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From The Right Eminent Grand Commander

Larry A. Carte
Right Eminent Grand Commander - 2016-2017
P. O. Box 2045, Williamsburg, KY 40769
(606) 425-6989

General Order No. 1

To: The Grand Officers and Members of the Grand Commandery and Constituent Commanderies of Knights Templar of Kentucky.


It is an honor to be selected as your Grand Commander. I am humbled and count it a privilege to be able to serve you this year. I will make every effort to lead you in a way that will honor our traditions and follow the examples set by our previous grand commanders. The Grand Commandery of Kentucky must make every effort to support the Holy Land and Easter Pilgrimages along with the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. The challenge before us is to continue to build on the exceptional work of our predecessors.

Let me urge you to communicate with your Grand Officers. Keep us aware of your concerns and inform us of your ideas. Let me encourage every Sir Knight to support your Commandery through attendance, by participating in the work, and by recruiting new members. Let us wear our uniforms with pride and set an example for our brothers. Let us continue to be faithful to our Blue Lodges and support the programs of our Grand Lodge. Let us continue to work with the Scottish Rite and Shrine, as they have continued to support and work with us.

The Commandery Inspection forms have changed, so take due notice. “Commandery Inspection shall consist of general records evaluation, events that the Commandery has participated in, full form opening with the rehearsal of duties, inspection, pass and review, reception of distinguished guests, efficacy with the sword, and conferral of the orders. The conferral of orders may be done on a different date with prior approval of the division commander. All Inspections must be completed by May 31st and all conferrals of the orders must be completed by June 30th. Each divisional commander shall conduct a school of instruction prior to inspection.”

Remember to follow the Christian principles for which our Orders are revered. Every Christian Mason should be a Knights Templar.


Larry Carte

R. E. Grand Commander


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