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I am attempting to compile all details about U.S. Masonic Conferences, so this information can be available to everyone. If anyone wants to send me email, especially if any of the information on this chart is not correct or if you know of additional information that should be included, please click on my email address: paulb'at'bessel.org 

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Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America & Conference of Grand Secretaries

Northeast Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries
Southeast Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries
Midwest Conference of Grand Lodges
Southwestern Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries
Rocky Mountain Masonic Conference
Western Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries
All Canada Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries

World Conference of Grand Lodges

Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction

General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, International
General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons
Grand Encampment of Knights Templar

NECOMELI - Northeast Conference on Masonic Education & Libraries
Midwest Conference on Masonic Education

MLMA - Masonic Library & Museum Association

Conference of Prince Hall Grand Masters of Masons in North America
United Supreme Council, Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, Prince Hall
United Supreme Council, Scottish Rite, Northern Jurisdiction, Prince Hall
General Conference Grand Chapters Holy Royal Arch Masons - Prince Hall
Grand Encampment Knights Templar U.S.A - Prince Hall
AEAONMS - Shrine - Prince Hall

Philalethes Society
Phylaxis Society

Imperial Shrine
Click here to go to a webpage with additional information about Shrine associations and their meetings

Tall Cedars of Lebanon
Grotto Supreme Council Session
National Sojourners and Heroes of '76

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Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America &
Conference of Grand Secretaries

Year Date Place
2000 February 20-22, 2000 Savannah, Georgia
2001 February 18-20, 2001 Phoenix, Arizona
2002 February 17-19, 2002 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2003 February 16-18, 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 February 15-17, 2004 Washington, D.C.
2005 February 20-22, 2005 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2006 February 19-21, 2006 Nashville, Tennessee
2007 February 18-20, 2007 Portland, Oregon
2008 February 17-19, 2008 Louisville, Kentucky
2009 February 15-17, 2009 Orange County Hyatt, in Garden Grove, California
2010 February 14-16, 2010 Marriott Crystal Gateway, in Arlington, Virginia
2011 February 20-22, 2011 Adam's Mark Hotel, in Denver, Colorado
2012 February 19-21, 2012 Atlanta, Georgia

Northeast Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries

Maine New Hampshire Vermont
Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut
New York New Jersey Pennsylvania
Delaware Maryland District of Columbia
Virginia West Virginia Ohio
Indiana Michigan  
Year Date Place
2000 July 8-10, 2000 Rutland, Vermont
2001 July 8-9, 2001 Indianapolis, Indiana
2002 July 14-15, 2002 Newport, Rhode Island
2003 July 18-20, 2003 Boothbay Harbor, Maine
2004 July 16-17, 2004 Grand Rapids, Michigan
2005 July 22-24, 2005 . Dayton, Ohio
2006 July 21-23, 2006 Baltimore, Maryland
2007   Virginia
2008   Massachusetts
2009   Pennsylvania
2010   New Jersey
2011   Delaware
2012   New York
2013   Connecticut
2014   District of Columbia
2015   New Hampshire
2016   Vermont
2017   Indiana

 

Southeast Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries

Kentucky South Carolina Georgia
Arkansas Alabama Florida
Year Date Place
2000 August 3-5, 2000 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2001 August 2-3, 2001 Charlotte, North Carolina

Midwest Conference of Grand Lodges

Manitoba Minnesota Wisconsin
North Dakota Iowa Illinois
South Dakota Nebraska Michigan
Kansas    
Year Date Place
2000 August 18-21, 2000 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2001 August 17-19, 2001 Rochester, Minnesota
2002 August 16-18, 2002 St. Joseph, Michigan
2003 August 15-17, 2003 St. Charles, Illinois
2004 August 20-22, 2004 Madison, Wisconsin
2005 August 19-21, 2005 Coralville, Iowa
2006 August 18-20, 2006 Kansas
2007    

Southwestern Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries

Arizona Oklahoma York - Mexico
New Mexico Texas  
Year Date Place
2000 September 7-9, 2000 Guadalajara, Mexico
2001 September 6-8, 2001 Albuquerque, New Mexico
2002 September 5-7, 2002 Clear Lake, Texas
2003 September 4-6, 2003 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2004 September 2-4, 2004 Phoenix, Arizona
2005   Mexico
2006   New Mexico
2007 August 30 to September 2, 2007 Fort Worth, Texas
The Executive Secretary of the Conference reported that the Southwestern Masonic Conference was officially dissolved at its annual meeting held at Fort Worth Texas on August 30 - September 2, 2007.

Rocky Mountain Masonic Conference

Idaho Montana Colorado
Nevada Wyoming Utah
Year Date Place
2000 July, 2000 Lewistown, Montana
2001 July 20-21, 2001 Linden, Nevada (Carson Valley Inn)

Western Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries

Alaska British Columbia Oregon
Hawaii Washington California
Year Date Place
2000    
2001 May 8, 2001 ? Portland, Oregon ?

All Canada Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries

     
     
     
Year Date Place
2000    

World Conference of Grand Lodges

Year Date Place
1995 19 March 1995 Mexico City, Mexico
1996 25 to 27 September 1996 Estoril and Cascais, Portugal
1997 none
1998 May 1 to 3, 1998 New York from
1999 November 12 to 15, 1999 Sao Paulo, Brazil
2000 none
2001 May 24 to 27,  2001 Madrid, Spain
2002 May 7 and 8 , 2002 New Delhi, India
2003 none
2004 5 to 9 May 2004 Santiago, Chile
2005 1 to 8 November 2005 Sydney, Australia
2006  
2007  
2008 May 7-10, 2008 Washington DC

General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, International
every 3 years

Year Date Place
2002 October 13-16, 2002 Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
2005 October 2-5, 2005 Rapid City, SD
2008 August 2008 Indianapolis

General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons
every 3 years

Year Date Place
2002 October 13-16, 2002 Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
2005 October 2-5, 2005 Rapid City, SD
2008 August 2008 Indianapolis

Grand Encampment of Knights Templar
every 3 years

Year Date Place
2000    
2003 August St. Louis, Missouri
2006 August 8-16, 2006 Houston, Texas
2009    

NECOMELI - Northeast Conference on Masonic Education & Libraries

Year Date Place
2000 was not held in 2000 was not held in 2000
2001 was scheduled for May 19, 2001 but was CANCELED Richmond, Virginia
This Conference no longer exists.

Midwest Conference on Masonic Education

Year Date Place
2000    
2001    
2002 April 26-28, 2002 St. Cloud, Minnesota
2003    
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008

April 25 - 28, 2008

Omaha, NE

MLMA - Masonic Library & Museum Association

Year President Date Place
2000 Paul M. Bessel Oct. 26-28, 2000 Grand Rapids, Michigan
2001 Paul M. Bessel October 18-20, 2001 Little Rock, Arkansas
2002 Jim Dufresne October, 2002 Chicago, Illinois
2003 Jim Dufresne October 23-25, 2003 Portland, Maine
2004 Jim Dufresne October 21-23, 2004 Detroit, Michigan
2005 Jim Dufresne November 4-5, 2005 Little Rock, Arkansas
2006 Dick Browning October 13-14, 2006 Lexington & Boston, Massachusetts
2007 Dick Browning October 11-13, 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2008 Glenys Waldman October 2008 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Year Date Place
2004 September 19-21, 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2005    
2006    
2007 August 27-28, 2007 Washington DC

Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction
biennial meetings held every 2 years, in odd-numbered years

Year Date Place
2001 September 30 through October 3, 2001 Charleston, SC
2003 October 6-8, 2003 Washington DC
2005 October 3-4, 2005 Washington DC
2007 August 27-28, 2007 Washington DC

Conference of Prince Hall Grand Masters of Masons in North America

Year Date Place
2000 May 1-6, 2000 Braintree, Massachusetts

Supreme Council, Scottish Rite, Northern Jurisdiction, Prince Hall

Year Date Place
2000    

Supreme Council, Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, Prince Hall

Year Date Place
2000 Oct 6-9, 2001 Winston-Salem, North Carolina

General Conference Grand Chapters Holy Royal Arch Masons - Prince Hall

Year Date Place
2000 June 30 thru July 5, 2000 Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky

Grand Encampment Knights Templar U.S.A. - Prince Hall

Year Date Place
2000 June 27 thru June 30, 2000 Radisson Hotel
in Lexington, Kentucky

AEAONMS - Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order, Nobles Mystic Shrine, of North and South America and its Jurisdictions, Incorporated - Prince Hall

Year Date Place
2000 August 19-26, 2000 Kansas City, Missouri
2001 August 2001 Detroit, Michigan
2002    
2003 August 17 - 21, 2003 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philalethes Society

