We are excited to have the 2022 IMPERIAL SESSION OF SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL back in Minneapolis. Bill and Debbie look forward to hosting you, your Divan, your Nobility and your Ladies in our 150th YEAR as a FRATERNITY and our 100th YEAR of supporting SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN.
IMPORTANT HOUSING INFORMATION
The #1 thing for you to remember is this: A successful and fun Imperial Session for YOUR TEMPLE, begins with YOUR leadership in taking care of YOUR TEMPLE’S HOUSING needs.
Please familiarize yourself with the following important items:
Shriners International Bylaws, § 334.12, Contracts for Lodging at Imperial Sessions and Meetings – “After a temple has voted to send units, clubs, or Nobles to an annual Imperial Session of Shriners International or a Shrine association meeting, it shall designate one of the official divan as the authorized agent of the temple to make contracts for transportation and lodging, provided, however, that such contracts must be approved by, and contain any limits or conditions required by, the temple.”
General Order #1 – Special Convention Notice and Accommodations for Future Imperial Sessions of Shriners International – These referenced sections of General Order #1 provide a detailed explanation of regulations related to the housing process for outside hotels. Please pay particular attention to the section on housing as it relates to making your housing arrangements through the Housing Chairman. Failure to comply with the regulations as outlined in General Order #1 will affect the participation of your Temple’s units in the competition(s) and parade(s).
The Key Thing you must decide is this: Will your Temple Need More Than 12 Rooms?
If you are planning on staying in the Headquarters Hotels and you need 12 rooms or less, Shriners International will handle your hotel arrangements starting in mid-February of 2022.
If you need MORE than 12 Rooms – KEEP READING!
As the Assistant Rabban, if you need MORE THAN 12 ROOMS, you will need to CONTACT the Housing Chairman – REGARDLESS of which hotel you wish to stay in! Remember – NO rooms will be assigned until you contact them.
All Housing Arrangements MUST be made through the 2022 Housing Chairman or through Shriners International (if you need 12 rooms or less and you want to stay in the Headquarters Hotel).
Since the 2020 Imperial Session has been canceled , 2022 Housing arrangements will start soon. Please check back for details and the 2022 online housing form. When the form becomes available, arrangements can be made by doing the following:
AFTER September 1:
IMPORTANT: Failure to complete a contract with the hotel within the designated time frame can result in those rooms being reassigned to another Temple.
If you have any questions regarding hotel specifics, please feel free to contact:
Illustrious Sir Jim Burlingame, Jr.