Please check the Grand Encampment website regularly for up-to-date information regarding the 68th Triennial Conclave. With the constantly changing environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning for the Conclave may require adjustments.With the necessary lead time for publishing information in this magazine, it is not possible to utilize this as the primary means of communication for this event.
It has already been necessary to cancel the drill competition originally planned for this Triennial. With drill teams being unable to adequately prepare for a competition,it was felt appropriate to cancel this year’s competition.
The 68th Triennial Conclave will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from Saturday,August 14, through Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The venue will be the Minneapolis
Marriott City Center. The Sir Knights of North Dakota and Minnesota are looking forward to welcoming you and your families to the “City of Lakes.” Minneapolis is
the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States, and there are plenty of activities for you and your family, including sports (the Minnesota Twins), arts (fifty-five museums), and shopping (from small boutiques to the Mall of America). The Minneapolis Marriott City Center is located downtown within easy walking distance of the Nicollet Avenue pedestrian mall and numerous restaurants. There is something for every interest.
The conclave will begin Saturday, August 14, with registration, vendors, and committee meetings. The divine service and Grand Master’s Reception will be Sunday
morning and evening, respectively, on August 15. The public opening will be Monday morning, August 16, followed by the first (tiled) business session Monday afternoon. State dinners may be arranged for Monday evening. The business sessions continue Tuesday, August 17, with the Grand Master’s Banquet that evening. The installation of officers for the 69th Triennial will occur on Wednesday, August 18. Registration details appear on subsequent pages in this issue of the Knight Templar magazine and are posted on the Grand Encampment website.
One important piece of business that will be considered during the 68th Triennial Conclave will be the legislative package being drafted by the Preserving Templary 2021 Committee. This is your opportunity to shape the future of the Grand Encampment. Please forward your suggestions to the committee so that they may be considered. This is an exciting time for the Grand Encampment and Templary as we move forward together.