Resources of the Grand Commandery of Louisiana

General Orders

Past Proceedings

Governing Documents


  • Reimbursement for Patriotic Activities Expenses
  • Commander’s Meritorious Service Medal
  • Recorder’s Meritorious Service Medal
  • Grand Encampment Membership JewelEffective September 1, 1991, any Sir Knight being the first line signer for a total of ten petitioners, who are either Knighted or restored to membership after the aforementioned date, is eligible to receive the Grand Encampment Membership Jewel.  Those being restored to membership must have been off the active roll for a period of one year or more in order to qualify in the count. The total is cumulative with no time boundaries. This means a Sir Knight can get his total of ten Knightings and/or restorations in one day, one month, one year, five years, or whatever, so long as the award continues to be authorized.
    Further recognition in the form of a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is given for each five additional Knightings, restorations, or combination of both. A single Silver Oak Leaf Cluster replaces all bronze clusters when the recipient qualifies for his fifth additional recognition. A single Gold Leaf Cluster replaces all silver and bronze clusters when recipient qualifies with his 135th Knighting or Restoration. No more than 8 clusters may be worn on the ribbon at any time.
    Those receiving the Gold Oak Leaf Cluster will have their picture published on the cover of the Knight Templar Magazine.