Annual Communication/Grand Session

Good morning Companions and Sir Knights.

As we shared earlier, your 2020 Georgia Grand York Rite Session will be a one-day virtual meeting to take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020. This will be a condensed session similar to what is being held in other jurisdictions. We will begin at 7:30 am with a brief joint session followed by our Grand Commandery Session at 8 am, our Grand Chapter Session at 10 am and after a break for lunch we will go into our Grand Council Session at 12:30 pm. If all goes well we should wrap up around 2 pm. We will need to conduct elections to fill vacancies in the following offices: Grand Commandery will elect a Grand Warder, Grand Chapter will elect a Grand Master of the 1st Veil, and a Grand Master of the 2nd Veil, and the Grand Council will elect a Grand Steward. All nominations for these offices, along with their biographies, must reach the office of the Grand Secretary/Recorder no later than 5 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020, after which nominations will be closed. We will also be considering several resolutions during these sessions, as well as establishing budgets for the 2020-2021 Grand York Rite year. Our office will distribute by email to all registered participants any resolutions, budgets, and nominations to be considered, as well as all preliminary committee reports, prior to the scheduled meeting on May 30th. After the registration deadline, we will send information to help you connect to the session, as well as some meeting guidelines. You will find attached to this email the registration form to be completed and submitted to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May 20th, being mindful that only those registered will be permitted to attend the sessions.

Obviously, this is not the traditional Grand York Rite Session that we are all accustomed to. There has been much deliberation about maintaining the dignity of our Grand York Rite bodies and the business that we must conduct at our annual meetings. While there have been many options considered, your elected Grand York Rite leaders believe that this is the best alternative to a risky face-to-face session.

Let us all continue to pray for each other in these trying times.

2020 Virtual Sessions Registration Form