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Invitation  2021 Grand Sessions

Companions and Sir Knights:
 

Companion Kent R. McCandless, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho; Sir Knight Jeremy C. Vaughn, Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho; and Companion Barry E. Newell, Most Illustrious Grand Master of Cryptic Masons of Idaho; extend a cordial invitation to you and your lady to the Grand York Rite Sessions for 2021 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 Hell's Canyon Grand Hotel, 621 21st St, Lewiston, Idaho on April 15-17, 2021, except the Holy Land Pilgrimage Benefit Dinner, which will be held at the Nez Perce Lodge Hall, Lewiston, Idaho.  Meal locations are listed on the Registration Page.

The 17th Joint Business Session and Public Opening will be held on Friday Morning, April 16, 2021.  Reception of Distinguished Guests and Visitors to our Grand Sessions will be on Friday morning at 8:15 a.m.  The Order of the High Priesthood will be conferred immediately following the Joint Session.  Lunch will be at 12:00 p.m.

The 113th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho will be on Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021.  Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Companion Kent R. McCandless, will convene the Grand Chapter at 1:15 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 4:00 p.m.

The 118th Annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho will be on Saturday morning, April 17, 2021,  Sir Knight Jeremy C. Vaughn, Right Eminent Grand Commander, will reconvene the Grand Commandery at 8:15 a.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 11:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

The 88th Annual Assembly of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho will be on Saturday afternoon, April 17, 2021.  Most Illustrious Grand Master, Companion Barry E. Newell, 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.  

A Holy Land Pilgrimage Benefit Dinner will be held Friday evening, at the Lewiston, 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 15, 2020, the Order of the Silver Trowel, Bunker Hill, Idaho Chapter of Knights Preceptor 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,
    
                        Companion Kent R. McCandless
 GrandChapterSealRed        Most Excellent Grand High Priest
                        Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho
 
 
                        Sir Knight Jeremy C. Vaughn
 GrandCommandery         Right Eminent Grand Commander
                        Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho
 
 
                        Companion Barry E. Newell
GrandCouncilSealPurple1         Most Illustrious Grand Master
                        Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho