The Grand Sessions this year will be held on August 20, 2008 through August 24, 2008 at the Chaparral Suites Resort 5001 N. Scottsdale Road - Scottsdale, Arizona   

Those who have attended previous Sessions will recall that the facility is conveniently located, and offers amenities such as: 

    Complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning

    Complimentary evening reception

    Complimentary individual airport shuttle service

    Complimentary high-speed internet in all guest rooms



A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $85.00 for single or double-occupancy for the duration of the Sessions.  For those wishing to arrive early or extend their stay, these prices are also good for three days before and three days after the Sessions. Reservations can be made by calling the Chaparral Suites toll free reservations number 1-800-528-1456.  Please be sure to refer to Grand York Rite 2008 Session to secure this special group rate.  The cut-off date for receipt of these reservations will be July 21, 2008.  ANY RESERVATIONS REQUEST RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A SPACE AVAILABILITY BASIS ONLY.  Check in time is 3:00 PM.  Check out time is 12:00 Noon.

 Wednesday  August 20, 2008

Afternoon    Ish Sodi Awards

Evening    Combined Vespers and Memorial Service

The 118th Annual Convocation of The Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons will convene on Thursday August 21st. 

Session Registration open from 7 AM to 4 PM

Morning        Order of the High Priesthood

                       Open Grand Chapter

                        Unified Sessions

Lunch              Men's Luncheon

                        Ladies Luncheon

Afternoon        Grand Chapter Reconvenes

                        Installation of 2008-09 Grand Chapter Officers

                        Holy Land Pilgrimage Ice Cream Social

The 87th Annual Assembly of The Most Illustrious Grand Council of Cryptic Masons will convene on Friday August 22nd    

Sessions Registration open from 7 AM to 4 PM

Morning    Order of the Silver Trowel

                  Open Grand Council

Lunch        Men's & Ladies Luncheon

Afternoon   Grand Council Reconvenes

                    Installation of 2008-09 Grand Council Officers

Evening        No-Host Reception

                    Grand Banquet and Awards Presentation

The 115th Annual Conclave of The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar will convene on Saturday August 23rd   

Sessions Registration open from 7 AM to 12 Noon

Morning    Past Commander's Association

                Open Grand Commandery

                Introduction of Appendant Body Guests

Lunch           Men's and Ladies' Luncheon

Afternoon     Grand Commandery Reconvenes

                    Installation of 2008-09 Grand Commandery Officers

Evening        No-Host Dinner honoring New Presiding Heads


                    Grand Commandery Prayer Service