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Hands Across the Border

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hosted by Lynden International Lodge No. 56 Established 1889

Free & Accepted Masons of Washington

Honoring Deputy Grand Masters

R.W.B Ronald Yates

Deputy Grand Master

A.F. & A.M. of B.C. & Yukon

R.W.B. Warren Schoeben

Deputy Grand Master

F. & A.M. of Washington

Dinner & Stated Communication

Thursday ~~ April 13, 2017

5:00 PM ~~ Social

5:30 PM ~~ Baby back ribs or Salmon Dinner

7:00 PM ~~ Stated Communication


$20 (Canadian funds at par)

As a courtesy to our Canadian brothers


Seating limited to 100 guests. Make your reservations now!


Ferndale Masonic Center

5638 3rd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248

(Ferndale Exit 262 I-5)

For Reservations

Contact WB Dick Decima at 360-392-0145

or cell 360-820-1660 or email rhdecima@aol.com


How to get there:

From the North or South on I-5:

Take Exit 262 and follow the signs to Ferndale across the bridge into the business district.

Turn left at 3rd Avenue. Go two blocks. The Ferndale Masonic Center is on the left side of the street.




On March 29, 2009 the Masonic Information Center in Silver Spring, MD announced the 2008 winners of the highly regarded Mark Twain Award for Excellence in Masonic Awareness.  The Twain Award recognizes Lodge Leadership for asserting a uniquely Masonic identity both within the Lodge and throughout the community that is consistent with the Fraternity’s historic focus on education, self-improvement, good works, and fellowship.


There were 18 Lodges who received the Twain Award for Excellence in Masonic Awareness in 2009 out of approximately 15,000 Lodges throughout the nation.  Lynden Lodge No. 56 was one of the 18 winners.  The Lodge also received this award in 2010.  


There were only three Lodges in the nation at that time that had won this coveted award more than once and Lynden Lodge No. 56 was one of them!






Charity has long been an important part of what Masons do but giving back to the community has an important side benefit.  Lynden International Lodge No. 56 has CREATED MASONIC AWARENESS within the community.  We have done so through the following programs:


Bikes 4 Books in four school districts and three public libraries.

Hundreds of bikes and helmets have been distributed to young readers.


Fifteen beautifully framed portraits on canvas of artist Rembrandt Peale’s painting

of Bro. George Washington were placed in schools and the Lynden Public Library.


Scholarships and Educators of the Year awards to students and educators

in three school districts over the past ten years have exceeded $35,000.


At the Northwest Washington Fair in 2008 the Children’s Identification Program (CHIP)

was successfully initiated in conjunction with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and

the Lynden Police Department.  During the ensuing four years, many one-day events also were conducted.  Masons and other volunteers processed more than 4000 children during that time.






The Fall Hands Across the Border event will be a gala dinner show


Saturday, October 7, 2017


MWB Ronald Yates, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A. F. &  A.M. of  B. C. & Yukon


MWB Warren Schoeben, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of F. & A.F. of Washington

Masons, their ladies, friends and guests are most welcome!

Please put this date on your calendar.


April 13
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ferndale Lodge No. 264
5642 3rd Ave
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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