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Invitation  2023 Grand Sessions

Companions and Sir Knights:
 

Companion Keith C. Brooks, Most Illustrious Grand Master of Cryptic Masons of Idaho; Companion G. Arthur Shoemaker, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho; and Sir Knight Gary A. S. LaBruyere, 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 2023 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. The business of the Grand York Rite of Idaho will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Idaho Falls, Idaho on April 14-15, 2023, except the Holy Land Pilgrimage Benefit Dinner, which will be held at the Idaho Falls Masonic Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Meal locations are listed on the Registration Page.

The 19th Joint Business Session and Public Opening will be held on Friday Morning, April 14, 2023.  Reception of Distinguished Guests and Visitors to our Grand Sessions will be on Friday morning at 8:15 a.m.  The Order of the Silver Trowel will be conferred immediately following the Joint Session.  Lunch will be at 12:00 p.m.

The 90th Annual Assembly of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho will be on Friday afternoon, April 14, 2023.  Most Illustrious Grand Master, Companion Ketih C. Brooks, will convene 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 115th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho will be on Saturday morning, April 15, 2023.  Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Companion G. Arthur Shoemaker, will convene the Grand Chapter at 8:15 p.m. followed by the reception of distinguished members, guests and visitors to our Grand Chapter.  Installation of the new Grand Chapter Officers will take place at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

The 120th Annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho will be on Friday afternoon, April 15, 2023,  Sir Knight Gary A. S. LaBruyere, Right Eminent Grand Commander, will reconvene the Grand Commandery at 1:15 p.m. with the reception of distinguished members, guests and visitors to our Grand Commandery.  Installation of the new Grand Commandery Officers will take place at 4:00 p.m.

A Holy Land Pilgrimage Benefit Dinner will be held Friday evening, at the Idaho Falls Masonic Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho.  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 after the dinner.

The Grand York Rite Banquet will be held on Saturday Evening.  A Social Hour will start at 6:00 p.m. with the Banquet at 7:00 p.m.  Appropriate dress for the Banquet is coat and tie or York Rite Uniform.

On Thursday, April 14, 2023, the Order of the Knights Preceptor, Bunker Hill, Order of High Priesthood, and the Knights York Cross of Honour will be held 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 Petition-able Orders.

A Knight of the York Cross of Honour, (KYCH), meeting, will take place on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 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 March 25, 2021.

We hope that you will enjoy your attendance at these Annual Grand Sessions and we look forward to seeing you there.

Fraternally,
    
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Companion Keith C. Brooks
Most Illustrious Grand Master
Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho
     
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Companion G. Arthur Shoemaker
Most Excellent Grand High Priest
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho
     
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Sir Knight Gary A. S. LaBruyere
Right Eminent Grand Commander
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho