Dear Knights, Dames and Priest Knights:

We are excited about the positive response we have received with Investiture Registrations and Hotel Reservations. If you have not done so, we encourage you to make both your Investiture Registration and Hotel Reservations soon. We are quickly approaching our August 15th deadline for Registration (after that the fee increases) and we have already secured additional hotel rooms for the weekend. We have made some changes to the Reservation process, so please read below for the most updated information.

If you have any questions or need further assistance for either the Investiture Registration or Hotel Reservations, please feel free to contact:

Anna Montes, @ and she will assist you.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Anna Montes, DCHS and Francis Podbielski, KCHS
Joe Starshak, KCHS, Chicago Section President
Co-Chairs of the 2022 Chicago Investiture

We have eliminated On-line registration for the Investiture (meeting only) due to a glitch in the system. The new form reflects this change.

Investiture Registration Form
You can download the printable Registration form with this link

If you are using the form that was sent via mail please note this update:
•    No registrations are being taken on-line
•    Credit Card information or Checks should be sent with your form to the following address:

Sir Francis Podbielski & Dame Anna Montes
P.O. Box 191
Riverside IL 60546-0191

Reminder: The fee increases after August 15th.


Thank you for all those who have generously provided sponsorships to this year’s Investiture.  

For those still sending in your forms, we would like to remind you of the August 10th deadline to ensure inclusion in our printed materials.

Please click on this link to download the Sponsorship form.


Hotel Registrations

The landmark Drake Hotel on Michigan Avenue is the site of our 2022 Investiture


The Drake is offering rooms to our members at a discounted base price of $169/night which is nearly half off their standard rate.


Even better news is that the Drake is extending this special pricing for 3 days earlier and/or 3 days after the Investiture weekend. This is a great opportunity to explore Chicago before and after the Investiture while staying in its most iconic hotel.


How to Register for the Hotel

The Drake has provided an easy-to-use online registration link:


  1. Click on the link
  2. Choose Attendee from the drop box menu
  3. Click on the blue button: Make Reservation
  4. Select the dates you wish to attend
  5. If you are attending for weekend only, the dates are highlighted in blue (check-in the 23rd, checkout the 26th).
  6. If you are arriving early either to work on set-up or just for pleasure, select that as your check-in date. You can select any bolded date for your check-out date.
  7. ALL special rate dates are in BOLD numbers, you can check these dates for your check-in and check-out as you choose.

If you are a Hilton Honors Member, a box is provided to enter your Number. You will be offered upgrade options (at an additional cost for some).

If you cannot register via computer or need help with selecting the correct dates and wish to speak to the hotel directly – please contact:

Sharon Johnson in room reservations at the Drake. 
Her direct number during normal business hours is (312) 932-4309. 
Please let her know you are with the North Central Lieutenancy.


IMPORTANT: Rooms are filling up fast and we continue to increase our block as available. If you are being informed that no rooms are available, or if you need any additional assistance, please contact Anna Montes at



Attendance at Vigil Service and Promotion Ceremony is MANDATORY for Investiture Candidates, Promotees and NCL Council members (Officers and Section Presidents).

 Promotees and Council members should be vested and will process with Investiture Candidates.  
 Attendance is OPTIONAL for all other members of the Lieutenancy who need not vest and will not


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: What time is check in at the Drake?
A.  3 pm, but bags can be left with the bellhop if arriving early.


Q: What is the dress code for the weekend?
A.   The weekend dress code can be found here