Let?s celebrate George Washington?s Birthday in the tradition of George Washington!
Thursday, February 25, 2010 3:47 AM
Dear sisters and brothers,
This is the week when the entire nation celebrates the birthday of one great Mason ��� the father of this country President George Washington!
He was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British America.
On November 4, 1752, George Washington was initiated into Freemasonry in Fredericksburg lodge.
On April 29, 1788, he was appointed Worshipful Master of Alexandria Lodge 22, and held that office when he was elected President of the United States.
At his inauguration, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York administered his oath of office.
On September 18, 1793, he laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol wearing full Masonic Grand Master regalia.
Americans celebrated Washington's Birthday long before Congress declared it a federal holiday in 1879.
In 1968 Congress passed the Monday Holiday Law to "provide uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on Mondays."
One of the provisions of this act changed the observance of Washington's Birthday from February 22nd to the third Monday in February.
Contrary to popular belief, neither Congress nor the President has ever stipulated that the name of the holiday observed as Washington's Birthday be changed to "President's Day".
Few people know that president George Washington was not only great Mason but also avid enthusiast of physical activities. He is best known for his horsemanship and ballroom dancing.
Let���s celebrate George Washington���s Birthday in the tradition of George Washington!
Put your dancing shoes and enjoy a FREE Guest Night party at
Sandra Cameron Dance Center!
This coming Friday, February 26, 2010
from 09:30PM till 12:00AM
This is completely FREE and includes
1. two free dance classes,
2. free dance presentation performance,
3. free wine, cheese, light refreshments at
Sandra Cameron Dance Center
180 Lafayette Street (at corner with Kenmare Street-continuation of Delancey street in Soho, Manhattan)
(one block south of Spring Street)
Guest Night at Sandra Cameron Dance Center
On the last Friday of each term, the studio hosts a special Guest Night Dance Party that's free to registered SCDC students, their guests and anyone who has not been to our studio before. The evening includes a free lesson in Salsa (9:30) and Swing (10:00pm), special performances by students and staff (10:30pm) and four rooms of dancing until 12 midnight. Wine and cheese are served.
Evangelist for Masonic Wellness