Monday. November 23 we will have our third and final Grand visit. RE Grand Commander Burney Brandell and his officers will be here for dinner, fellowship, and the Knight Templar experience. Dinner at 6:00PM, meeting at 7:30. NO TURKEY I PROMISE.
We will be visited by the Grand Illustrious Master of the Council on Monday, October 26. The evening will begin with dinner at 6:00PM, followed by the meeting at 7:30. Dessert will follow the meeting. Because this is a Grand Visit, ladies and non-York Rite members are welcome for dinner and the meeting. We hope there will be many who come to visit.
Following dinner in the small dining room, our September 28 meeting will open on the Chapter to receive the Grand High Priest, his entourage and their ladies. The dinner and meeting are open to wives and guests. You are strongly encouraged to bring your ladies to enjoy the meal meeting and the friendship of the other ladies. The Grand officers will certainly be accompanied by their better halves.
Saturday, June 6, 2015, Akron, Colorado
Plan to attend this special and unique event to witness the 24th annual Royal Arch Masonry degrees presented in an outdoor setting at the P Slash Lazy E Ranch northwest of Akron, Colorado. The four degrees of the Royal Arch will be exemplified by some of the most dynamic ritualists from Colorado. Breakfast is served about 6:30 am, degrees about 8:00 am for the work and picnic about 2:00 pm. Plenty of RV parking is available at the Ranch or in Akron and several Motels are located nearby.
FESTIVAL AT THE FORT
June 20, 2015, Delta, Colorado
About 8:00 am at the old Fort Uncompahgre facility at Confluence Park in Delta, Colorado. This should be the 13th consecutive year for all the Council degrees. Yes, a large crowd gathers, and like Pasture degrees 18 June2015 Colorado supplement 19 bring a large brim hat.
THE GREAT PLAINS RENDEZVOUS
June 27, 2015, Sterling, Colorado
The Grand Council of Cryptic Masons will participate in the Rendezvous at Sterling Masonic Lodge, 198 Springdale Rd. First, the Official Council visit to Sterling Council #19 will be Friday evening, June 26th around 7:00 pm. Saturday breakfast and registration will kick off the Rendezvous and will begin at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, introductions and 9:00 am start the Cryptic degrees. Lunch about 11:45 am and should close work about 2:00 pm.
ANGEL OF SHAVANO
July 11, 2015, Salida, Colorado
This promises to be a great Colorado event as always, which will have the three orders of the Commandery. Hot coffee from about 8:00 am, introductions then start with the Commandery orders about 9:00 am, lunch about noon and then the continuation of the Orders. A big supper is always planned with chicken and or steak at the Blanchard Ranch, west of Salida. This event has been continuously put on by the Salida Commandery #17 with the help of other Commanderies throughout the state.
Our York Rite Bodies meeting is traditionally an open event where we install officers for the coming York Rite year with our wives in attendance. Also, this meeting always falls on Memorial Day. This year we are moving the meeting to the AFTERNOON of Saturday, May 30, and we will have a potluck picnic at the Temple, along with the installation!
Both are open gatherings. Regardless of tradition, you can have a picnic without ants, but you cannot have one without the ladies! Please bring your wives and significant others to celebrate the installation and enjoy the party.
Frontier Council 405 Allied Masonic Degrees will also meet on the morning of Saturday, May 30. All members of the Larimer County York Rite are invited to be their guests. Following our meeting at 10:30 AM, we will have our York Rite installation and picnic. If you are coming only to the installation, plan on being there by 12:30 PM
Sir Knights, Companions and Friends:
Demolay Commandery will open at 7:30 PM Monday, March 23 in the York Rite room of the Fort Collins Masonic Temple. REPGC Mike Hessel will be leading us through the sword manual. If you have a sword bring it. If not we can accommodate you.
This meeting is restricted to current Sir Knights.
On Tuesday, March 3, The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in Northern Colorado will celebrate National Pancake Day by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes*. With every short stack of pancakes served, diners will be invited to make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children. We hope all Masons will take time to support this worthy cause.