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"Cornerstone Ceremony in Ventura!"

Join the Grand Lodge of California, the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of California, and Ventura-area Masons in celebrating the new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Grand Master Russ Charvonia, California Grand Lodge officers, officers of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of California, and local Masons will dedicate the new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura with a public cornerstone ceremony.

This historic occasion will recognize the hospital’s important value to Ventura, and will help demonstrate that California Masons are passionate about supporting our local communities.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to witness a cornerstone ceremony, you are especially encouraged to experience this historic tradition. During the ceremony, which originated in the 1730s, officers will lay a symbolic first stone and will consecrate the new hospital. They will incorporate the tools of Masonry – the square, level, and plumb – along with elements of corn or wheat (signifying plenty), wine (symbolizing joy), and oil (representing peace).

All Masonic family members and friends are invited to join us for this historic community event!

WHAT: Cornerstone Dedication for Ventura Community Memorial Hospital
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
2:30 p.m. – Grand Lodge opening at Channel Islands Lodge No. 214 -- (482 E Santa Clara St., Ventura) Master Masons only
3:30 p.m. – Proceed to site** 4:30 p.m. – Cornerstone dedication at the site of the new Community Memorial Hospital**
(147 N. Brent St. at Cabrillo Dr., Ventura) Open to all Masonic family members and friends; business attire requested; light refreshments will be served immediately after
6:30 p.m. – Stated meeting dinner at Channel Islands Lodge

Open to all Masonic family members and friends; RSVP required; $10; Hawaiian attire requested

**Parking and shuttle service will be provided from Channel Islands Lodge or from the Pacific View Mall (3301-1 E Main St., Ventura), behind Sears Automotive.