The Most Worshipful St. John’s Grand Lodge, AF & AM, Inc. and Elizabeth Grand Chapter, OES, Jurisdiction of Ohio,

Honorable Clarence Bonner, 33°
Most Worshipful Grand Master

Sister E. Alice Baraka
Grand Worthy Matron

The 39th Annual John Vernon Thornton
Mid-Winter Conference
March 13 – 17, 2019

Our Conference Theme: : Honoring Our Legacy, Celebrating Our Present and Investing In Our Future!

Fraternal Greetings:

The Most Worshipful St. John’s Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Jurisdiction of Ohio and the Elizabeth Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star will be hosting the 39th John V. Thornton Midwinter Conference on March 1317, 2019. We are very honored to host this year’s conference and look forward to you fellowshipping with us. As you prepare to celebrate this year’s conference, we have highlighted a few key items to ensure that your stay is positive.

Accommodations: The host hotel is Doubletree by Hilton in Beachwood, Ohio. The address is 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. The hotel’s direct phone number is 216.464.5950. The hotel is currently sold out. If you currently have a room in the host hotel and need to cancel, DON’T!  Please contact our team and we will transfer the room from your name and credit card to our account. Otherwise, the room goes back to the hotel and they will charge our delegates a different non-negotiated fee. We ask that you be patient and let our committee advocate for you. YOU WILL GET A HOTEL ROOM AT A FAIR AND NEGOTIATED RATE. We ask that you send us an email stating your name, phone number, city, state and the type of room (King bed & Double bed) that you are requesting. The committee is working to secure hotel rooms for all of our incoming delegates. Please email us at

Registration: Cost of Registration is $90. We encourage all delegates to pre-register. Pre-registration allows us to more accurately order all of the souvenir items for you. Registration includes your Delegate badge, a souvenir bag, a souvenir journal, a Friday hospitality night ticket (State Night) and a Saturday night Banquet ticket (Bostick Banquet). Additional tickets can be purchased for State Night and for the Saturday Night Banquet.

The State Night Theme: The Wakanda Experience

Souvenir Journal Ads: Ads and submissions for the souvenir journal are currently being accepted until February 1, 2019. We would be honored to help you represent your lodge, chapter, upper house, business, yourself and your family in our souvenir book. This will be a keepsake that you’ll be proud to display!

Enclosed in this packet are the registration form, transportation form, medical and dialysis forms, childcare form, vendor form and souvenir journal form. All delegates will have the opportunity to pre-register either online or via US mail:

MW St. John's Grand Lodge
5247 Wilson Mills Road #372
Richmond Hts., OH 44143
call/text: 216.232.6037

Make all checks payable to St. John’s Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M.

We look forward to your visiting the Great State of Ohio.

DoubleTree Hotel

Guest room rates at the hotel are $99.39 (plus tax) per night for both King and Double bed rooms. The rate includes a complimentary full breakfast buffet.

Make hotel reservations.

For reservations please call:  216-464-5950
Reservations must be made by:  2/12/19
Ask for St. John’s Grand Lodge Mid-Winter Conference or Group Code SJG
(if a recording comes on, press #2 for Reservations)

or via their website:
Use Group Code:  SJG

Download forms:

Registration Form

Souvenir Journal Form

Transportation Request Form

Medical Transportation Form

Vendor Application Form

Vendor Contract Form

Vendor Agreement Form

Childcare Form

State Night Theme Flyer

All delegates can pre-register online:

Send Us a Message – we will respond promptly!