Lauderdale Council No 24 Received DDIGM and PresentsAward to SK Joachim Varga

“It was an honor to be received so warmly by the officers and Companions present at my home Council, Lauderdale Council No. 24, as my year comes to a close as DDIGM.” “What made the evening even more special was that the members of the Fort Lauderdale York Rite, honored SK Joachim Varga, Past Recorder / Treasurer with a beautiful plaque in recognition of his tireless dedication and genuine love for the Fort Lauderdale York Rite and to York Rite Masonry.”   First Row, Left to Right:  Carlos A. Castro, Treasurer;  R:. I:. Jonathon Macedon, DDGM District 1, PIM 2013;  Joachim Varga; I:. Garry M. Paxinos, PIM 2014; Adam Leal, Conductor of the Council Second Row: Rafael Vieira;  I:. Joseph R. Fretz, IM; Demetrios C. Kirkiles, Steward;  I:. Brad Joyner, PIM 2015; Bill Schmidt, Principle Conductor of Work Last Row: Stephan Viens, Deputy Master; Max Bernstein, Captain of the Guard; Ramon Ramirez, Assistant Secretary;  I:. Javier Hernandex, PIM 2012,...

Knights Templar at Jacksonville Beach Easter Sunrise Service

Sir Knights of Damascus and St. Augustine Commanderies were present at the Annual Jacksonville Beach Easter Sunrise Service to assist as ushers and bring up the collection on March 27, 2016. The Easter Sunrise worshippers have been gathering at the area for some 14 years. The Sir Knights of Northeast Florida have been joining them at the ecumenical service at the Jacksonville Seawalk Pavillion for at least ten years. Shown in picture one, with the Knights Templar banner, were from left to right, Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC; Thomas A. Olsen, PHP, PIM, PC, Secretary-Recorder of the Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies; Steve Urban, Jr., E. Commander of St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; Randall Burkett, Sentinel of Damascus Commandery No. 2; Christopher Lanham, Sr., S.W. of Damascus No. 2; and C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB, Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida. Seen in the second picture, with the Seawalk Pavillion in the background at the end of the service, were from the left, Sir Knights: C. Robert Cooper, Randy Burkett, Steve Urban, Jr., and Corbin P....

Three New Companions Exalted at Jacksonville Spring York Rite Festival

Three new Royal Arch Masons were initiated and exalted to the degree of Royal Arch Mason, at Jacksonville on March 17, 2016. Pictured in the east after the degrees were the three new Royal Arch Masons with the Chapter officers and other Companions, who were able to remain for a few pictures. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, Thomas A. Olsen, PHP, PIM, PC, Secretary-Recorder of the Jacksonville York Rite Bodies; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP; Rudin “Rudy” J. Boatright, PHP, Spring 2016 Y. R. Festival Class Honoree; Rusty M. Ludlam, KYCH, D. I., Y. R. District 8, DDGIM, District 8, District Leader, District 8; John D. Gosztyla, New R.A.M. Companion; Clifford Baker, New R.A.M. Companion; Robert Wilson, new R.A.M. Companion; Robert R. Gagnon, KYCH, DDGHP, Capitular District 7, Secretary-Recorder, St. Augustine Y. R. Bodies; David Gregory, P. S. Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.; and Robert Shellenberger, Sentinel, Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M. Seen in the back row, from the left, were: Steve Urban, Jr., PHP, E.C., St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; Treasurer, Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies; Robert Sapitan, King, Jacksonville Chapter No. 12; C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida; John Block; Rodney Moody; Alexander Constant, PIM, PC, PDDGC; Donald Gay, EC, Crusader Commandery No. 44; and C. Edward Constant, KYCH, PDDGHP, District Leader, Chivalric District 7, Secretary-Recorder, Fernandina Beach, Y. R. Bodies. Four New Council Select Masters Greeted at Jacksonville York Rite Festival. Four new Select Masters for the Council of Royal & Select Masters were greeted at the Jacksonville York...

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