FEB Stated Events -
FEB 1 : Tucson No 3 Stated Convocation - 7:00 PM Roskruge No 6 Stated Assembly - 8:00 PM
FEB 11 : Royal Arch Practice - 1:00 PM
FEB 15 : Arizona No 1 Stated Conclave - 7:00 PM (will include Order of Malta Practice afterwards)
FEB 24 : Chapter / Council Festival - 8:00 AM Sierra Vista Masonic Center
FEB Stated Convocation (Chapter) and Assembly (Council) will be Thursday, FEB 1 @ 7:00 in the Campbell (Purple) Room at Tucson Scottish Rite.
Stated Conclave (Commandery) for FEB will be on THU, FEB 15 @ 7:00 PM in the Campbell Room. There will be a practice for the Order of Malta afterwards.
Please arrive a bit early so that we can start on-time. OFFICERS - IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PRESIDING OFFICER BY THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE STATED FOR AN EXCUSED ABSENCE! Contact information is in the signature block below.
Comp. Larry Ransom is reported out of Hospital and resting at home! Get well soon, Companion! We miss your Educational epistles!
York Rite Inventory update!
We still need to do an new inventory of our costumes and properties, since our insurance is being updated. But, the expectation is that we will have it later in March, after we complete our degree cycle. There will be more on this at the Conclave on Feb. 15.
Chapter / Council Festival - It's in 2 weeks!
Here is the schedule for the Chapter / Council Festival in Sierra Vista on Feb. 24:
8:00a - Registration and Donuts
8:30a - Mark Master
9:30a - Past Master
10:15a - Break
10:30a - Most Excellent Master
11:30a - Lunch
12:30p - Royal Arch
2:15p - Break
2:30p - Royal Master
3:30p - Select Master
4:45p - Introductions
5:00p - Travel Home Safely
Currently we have two candidates and Sierra Vista York Rite has one. Three candidates for the Royal Arch is a good sign as they can all go through it together.
Even though everyone has done their part before, PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THE PRACTICE ON FEB 11 @ 1:00PM in the Campbell Room!
It would also be great for the Candidates if we had as many sideliners as possible. That said, the LATEST that you should arrive in Sierra Vista is 11:30 (Lunch) for the Royal Arch at 12:30.
Commandery Festival - It's Coming Up!
Here is the schedule for the Commandery Festival in Tucson on Mar. 10:
8:00a - Registration and Donuts
9:00a - Order of the Red Cross
10:30a - Order of Malta
12:00p - Lunch
1:00p - Order of the Temple
2:30p - Introductions
3:00p - Travel Home Safely
We'll be practicing the Order of Malta after our Commandery Conclave on Feb. 15 and Order of the Temple on Mar. 4 @ 1:00 pm.
March 17 is AZ Grand York Rite Mid-Year Meeting
If you're interested in the direction that our Grand York Rite is taking or want to get more involved at the State level, you should consider attending the Mid-Year Meeting. It's a morning affair with each of the three Grand Bodies presenting ideas and upcoming legislation that will be voted on at Grand Sessions in August. It will be held at Sun City Lodge again this year.
Easter Observance - April 1 Easter Sunday is April 1st this year. Traditionally, we have attended Protestant Services at the VA Hospital. The details are being worked out but make a note on your calendars for Easter. An Easter Obersvance is one of the required items for our Commandery!
Elections are coming in April!
April is our Elections Month! If you're interested in a position, please contact the presiding officer of the body that you are interested in. We're a small enough group that everybody has a part to play but it helps the officers to know if you're interested in progressing through the chairs or not!
Knights Templar Ball - April 7
Last, but not least, the 9th Annual Knights Templar Ball will be on Sat, Apr. 7 at the Palmbrook Country Club in Sun City. This is the annual, Formal, York Rite Gala hosted by the Phoenix York Rite Bodies. The evening has something for everyone, including dinner, dancing, silent auction, entertainment. We will have an update at our March meetings, Tickets are $50 per person and everyone is invited.
We're looking forward to seeing all Companions and Sir Knights! We'll have plenty to discuss, so please don't miss out! Sincerely and Fraternally,
Roger Cousneau, HP - firstname.lastname@example.org - 520-808-9757
Rob Settlemeyer, IM - email@example.com - 520-591-3115 Randy Jager, EC - firstname.lastname@example.org - 520-405-6098
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Coming Events: (all in Campbell Room unless otherwise noted) * 2/11/18 - Royal Arch Practice
* 2/17/18 - Mark Master "Quarry" Degree - Wikieup
* 2/24/18 - SoAZ Chapter / Council Festival - Sierra Vista
* 2/24/18 - Phoenix Chapter Festival - 345 W. Monroe St.
* 2/26/18 - Phoenix Council Festival - 345 W. Monroe St.
* 3/3/18 - Phoenix Commandery Festival - 345 W. Monroe St. * 3/4/18 - Order of the Temple Practice
* 3/10/18 - SoAZ Commandery Festival - Tucson
* 3/17/18 - Mid Year Meeting - Sun City
* 4/7/18 - Knights Templar Ball - Sun City
* 4/19 - 4/21/18 - New Mexico Grand Sessions, Albuquerque
* 4/22/18 - 2018 Officer Installation - Tucson
* 4/28/18 - Ish Sodi / Super Excellent Master - Tucson