Companions and Sir Knights of the South Central York Rite /Department Conference,
On behalf of M.:.E.:.C.:. Ronald L. Barrett, Grand High Priest, M.:.I.:.C.:. Joseph P. Elsen, Grand Master, and Sir Knight K. Trent Moreland, R.:.E.:. Grand Commander, and all the Companions and Sir Knights of the State of Missouri, we are pleased to welcome you to the 60th Annual South Central York Rite Conference to be held at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105 from Thursday, September 14, 2017 through Saturday, September 16, 2017. Our Right Eminent Grand Commander has labored arduously to make all the arrangements for a wonder hotel and event and we look forward to seeing you in St. Louis.
Missouri, in working with our South Central York Rite Conference Secretary, has developed a new web site for the SCYR Conference, located at www.southcentralyr.org. The new site is still in development but the conference information is available. Here you can find all the information about the conference including a detailed agenda and access to book your hotel room. Also this year, we are introducing electronic registration – just click on the Registration tab, select the items you want to order, and check out. You can also download a .pdf registration package (bottom of the Registration page) as well if you need to do it the old fashioned way. All York Rite Masons attending will be required to submit a Registration Fee to help defray the cost of the event.
Of additional interest for this event, Missouri is in the process of moving all of their Chapter and Council membership records into MMS, expected to be complete before the conference. As such, we will be having a special MMS training for any and all Subordinate/Constituent Secretaries/Recorders on Thursday evening before the conference. We are pleased to welcome Robert Bigley and John Elkington who will be providing a 3 hour training session. All Missouri Secretaries/Recorders or their designated IT Representatives are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend. This training is open to anyone who wants to attend. We would respectfully request that if you intend to attend this MMS training, please let Kevin B. Sample know so we can ensure room arrangements are sufficient.
We are expecting a much higher than average attendance this year. If you experience any difficulties with booking your hotel room, please contact the Missouri Grand York Rite Office and we will help you get what you need.
Note that the deadline for hotel reservations at the discounted rates above is Monday, August 14, 2017 by 5:00 PM (CST). We regret that we cannot guarantee space availability after that date.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Missouri – after all we need MOYORKRITE!
Kevin B. Sample, Grand Secretary/Recorder
Russell S. Hanson, Grand Recorder