137th Annual Conclave Grand Commandery Knights Templar W.V.

Sir Knights.  A reminder of the events planned for this year’s annual conclave being held in Weston, West Virginia, May 19 – May 21, 2011.  R.ight Eminent J. Stephen Wilson, Grand Commander, is encouraging everyone to attend the Devine Service Thursday evening.  THERE WILL BE A COMMUNION (EUCHARIST) OBSERVATION.  The Sir Knights attending the Grand Banquet Friday evening can anticipate a special event.  Also, the lodging confusion at the Weston Holiday Inn has been resolved.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
137TH ANNUAL CONCLAVE OF THE GRAND COMMANDERY
OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Grand Officers Meeting (Masonic Temple – Small Lodge Room 3rd floor)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Deputy Inspectors Meeting (Masonic Temple – Main Lodge Room 3rd floor)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Registration and Credentials (Masonic Temple – 1st floor)
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Hospitality Room (Masonic Temple – Ball Room 1st floor)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Finance Committee Meeting (Masonic Temple – 1st floor)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Education Committee Meeting (Masonic Temple – 1st floor)
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Devine Service – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (206 East Second Street, Weston)
Sir Knights assemble at 6:15 p.m. in full Templar uniform, less sword at the church Reception – immediately following service in church hall

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast (Masonic Temple – Basement)  – Ticket Required
Past Grand Commanders and Ladies Breakfast
Sir Knights and Ladies Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Registration and Credentials (Masonic Temple – 1st floor) – Registration Closes at 11:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  School of Instruction  – Inspector General and Deputies (Masonic Temple – Main Lodge Room 3rd floor)
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Ladies Program (9:00 a.m. Gather 1st floor Masonic Temple) – Tour Masterpiece Crystal Factory, Jane Lew
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Sir Knights  and Ladies Luncheon (Masonic Temple – Basement) – Ticket Required
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Opening of the 137th Annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of the State of  West Virginia
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Ladies Program (1:00 p.m. Gather 1st floor Masonic Temple) – Tour of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
A National Historic Landmark formerly known as the Weston State Hospital, this facility served
as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800’s.  The history of the building holds fascinating
stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the curative effects of architecture, and the efforts of
determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill.  (1 hour tour/$9.54 per person)
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Hospitality Room (Masonic Temple – Ball Room 1st floor)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Social Hour (Mount Vernon Dining Hall – West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill)
Sir Knights – uniform, less chapeau, sword and gloves or dark business suit
Ladies – formal or semi-formal attire
7:00 p.m.  Grand Banquet (Mount Vernon Dining Hall – West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill)  –  Ticket Required

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Red Cross of Constantine Breakfast (Steer Steakhouse, Market Place Mall, Weston)
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  137th Annual Grand Conclave Reconvenes (Masonic Temple – Main Lodge Room 3rd floor)
10:30 a.m.   Open Installation of 2011-12 Grand Commandery Officers (Masonic Temple – Main Lodge Room 3rd floor)
Ladies, Families and Friends are welcome
12:00 p.m.  West Virginia Priory No. 40 Knights of the York Cross of Honor Luncheon (Masonic Temple – Basement)

NOTE:  Shuttle service will be available from Comfort Inn Hotel and Holiday Inn Express.