Jacksonville York Rite Bodies Present Checks to Grand Y.R. Officers for Charities

Shown in the first picture, Thomas A. Olsen, third from left, High Priest of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M., presents a check for the Chapter’s contribution to R. A. R. A. to M. E. Companion William Jacobs, right, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida, at the District 7 York Rite Meeting. In the second picture, Jimmy A. Dorsey, left, Illustrious Master of Hallmark Council No. 3, R. & S. M. presents a check for Hallmark Council’s contribution to C.M.M.R.F. to M. I. Companion H. Warren Almand, MEPGHP, M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida, at the District...

Grand Commander, with Grand & Local Commandery Officers, Members and New Sir Knights in Jacksonville

Shown here in the second picture was the Knight Templar Class of new Sir Knights with R. E. Grand Commander Paul Friend, KYGCH, MIPGM; other Grand Commandery and several Constituent Commandery officers and Sir Knights after the Order of the Temple on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Shown, seated in the front row, from left to right were: C. Robert Cooper, PGSwB, R. Ex. Grand Scribe of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M., Recorder of Damascus Commandery No. 2, John D. Pickford, PDDGC, Aide De Camp to the Grand Commander; John M. Lewis, DDGC, 10th District; Thomas Olsen, E.C., St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; C. Edward Constant, E.C., Crusader No. 44; Paul W. Friend, R. E. Grand Commander, Grand Commandery K. T. of Florida; Corey D. Kosciuszko, E.C., Damascus No. 2; Kenneth Hinton, E.C., Palatka No. 5; Ronald L. Parks, E. Grand J.W.; James T. Mason, E. Grand S.W.; Douglas G. Knowles, E. Grand SwB; and John I. Gray, Insp. Gen. of the Grand Commandery of Florida. Seen in the second row, from left to right, were: Steve Urban, Warder; Darrell Rodney Moody, George Waas, Sammy Tanner, David Edwins, Michael Goldwire, Joseph H. Wright, Chase Barnes, Mark Balester, StB; and Corbin P. Elliott, KCT, PDDGC. Seen, from left, in the back three rows were: Chris Lanham, Jr., SwB; Dan Anthony, Luis A. Davila, Randy Halfacre, Matthew Nissen, J. E. Olsson, Jimmy Dorsey, PC; Matthew Sweeney, Chuck Highers, Darryl A. D’Angina, MEPGHP, PDDGC; Wilmer T. Atwell, PC; Rusty Ludlam, PC; Robert Gagnon, PC; James A. Green, PC, Ed Dunn, PDDGC; Henry Webb, Jr. Sentinel; Ernest Beeman, PDDGC; and Paul J. Mast, Generalissimo, St....

District 7 York Rite Meeting & Festival – Jacksonville, FL

The York Rite District 7 Meeting and Festival was held in Jacksonville on Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11, 2014.  The Festival was named in honor of C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, R. Ex. Grand Scribe of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida.  Fifteen new Companions were exalted, greeted, and knighted at the festival. The Y. R. Bodies in the 7th District each took the lead, and conferred the various degrees and Orders at the festival.  The Grand Presiding Officers and many other Grand Officers in the Y. R. lines were present. Shown in the first picture was the Festival Class with M. E. Companion William Jacobs, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida; and M. I. Companion H. Warren Almand, M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida. Seated in the first row, from left to right, were new Companions: Randy Halfacre, Darrel Rodney Moody, and George Waas; M. E. Companion William Jacobs, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, .R.A.M.; M. I. Companion H. Warren Almand, M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida; and new Companions Luis A. Davila, John Lehman and Matthew Nissen. Seen in the second row, from left were new Companions: Joseph H. Wright, J. E. Olsson, Dan Anthony, David Edwins, Chase Barnes, Matthew Sweeney, Michael Goldwire, and Chuck Highers. And seen in the back row, center, was New Companion Sammy Tanner....

Northeast Florida Y. R. College No. 114 Elevates A New Knight of York

Northeast Florida York Rite College No. 114 assembled on September 20, 2014, and greeted Companion Knight Logan J. Miano as a new Knight of York. Some twenty-seven Companion Knights and ladies gathered to enjoy lunch and also some fine fellowship, in addition to the business of the assembly. Pictured here was new Companion Knight Logan Miano with the other Companion Knights who were able to remain a few minutes after the assembly for a quick photo. Seen in the first row, from left to right, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PG, OPC; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP,PDGG, OPC; Jimmy Dorsey, PM, PHP, PC, IM; Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH, Preeminent Governor of Northeast Florida Y. R. College No. 114; new Companion Knight Logan J. Miano; Harvey L. Ward, Sr., KYGCH, MEPGHP, PG; Clarence Gruber, KYCH, PG, OPC; C. Edward Constant, Secretary; and Frederick L. Piasecki, REPGC, PG, Treasurer of Northeast Florida Y. R. College No. 114. Seen in the second row, from left to right, were: Robert R. Gagnon, KYCH; Richard G. Cobb; Kenneth E. Hinton, Jr., Sentinel; J. B. Hunt, KYCH, PG, OPC; Oscar Patterson, III; and Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, PG, OPC. Seen in the third row, from the left were: Robert H. Bullard, KYCH; Edward Curtis Jones, Jr.; Lloyd Newman; H. Wylie Hart, Deputy Governor of Northeast Florida Y. R. College No. 114; Edward Dunn; Ernest W. Beeman, KYCH; Paul J. Mast, Preceptor; and Harold E. Hunter, Jr., PG, OPC. Also participating in the Order Knight of York greeting Logan Miano, but not able to stay for the picture, were; William H. Schreiber, KYCH; and Charles T....

Jacksonville Chapter No.12 Holds P.H.P. Night

Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, Royal Arch Masons, held a night honoring Past High Priests on September 11, 2014.  Some eighteen Companions attended the Stated Convocation and Past High Priests night.  Dinner was complementary for the Past High Priests. Pictured here after the meeting, were the officers, PHP’s and Companions who were able to remain for pictures following the meeting. Shown in the first row, left to right, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, Bronze D.S.M. recipient; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP; Jimmy Dorsey, PHP, PC, IM; Thomas A. Olsen, Excellent High Priest of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.; Steve Urban, PHP; Rudy J. Boatright, PHP; and Wilmer T. Atwell, KYCH, Bronze D.S.M. recipient. Seen, from left, in the second row were: Mark Balester, R.A.C.: Charles Matt Smith, PHP, Treasurer; Logan Miano, M. 3rd V.; and A. Eugene Yarborough, KYCH. Seen in the back row, from left, were: Steve Haines, P.S.; Eric Cole, King; John Block, C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, R. Ex. Grand Scribe of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, Secretary; William Walker, PHP; and John Wheeler, PHP of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M. Present also on this evening, but not pictured here, was Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, Ex. Grand Historian of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, who had to leave immediately after the meeting....