W.V. Grand Commandery – Schedule of Events

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.