Grand Assembly Business Sessions

December 7-9, 2017

York Rite School of Instruction

October 5-7, 2017

Memorial Service and Banquet

December 7, 2017

Grand Assembly

The Grand Sessions will be held in the Grand Lodge Memorial Library and Museum, 715 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX 76701

Reservations Form for 2017 Word DOC Adobe PDF
Proposed Resolutions and Recommendations Adobe PDF
Schedule of Events Adobe PDF

Dear Companion:
We hope that you are making plans to attend the Annual Grand Sessions this year and we would like to remind you of these important dates.
1. The Grand Chapter Convocation and the Grand Council Assembly will be held DECEMBER 8th and 9th, 2017 Friday and Saturday, in the Lower Auditorium, Grand Lodge Temple.
2. A meeting of the York Rite Colleges of Texas will be held in the Lower Auditorium on Thursday morning, December 7th at 9:00 A.M. by the Grand Governor, H. Bart Henderson. The Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Commander of Knights Templar, the Deputy Grand Commander of Knights Templar, the Deputy Grand High Priest, and the Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council will bring messages for this coming year.
3. Texas York Rite College #14 will meet in the Lower Auditorium on Thursday, December 7th at 10:00 A.M.
4. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday afternoon, December 7th, at 2:00 P.M., in the Lower Auditorium, Grand Lodge Temple.
5. Texas Priory No. 23, K.Y.C.H., Conferral, Business Meeting, Election and Installation of Officers will be held in the Lower Auditorium on Thursday, December 7th, at 11:00 A.M.
6. The Annual Banquet will be held Thursday evening, December 7th, at 6:30 P.M., at Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library & Museum, 2801 West Waco Drive.
7. The Ladies Luncheon will be held Friday, December 8th, at Sironia Uptown Cafe, 1509 Austin Ave. at 11:30 A.M.
8. The Order of the Silver Trowel and The Order of High Priesthood will be conferred in the Lower Auditorium on Friday evening, December 8th beginning at 4:30 P.M.
9. Banquet tickets will be $27.00, and Ladies Luncheon tickets will be $35.00. A form is enclosed for you to reserve these tickets and you are requested to please do so by November 24th. You may pick up the tickets and pay for them in the Grand Secretary office upon your arrival. However, if you don't expect to arrive before Thursday, December 7th, it is suggested that you please note the same on the form, enclose your remittance, and we will mail them to you. Please make your checks payable to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas. There will be no tickets for the Banquet sold Thursday, December 7th after 1:00 P.M., or after seating capacity is reached.
10. We have reserved a block of rooms at Sleep Inn & Suites Hewitt, 254-420-3200 and The Ramada Hewitt 254-732-9823 (mention Grand Royal Arch Chapter) Please call the hotels directly. These hotels are at the Sun Valley Exit 328 on I-35 South.
11. Remember to bring your Dues Cards, Proxies for the Registration Committee if your Secretary-Recorder has not mailed them in.
12. There is a Registration Fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per Texas member. This is to help offset the cost of the extra Security.
13. Please do not PROCRASTINATE !

Sincerely and fraternally,
Kenneth E. Cooley
Grand Secretary-Recorder