Sanford Council Degrees

Companions: The Council Degrees that were cancelled for last Friday, October 7th, have been rescheduled for this Friday, October 14th, 2016. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the Select Master Degree will commence at 7 p.m. Our Companion Dave McFadden should be going through the Council Degrees. If you can, please support our candidate. Fraternally, Mike Hartman KYCH... read more

Richard I. Lanier, MEPGHP, Celebrates 100 th Birthday

Most Excellent Companion Richard Ivy Lanier, 33 o , M. E. Past Grand High Priest of Florida, turned 100 years old on September 23, 2016, and the Jacksonville Scottish Rite hosted a surprise birthday party for him at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on September 24, 2016. Many Masonic Brothers, family and friends were there to congratulate Richard and celebrate the occasion with him and his wife, Evelyn. Most Excellent Companion Richard is the oldest living M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida. He was the Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter in 1975. Shown in the first picture is Most Excellent Companion Richard relaxing after a nice dinner and birthday cake. Seen in the second picture were Richard and his wife, Evelyn, seated and enjoying the moment. A wonderful turnout testified to the love and respect with which Most Excellent Companion Richard and his lady Evelyn are held by the fraternity and friends throughout the area.  ... read more

District One Meeting Postponed

Sirs: The District One meeting scheduled for this Saturday has been postpones due to the impending effects or hit of hurricane Matthew. The tentative date for the postponed meeting is December 10, 2016 still at Harmonia Lodge. Further information will be provided when available. Anyways, don’t go to West Palm Beach this weekend for the District One meeting. Please give this out to your widest distribution. Fraternally, L. Edward Villiaume III, KYCH Grand Sec./Rec. Grand York Rite Bodies of... read more

Council and Commandery Degrees and Orders Conferred at Jacksonville Festival

The Cryptic Degrees and Chivalric Orders were conferred upon four new Select Masters and Sir Knights on Friday night and Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016 at the Jacksonville Fall York Rite Festival. The new Companions and Sir Knights were Coley Bagosius, Rodney Housand, Ron Baxter and Hal Scott Inglis. The Council Degrees were conferred by Athelstan Council No. 46. The Commandery Orders were conferred by a Barnett/Calahan Lodge team, Crusader Commandery No. 44, and Damascus Commandery No. 2. Shown in the first picture under the “Holiness to the Lord” arch, and seated from left, were new Select Masters: Coley Bagosius, Ron Baxter, Hal Scott Inglis, and Rodney Housand. Seen standing, from left to right, were: Corbin Elliott, C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP; Mark Balester, Steve Urban, Jr., C. Edward Constant, Kevin Rentz, Darryl D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP; Brian Gilvey, Robert Gagnon, Danny Johnson, Charles Matt Smith, Alex Constant, Randy Burkett, Ernest Beeman, Rodney Moody, Lloyd Newman, DDGIM, Dist. 7; Corey Kosciuszko, DDGC, Dist. 7; Robert Gurney Atwell, Robert Bullard, Robert Shellenberger, and Robert Wilson. Shown in the second picture were the Knights Templar who conferred the Order of the Temple, with the newly created Sir Knights on Saturday, September 24th. Shown seated from left were new Sir Knights: Coley Bagosius, Ron Baxter, Rodney Housand and Hal Scott Inglis Pictured standing, left to right, in the first row were: Rusty Ludlam, Darryl D’Angina, MEPGHP; Chris Lanham, Jr., Mark Balester, Robert Gagnon, Dist. Instr. Dist. 7; Joe Wright, Sr., Charles Matt Smith, C. Robert Cooper, MEGHP of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida; Daniel Cooper, Corbin Elliott, Robert Shellenberger,... read more

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

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