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Events - Meetings
George Washington Masonic Stamp Club

Here is the list of semi-annual meetings, and any other events as they are scheduled.  This page is updated as items are finalized.

2018 Annual Meeting:
February 25, 2018, Sunday - Annual Meeting  (updated 1-22-2018)
Geo.Washington Masonic National Memorial Building, Shooters' Hill, Alexandria, Virginia 
 (2018      Meeting Room North Lodge Room
GWMNM Building opens daily 9AM-5PM now. The optional hour tour of upper floors & tower costs $10/person, and begins at 9:30AM or 11:00AM if you wish to also attend the GWMSC meeting.  Probably the meeting & M.P. conferral will end in time for the 4:00PM tour. 
  1:30-2:00PM Review Covers, Assemble & Socialize
  2:00-4:15PM Meeting, including conferral of Master of Philately
  4:45PM Reassemble at Joe Theismann's Restaurant, at foot of shooter's hill across from Metro Station.  1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703-739-0777
  5:30PM     GWMSC Annual Dinner
Ladies/Guests invited;
Dutch Treat Dinner from Menu
Dinner Speaker: Bro. Walter Benesch       
Topic:  Grand Lodge of England's 300th Anniversary, October 31, 2017 - See "President's Message" tab
If you have not received the Master of Philately from the GWMSC, you may receive it with the others planning to attend.  Please notify/reserve in advance with Brother Allen so we'll have your M.P. Certificate for you at this meeting. 
For a Life Membership Application, see above Membership link/tab button.  Membership Applications will be balloted upon at each meeting, and require a completed application, payment of the $20.00 Life Membership fee, and evidence of current membership in a recognized blue lodge (photocopy of 2018 Blue Lodge dues card, or letter from the Lodge Secretary on Lodge letterhead from a recognized Lodge).
GWMNM address: 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA  703-683-2007
Some Hotels Near Masonic Memorial (updated 1/17/11):

Embassy Suites-Alexandria  703-684-5900  800-EMBASSY  (0.4 mi)

Hampton Inn-Old Town, 1616 King St  703-299-9900  800-HAMPTON  (0.4 mi)

Hilton-Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St.  703-837-0440  800-916-2221  (0.3 mi)

Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town, 1456 Duke Street  703-548-5474  888 236-2427 (0.6 mi)

Residence Inn Alexandria at Carlyle; 2345 Mill Road  703-549-1155  888 236-2427 (0.7 mi)

Westin-Alexandria 400 Courthouse Square, 703-253-8600  866-716-8117 (0.8 mi)


Some more distant Hotels:

Courtyard Inn Alexandria 2700 Eisenhower Ave, 703-329-2323   800-321-2211 (1.1 mi)

Springhill Suites Alex.Tech.Center 2950 Eisenhower Ave, 703-317-0013  888 236-2427 (1.1 mi) Open 3/11

Holiday Inn SW-Eisenhower Metro 703-960-3400  800-HOLIDAY  (1.7 mi)

Holiday Inn-Alex.Historic District 625 First St  703-548-6300  800-HOLIDAY  (2.0 mi)

Questions:   Contact
John R. Allen, Secretary & Past President-GWMSC; 
2831 Swanhurst Drive;
Midlothian, VA  23113-2278

G W Masonic Natl Memorial site

Summer/Fall 2018 Meeting (if held)

GWMSC 2018 BALPEX meeting
(at Baltimore Philatelic Exhibition).

Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Labor Day weekend.
Room:  Salon TBA   (1:00-2:00PM)
1:00 PM :  Assemble, Trade Covers, & socialize.
1:00 PM:   Meeting ("Call to Order")
1:00 PM-2:00 PM  Meeting
Meeting Room:  Salon  TBA   1:00-2:00PM
The room will be available from 1:00PM-2:00PM only, with the Meeting at 1:00PM.
Speaker:    TBA
Topic:     TBA  

Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn (Wyndham)
245 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
I-83 at Shawan Road (Exit 20)
Phone: 1-410-785-7000
Free Parking for all.  Use "BALPEX" for Special Room Rate, if staying over.
North of the Baltimore Beltway on I-83 toward York, PA.
See Map and Link to BALPEX web site below.
BALPEX Show - Three Day Admission: $5.00 (recheck
Admission fee not required to attend GWMSC meeting only!
Friday, August 31:     10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 1: 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2*:   10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
* Senior Citizen's admission is free on Sunday.
Labor Day, Monday September 3, 2018.
Note the "Saturday meeting" day at BALPEX!

Links for BALPEX Meeting,
Saturday 9/01/2018:

Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn (Wyndham) web site

Link to BALPEX Show web site.


Michael R. Aulicino

7413 Falmouth St

Springfield, VA  22150-4004


Photos of 2004 Annual Meeting  at G W Masonic National Memorial:  Click on "Photos" link at top of page, and be sure to link to the 2nd Photo page from the first photo page.

Annual Meeting - Sunday, February 22, 2015:
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22301
Main Voice: 703-683-2007
Fax:  703-519-9270

George Washington Masonic Natl Memorial
Click map for link to Map It from a specific address!

BALPEX Meeting Map (generally Saturday preceding Labor Day)
Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn (Wyndham); Hunt Valley, MD - North of Baltimore on I-83 at Exit 20-A:

BALPEX Map (See Wyndham link for directions)
Click map for Directions to Baltimore Hunt Valley
BALPEX Map (See Wyndham link for directions)

BALPEX - Hunt Valley Inn Directions from Airports (Hunt Valley Inn is now a Wyndham Hotel, no longer a Marriott):

Washington, DC/National/ Reagan Airport - DCA

  • Hotel Direction: 55 mi N
  • Driving Directions: Route 1 South and cross Wilson Bridge to I-95N to I-695/Towson to exit 24/I-83N to exit 20A/Shawan Rd.
  • Estimated taxi fare: 110 USD (one way)

Baltimore-Washington International - BWI

  • Hotel Direction: 30 mi N
  • Driving Directions: Exit Airport / I-195 West to I-95 North to I-695 North (Towson) to I-83 North to Exit 20A (Shawan Road)
  • Shuttle Service from Airport
  • Estimated taxi fare: 50 USD (one way)

Washington, DC/Dulles - IAD

  • Hotel Direction: 55 mi N
  • Driving Directions: Access Rd to I-495 to I-95N to I695/Towson to exit 24/I-83N to exit 20A/Shawan Rd
  • Estimated taxi fare: 130 USD (one way)


Michael R. Aulicino

7413 Falmouth St

Springfield, VA  22150-4004