Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose CA
Date(s) - October 22,2021 - October 23,2021
We have been hard at work preparing for the joint-Prior Investiture on October 23 in San Jose California. Enclosed is information about the upcoming activities for October 22 and 23.
It’s been a long time coming for many of our Aspirants with the delay in the May 2020 Investiture, but thankfully we are rescheduled and we look forward to the Investiture ahead. In addition, this Investiture will include dubbing of Dame members. We will be sending out a more personal note/request to Dames of the Commanderies within the Priories (SF and Western) confirming their desire to be dubbed. Deputy Prior Caroline Macnab will be taking the lead to coordinate on behalf of the Dames, making this more personal and can then field any questions directly with the Dame. Any Dames outside of the Priory (SF and Western) that wishes to be dubbed, will be directed to Deputy Prior Caroline Macnab, DJSJ who will be coordinating on behalf of the Dames.
Given the number of Aspirants ±15, plus potential for a sizable number of Dames to be dubbed, we are attempting to manage the Investiture to around an hour and forty-five minutes, this lengthy ceremony service seems unavoidable.
In the regular mail you will also be receiving formal invitations for the upcoming Investiture celebration on October 22, 23 in San Jose, California. In the meantime, below you will find information of the Investiture weekend schedule and a fillable form for registering yourself and your guests. This can be done via email with our Receiver General Chevalier Dick Conniff, KJSJ email@example.com.
There will be an Aspirant Lunch Friday Oct 22 11:00am at the Silicon Valley Capital Club where the Sponsors will introduce the Aspirants. Immediately following and across the street will be a rehearsal for the Investiture ceremony at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph starting at 2:00pm.
There is a Welcome Reception at the Silicon Valley Capital Club Friday evening October 22 6:00pm where we will be welcoming the Aspirants with a little celebration.
On Saturday October 23 at 11:30am the Investiture is being held The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. There will be a short break in between and we’ll resume at 5:30pm that evening for the Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner at the San Jose Museum of Art, this too is walking distance from the San Jose Marriott hotel.
We have made special pricing arrangements at the San Jose Marriott with a room rate of $129, Please utilize this link to make your reservation if you plan on staying at the Marriott.
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