International Convent 2021

We welcome you to join the International Community of OSMTJ Templars this October!

2021 International Convent                        

Castle Otttis, 103rd 3rd St                                        

St, Augustine, FL  32084

October 1-3, 2021


Airline name                        Distance   Time                               Directions

Orlando International Airport                     129 miles          2 hr                        417N toll rd to 95N to FL-207N

(exit 311) follow 207N to Ponce

De Leon Blvd and A1A byway

to 3rd St in Vilano Beach

Jacksonville International Airport              56.6 miles      1hr 6 min                 95S to FL 16E (exit 318) to A1A

then to 3rd st in Vilano Beach

Sanford International Airport                      95.4 miles      1hr 44 min               SR 415N to 95N then take FL

207 (exit 311) follow 207N to

Ponce De Leon Blvd and A1A

byway to 3rd St in Vilano


                           RENTAL CAR COMPANIES

RENTAL CAR AGENCY                                          Name

Orlando International Airport           Alamo, Sixt, Dollar, Avis, Enterprise, E-Z Rent, Hertz, VIP Cars, Thrifty,

Payless, Fox, Advantage, ACO, NU, HRV, Value, Easirent, Routes

Jacksonville International Airport      Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise, Easirent, Budget, Payless, Avis, Hertz

Sanford International Airport          Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, One Car, 1st Car Rental,

Holiday Rental


Hampton Inn on Vilano Beach in St. Augustine

This hotel is right up the street from the Castle but isn’t doing the reduced rates due to tourism and availability.

Rooms and Rates from Oct 1 to October 3rd do not include tax

1 King with patio $253 per night

1 King Suite with Sofabed and ground floor $296 per night

1 King Ocean View with Balcony $315 per night

2 Queens with City view $253 per night

These are other hotels in the area that may be more affordable for some, it will not allow me to save the dates and the venue address so you may want to add that info in the link below to get an idea on hotels.

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Prior Mora will try to secure a WIFI Hotspot for use at the castle and if unable to then he will order a hotspot for the Conclave weekend and will follow up on this to make sure it is secured for that weekend.

                          Sightseeing things to do in St. Augustine

The Link below will show various things to do while in St. Augustine and even attend the beach if the weather permits. St. Augustine is the Oldest City in America with many historical sites and churches. Don’t forget to visit the Fountain of Youth for your drink.

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra, FL Travel Guide | Florida’s Historic CoastFind things to do on Florida’s Historic Coast, including must-see historic sites and attractions, annual events, and where to stay, plus information to help plan your visit. 

                          Local Church for Sunday

Memorial Presbyterian 

32 Sevilla St. St Augustine, FL 32084

11:00 AM service time….suggest being there no later than 10:15-10:30 due to parking concerns.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

38 Cathedral Pl, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Mass Times: 7:00Am, 9:00AM, 11:00Am and 5:00PM

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine


                          Restaurant for Friday night October 1, 2021

The Columbia Restaurant has accepted our reservation for 25 members so no need for a room and if there are more we need to let them know as soon as we know who all will be attending, I imagine the dinner for Friday will be for Leadership and Saturday for all others attending that want to have dinner.

Columbia Restaurant

98 St George St,

St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 824-3341

Reservation for 6:00 PM under OSMTJ

                          Restaurant for Saturday Evening October 2, 2021

This restaurant is about a mile from the castle and we have secured reservations for up to 25 and again if there are more attending, we can request the use of the room they have as soon as we know who all will be attending.

The Reef Restaurant

4100 Coastal Hwy,

St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 824-8008

Reservation for 6:30 pm under OSMTJ

The Reef Restaurant


Brother Michael Horton will perform as our Chaplain and if Brother Eddie Rivero is needed he is also available

                         SATURDAY AGENDA

This is a business meeting. Should begin at 10:00 AM, 1-hour break for lunch, ending around 15:00, 30 minutes to change to uniforms/mantles, wrap up no later than 17:30 to leave time for clean up

10:00 Welcome and business meeting

Discussions re: Statutes/Rules/Manual

Other business

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Business meeting

Daniel Clausen – History of the Order

Richard Ainsworth – Templar Radio

Dale Leppard – OSMTJ College of Heraldry

Reports from Magistral Legates, the status of Grand Priories, charitable activities

15:00 Break to change to Mantles

15:30 Installation/investitures/promotions with short religious service

17:00 Wrap up/summaries

17:30 Dispersal

18:00 Dinner

For great info on various knights templar groups like different branches of OSMTJ, OSMTH and others, click here.

                       * PROMOTIONS

There will be a few promotions and knightings on Saturday and the Grand Master will preside over all of them.

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