District 7 York Rite Fall Festival R. A. M. Chapter Degrees Conferred

The Northeast Florida York Rite Fall Festival R. A. M. degrees were conferred in Jacksonville on Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 – 22, 2016. Two new Companions were exalted as Royal Arch Masons. Pictured here were the new Companions Coley Bagosius and Rodney Housand after the Mark Master and Past Master Degrees on the first evening, with the Grand High Priest and Grand King of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, and participating Companions of the 7th and 8th Capitular Districts. Shown in the first row, left to right, were Rusty Ludlam, KYCH, Dist. Instr., Capitular Dist. 8; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH; PDI, Dist. 7; C. Edward Constant, KYCH, Ex. Grand Sentinel; Coley Bagosius, new Companion; Rodney Housand, new Companion; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, M.E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida; Corey D. Kosciuszko, KYCH, Ex. Grand Master 1st V.; Robert R. Gagnon, KYCH, Dist. Instr., Chivalric Dist. 7; and Herbert Ray, PIM, EHP, Nassau Chapter No. 49, R.A.M. Shown in the second row, left to right, were: Steve Urban, Jr., Treasurer of the Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies; Chris Lanham, Jr., M. of 2d V., S.W., Damascus Commandery; Brian Gilvey, Wayne S. Paul; Joseph Wright, Sr., COTH; David Gregory, P.S.; Clifford Baker, Steward, Hallmark Council No. 3; and James Billberry, R.A.C., Jacksonville Chapter No. 12. Seen, from left, in the last two rows were: Matthew Sweeney, EHP, St. Augustine Chapter No. 17; Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH PDDGC, Sec./Recorder of the Lawtey Y. R. Bodies; Alex Constant, PHP, PIM, PC, PDDGC; Robert Bullard,... read more

Southeastern Department Commander Adams Visits Damascus Commandery No. 2.

On September 13, 2016, Southeastern Department Commander Henry A. Adams visited Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T. in Jacksonville at its Stated Conclave. Department Commander Adams brought words of wisdom, and related to the Sir Knights his experiences at the Bicentennial Celebration of the Grand Encampment, K. T. of the U. S. A. in New York City on July 22 – 24, 2016. Pictured here were the Sir Knights of Damascus Commandery No. 2 with Sir Knight Adams, REPGC of Florida, Southeastern Department Commander, after the Conclave. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were Steve Urban, Jr., Treasurer, Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC; Henry A. Adams, REPGC, Southeastern Department Commander; Kolen Sawyer, Commander of Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T.; Mark Balester, C.G.; Joe Wright, Sr., Sentinel, partially hidden behind Jim Billberry; Jim Billberry, J. W.; and Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH, Shown in the second (middle) row, was Christopher Lanham, Jr., S. W., between Sir Knights Darryl D’Angina and Henry Adams in the first row. Seen in the third row, from left, were: Todd Connor, Prelate; Eric Cole, Gen.; William F. Ellis, P.C.; Tom Olsen, PC, PDDGIM, DDGHP, Dist. 7, Sec.-Recorder of the Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies; Randy Burkett, SwB; and Robby Stokes, StB. Not pictured was Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, taking the picture. H. Adams visits Damascus... read more

District 2 Meeting

You and your lady are cordially invited to a end the Grand York Rite District No. 2 meeting at Venice Lodge 301 118 E. Venice Ave Venice, FL. Saturday October 15, 2016 We have the pleasure of receiving: M.E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, Most Excellent Grand High Priest Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Florida M.I. Companion Benjamin J. Holland, Most Illustrious Grand Master Grand Council of Royal & Select Masters of Florida S.K. Frederick R. Gerdom, Right Eminent Grand Commander Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Florida Registra on – 10:30 am Commandery Prac ce – 11:00 am Lunch – 12:00 pm Mee ng & Ladies program – 1:00 pm Follow-up ques ons and conversa ons – 2:00 pm Download the flyer... read more

Super Excellent Master Degree

The tradition continues in the conferral of the Super Excellent Master degree in the Central Florida area, so bring your candidates. The Ladies of Polk Council will provide the dinner, at 5:00 PM, but it is necessary that you contact Fred Gerdom by October 17, 2016, if you plan to eat. Cost for the Table Council dinner is $15.00 for single or $25.00 for a couple and includes commemorative cannon. Ladies are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact information is at the bottom of the notice. Candidate registration from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at the rear of the dinning room. Bring your dues card. Please provide us with the number of candidates as well as others who will be attending by October 5. The District 4 York Rite meeting will begin at 1:00 pm with registration and Table Council to follow at 3:30 pm. Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd. Fred Gerdom, Recorder Polk Council #11 Download the Flyer... read more

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