Year Type of meeting President Date Place
2000 Annual meeting Nelson King
incoming
February 2000 Washington D.C.
Semi-Annual meeting Nelson King Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2000 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2001 Annual meeting Nelson King February 16, 2001 Washington, D.C.
Semi-annual meeting Nelson King Sept. 27-29, 2001 San Antonio, Texas
2002 Annual meeting Joel H. Springer, III incoming February 15, 2002 Washington, D.C.
Semi-annual meeting Joel H. Springer, III Sept. 12-14, 2002 Indianapolis, Indiana
2003 Annual meeting Joel H. Springer, III February, 2003 Washington, D.C.
Semi-annual meeting Joel H. Springer, III Sept. 12-13, 2003 in San Francisco, California San Francisco, California
2004 Annual meeting Pedro Filloy
incoming
February, 2004 Washington, D.C.
Semi-annual meeting Pedro Filloy   San Jose,
Costa Rica
2005 Annual meeting Sam Walker February, 2005 Washington, D.C.
2006 Annual meeting Sam Walker February, 2006 Washington, D.C.
2007 Annual meeting Robert L. Tomlinson, Jr. February, 2007 Washington, D.C.
2008 Annual meeting Robert L. Tomlinson, Jr. February 8, 2008 Arlington, Virginia

Phylaxis Society

Year Date Place
2000 March 8-11, 2000 Kansas City, Missouri
2001 March 1-3, 2001 Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North
Atlanta, Georgia
2002 March 7-9, 2002 Kellogg Conference Center, Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama
2003 March 5-8, 2003 Oakland, California

Imperial Shrine

Year Date Place
2000 July 2-7, 2000 Boston, Massachusetts
2001 July 9-13, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada
2002 June 23-27, 2002 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2003 July 6-10, 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 July 4-8, 2004 Denver, Colorado
2005 July 3-7, 2005 Baltimore, Maryland
2006   Tampa, Florida
2007   Anaheim, California
2008   San Antonio, Texas
2009   St. Louis, Missouri
2010   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Click here to go to a webpage with additional information about Shrine associations and their meetings

 

Tall Cedars of Lebanon

Year Date Place
2001 Mid-Winter January 12-14, 2001 Split Rock Lodge, Pennsylvania
2001 Convention May 29-June 3, 2001 Niagara Fall, New York
2002 Mid-Winter January 18-20, 2002 Lancaster Host
2002 Convention
100th Anniversary
May 7-12, 2002 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2003 May 27 - June 1, 2003 Wildwood, New Jersey
2004 June 3-6, 2004 Charleston, West Virginia
2005 June 2-5, 2005 Nashville, Tennessee
2006 May 31 - June 4, 2006 Louisville, Kentucky
2007 May 29 - June 3, 2007 Virginia Beach, Virginia

Grotto Supreme Council

Year Date Place
2000 June 28 - July 1, 2000 Columbus, Ohio
2001 June 18-23, 2001 Davenport, Iowa
2002 June 2-9, 2002 Springfield, Missouri
2003 June 18-21, 2003 Tulsa, Oklahoma
2004 June 16-19, 2004 Memphis, Tennessee
2005 June 29 - July 2, 2005 Overland Park, Kansas
2006   Daytona Beach, Flordia

National Sojourners & Heroes of '76

Year Type of meeting Date Place
2000 Mid-Winter meeting    
Annual Meeting June 22-24, 2000 Norfolk, Virginia
2001 Mid-Winter meeting January 2001 Sarasota, Florida
Annual Meeting June 14-16, 2001 St. Louis, Missouri
2002 Mid-Winter meeting January 16-19, 2002 Arlington, Virginia
Annual Meeting June 2-9, 2002 Mobile, Alabama
2003 Mid-Winter meeting January 15-18, 2003 Arlington, Virginia
Annual Meeting June 10-14, 2003 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2004 Mid-Winter meeting    
Annual Meeting June 15-19, 2004 Fayetteville, North Carolina
2005 Mid-Winter meeting January 6-8, 2005 Honolulu, Hawaii
Annual Meeting June 21-25, 2005 Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 Mid-Winter meeting January 2006 Orlando, Florida
Annual Meeting June 2006 Austin, Texas
2007 Mid-Winter meeting January 2007 Alexandria, Virginia
Annual Meeting    
 

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