KOSA INTERNATIONAL GATHERING

Waco, Texas - July 20-21, 2018

Author: Ed Brown

January 2018 Update

  • If you visit our website frequently you will notice we try to give an update monthly on our progress even though we took December off to allow brethren to spend more time with their families.
  • A reminder — registration is open and we encourage early reservations so we can better plan on quantities needed for orders that must be placed months in advance.
  • HOWEVER, even if you plan to come… or think you may come …  and prefer to delay paying the gathering fee, PLEASE consider making a room  reservation with one of the hotels listed on the registration page.  There are 150 rooms reserved (50 at each location) and all three hotels are questioning us on why they are not getting reservations.   You could do us and your fellow brethren a favor by booking a room soon understanding you can cancel if your plans change.   If we don’t start getting hotel reservations soon, the hotel may pull back some of the room block which could possibly result in a room shortage as we approach the gathering dates.
  • Please contact us if you have suggestions for the gathering.  We have an excellent planning committee but always welcome outside suggestions. Event email is kosa2018waco@gmail.com
  • HELP US ADVERTISE the gathering. at your chapter or valley meetings —  July 20-22, 2018.  (Sunday is only a travel day.  There are no planned activities on Sunday.)

November 2017 Update

  • Waco Chapter KOSA continue to plan for the 2018 gathering.  We are finding with follow up telephone calls that SR valleys without a KOSA chapter feel there is nothing for them.  Actually, this would be a GREAT opportunity for valley leadership to attend to get information on how to start a KOSA chapter.
  • We still need your help with advertising.  Please pass the website address — http://kosa.wacoscottishrite.org to all of your Scottish Rite contacts.
  • We are looking forward to a large turnout for the KOSA gathering in July.  Hope to see you here in Waco this next summer.

October 2017 Update

  • Members of the Waco Chapter met with chapter representatives from other Texas valleys at the 150 Anniversary of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas on September 9th to get inputs.
  • Austin and Ft Worth will assist with transportation from the two major airline hubs — Austin IAP and FTW IAP.
  • HELP US ADVERTISE:  Please pass the URL for this website, our email address of kosa2018@gmail.com to other members in your KOSA chapter.  Please redistribute our Powerpoint presentation and event brochure. (Hyperlinked in the September update).
  • We are looking forward to a good turnout for this gathering with GREAT guest speakers.  Reserve the dates —  July 20-21 2018 (with return travel Sunday July 22)

September 2017 Update

  • Registration is now OPEN. Click on the ‘REGISTRATION’ link on the menu bar
  • You can pay by check with registration OR pay now through PayPal (including credit cards)
  • For registration questions, use the comment for or email kosa2018waco@gmail.com
  • The Powerpoint presentation has been added to the Highlights page.
    2018 KOSA International Gathering Powerpoint Show
  • Help us advertise by printing and distributing the Gathering Brochure
    KOSA 2018 International Gathering Brochure

August 2017 Update

  • New Biography has been added from Ill. Brent Morris
  • Online and mail-in registration will be available soon
  • A state-wide planning session will be held at the Galveston SR Temple October 7th at 2 PM. Representatives from all KOSA Chapters in Texas are requested to attend
  • Tentative registration fees are set at $150 for members and $50 for wives. A full wives program is planned
  • Direct any questions to our website contact form or email kosa2018@gmail.com
  • Recommendations and suggestions are solicited from attendees at previous gatherings

July 2017 Update

Please review the following updates on the website:

  • Four conference speakers are confirmed.  See the Highlights page for details.
  • Three Waco hotel are offering discounted room rates.  See the Registration page for details
  • A tentative schedule is available on the Activities Page
  • Additional Knights of St Andrew links have been added to the links page.
  • A planning meeting for the gathering will be held at the Galveston, TX at 2 PM on Oct 7 in conjunction with the 150 year celebration.
  • Recommendations and suggestions are requested.  Please contact us at kosa2018waco@gmail.com