The Friendly Fifth

Convention Schedule and Events

2020 Lodge Banner Contest

The District 5 Board of Director’s would like to encourage each lodge to create a Lodge Banner to display for publicity purposes during their lodge events, conventions, etc. To maintain a standard for the Lodge Banners, we have provided some specifications below.
We encourage each Lodge to participate in this contest and display (on their own banner stand) their Lodge Banners at the 2020 District 5 Convention in Madison, WI where they will be voted on by convention attendees. There will be two categories: commercial or hand made.
If your lodge already has a Banner that meets these specifications, please bring it to the Convention.

Three prizes will be given based on convention attendees votes.
1) ‘People’s Choice Over All’ gift card (monetary amount to be determined)
2) 2 ‘Honorable Mention’ [one for Commercial and one Lodge/hand made] gift card (monetary amount to be determined)
Lodges look at what other Lodges have made for your lodge idea.

Additional PDF handouts to help will be found on the D5 Website:
 Tips for Creating Hanging Banners
 How to make a telescoping banner stand/flag stand

Banner Specifications
1) Suggested Size between 2 ft x 3 ft up to 3 ft x 6 ft.
2) Hang banner vertically on a 1” diameter wood dowel with 2 eye screws (one on each end) for hanging purposes.
3) A Base stand to hang the banner
4) Material: Any material except paper (drapery fabric works well).
5) Lodge name appears somewhere on the banner
6) Banner theme relates to the individual lodge.
7) Banners can be made in any color.
8) Banners will belong to their lodge, but will be displayed throughout the District Convention.

Questions can be directed to:
Karen Eberhardt, District 5 Publicity Director or cellphone 608-577-5906

2020 Convention Schedule - coming soon

Time Requirements

  • The District 5 Convention is June 24-28, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Your delegates may be asked by the District President to serve on a committee. This would require them to attend committee meetings on the Thursday morning and afternoon (or until committee work is done and the committee is dismissed).
  • The opening ceremonies will be on Friday morning. The first official business and seating of the delegates is also Friday morning and all delegates need to be in all sessions Friday and Saturday.
  • As times and schedules are finalized, watch the District 5 website ( and future mailings for schedules and timelines.