High Twelve
International, Inc.



Information about International and State Association  Meetings

Upcoming events

    • July 13, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Springhill Suites Chicago O’Hare

    Illinois High Twelve July 2023

    Annual Convention


    This year’s Illinois High Twelve July 2023 Annual Convention will be held at the Springhill Suites Chicago O’Hare, (773) 867-0000, 8101 W Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL 60631. 


    Please register using the link below:



    There will be a Lady’s excursion to the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines Illinois starting at 9:30 AM!

    Hotel reservations can be made using the link below:

    Book your group rate for Illinois High Twelve State Convention July 2023


    [The above link only covers reservations for the evening of 7/12/23,

    there is a different link for the High 12 International Convention.]


    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Credentials


    9:00 AM

    Memorial Service – Open the Bible and give prayer - Chaplain

    Reading of names -        Bell Ringer -      Flowers -

    Chaplain closes the Bible and gives short benediction

    (After Memorial Service Ladies excused for their Rivers Casino excursion)


    9:30 AM

    Call to order – Stephen L. Pringle, State President

    Opening of the Bible – Frank Ferris, Sergeant-at-Arms

    Invocation Jerry Van Meter, State Chaplain

    Pledge of Allegiance – Stephen L. Pringle, State President


    Introductions: Stephen L. Pringle, State President

    International Officers

    Mark D. Nokes, International President

    Past International Officers

    Out of State Guest

    Illinois Past Presidents

    Terry Hills


    Business Meeting

    Roll Call of Clubs - Charles Coffey, State Secretary

    Report of Mid-Year Meeting and Approval of Minutes

    President’s Report

    Treasurer’s Report

    Secretary’s Report

    1st, 2nd, 3rd Vice President’s Report

    Wolcott Report

    Mike Clark, Chairman, Wolcott Foundation


    Break (10 Minutes)

    Club President’s Reports:

    Belleville No. 35

    Jerseyville No. 762

    Quincy No. 40

    North West No. 769

    Freeport No. 43

    Cornerstone No. 772

    Oak Park No. 52

    South No. 783

    Moline No. 88

    Chi-Ill No. 791

    Mattoon No. 89

    Burning Styx No. 793

    Middle Chamber No. 725




    Standing Committees (Membership; Budget; Newsletter)

    Special Committees (Audit; Nominations)


    12:00 PM/Noon



    Old Business:

    International Convention – Mark D. Nokes

    Web Site – John Blondell

    IMOS Donation – Charles Coffey

    New Business:

    Election of Officers

    International President’s Message

    Installation of Officers Mark D. Nokes, International President


    3:00 PM Adjournment Benediction and Closing of Bible


    Thursday Evening

    Joint Mixer High Twelve Illinois & International 6:00 PM



    *Officers, Red Coats for Business Meeting, White Coats for Banquet and pictures

    *Members Business Casual for Business Meeting, Coat and Tie for Banquet

    • July 14, 2023
    • (EDT)
    • July 16, 2023
    • (EDT)
    • Chicago, IL
    High Twelve International, Inc.
    102nd Annual Convention

    July 14-16, 2023

    Proxy & Activity Reports at Bottom

    SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare $129/$149 + tax

                     8101 West Higgins Road Chicago, Illinois 60631


    Reservations Can Be Made Now:

    Online: Springhill Suites Chicago O'Hare


    Phone: (773)867-0000
    Group Name: High Twelve International
    Reservation ID:
     High Twelve International

    1 King Bed $129.00/night +tax
    2 Double Beds $149.00/night +tax
    Rate is good two days before and one day after

    Included in the daily room cost:
    Free Parking

    Complimentary WiFi,

    Free Breakfast,

    & Free Shuttle to and From Airport.

    Use this convenient LINK to book your room directly with the hotel now!
    Reservations must be made by Wednesday June 14, 2023
    for the guaranteed rate of $129/$149 a night. 

    After 6/14 it is space available at the current rate.

    Transportation:  If flying in the closest airport to the hotel is Chicago O'Hare Airport. The number to call for the Hotel Shuttle is 773-867-0000, extension 5

     *do not call the shuttle until you have your luggage*

    Convention Registration will close June 15th 2023.

