Come Celebrate th 98 Annual Grand Session Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star Prince Hall Adopted Pennsylvania July 14, 2014 - July 16, 2014 Wyndham Grand Hotel 600 Commonwealth Place Pittsburgh, PA The Grand Worthy Patron and I invite you to join us at the Wyndham Grand Hotel to celebrate Deborah’s 98th Annual Grand Session. The Wyndham is located in the City of Pittsburgh near the “Point” where the three rivers meet. We have planned several fun pre-convention activities beginning Saturday, July 12th and continue throughout the weekend (see program list). The Grand Session will officially convene on Monday, July 14th. To assist you in planning your visit, registration transportation and hotel information is included here. Whether this is your first visit or you are a return visitor to the City there is plenty to do. The Cultural District is home to several excellent theatres and a number of outstanding restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. You can jump on the “T” for a short ride to The Rivers Casino. Or, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around The Point, take a ride on the Incline or enjoy the sites with a ride on the double decker bus. Start your planning today and we will see you in July! Janice C. Harvey, No. 83 Grand Worthy Matron Joseph H. Lee, No. 53 Grand Worthy Patron Program Listing 98th Annual Grand Session Saturday, July 12, 2014 Executive Board Meeting Official Opening - Evening Star Chapter No. 53 Department of Aging Program Receiving of Grand Chapter Officers, Past Grands, Visitors, Prince Hall Family and Most Worshipful Grand Master It’s A Soul Train Celebration! Sunday, July 13, 2014 Past Grand’s Breakfast Banquet Honoring District Deputy Grand Matrons, District Lecturers, Special Deputy Honorees: PGWP Thomas K. Vaughan, Sr., No. 84 PGWP Orlando E. Tuell, No. 56 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Business Meeting Ways & Means Program Annual Chapter of Sorrow – First O.E.S. District Team Monday, July 14, 2014 Education & Public Relations Program Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Business Meeting Election & Installation of Officers Closing of 98th Annual Grand Session Ardmore Willow Grove Hill District Lansdowne All Roads Lead to Pittsburgh! Pre-Registration Information Pre-Registration is $45.00 Pre-Registration Options include: On-line registration (information will be provided in future communications) Chapter Group Method – Traditional registration through your Chapter Secretary for Group Registration Pre-registration deadline (on-line or through Chapter) is Monday, June 30, 2014 Traveling from Eastern and Central Pennsylvania? Transportation is available Cost: $100 roundtrip Departing: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Deposit of $50 required by February 1, 2014 Balance due by April 18, 2014 Make check/money order payable to: Deborah Grand Chapter and forward to James C. Harris, No. 19, Grand Warder. No refunds after May 1, 2014 First Stop: 5:30 a.m. Masonic Temple 4301 North Broad Street Philadelphia Second Stop: 6:30 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel King of Prussia Third Stop: 8:30 a.m. Days Inn 815 South Eisenhower Blvd. Middletown, PA (formerly Best Western Harrisburg Inn & Suites) Returning: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:00 p.m. To reserve your seat, send check/money order payable to Deborah Grand Chapter to: James C. Harris, Grand Warder 1514 Ruscomb Street Philadelphia, PA 19141 For questions or additional information, please contact your designated Transportation Coordinator: Districts 1, 2 and 3 Marian Summers, WM, No. 95 (610-348-7987) Districts 4, 5 and 9 Don Kenny, PWP, No. 32 (717-986-1940) or Harriet Horton, PWM, No. 85 (610-239-8080) If sufficient interest, an additional bus will be chartered for arrival on Friday, July 11, 2014. Please contact your Transportation Coordinator. Hotel Reservation Information Wyndham Grand Hotel 600 Commonwealth Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Group: Order of Eastern Star Dates: July 11, 2014 – July 17, 2014 Room Rate: $103 per night plus applicable tax Make your reservation by calling the hotel direct at 412-391-4600 or the toll free number 1-888-317-0197 Looking forward to seeing you at the th 98 Annual Grand Session!