Sunday, April 21, 2013

2013 Grand York Rite Sessions of Idaho

Well after my installation as Worthy Patron, I drove down to Idaho Falls which is roughly 4-hours from Boise. Only in Idaho would we measure travel time by hours not by mile driven.

Day 1

After arriving in Idaho Falls, I was one of the candidates for the Idaho Chapter of the Order of Knights Preceptor. I then assisted in the conferral of the Order of High Priesthood and Order of the Silver Trowel.

Day 2

After a restful night's sleep, I attended the Joint Session of the Grand York Rite bodies of Idaho and, in the afternoon, Grand Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho.

In the evening Tri-Valley College No.178 held its annual business meeting and elections. I was appointed as Seneschal for the ensuing year.

Day 3

The 3rd day started with the opening of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho. The regular business was assorted through and Companion Jay A. Leonard was elected as Most Illustrious Grand Master who appointed me as Grand Chaplain for this year.

In the afternoon the Grand Chapter met. I not only advanced in the line to the Grand Master of the 2nd Veil, but I also was appointed the Grand Representative to Indiana.

In the evening the Grand Banquet started and awards were given. A friend of mine Jeremy from Twin Falls received the Knights Templar Cross of Honor (KTCH) which is the highest award that the Grand Encampment bestows. The Cryptic Mason of the Year was awarded to Bob, a Companion from Idaho Falls. The Distinguished Service Medal (Bronze) was received by Companion and Sir Knight, Rick Rowe, who is our newly installed Grand Commander.

After the banquet ended, I met with an old friend and Brother who I had not seen in a long time.

Now I'm back home and I'm exhausted.

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