What is "Columbian Style"?
Over the years, Columbian Lodge has distinguished itself as one of the premier Lodges, both for its dedication to hard work and good ritual, but also to the conviviality that a fraternity is supposed to enjoy.
Many Lodges choose to have dinner prior to their meeting, but at Columbian we prefer to work first so that we can truly enjoy the fellowship without watching the clock or worrying about getting back to the work of the evening. After every meeting we have a meal either in the sub-basement of the Grand Lodge building or at various local restaurants. At our dining events we not only enjoy great food and great libations, but we also have a tradition of celebrating the Masonic birthday, or anniversary the Mason was raised, by presenting the Member with a white carnation. We also occasionally have a presentation performed by a brother who has been to an interesting part of the world, or has some knowledge of a particular item of interest to the Brethren. The Collett Mackintosh Dinner (dating back to the 1920s!), is a special event for the Past Masters, Officers, and Members who have donated to the well being of the Lodge through the Collett-Mackintosh Fund.
Ladies Nights and Family Events:
We also love to get our wives and significant others involved in the events throughout the year. We have enjoyed several outings to the theater, some nice dinners and the opportunity to have them attend the Public Installation Ceremony for newest officers every second year. Periodically Columbian Lodge will put together a family style picnic or a family charitable participation event.