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The Great Lakes Shrine Association 67th Annual

Fall Ceremonial and Business Session

September 7th-11th, 2016, at Indianapolis, Indiana

Host Shrine - Murat Shriners, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

GLSA 2016 Agenda - September 7th-11th, 2016

(NOTE: All Times and Locations are tentative and subject to change)

Below is the contact information for the two primary hotels at Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis, IN.  Each Shrine Center is responsible for contacting the hotel to make arrangements for your rooms for next Fall.  Be sure to let them know that you are a part of GLSA so that you get the correct rate.  The Headquarters Hotel is the Sheraton and its GLSA rate is $109.00.  The nearby Marriott GLSA rate is $129.00, plus taxes.  If you have questions or problems let me know and I will do my best to help answer and or alleviate them.

GLSA 2016 POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
GLSA 2016 Events GLSA 2016 Questionnaire
 
GLSA 2016 FALL ITINERARY IN PDF FORMAT
GLSA 2016 Fall Itinerary - PDF
 
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN  46240
For more than 15 rooms in a block, call Amanda Jones at:
317-574-6798, or email: amanda.jones@sheraton.com.
For 15 or fewer rooms, use this link below:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/GreatLakesShrine
 
Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Call Marriott at 800-228-9290 & use “Great Lakes Shrine Association” to book your group rate, or use this link below:
http://tinyurl.com/marriotfallgrouprate2016

Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Guest will need to to cancel all reservation before 11:59 pm day before arrival.

 

Larry Chapel - GLSA Secretary/Treasurer - larryjennychapel@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

TIME EVENT LOCATION
1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration - Outside Suite 8 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel - Pick up Tickets
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Market Place setup - (not open yet) 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. GLSA Executive Committee Meeting - (TBA) 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
5:00  p.m. to 10:00 p.m. GLSA Hospitality in Suites 8-9-10 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. GLSA Executive Committee, Imperial Officers, and Past GLSA Officers and Ladies Kickoff Dinner Coopers’ Hawk restaurant, 3815 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN
 

Thursday - September 8th, 2016

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Market Place Open 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration - Outside Suite 8 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel - Pick up Tickets
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Business Session Agenda:

Business Session - (Ladies Invited to Attend) Suites C-D-E, Plaza Ballroom 2nd Floor, Sheraton
  • Opening—Jeffrey Zaring, P.P., P.G.M.
  • Invocation will be given by Charlie Murphy, Ohio P.G.M. and Zenobia Potentate
  • Presentation and Posting of Colors—Murat Shriners Legion of Honor Color Guard
  • Shriners Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introductions
  • Comments by Visiting Dignitaries
  • Preview of Convention Activities
  • Necrology Report will be given by Tom Russell, GLSA Second Vice President

Ladies are Dismissed to Attend Their Ladies Luncheon

Business Session Agenda (Continued):
  • Credentials Report
  • Approval of Minutes of 2015 Business Session
  • Communications
  • President’s Report on Officer Activities—Summary
  • Recognition of Volunteers
  • Committee Reports:
  • Time and Place - Upcoming Sessions:
  • Springfield, IL (2017)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (2018)
  • Columbus, OH (2019)
  • Salmon Derby
  • Imperial Sir’s Presentation at Imperial Pageant
  • Leadership Academy 2016
  • Approval of Financial Statement and Audit will be presented by Willie McKinney, CPA, Treasurer of Murat Shriners
  • Presentation and Approval of Budget for Ensuing Year—Mike Donaker, First VP
  • Presentations
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Presentation of the Melham Award by Michael Donaker, First Vice President
  • Presentations by Imperial Outer Guard Candidates
  • Elections of GLSA Officers
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Men’s Lunch Clearwater Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sheraton
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ladies’ Luncheon Suites A-B, Plaza Ballroom2nd Floor, Sheraton
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Business Session Agenda (Continued):

Men’s Business Session Resumes - Suites C-D-E, Plaza Ballroom 2nd Floor, Sheraton
  • Questions and Answers from the morning session
  • Each Temple Will Give Examples of Their Activities in the Following Areas:
  • Leader Selection and Training
  • Management of Temple and Budgeting
  • New Fraternal Fund-raising events
  • New Charitable Fund-raising events
  • New Public Relations/Awareness events/programs
  • New Social Programs for Nobles
  • New Community Outreach Programs
  • New Family-friendly Events for Nobles’ Families
  • New Masonic Outreach Programs for Lodges, Scottish Rite, York Rite, DeMolay, Acacia
  • New Membership Creation Programs
  • New Membership Retention Programs
  • New Statistical Analyses by Temples
  • New Communications with Nobles, Divans, and Recorders Among GLSA Temples
  • What Needs to be Addressed in 2017 GLSA meetings?
  • Speakers on Thursday afternoon will include the following: Timothy J. Murphy, Murat P.P.; Craig Stigleman, Moslem Potentate; Doug Sorrell, Antioch P.P. and GLSA 2013 President; Chuck McEvers, Ansar P.P.; Tom Watson, Potentate of Tebala; Tammy Robbins, Imperial District Public Relations Director (SHC); Rusty Petty, Ansar Marshall and Imperial Public Relations Committee member; John Bull, Antioch P.P. and Imperial Membership Representative; Pam Bull, wife of John Bull and Antioch membership assistant; William Bailey, Orak P.P. and Imperial First Ceremonial Master; Jim L. Cain, Sr., Al Menah P.P. and Imperial Assistant Rabban

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Pub Crawl of local establishments, many with Food CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER

Sponsored by Hendricks County Shrine Club. Shuttle Bus, free samples, and T-shirt included. Sign up at Registration Table.

