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Grand Exalted Ruler Visits California Lodges
Grand Exalted Ruler James G. McFar land and Grand Secretary Fred C. Robinson visited many California Lodges during the month of January. Elaborate preparations for the entertainment of Mr. McFarland and Mrs. McFarland, who accompanied him on the trip, were made throughout the State. Leaving Watertown (S. Dak.) on December 26, en route for Los Angeles, Mr. McFarland visited Omaha (Neb.) Lodge on December 27, and Albuquerque (N. Mex.) Lodge on December 29. The following was the Grand Exalted Ruler's California itinerary at the time this issue of The Elks Magazine went to press on January- 1:

January 1—Guest of Pasadena Lodge. January 2—Riverside Lodge—Luncheon at Glenwood Inn 1 P. M. Redlands Lodge for dinner and Lodge meeting (San Bernardino and Ontario Lodges guests). January 3—El Centro Lodge for dinner and evening (Brawley and Calexico Lodges guests). January 4—Arrive San Diego, Hotel Grant for dinner and evening at San Diego Lodge. January5—Anaheim Lodge for dinner and evening (Santa Ana and Orange Lodges guests). January 6—San Diego. January 7—Glendale Lodge for dinner and evening (Alhambra and Monrovia Lodges guests). January 8—Luncheon at Oxnard or Ventura Lodge. Dinner and evening and all night at Santa Barbara. . January 9—Dinner, evening and all night at San Luis Obispo Lodge. January 10—Evening at Monterey Lodge (Salinas, Watsonville' and Santa Cruz Lodges guests). January 11—Modesto and Fresno Lodges. January 12—Arrive San Francisco. January 13—San Francisco. January14—Luncheon SantaRosa Lodge. Stop at San Rafael and Petaluma Lodges. Meeting at Santa Rosa Lodge in evening. January i5~Luncheon and laying of cornerstone at 3 P. M. Woodland Lodge- Dinner and Lodge meeting in evening Wood land Lodge (Redding, Red Bluff, Chico. Grass Valley, Nevada City, Marysville Lodges attending). January 16—Sacramento Lodge—forenoon lunch and reception for northern California Lodges. January 17—Visit eastside San Francisco Bay, including Berkeley Lodge, etc. January 18—Visit West Bay Lodges, including San Jose, Palo Alto, San Mateo. San Francisco Lodge, dinner and meeting. January 19—Leave for Los Angeles. January 20—Open date Los Angeles. January 21—Long Beach Lodge for dinner and evening (San Pedro, Santa Monica and Redondo Lodges invited). January 22—Pasadena Lodge, dinner and evening (Whittier and Pomona Lodges guests). January 23—Evening and dinner at Los Angeles Lodge (Huntington Park Lodge guest). Leaving Los Angeles on Thursday, January 24, Mr. McFarland and his party came eastward making the following visits: January 25—Phoenix (Ariz.) Lodge. January 28—Kansas City (Mo.) Lodge. January 29—'Mexico (Mo.) Lodge. January 3o~Evening visit East St. Louis (Ill.) Lodge. January 31—Noon at Effingham (Ill.) Lodge. Evening at St. Louis (Mo.) Lodge.

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