Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T. Visit from I. G. for Ramsdell Inspection

Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T. at its regular conclave on November 11, 2014, welcomed S. K. John I. Gray, Inspector General of the Grand Commandery of Florida, for purposes of competing in the Jesse Ramsdell Trophy competition. Sir Knight Gray also brought with him S. K. Ronald L. Parks, E. Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Commandery of Florida. The Sir Knights had dinner at 6:00 P. M., followed by the Full Form Opening, conferral of the Order of the Temple, and closing of the Commandery. There was a nice turnout of Sir Knights, and the evening progressed smoothly. Pictured here were the Inspector General, John Gray; E. Grand Junior Warden Ronald Parks; Sir Knights and pro temp candidate, after the Order of the Temple and closing of the Commandery. Shown in the first row, left to right, were: Stephen Urban, Warder; Larry Billka, Sr.; Christopher Lanham, Jr., SwB; Ronald L. Parks, E. Grand Junior Warden; Darryl A. D’Angina, MEPGHP, PDDGC; David Northrup, new Sir Knight, Exemplar; Corey D. Kosciuszko, Commander of Damascus Commandery No. 2; John I. Gray, Inspector General of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida; Thomas Olsen, Generalissimo, Assistant Recorder; and Logan Miano, J.W. Seen in the back rows, left to right, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KCT, PDDGC; Charles Robert Cooper, PGSwB, PDDGC, Recorder; Kolen Sawyer, C.G.; Samuel Hope, PC; Jimmy Dorsey, PC.; Eric Cole, S.W.; Paul James Mast, dual member, C.G. Palatka Commandery No. 5; Henry Webb, Jr., Sentinel; Leland E. Stanford, PDDGC; Wilmer T. Atwell, PC; and Mark Balester, StB. The Exemplar, David Northrup, is a new member of Damascus Commandery No....

M.I. Grand Illustrious Master’s Official Visit to Orlando Council #5

Last Orlando Council Assembly on November 13th we had the official visit of Most Illustrious H.Warren Almand, Grand Illustrious Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Florida. We had an excellent meal provided by our Companion Michael Rudd and his lovely wife. The Grand Illustrious Master talked about the proposed legislation for the next Grand Council Assembly and talked about the current financial situation of the grand...

Wilbur W. Masters Council No. 322, A. M. D. Meets, Installs Officers

Wilbur W. Masters, Jr. Council No. 322, Allied Masonic Degrees, met in Jacksonville on November 10, 2014 to in initiate a new member, and to elect and install officers for the ensuing year. Brother Stephen Urban was initiated and received into the Council. The newly elected and appointed officers were: Corey D. Kosciuszko, Sovereign Master; George Arneau, Senior Warden; H. Wiley Hart, Junior Warden; Thomas Olsen, Secretary; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PSM, Treasurer; Brian Poole, R. R. Grand Chaplain, Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Florida, Sr. Deacon; Rudin “Rudy” Boatwright, Jr. Deacon; Charles Matt Smith, Chaplain; Mark Balester, Marshal; and Kolen Sawyer, Tyler. Installing Officers were: Charles Robert Cooper, PSM, KYCH, Grand Scribe of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, Installing Officer; Darryl A. D’Angina, PSM, KYGCH, REPGHP, Installing Marshal; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PSM, Installing Chaplain. Pictured here were the officers and members present after the Installation. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were: Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, PSM, Treasurer; Tom Olsen, Secretary; H. Wiley Hart, J. W.; Corey D. Kosciuszko, S. M.; George Arneau, S. W.; Rudy Boatwright, J. D.; and newly initiated member Stephen Urban. Seen in the second row, on the left, between the second and third Brothers in the first row, was Kolen Sawyer, Tyler. Seen in the back two rows, left to right were: Danny R. Griffith, MWPGM of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Florida; Glenn E. Chandler, PSM, MEPGHP, Grand Historian of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M., I. Grand Conductor of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida; Mark Balester, Marshal;...

Grand Master of GLF visits Masonic District 30

Dear S.K. I would like to have a meeting to cover what we have accomplished the first six months and what we need to do to accomplish our goal and objectives for the second six months. This will take place in Okeechobee, Fl on Nov. 22, starting at 10:00 AM. The Most Worshipful Grand Master will be making his Official Visitation to 30th Masonic District that night. The Supper and Ladies Program will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club in Okeechobee, FL, and the Tyled Meeting will be held at Okeechobee Lodge No. 237. A map and hotel information is also attached to assist in your travels. I am currently working on a restaurant and meeting place. It would be great to see a large turn out from the Grand Commandery Officers. Most importantly I would like you to bring your lady so we can plan for the convention in May. Yours in Christ: Paul Download the program here Download the map...

Grand Commander Official Visit to Olivet Commandery No.4, Orlando, FL

Right Eminent Sir Knight Paul W. Friend made his official visit today, October 23rd 2014, to Olivet Commandery No. 4. Accompanying him were Eminent S.K. James Hawkins, District Deputy Grand Commander, Eminent S.K. Patrick Velasquez, Grand Sentinel and Eminent S.K. Harry V. Eisenberg, District Leader. We had a 12-men full form opening and our Past Grand Commander R.E. S.K. John B. Fletcher Jr, KYCH, KYGCH, KCT joined the authorities to the reception into the Asylum. Eminent S.K. Harry V. Eisenberg presented the Thomas Hayward Award to Eminent S.K. Gerald Favor in appreciation to his continued dedication and service to the York Rite Bodies of Florida. Right Eminent S.K. Paul W. Friend presented the 63-year certificate and pin to Eminent S.K. Allen F. Reeth who received a standing ovation. Here are some photos:        ...