Save the date – The 68th Triennial Conclave will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from Saturday, August 14 through Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The venue will be the Marriott Minneapolis 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, from sports (the Minnesota Twins), arts (55 museums), and shopping (from small boutiques to the Mall of America). The Marriott Minneapolis 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 with the drill competition on Saturday, August 14. We know that many drill teams practice year round and are beginning to “ramp up” in anticipation of the competition. We encourage you and your team to participate. 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 on Tuesday, August 17, with the Grand Master’s banquet that evening. The installation of officers for the 69th Triennium will occur on
Wednesday, August 18. Registration will open in early 2021.
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 and then discussed at the 2020-21 cycle of department conferences.
In the coming months we will provide a progress report on the initiatives announced last January and release our goals and objectives for 2020. This is an exciting time for the Grand Encampment and Templary as we move forward together.
Jeffrey N. Nelson, GCT