Reminder of Reaffirmation Sunday 2019

posted Sep 26, 2019, 12:32 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Sep 26, 2019, 12:33 PM ]

September 13, 2019

So that the High Priest of each Chapter may plan a Re-Affirmation Sunday Observance, Most Excellent Companion James D. Phelps, Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Nevada issues the following Proclamation:

General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons International deems Re-Affirmation Sunday to be the Sunday nearest October 24, the day it was formed. Therefore, it is my order that each Chapter in Nevada hold such observance either individually or in combination with another Chapter. The Colorado River Fall Festival begins on Sunday, October 20, and because there are many activities planned for October, the date for Re-Affirmation Sunday will be Sunday, October 27, 2019, or the closest date that meets your Obligation.

A report of this observance and attendance shall be transmitted by the Chapter Chaplain to the Excellent Grand Chaplain, Christopher D. West, 1368 Journey Way, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031, to be included in his report at the 2020 Grand Sessions. The report should list any Grand Chapter Officers attending your Observance.


        M.E. James D. Phelps, GHP                   Michael Reinhardt, Grand Secretary

See attachment below.

Passing of MEPGHP Jon Shambaugh - 6 Sept 2019

posted Sep 20, 2019, 1:37 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Sep 20, 2019, 1:37 PM ]

Memorial services will be held in the Hall of Carson Lodge No. 1 on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

See attached pdf.

2019 Southwest Regional Conference - Nov. 1 & 2 - Orleans Casio, Las Vegas, NV

posted Aug 18, 2019, 12:41 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 12:42 PM ]

Companions & Sir Knights,

 The Southwest York Rite Conference registration, schedule, information is attached.  Grand Commandery Officers that are REQUIRED to attend are Grand Commander, Deputy Grand Commander, Grand Generalissimo, Grand Captain General and Grand Recorder.  If you cannot attend you must attend another conference, like the northwest perhaps OR you must request an excusal directly from the Grand Master of the Grand Encampment.  If any of your local body officers want to attend the Emerging Leaders Conference they can register and there is no fee except registration and meals, hotel if needed.  Please do not miss the deadlines for room reservations and for meals & conference registration.

Mike Reinhardt

Grand Secretary/Recorder

Ohio Grand Sessions - 6th to the 12th of Oct, 2019

posted Jul 9, 2019, 1:12 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 1:12 PM ]

Join the Ohio Grand Sessions in Columbus, OH on the 6th through the 12th of Oct., 2019.
Flyer is attached.

A Synopsis of the 67th Grand Encampment Triennial Conclave

posted Aug 26, 2018, 1:42 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Aug 26, 2018, 1:42 PM ]

Elected Grand Encampment Officers for the 68th Triennium:
  • Jeffrey N. Nelson, Most Eminent Grand Master
  • Michael Burke Johnson, Right Eminent Deputy Grand Master
  • David J. Kussman, Right Eminent Grand Generalissimo
  • Jeff Bolstad, Right Eminent Grand Captain General
  • Bobby Simmons, Right Eminent Grand Treasurer
  • Larry Tucker, Right Eminent Grand Recorder
  • Dean Rein, Right Eminent SW Department Commander(appointed)
The 68th Triennial Conclave is tentatively scheduled to be held on August 14th thru August 18th, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN. Mark your calendars.

Master Ritual: Unbeknownst to me, a Master Ritual (word for word, no single letter) has been produced in the past and one copy is supposed to be in the possession of each Grand Commandery (Grand Recorder). A standing resolution was passed at this Triennial that will allow the Grand Encampment to republish it with updates and make it available to all Sir Knights sometime after the first of the year.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: There will be two Pilgrimages scheduled in 2019, instead of the usual one. The dates are: February 4th thru February 14th and February 18th thru February 28th. As a Grand Commandery, if we have an Ordained Minister we would like to send on this trip of a lifetime, the Constituent Commandery(s) need to get the paperwork completed and submitted to the proper Committee for their review and then they forward it to Grand Encampment.

The Grand Lodge of Louisiana: An issue has arisen within the Grand Lodge of Louisiana where they have withdrawn recognition of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America. They have expelled a member under their Grand Lodge and now demand that the GEKTUSA do the same for this member. The Constitution of the GEKTUSA does not allow the Grand Master such power. The Constituent Commandery must charge and try him under the grounds of not maintaining the prerequisite memberships to be a Knight Templar. This has been relayed to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. As of this Triennial, no action was taken by the GEKTUSA. Beware, if you visit a Commandery in Louisiana, you will not be able to sit in the meeting as we are members of the GEKTUSA.


1. Templar Expansion – Passed.
2. Name Change. Drop “of the USA” – Failed. Amend to International – Failed.
3. Enter Concordat with France to possibly expand in their territory – Failed.
4. Reduce the quorum for a Commandery – Failed.
5. Allow Grand Commanderies to set quorum for Constituent Commanderies, no limit – Passed. Amend for quorum of not less than 5 – Passed.
6. Purple Cords – Withdrawn.
7. Purple Cords – Withdrawn.
8. Purple Cords – Withdrawn.
9. Allow Purple Cords to be worn by PGC – Passed. Amend to state no length requirement – Passed.
10. Minor wording change for description of Commander insignia – Passed.
11. Withdrawn.
12. Payment of mileage and per diem for G.E. Officers & Committees – Passed.

August 24, 2018


SK Kevin McCans, KTCH
R.E. Grand Comman

Colorado River Fall Festival - Oct 20-22, 2019

posted Aug 20, 2018, 2:08 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 1:14 PM ]

See Colorado River Fall Festival Site at:

Riverside Hotel - Laughlin, Nevada


Royal Arch Magazine

posted Mar 7, 2018, 9:09 AM by Alan Power   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 7:36 AM ]

To: All Royal Arch Masons of Nevada
From: James D. Phelps

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