This years GLC as in past years will feature the MW Calvin Bond Ritual Competition (formally known as the MAGLA) immediately following the GLC on March 21st. There have been several who have asked what the work for the competition will be. The below info is what you will need.

MAGLA 2020: Ritual Competition

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020 (5th Monday). Registration will begin at 7:00 pm.
Place: Grand Lodge, 71 West 23rd Street, NYC, Room TBD

Ritual: Part in the 1st Degree Obligation at the Altar:”I particularly … blessed immortality.” Ritual Book 2007 Edition (Pg 45-47) or 2019 Edition (pg 103-104).

Qualifications for Participation: Brother from the Suffolk District: One who has been in the Craft for less than 10 years, And/or one who has been in the Craft for more than 10 years.

Attire: Contestants: Tuxedo or Dark Suit and White Apron.AGL’s: Grand Lodge Jacket or Business attire, AGL Apron, and Jewel.
Spectators: Business attire, highest ranking Apron, and Jewel.
All qualified candidates or their AGL must contact me by March 15th, 2020, in order to participate in the competition, with the following information:
Please enter MAGLA in the Subject area.
1. The Participant’s Name and Address
2. Phone Number – Cell Number
3. Email Address
4. Lodge Name, Number, and District
5. Current Position in the Lodge, if Any

Please don’t hesitate to contact the AGLs with any questions or concerns and we hop that there are many Brothers who come forward to compete for this ritual competition. if you would like the printed sheet with the entire piece please let us know and we can send it to you.

“As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17

You can reach the AGLs with the contact info above or on e-mail at

Sincerely and Fraternally,

V:.W:. William Arnold

V:.W:. Robert Licata