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Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario
162nd Grand Convocation
Thursday, April 23rd, Friday, April 24th, and Saturday April 25th, 2020
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

For your attention: “By direction of the Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Companion George A. Napper, this letter is to be read in its entirety in Chapter and sent to the membership by e-mail or regular mail”.

To my Companions in Royal Arch Masonry

The Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Comp. George A. Napper invites you to attend the 162nd Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario being held at:

The Holiday Inn and Suites, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines Ontario, on April 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2020.
Please Check Hotel Leader Boards For Event Locations
Thursday April 23rd:
Office – Montebello Room,
Registration & Voting

The Grand Council Meet and Greet Social 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Social will be hosted by M. Ex. Companion George A. Napper and Judith.
This is a great opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new friends with the Grand Council in an informal atmosphere. Assorted Fresh cookies, Coffee, tea and Assorted Soft Drinks will be available with an open cash bar. Advance ticket admission is $15. per person.

Friday April 24th:
Office – Montebello Room,
Robing Room
Registration & Voting
Hospitality Room
Grand Convocation
Men’s and Ladies Luncheon –
Grand 1st Principal’s Dinner

The Credentials Committee will register delegates from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm when the registration will be closed. Voting will take place one half hour after the recess of the Friday Grand Chapter Session, but voting will not be open later than 4:00 pm. and will close by 5:00 pm.

Note: Proxies can only pick up ballots between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.

The Grand Chapter will open at 9:00 a.m. promptly, on the main level. Please note that the “robing room”, is also located on the main level.

Hospitality Room:
The hospitality room will be hosted by Judith Napper, will open at 10:00 a.m..to 11:45 a.m..

Ladies Progam :
The ladies program, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., hosted by Judith Napper and will feature social time while creating your own designs on Rocks. (Rock Painting) Advance ticket sales is $10.00 per person

Men’s and Ladies’ Luncheon
Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Royal Henley Room. The Lunch will consist of: Tossed Garden Green Salad with Assorted Toppings & Dressings, Carved Pork, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables & Pasta, Assorted Cookies, Squares & Tarts, and Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Tea.

Advance ticket Admission, $30.00 per person.

Grand First Principal’s Banquet
Social hour 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m..

The menu consists of choice of Oven Roasted New York Striploin with Peppercorn Sauce or Grilled Chicken Breast stuffed with sundried tomatoes and feta cheese or Salmon (steamed) with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce. Head table to line up at 6:45 pm.
Entertainment will follow the Banquet with the draws finishing off the night.

Advance ticket admission, $65 per person
Saturday, April 25th:

Robing Room

Grand Chapter resumes its labours at 8:30 a.m. and will close by noon.
The Grand Superintendents elect and their secretaries will meet with the Grand Lecturer, from 1:00 p.m.. to 5:00 p.m.

I am honoured to have the Grand First Principal select me to serve as Chairman of this year’s Annual Convocation in St. Catharines. I appreciate, the support and guidance by the Grand Council and Grand Chapter Office, as well as my committee members in putting together this year’s program.
We have endeavored to have our three day convention flow smoothly, so that all companions are not rushed.
I will remind you that at this convocation, we will be selecting a new Grand Third Principal. I would stress that every Past Principal attends and exercise his right to ballot
I look forward to meeting you in St. Catharine’s at this 162nd Assembly.
Fraternally and sincerely,
R. Ex. Comp. Robert J. McMaster
General Chairman
162n Grand Chapter Convocation Committee

ATTACHMENTS:

2020 Grand Convocation (This Page)

2020 Hotel Reservations (Ms Word Format)

2020 Ticket Purchase Form (Ms Word Format)