*** Courtesy of CA Grand Lodge ***

Submitted by:John Lowe

Irvine Valley Lodge No. 671 has been announced as the winning team for best 1st degree ritual ceremony. The competition, which took place in June, was open to all California lodges. Fourteen lodges from across the state competed in a preliminary round of competition, and the winners of each division were selected to participate in the finals.

On June 28 and 29, those finalists presented in another round of exemplifications. Lodges were scored based on floor work, words, and overall presentation.

Irvine Valley Lodge No. 671 won with a consolidated score of 98.4. Other division finalists were Liberty Lodge No. 299, Bicentennial Daylight Lodge No. 830, Atwater Larchmont Tila Pass Lodge No. 614, and Central Coast Lodge No. 237.