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Biennial Session of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, S.J., USA

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Oct. 4-6, 2009 - Biennial Session of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, S.J., USA

29.03.2009

The Supreme Council, 33, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction, Washington, D.C, USA

2009 Biennial Session Preview Program
October 4-6, 2009 Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 3
12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Registration (Upper Lobby, Capital Hilton)

Sunday, October 4
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration (Upper Lobby, Capital Hilton)

9:00 a.m.
Executive Session, * Installation of Supreme Council Officers and newly elected Active Members
(Temple Room, House of the Temple)
Active Members only and others by invitation.

3:00 p.m.
Vesper Service * (Location to be announced.)
All Scottish Rite Masons and their guests; dark suit, no cap or regalia.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Reception (Congressional & Senate Rooms, Capital Hilton)
All Scottish Rite Masons and their guests.

(Sunday evening reserved for Orient dinners)

Monday, October 5
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Registration (Upper Lobby, Capital Hilton)

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Formal Opening and Business Session of the Supreme Council
(Ballroom, Capital Hilton)
All Scottish Rite Masons and their guests; dark suit, cap, and regalia.

-Introduction of Illustrious Guests by Ill:. Dwane F. Treat, 33, Grand Master of Ceremonies and SGIG in Arkansas
-Grand Oration by Ill:. William B. Brunk, 33, Grand Orator and SGIG in North Carolina
-Presentation of Allocution by Ill:. Ronald A. Seale, 33, Sovereign Grand Commander

12:30 p.m.
Luncheon
(Congressional & Senate Rooms, Capital Hilton)
All Scottish Rite Masons and their guests with admission by ticket only.

1:30 p.m.
Biennial Session reconvenes, as necessary
(Ballroom, Capital Hilton)
All Scottish Rite Masons and their guests; dark suit, cap, and regalia.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
(Pan American Room, Capital Hilton)
Members of the Intendant of the Building Society and the WSB Club with admission by ticket only-dark suit, no cap or regalia.

8:00 p.m.
Entertainment: Shear Madness *
(Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20566)
Admission by ticket only, limited seating; business attire, no cap or regalia.

Tuesday, October 6
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Scottish Rite Research Society Luncheon and General Membership Meeting
(Room to be announced, Capital Hilton)
SRRS Lecturer: Ill:. Alain Bernheim 33, recipient of the Albert Gallatin Mackey Award for Excellence in Masonic Scholarship, 2001.
All Scottish Rite Masons and their guests; dark suit, no cap or regalia.

3:00 p.m.
33 Conferral Ceremony * by Alexandria, Va., Scottish Rite Bodies, Ill:. Walter Downs, 33, G:.C:., presiding
(Valley of Washington, Orient of the District of Columbia Scottish Rite Temple, 2800 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009)
33 Scottish Rite Masons and 33 Elects only. Admission by dues card.
Elects, black tie; observers, dark suit, cap, and regalia.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gala Banquet
(Presidential Ballroom, Senate, and Congressional Rooms, Capital Hilton)
Admission by ticket only; black tie preferred, no cap or regalia.

9:00 - 12:00 Midnight
Grand Commande's Ball
(Presidential Ballroom, Senate, and Congressional Rooms, Capital Hilton)
Admission by ticket only; black tie preferred, no cap or regalia.

* Shuttle buses will run between the Capital Hilton and event location.

For more information: http://www.scottishrite.org/srmasons/conventions.html



Further Reading

The 'Scottish' Rite - 33 Degree's of Familiarization