The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, State of California Inc., will convene its 160th Annual Communication in conjunction with the 133rd Annual Communication of the Golden State Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. The sessions will be held beginning Thursday, July 9, through Thursday, July 16, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
The Honorable Lovell Morgan, Most Worshipful Grand Master, and Sister Estella Johnson, Grand Worthy Matron, will preside over the sessions.
On Sunday, July 13, at 8 a.m., the public is invited to attend the Annual Ann L. Powell Breakfast at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom. The theme is ‘Ladies and Medieval Knights Renaissance’ with attendees dressed in Medieval attire.
During the breakfast, awards will be presented for career achievement, citizenship, and the Eastern Star of the Year. Also, the Grand Order of the Eastern Star Queen will be crowned and the annual breast cancer charity will be recognized.
The annual religious service on Sunday, July 13, at 3 p.m., at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom is also open to the public. The keynote preacher will be the Rev. Kenneth L. Burris, pastor of True Faithful Missionary Baptist Church.
A Can Food Drive is planned during the week. Individuals are requested to donate five or more cans of food to support needy families in the community. Donation boxes will be placed around the hotel.
Prince Hall Masonry is the oldest African Americans fraternal organization in the world. The fraternity, founded in September 1784, is a mutual benefit non-profit organization and is based upon Christian principles established in the Holy Bible.
The organization strives to teach a man the duty he owes to God, his neighbor and to himself. As an institution, its foundation is the basic principles of the ‘Fatherhood of God’ and the ‘Brotherhood of Man.’
The Golden State Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, an affiliate of the Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge, and its subordinate chapters are likewise committed to community involvement such as charitable donations to the City of Hope, NAACP, UNCF, Aid to Battered Women, Sickle Cell Anemia, HIV AIDS, Blood Bank and Bone Marrow, and Breast Cancer. The Grand Chapter also has provided more than $500,000 in scholarships to students in local communities.
To learn more, call (310) 621-4188.