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Companions & Sir Knights,

The 2020 South West York Rite Conference will be held virtually this year, out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be utilizing the ZOOM videoconferencing platform to hold all three sessions (General Grand Chapter, General Grand Council and Grand Encampment), and both York Rite Leadership courses.

York Rite 2.0

In the Chapter Session, we're pleased to announce York Rite 2.0.  This is the comprehensive solution we've all been waiting for.  So many times Chapters have a good idea about how to increase membership, retain members, and make their York Rite successful.  However great those ideas are, rarely does the Chapter see the results they were hoping for. Why?  Because not only does the Chapter "not know what it doesn't know" but because other "trainings" focus on the theoretical instead of the practical.  Past classes have recommended the same old ideas again and again but never give a solid plan on how to achieve quick results, and even more importantly, the step everyone misses that is critical for success.  A good idea isn't enough; it is all about the proper execution and the "missing ingredient."

York Rite 2.0 starts from the ground up and shows Chapters step-by-step EXACTLY what to do to bring back old members, get new members, grow your Chapter, fill your Chapter's coffers, and most importantly HAVE FUN.  It can't be stressed enough that this system is not only proven effective, but is ready to implement immediately and works in both a COVID and non-COVID environment.  The York Rite is in a "do or die" situation right now with the Corona Virus hurting already struggling membership. It's time for your Chapter to not only survive but THRIVE! Attend York Rite 2.0 so we can "reboot" your Chapter and help the York Rite flourish around the world.

Leadership Training

The York Rite Leadership Training Program is open to ANY Master Mason who has an interest in self-improvement.  The program's website willl allow you to register online.  You can find it at .  Contact Administrator Lane Pierce at yrl AT yorkriteleadership DOT org for more information.

How do I participate?

In order to participate, you need to request a link to register for the conference(s).  Once your request has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a link to connect to the ZOOM, prior to October 30, 2020.  Use the Registraion menu item and complete the online form to request the registration link.  Please submit your request to register no later than October 21, 2020.

If you have any questions you may contact the Arrangements Chairman, Chadwick Burks, at ChadwickBurks AT gmail DOT com.

We can’t wait to see you at the Conference.

Take care and God Bless,

SK Dean D. Rein, KCT
Southwest Regional Department Chairman
Grand Encampment of Knights Templar for the USA.