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Biennial Session Schedule

Sunday, October 5

4:00 pm Albert Pike Memorial Vesper Service, St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, conducted by Dr. W. Kenneth Lyons Jr., 33, Assistant Grand Chaplain
Speaker: Bishop Carl J. Sanders, 33, Grand Cross, Grand Chaplain
Reception following at the House of the Temple, 1733 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC; transportation available

Monday, October 6

8:00 am Registration, Atrium, House of the Temple: dark suit and cap

9:00 am Opening Session and Roll Call of The Supreme Council Temple Room
Address of Welcome by M.W. Robert F. Drechsler, 33, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Washington, D.C.
Introduction of Grand Masters & other guests by John E. Moyers, 33, Grand Master of Ceremonies and S.G.I.G. in Kentucky
Welcome by Ill. Robert L. Goldsmith, 33, Grand Orator and S.G.I.G. in Florida
Report by William G. Sizemore, 33, Grand Cross, Grand Executive Director
Committee Reports
Presentation of Allocution by Sovereign Grand Commander C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33

11:30 am Executive Session, Executive Chamber, House of the Temple
Election of Knights Commander of the Court of Honour & 33 Inspectors General Honorary

12:00 pm Luncheon in Banquet Hall, House of the Temple

12:30 pm Tours, FDR/Korean War Memorials

1:30 pm General Session, Temple Room
Roll Call of Supreme Councils and Masonic Grand Bodies with whom The Supreme Council exchanges Representatives
Tribute to the Illustrious Dead by Ill. William M. Hutcheson, 33, First Grand Equerry, Chairman of Committee on Obituaries & S.G.I.G. in Georgia
Committee Reports continued

8:30 pm Entertainment “Celebrating the Cadence of America: A Musical Tribute to Bros. Burl Ives and John Philip Sousa” at the Washington, D.C., Scottish Rite Temple, 2800 16th Street, transportation available from Capital Hilton Hotel, tickets required due to limited seating: black tie preferred.

Tuesday, October 7

8:30 am Tours, Mt. Vernon or points of interest in Washington, D.C.

9:00 am Executive Session, Executive Chamber, House of the Temple

11:00 am Scottish Rite Research Society Executive Board Meeting Grand Executive Director’s Office

1:00 pm Scottish Rite Research Society General Membership Meeting Temple Room

3:30 pm Conferral Ceremony for Thirty-third Degree Elects Scottish Rite Temple of Washington, D.C., transportation available from Capital Hilton Hotel, Elects, black tie; Observers, dark suit & cap
Closing of The Supreme Council, 33

7:00 pm Biennial Gala Banquet, Capital Hilton Hotel: black tie