Grand Commandery

Knights Templar


Grand Officers do not inspect their own Commander’s they must trade with another Officer

Inspection dates will be the responsibility of the Commander together with the Inspecting Officer and the Deputy Inspector in each Division. All inspections should be scheduled by June 15, 2022 if possible. No two inspections will be held on the same day. All inspections should be completed before December 15, 2022. Combined inspections will be permitted with each Commandery having at least two participating knights, but no two combined inspections will be scheduled on the same day. If three Commandery’s put on the Order of the Temple as a Combined inspection, the Inspecting Officer Must inspect the other two Commandery’s Minutes and audit reports. Combinied inspections Must Not mix Divisions, example Wheeling (1) and Palestine (2).
This information will be sent by the Grand Commander to the State Editor for publication in the Knights Templar Magazine. Include the starting time, work planned and if a dinner or lunch is planned.
It is the duty of the Deputy Inspector General to see each Commandery within the Division is properly prepared for inspection by holding at least one School of Instruction at each Commandery prior to inspection. The Deputy Inspector’s responsibility is to see that each School is held to assist the Commandery to obtain the required proficiency in both tactics and ritual.
There will be NO INSPECTIONS on on September th, 2022 when the Mid Atlantic Department Conference is held on this weekend.
At this time inspections will be held on the Order of the Temple. No full form openings because of Covid 19. Short form opening only. ALL CDC rules and WV State rules will be in effect and masks should be worn. For the libations only the three platform officers along with the two Wardens and the candidates will be at the triangle. Due to covid 19, if more than one candidate the others will stand behind the exemplar candidate at a social distance for the libations. See your Ritual on pages 110, 111, & 112 which explains having multiple candidates. All escorts will consist of no more than four Sir Knights social spaced. No two individuals will partake from the same cup. I have throw away cups for your use if you need them. I also have 5 extra cups for the fifth libation that can be washed. If there are more than 5 candidates they may use throwaway cups.
Deputy Inspectors will inspect the records, and report of each Commandery in their division including names of current officers, financial reports and membership reports.
I will attend as many inspections as I can and will be received as part of the Inspecting Officer’ staff. The inspecting officer will be received as if he were the Grand Commander, even when the Grand Commander is present.

Inspection Dates