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Attitude Adjustment 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Counterparts Dinners 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
 

Friday - September 9th, 2016

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 a.m. to Noon Registration - Outside Suite 8

2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel - Pick up Tickets

8:00 a.m. to 9:00a.m. Parade Marshals’ Meeting, each Temple to have at least one representative in attendance, even if there are no Units parading Crosspointe Suite, 1st Flr., Sheraton
8:00 a.m. All GLSCUA Board Members & Judges meet for competition set-up and assignments - Please Note: GLSCUA Officers Dress Code for Meetings and Awards Banquet (per Barrels) is Business Casual Sheraton Keystone: Plaza A-B-C
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
GLSA Golf Tournament
(DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM)      (VIEW MAP)
Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E, Lebanon, IN. 
9:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Market Place Open 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. GLASMC General Meeting Keystone Boardroom, 1st Flr., Sheraton
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. GLSCUA Clowns Annual Meeting and Competition Sheraton Keystone: Plaza A-B-C
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. GLASMC Competition   (VIEW MAP) Indiana State Fairgrounds
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Luncheon for Ladies of GLSA Officers, Imperial Officers, Past Presidents, and Invited Guests Zionsville (Transportation provided by GLSA)
Noon to
2:00 p.m.
Cruise in for Special Vehicles  (VIEW FLYER) West parking lot of the Marriott
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. GLSA Pistol Shoot-Off Competition  (VIEW FLYER) IndyArms Indoor Shooting Range and Training Center, 2550 E. 55th St., Indianapolis, IN (three miles south on Keystone Ave., and one block east on 55th Street)
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. GLSA Pipes and Drums Competition William Sahm Park, 6801 E. 91st St., Indianapolis, IN - Ceilidh at The Sinking Ship, 4825 E. 96th St.
9:00 a.m., with Competition at 1:00 p.m. GLSA Horse Patrol Competition  (VIEW MAP) Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon, IN 46052. Hotel is Holiday Inn Express, 335 N. Mt. Zion Rd., Lebanon, IN 46052
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal Keystone Boardroom and Crosspointe Suite, 1st Flr., Sheraton
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Chanter Rehearsal Suite 3, Sheraton
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ROJ Hospitality and Tour of Museum ROJ Headquarters and Museum
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. GLSA Awards Banquet - Main Ballroom 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
  • Entertainment by the GLSA Chanters at 6:30 in Plaza Suites A-B-C
  • Dinner - Music provided by the combined Murat and Aladdin Concert Bands, conducted by Gary Selig and David Coburn
  • Preview of Saturday’s Events (Parade Lineup, Afterglow, Ceremonial, Unit Association Banquets)
  • Presentation of GLSA Golf Tournament Trophy
  • Presentation of GLSA Pistol Shoot-Off Trophy and Award
  • Presentation of the GLSA Outstanding Temple Award
  • Remarks by GLSA President
  • Installation of 2017 GLSA Officers by Imperial Sirs
  • Remarks by Mike Donaker Regarding 2017
  • Remarks by Imperial Sirs
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. GLSA Hospitality Room—Suites 8-9-10 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
9:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Highlander Degree

Sponsored by Murat and Medinah Pipe Bands. Suite 2. Sign up there. T-shirt included

 

 Saturday - September 10th, 2016

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 a.m.

Assigned GLSCUA Officers and Judges meet in lobby of Sheraton Keystone Crossing and proceed to parade route posts assignments for Parade Awards Competition

 
8:30 a.m.
Parade Lineup
(PARADE REQUEST FORM)
(VIEW MAPS ON SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE)
Motorized at Zionsville High School, north side. Walkers only at Eagle Elementary School. Maps on Web Site and at Registration Desk.
9:30 a.m. Zionsville Parade Commences—GLSA portion starts about 10:30 a.m. Zionsville High School for motorized and Eagle Elementary for walkers.
Massed Pipe & Drum Band at the Walkers Staging Area
Noon Parade concludes Downtown Zionsville. See Maps on Web Site and at Registration Desk.
Noon to 6:00 p.m. Market Place Open 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ceremonial Rehearsal (Cast and Directors) Clearwater Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sheraton
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. GLSA Afterglow 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. GLSA Ceremonial Clearwater Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sheraton
1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. GLSA Hospitality - Suites 8-9-10 2nd Floor, Sheraton Keystone Crossing Hotel
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. GLASMC Motor Corps Banquet Plaza A&B, 2nd Flr., Sheraton
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. GLSA Horse Patrol Banquet - Social Hour 6 pm $27 Single/$55 Couple American Legion - Zionsville, IL
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. GLSCUA Banquet - Please Note: GLSCUA Officers Dress Code for Meetings and Awards Banquet (per Barrels) is Business Casual Sheraton Keystone Crossing, Ballroom C
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
GLSA Unit Association Banquets
Cast
Directors
Chanters
Band
SITES:
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
 

Sunday - September 11th, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. GLSA Executive Committee Meeting Site: TBA

DRIVE SAFELY HOME AND THANKS FOR ATTENDING THE 2016 GLSA CEREMONIAL AND BUSINESS SESSION

 
               
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