SCM Vancouver 2022


Vancouver 2022 Sovereign Council Meeting Planning Committee

The Vancouver 2022 Sovereign Council Meeting (SCM) Planning Committee was established, on behalf of the Commander, Vancouver Commandery, to plan, prepare and host all members of the Sovereign Order of St. John, Knights Hospitaller, and their guests to the week-long activities in support of the constitutionally-required biennial meeting of Sovereign Council. Activities include the Investiture Church Service, social events and tours during and after the SCM.

It is the intent of the Committee to invite every member of the Sovereign Order to attend the SCM week and know they – and their guests – are welcome to observe the Sovereign Council in action during their two days of meetings. It is a unique opportunity for members who might not otherwise ever see or hear senior officers discussing policy and making decisions on items that will set the course of the Sovereign Order for the future. Each member’s participation for even part of the time is encouraged to further understanding of the important work this significant organization is engaged in.
While the Committee is responsible for planning the entire week, the responsibility for the Sovereign Council Meeting Agenda is that of the Registrar-General with the Grand Commander, thus, separate from the Planning Committee. The Registrar-General’s participation on the Committee is to ensure the requisite facilities and support or resources required by Sovereign Council are contemplated and will be provided.

The SCM Planning Committee comprises:
1. Registrar-General: Chevalier Kirk Hamilton, KSJ and Dame Viviane Reid, DJSJ, MMSJ (former Reg-Gen) – as above.
2. Receiver-General: Dame Susan Tufts, DCSJ, MMSJ– Financial Officer for the SCM – and Chevalier Randolph Pratt, KSJ.
3. Church Services: Marshal Dame Teresa Mitchell-Banks, DCSJ & Senator Alex Wood, KCJSJ.
4. Tours/Transportation: H.E. Bailiff Prior Anne Rowland, GCSJ, MMSJ
a. Post SCM Cruise & Railtour: H.E. Conventual Bailiff Grand Marshal Richard Earthy, GCSJ, MMSJ
5. Social: Vice Commander Heather Hamilton, DJSJ
6. Marketing/Communications: Dame Diana Barkley, DCSJ and Chevalier George Higgins, KKSJ
7. Hotel: Chevalier Michael Kaile, KCSJ and Commander David Hunt, KCJSJ
8. Volunteers: Chevalier Dan Tidball, KJSJ
9. Vice Chair: Chevalier Mark Ballard, KCSJ
10. Senior Officers:
a. Vancouver Commandery: Commander David Hunt, KCJSJ
b. Prior of Mainland BC: H.E. Bailiff Prior Anne Rowland, GCSJ, MMSJ
c. Grand Prior of Canada: H.E. Bailiff Grand Prior Stewart Johnston, GCSJ
d. Liaison, Le Petit Conseil: H.E. Conventual Bailiff Grand Marshal Richard Earthy, GCSJ, MMSJ
11. Chair: Chevalier Jack McGee, CD, KCJSJ.