Gateway Council No. 51, Knight Masons Creates Five New Knights

On May 7, 2016, Gateway Council No. 51 of Knight Masons met in Jacksonville and created five new Knights of the East and West. The new Knight Masons are Adam Bryan, EHP, IM, Gainesville Y.R. Bodies, EGSWB, Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida; Troy Hollinger, PC, I.M., Lake City Y. R. Bodies; Danny R. Johnson; Roger Ward, KYCH; and Joseph Wright, Sr., K. T., 33o. Pictured here were the new Knight Masons with the officers and other Sir Knights at the end of the degrees. Shown in the first row, left to right, were: Rusty Ludlam, KYCH, DDGIM, District Instructor, District 8, Grand Chapter R. A. M. and District Leader, District 8, Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida; Paul Matthew, Jr. PIM, EHP, EC, Lake City Y. R. Bodies; Troy Hollinger, PC, IM, Lake City Y. R. Bodies; Roger Ward, KYCH ; Danny R. Johnson, Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, IGCG, Grand Council, R. & S. M., Excellent Chief, Gateway Council No. 51, Knight Masons; Joe Wright, Sr., K.T., 33o; Adam Bryan, EHP, IM, EGSWB; and Corey Kosciuszko, PDDGHP, PDDGIM, PC, JKT, Gateway Council No. 51. Seen in the second row, from left, were: Eric Cole, PHP; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, P.G.S. of N. Florida for the Grand Council, Knight Masons, USA; James Billberry, and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, PDDGIM, PDDGC. Seen in the back row, from left, were: Ernest Beeman, KYCH; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH, Steward; Wiley Hart, S.W.; Paul James Mast, PHP, PIM, D.C., Gateway Council No. 51; Robert Bullard, PDDGHP; C. Edward Constant, KYCH, PDDGHP, Tyler; and Stephen Urban, Jr., EC, St. Augustine Commandery No....

River City Forest No. 198 Tall Cedars of Lebanon Initiation

River City Forest No. 198, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, in Jacksonville, on April 29, 2016, initiated two new Brothers into the Forest. Brothers Rusty Ludlam , KYCH, DDGIM, District Instructor, District 8, Grand Chapter, R. A. M., and District Leader, District 8, Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida; and Joseph Wright, Sr., KT, 33o, were received into River City Forest No. 198, T.C.L. Pictured here, were the new Brothers with officers and other Tall Cedars after the initiation. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were: Steve Persinger, Grand Tall Cedar of River City Forest No. 198; Rusty Ludlam, new Tall Cedar; David Z. Eunice, Seminole Forest No. 193, District Deputy Supreme Tall Cedar, District 23; Joseph Wright, Sr., new Tall Cedar; Thomas A. Olsen, Bob Bullard, and Corbin Elliott PGTC. Seen in the back row, from left, were: Charles R. Cooper, PGTC, River City Forest No. 198, DDSTC, District 5, R. Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida; and Ernest W. Beeman, PJDGTC of River City Forest No....

John I. Gray, I. G., Visits Damascus Commandery No. 2 for Ramsdell Inspection

Damascus Commandery No. 2, welcomed John I. Gray, Inspector General of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida, to the conclave on April 30, 2016 for its inspection in the Jesse Ramsdell Trophy competition. An enthusiastic complement of Sir Knights ran through their paces and thanked Eminent Sir Knight Gray for his visit. Pictured here were the Sir Knights, who were able to remain after the work for a few minutes for a picture in the east with Eminent Sir Knight Gray. Shown, in the first row, from left to right, were: C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PDDGC, PGSWB; Christopher Lanham, Jr., S.W.; Robby Stokes, SwB; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC; Kolen Sawyer, PC, Commander of Damascus Commandery No. 2; John I. Gray, PDDGC, Inspector General of the Grand Commandery K.T. of Florida; Mark Balester, C.G.; Thomas A. Olsen, P.C., Recorder; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC. Seen, left to right, in the back rows, were: Steve Urban, Jr., Treasurer; Todd Connor, Prelate; Samuel Hope, P.C.; Eric Cole, Generalissimo; P. James Mast, Generalissimo, St. Augustine No. 10; Joe Wright, Sentinel; Leland E. Stanford, P.C., PDDGC; and Randall Burkett, Warder. Participating in the work, but not pictured, was Robert Shellenberger, who had to leave a little early to make another appointment. The Sir Knights were happy for the opportunity to assemble and confer the work for...

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