2020 Annual Communication Register

  • Friday, April 17, 2020

    10:00am Registration opens
    11:00am Grand Lodge officers’ Practice
    1:00pm Opening of Grand Lodge
    Reception of American Flag / Pledge of Allegiance
    Reception of GLOH Past Grand Masters
    Introduction of visiting dignitaries
    Grand Master’s Message
    Memorial / Necrology Report
    Grand Treasurer’s Annual Report
    Grand Secretary’s Annual Report
    Finance Committee / Budget Report
    Beginning of proposed legislation (if time allows)
    4:30pm Call To Refreshment – Close of Business Day

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020

    8:00am Registration opens
    9:00am Grand Lodge called to labor
    Grand Oration
    Credential Committee Report
    Proposed Legislation
    Election of Grand Lodge Officers
    12:00am Call To Refreshment – Lunch
    1:00pm 2020 GL Officers pictures / Installation practice immediate following
    2:30pm Installation of GL Officers
    7:00pm Installation and Awards Banquet – Open to All (6:00 pm social)

General Information: The 2020 Grand Communication of the Grand Lodge of Hawaii F&AM will be held from April 17th-18th in Honolulu, HI. Business Meetings and Installation will be held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, while the Grand Installation & Awards Banquet will be held in the Waikiki Ball Room of the Hale Koa Hotel.

Hotel accommodations: While our Installation Banquet will be held at the Hale Koa Hotel, unfortunately the rooms are only available for those in the military or military sponsored. But here are several hotel recommendations within close walking distance.

Hale Koa, 808-955-0555, https://www.halekoa.com
Hawaii Prince, 1-800-321-6248, https://www.princewaikiki.com/
Hawaiian Hilton, 808-949-4321, https://www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com
Ala Moana Hotel, 808-955-4811, https://www.alamoanahotel.com
Ilikai Hotel, 866-536-7973, https://www.ilikaihotel.com
Alohilani Resort, 808-922-1233, https://www.alohilaniresort.com
Outrigger, 303-369-7777, https://www.outrigger.com

There are many other hotels available in this area depending on your needs. Maps.Google.com and MapQuest.com is a very good source on the Internet for shopping for a place that will accommodate them. Just enter “hotels“ and “Waikiki” on the search line.

Note: If you would like to stay at the Hale Koa, you are required to have a military connection.

Registration & Credentials: Registration will open 2 hours before the start of each business session. Please make sure to have a current dues card ready when registering for your credentials. This will help to avoid confusion during registration time.

Note: For those with voting privileges, only 1 set of voting credentials will be issued per voter. If they are misplaced, no replacements will be issued.

Lost and Found: Please check with the Grand Secretary if anything has been lost or stolen.

Voting Protocol: There will be three (3) speakers for and three (3) speakers against allowed for each proposal. All speakers being allowed three (3) minutes each. Speakers will alternate between those for and those against. The proponent of a proposal will be allowed to speak on the proposal but will be one of the three (3) allowed. He may speak first or last as he chooses but should declare said choice at the beginning to insure an opportunity to speak. Voting for legislation will done collectively by Ballot Card. Cards will be collected at the end of voting and results will be announced Saturday night at the Grand Masters Banquet as well as sent to all Lodge Secretaries by Monday morning following the Annual Communication as well as posted on the Grand Lodge Web Site as soon as possible.

Banquet Dinner