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  1. The Grand Encampmentof Knights Templar

  2. The 67thTriennium2015-2018

  3. What to expect

  4. 67th Triennium Some changes and developments Lots of continuity

  5. 67th Triennium Continuity We operate on Long Range Plans that we believe are sound We communicate these plans to our members and report progress

  6. 67th Triennium Continuity Continuity is powerful. Non-continuity is disruptive, inefficient and unproductive. We will not have the my year syndrome. WE serve for the good of OUR fraternity's future.

  7. 67th Triennium Continuity We have a VISION We will strive to make Templary the most prestigious Concordant Body for which one may petition membership

  8. 67th Triennium Continuity Maintain leadership development program Improve ritual portrayal Improve Public and Masonic awareness Develop pride within our Order

  9. 67th Triennium Continuity www.knightstemplar.org Knight Templar Magazine Department Conferences Visit to Annual Conclaves Maintain effective communications

  10. 67th Triennium Continuity We are a sovereign organization not under control of anyone else. That is not the same as being uncooperative We will cooperative with all Freemasonry for the good of all Freemasonry. Masonic Unity

  11. Bicentennial 2016

  12. 67th Triennium Future developments Bicentennial 2016 Special classes Special recognition of new Sir Knights Souvenirs Lapel pins Shirts And More

  13. 67th Triennium Future developments York Rite Information System Now available to other bodies Continue to educate users New enhancements Top line signers Multiple Browsers

  14. 67th Triennium Future developments International New additions to Europe Support development of South and Central America Reorganize Mexico Progress in Asia

  15. 67th Triennium Future developments International We do not have second class members All our members are equal and important

  16. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation We have $10,278,000 Managed by the states and GEKT We also have a some problems

  17. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation 27 states under $250,000 16 states under $100,000 10 states under $50,000 1 state under $10,000 How do you invest $10,000?

  18. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation 36 states have no loans 19 states have no grants 14 states didn’t do anything Is this good use of charitable funds?

  19. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation Investment return of about 4% Eye Foundation does better than 10% $193,000 of grants & scholarships $126,000 of other expenses

  20. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation Many state reports have math errors Many states prepare reports incorrectly 7 states did not report

  21. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation This is charitable money and must be properly managed Members put up this money and we owe it to them to accomplish some good with it.

  22. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation GEKT could manage the funds and allow states total control of use. Improved income, less expense, less work and more charitable results

  23. 67th Triennium Future developments Educational Foundation GEKT has managed funds for some states for years without problems. At minimum we will not allow mishandling of charitable funds.

  24. 67th Triennium Future developments Coordinators What should be the duties? Should we have them?

  25. 67th Triennium Continuity - continued Charities are great, effective management is helpful, and the Bicentennial will be fun. But isn’t why people join or remain

  26. 67th Triennium Continuity - continued We must care for our members and provide good programs Locally Templary has the highest name recognition among new members

  27. 67th Triennium Continuity - continued We need to live up to the hopes of new members so they will stay. If you are having fun they will be too

  28. The future is ours! We must seize the moment!

  29. 67th Triennium A final word We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Knight XXXXX XXXXXX, PGC, XX Right Eminent Department Commander XXXXXXXXX Department 2015-2018