High Twelve International is a social extension of the Masonic experience, is so named because long ago, noon was known as “high twelve” and the time to call off from labor for refreshment. Accordingly, many High Twelve clubs – but not all – meet at noon. There is no ritual; but it strongly encourages its members to be active in their lodges and their communities.
The General Objectives of High Twelve International are:
To unite Masons in the happy bonds of a fraternal hour and inculcate the ideals taught in Masonry.
To encourage and inspire Masons to follow these ideals, in their every day activities, in their communities, and for the broader purpose of preserving those principles through the encouragement and support of education for our youth and of government based on the rights of the individual.
To support and cooperate with all recognized Masonic Grand Lodges and all other Masonic bodies.
The principal charity of High Twelve International is the Wallcott Foundation, Inc., a program that awards fellowships to US Citizens for Masters Degrees from George Washington University in International Affairs; International Business; Public Administration or Public Affairs. To date almost 500 students have been supported in full or part for their graduate degrees at GWU.