Every year In September, subordinate lodges throughout the State of Iowa as well as most Prince Hall Affiliated lodges throughout the country, come together to celebrate the life of Prince Hall, the namesake of our jurisdiction who paved the way for black men and women to be a part of the craft.
On Sunday, September 23rd, Mt. Olive Lodge #17 and Silver Leaf Chapter #5 – Order of the Eastern Star came together to fellowship in full masonic regalia at Bethel AME Church in Cedar Rapids. The programs that were handed out to the congregation that morning included Prince Hall info, notable OES members, recent community service events, as well as contact info for the lodge and chapter.
Article submitted by Right Worshipful Grand Lecturer Ramone Hemphill, PM