    Registration fee for the convention is $35.00

    7/12 Wed:          

    6pm - Get-Together - Hospitality Room (2nd fl) Finger Foods and Drinks

    7/13 Thur:            

    Illinois High Twelve State Convention (day)

    Evening Welcome Reception Hosted by IL High 12 State Association

    & High 12 International President & First Lady

    Illinois High Twelve Ladies will travel to Rivers Casino

    7/14 Fri:   

    6-9am – Breakfast at hotel restaurant.

    9:00a – Necrology Services And General Session opens.

    9:30a – Spouses tour departs Hotel : Chicago River: 1.5 Hour guided Architecture Cruise. Lunch at Michigan Ave-Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria and  enjoy the Chicago Riverwalk & some shopping

    12:00p - Men's Lunch

    1:00p – General Sessions continues

    4:00p – Spouses arrive back at the Double Tree.

    5:30p – Grand Masters Dinner.

    7:30p - Nominees Caucus (All Nominees and Delegates Must Attend)

    Following the Caucus – Order of the Cork Degree (Masons Only $25 paid at the Degree)

    7/15 Sat:            

    6-9am – Breakfast at hotel restaurant.

    8:30a – Credentials Opens

    9:00a – General Sessions continues.

    9:30a – Spouses Event: Bottle & Bottega. Transportation snacks and “Mimosa’s” included *transportation leaves 9:45 a.m. Mimosas and non-alcoholic drinks along with finger foods. Lunch not included, must purchase a Wolcott Luncheon entree or lunch on your own. 

    12:00p – Wolcott Foundation Luncheon and General Membership Meeting.

    1:00p – General Sessions continues (Election of Officers)

    6:30p – President’s Dinner and Installation of 2022-23 Officers.

    7/16 Sun:            

    6-9am – Breakfast at hotel restaurant.

    Departure day

               You can make your travel arrangements and hotel reservation now.

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    To make your registration easier for the Event - Tours - Meals ===> log into your account and your basic information is prefilled for you!  Just enter your email address into the upper right corner and your password, then go to the event and click on register.  If have never logged into your account or forgot your password click on the 'forgot password' link and follow the instructions in the email you will receive. There MUST be an email associated with your membership record for this process to work! Contact the international office to have an email.

    Daily Breakfast - Included with those staying at the Hotel.

    Friday Spouses Tour - Chicago River: 1.5 Hour guided Architecture Cruise
    Lunch at Michigan Ave-Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. We will have time to enjoy the Chicago Riverwalk & some shopping
    . $75.00(per person).

    Friday Men’s Lunch -  Make-your-own sandwich buffet, Chicken Noodle Soup
    Vegetarian Chili, Dessert
    . $35.00 (per person)

    Friday Evening Grand Masters Banquet

    18 Hour BBQ Beef Brisket - $55.00 (per person)                                               
    Three Cheese Ravioli Pomadoro  - $50.00
    (per person)
    Pommery Apricot Chicken - $50.00(per person)
    *with, Waldorf Chop Salad/Bread Basket, Roasted Carrots, Roasted Yukon Potatoes, Lemon & Blueberry Tarts

    Saturday Spouses Tour - Bottle & Bottega - Transportation snacks and “Mimosa’s” included *transportation leaves 9:45 a.m.     
    Mimosas and non-alcoholic drinks along with finger foods.
    Lunch not included choose entrée below for lunch - $

    Saturday Wolcott Luncheon (For Everyone)

    Herb-Crusted Pork Loin - $35.00(per person)
    Tipo De Zucca Pasta - $30.00 (per person)
    *Caeser or Tossed Salad/Mixed Bread Basket, Roasted Potatoes, Bake Shop Cookie Selection/Dessert Bars.

    Saturday Night Presidents Banquet

    Hibachi Salmon - $50.00(per person)

    Black Angus Roasted Sirloin of Beef - $55.00(per person)

    Herb Roasted Chicken - $50.00(per person)

    *Strawberry Spinach Salad/Bread Basket, Vegetable Medley/Classic Mashed Potatoes, Caramel Apple Granny Bars

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    All Meetings and Meals (unless noted above) will be at the Hotel

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    All Convention Delegate/Proxy Forms

    • Association President Delegate/Proxy FORM
    • Club Combined High Twelve and Wolcott Foundation Proxy FORM
    • Club Masonic Representative Credential FORM
    • Past International Officer Credential FORM
    • Current High Twelve International Officer Credential FORM


    Activity Report - Due to International Office 6/25/23
    FORM - PDF
    For Association President's, International Officer's & Committee Chairmen

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