Acacia Lodge No. 16 Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons

"The Greatest Little Lodge in the Commonwealth of Virginia"

7135 Main Street Clifton Virginia 20124

Stated communication 1st Thursday, starting with a meal at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7:30pm.

District 4 Reception and Dinner for Grand Master at Kena Shrine 4-9-22

Brethren and Friends:

The Lodges of District 4 will be hosting the 176th Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, Most Worshipful James Winfield Golladay, Jr., and Lady Susan for an Official Visit on Saturday, April 9. Members of the Prince William Chapter of DeMolay and Rainbow for Girls Manassas Assembly #13 will be assisting with service, cleanup and entertainment.

Please bring your spouse or significant other, or just come yourself, to this joyful event, which will celebrate MW Golladay’s theme FREEMASONRY: A FAMILY AFFAIR.

Location: Kena Shrine, 9500 Technology Drive, Manassas, Va.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

Time:· Reception with Appetizers - 6-7 PM

Dinner and Entertainment - 7-9 PM

Dress: Semiformal, i.e. Suit and Tie, dress/pant suit

Cost: $30 per person, by check or money order (no cash) (please indicate “GM OV” in the details/memo field), or $32 per person by PayPal

8 Person Table: $240 by check/money order; $256 if paying through PayPal

Seating: Not reserved, except for purchase of 8 seats/full table

Reservation Due: Not later than March 31 by responding to this email and making payment

RVSP Required: to Brant Baber, by text at 703-402-5200 or email at

Payments: Either by check or money order (no cash) (please indicate “GM OV” in the details/memo field), made out to Acacia Lodge and mailed to Larry Parks, 13134 Pavilion Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033 or by PayPal. Payment must be received not later than March 31.

Questions: call or text Brant Baber, 703-402-5200 or email

Pay Now for Tickets

NOTE: the amount you fill in should equal $32 times the number of tickets you want to purchase, i.e. $64/2 tickets

Dues Payments and Donations

Dues Payment *

To pay your dues by credit card, enter your Lodge membership number, and click the "Pay Now" button.

Dues are $173.00 plus $6.76 fee, at checkout, enter $179.76

Donate *

Donations can be either one-time or recurring monthly.

Click on the "Donate" button and enter the amount you wish to donate, and optionally select recurring monthly.

You can make a donation to the Lodge to be used for a Lodge charity of your choosing. For example: Lodge building fund, Masonic Home of Virginia or other. During checkout you can use the notes field to specify how you would like your donation applied.


Dues *

Lodge dues are $111.00 plus Grand Lodge assessments $55.00. (2020)

Total annual dues are $173.00 per year. (2022)

$173.00 plus 3.49% & 49 cents $6.76 = $179.76.

Affiliation *

In State $0.00.

Out of State $40.00.

Degree Fees *

$ must accompany the petition, of which $20 is a non-refundable fee for a background check.

$ for the Entered Apprentice Degree. (1st Degree EA)

$ for the Fellowcraft Degree. (2nd Degree FC)

$ for the Master Masons Degree. (3rd Degree MM)

$ total to receive all three degrees, plus $20 for the background check.

Life Membership in Perpetuity (LMIP) **

What are the advantages of buying a LMIP?

  • You no longer pay annual dues, so future dues increases will not affect you.

  • Your Lodge will receive an assessment credit from Grand Lodge every year forever, even after you pass to the Celestial Lodge.

  • You receive a permanent membership card, certificate, and a LMIP lapel pin.

Visit the Grand Lodge of Virginia website for additional information on the LMIP program.

  • The cost in 2020 is $173 x 25 = $4,325.00. (PayPal fees $156.91, total $4,481.91) *

To purchase a LMIP contact the secretary of the Lodge.

To pay for your LMIP, click the"Pay Now" button and enter the amount in the "Price per item" field. You must add the convenience fee of 3.49% plus 49 cents. Contact the Lodge secretary for the cost. *


The following language may be inserted into your Will making a Bequest to the Lodge. Your generosity will assist Acacia Lodge No. 16 to continue supporting Freemasonry.

"I hereby bequeath to Acacia Lodge No. 16, located at 7135 Main Street Clifton, Virginia 20124, the sum of (____% of my estate) or ($____dollars)."

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* Fees

The Lodge pays a credit card processing fee of 3.49% plus 49 cents per transaction. Here is a fee calculator you can use:

To avoid the fee, make your payment by check.

Contact the Lodge secretary for current Degree Fees

All payments, fees and membership status are subject to verification by the Lodge secretary.

** LIMP Eligibility

A Life Membership may be purchased for or by any member in good standing of a Lodge holden under the Grand Lodge of Virginia, subject to the rules.

A Memorial Life Membership may also be purchased for a deceased Master Mason (who was in good standing at the time of his death) in any Lodge in Virginia upon acceptance of the Memorial Life Membership by vote of the Lodge. Memorial Life Memberships may be purchased for deceased Master Masons of any Lodge of any jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Virginia; provided, that his good standing has been ascertained in advance through the office of the Grand Secretary, and upon acceptance of the membership by vote of the Lodge.