to use the registration code from your invitation when ordering your tickets.

GENERAL SCHEDULE - 171ST ANNUAL COMMUNICATION

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024 

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM       Grand Master’s Reception for Dist. Guests (tickets required)

8:45 PM                          Town Hall Q&A on Resolutions

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2024 

7 AM – 8:30 AM              Breakfast (tickets required)

8:00 AM                          Credentials & Registration

8:45 AM – 10 AM            Public Opening 

10 AM – 12 PM                Tyled Opening & Business Session

12 PM – 1 PM                   Lunch (tickets required)

1 PM                                 Ladies Afternoon Tea (tickets required)

1 PM – 2:30 PM               Grand Lodge Business Session

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM          Breakout Sessions I

4 PM – 5 PM                    Breakout Sessions II

6 PM – 7 PM                    Social Hour

7 PM – 9 PM                    Grand Lodge Banquet (tickets required)

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024                                                                        

8 AM – 9 AM                    Grand Lodge Business Session (if needed)

9 AM – 10 AM                  Breakout Sessions III

  • Metrowest Area
  • Metroeast Area
  • Northwest Area
  • Northeast Area
  • Southwest and Southeast Area
  • Lodge Secretaries (feat. Jeff Clarke from Grand View)

10 AM – 12 PM                Minnesota Masonic Charities Brunch (tickets required)

12 PM – 1 PM                   Grand Lodge Business Session

1 PM – 2 PM                     Installation of Grand Lodge Officers

2 PM – 3 PM                    Reception for new Grand Master

5 PM                                Past Grand Master Banquet (invitation only)

                                         Distinguished Guest  Dinner (invitation only)

Hotel Information

We have room blocks reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn and Residence Inn hotels attached to the event center. 

Hilton Garden Inn

You may need to update the dates of stay to see available rooms.

Residence Inn

**SOLD OUT**

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