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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Maggie Valley York Rite 7/10-12, 2011

Speakers for the 74th annual Great Smokies York Rite Gathering in Maggie Valley, North Carolina have been announced. The event runs from Saturday, July 10th through Tuesday, July 12th, 2011.

Keynote Address will be by Lewis R. Ledford Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, A.F.& A.M. of North Carolina.

Addresses by Distinguished Guest Masons:

• Joe R. Manning, Governor General of York Rite Sovereign College, NA

• Richard Gan, Past Deputy Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, London and editor of The Square Magazine

• Kevin Townley, Past Master from Colorado, and author of numerous works on esotericism, alchemy and the Western Mysteries.

Things actually kick off Saturday night with a dinner and a York Rite College meeting, but the program officially opens on Sunday. Nearly 400 Masons and family members attended last year's program. If you haven't been to Maggie Valley before, it may very well be the best kept secret in Freemasonry. For more information see www.yorkrite.com/nc/GSSAprogram.htm


  1. Web site is worded a little funky, but it actually sounds like it is Saturday the 9th till Tuesday the 12th.

  2. Yeah, actually they have a York Rite College degree on Saturday night, with a dinner beforehand. The official program begins Sunday.


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