Invitation 2018 Grand Sessions
Companions and Sir Knights:
Companion Gary A. S. LaBruyere, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho; Companion Robert A. Farrow, Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho; and Sir Knight Kent R. McCandless Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho, extend a cordial invitation to you and your lady to the Grand York Rite Sessions for 2018 to conduct the Annual Business of the Grand York Rite Bodies of Idaho and to enjoy fellowship with other Companions and Sir Knights and their ladies. All functions and business of the Grand York Rite of Idaho will take place at the Red Lion Templin's Hotel-On the River, Post Fallsm, Idaho on April 19-21, 2018; except the Holy Land Pilgrimage Benefit Dinner, which will be held at the Hayden Scottish Rite Center, 8999 Strahorn, Hayden, Idaho.
The Joint Business Session and Public Opening will be held on Friday Morning, April 20, 2018. Reception of Distinguished Guests and Visitors to our Grand Sessions will be on Friday morning at 8:15 a.m. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m.
The 110th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho will be on Friday afternoon, April 21, 2017, with Most Excellent Compaion Gary A. S. LaBruyer, in charge. Reception of distinguished members, guests and visitors to our Grand Council will begin at 1:115 P.M.. Installation of the new Grand Chapter Officers will take place at 4:00 p.m.
A Holy Land Pilgrimage Benefit Dinner will be held Friday evening, at the Hayden Scottish Rite Center. The dinner will be prepared by the Coeur d'Alene Jobs Daughter Bethel. Funds generated will go directly to help send ministers from Idaho on a trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land. The Divine Service and Necrology will be held at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Appropriate dress for the Holy Land Pilgrimage Dinner is business casual. Tri-Valley York Rite College will hold its Annual Meeting at the Hayden Scottish Rite Center after the dinner.
The 115th Annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery will be on Saturday morning, April 22. Sir Knight Kent R. McCandless, Right Eminent Grand Commander, will open the Grand Commandery at 8:15 a.m. followed by the reception of distinguished members, guests and visitors to our Grand Commandery. Installation of the new Grand Commandery Officers will take place at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00p.m.
The 85th Annual Conclave of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho will be on Saturday afternoon, April 22. Most Illustrious Companion, Roberrt A. Farrow, Illsutrious Grand Master, will reconvene the Grand Council at 1:15 p.m. followed by the reception of distinguished members, guests and visitors to our Grand Council. Installation of the new Grand Council Officers will take place at 4:00 p.m.
The Grand York Rite Banquet will be held on Saturday Evening. A Social Hour will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Banquet at 7:00 p.m. Appropriate dress for the Banquet is coat and tie or York Rite Uniform.
On Thursday, the Order of the High Priesthood, the Order of the Silver Trowel, and Idaho Chapter of Knights Preceptor will be held at starting at 9:00 a.m. All current members of each of these bodies are encouraged to attend. All who have served their respective York Rite bodies as Excellent High Priest, Illustrious Master, or Eminent Commander are welcome to join these Petitionable Orders.
A Knight of the York Cross of Honour, KYCH, meeting, will take place on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p. m.
Proxy forms for the Dais Officers will be sent to the constituent Secretary/Recorder. If you are not able to attend and carry a vote, please execute the proxy in favor of someone who will be at the sessions.
All Companions and Sir Knights attending must register.
Please be sure that registrations (w/meals selected) are received by April 12, 2018. If transportation is needed from or to the airport, please contact the hotel directly.
We hope that you will enjoy your attendance at these Annual Grand Sessions and we look forward to seeing you there.
ME Companion Gary A. S. LaBruyere
Most Excellent Grand High Priest
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho
MI Companion Robert A. Farrow
Most Illustrious Grand Master
Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho
Sir Knight Kent R. McCandless
Right Eminent Grand Commander
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho