The First Grand Principal and Grand Master, Most Excellent Companion Robert E. Peattie, will open a Grand Cryptic Convocation of the United Supreme Grand Chapter of Mark & Royal arch Masons of NSW & the ACT on November 18th 2017.
This will be the first Grand Cryptic Convocation since 1978 before the Grand Royal & Select united with the governing bodies of Mark , Royal Arch, Royal Ark Mariner, Red Cross Knights and the Grand Cryptic Council of NSW to form the USGC.
Regalia to be worn will be Cryptic or Royal Arch and dress is Summer (White Eton Jacket) for Grand Chapter Officers and either Summer dress or Dark Business suit for Companions.
This is not an open Convocation and unless you have completed the Select Master Degree or you are a Candidate for the Degree at the Convocation you may not attend
2:00PM The Order of the Silver Trowel on a limited number of USGC members.
3.30PM Afternoon rea
4:00pm First Grand Principal and Grand Master to open a Special Convocation in the Royal and Select Masters
During the Convocation, the First Grand Principal and Grand Master will adjourn the Convocation and declare a Council of Select Masters open and then hand over to the First Principal of Chapter Cyrus and invite the Chapter to undertake the Select Master’s Degree
Once the degree has been completed the First Grand Principal and Grand Master will resume the Chair and declare the Council of Select Masters closed and resume the Convocation.
The usual formalities will be continued for a Convocation and then the same will be duly closed.
6 PM Pre-dinner drinks (ladies invited)
6.30PM Grand Convocation Dinner (ladies invited). (Cost to be advised)
Nominations forms for the Silver Trowel are invited and forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org. The Candidate must have been a Thrice Installed Master for at least five years.
There is an opportunity for qualified Companions to be a Candidate for the Select Master’s Degree, again please contact this office on email@example.com.