Grand Commander Directive No. 3

The Recorders of the Constituent Commanderies shall ensure that the Records of Membership shall be identical with those of the Grand Recorder of the Grand Commandery of Florida and that of the Grand Encampment of the United States of America. The Constituent Commandery shall pay per capita on the highest number of members recorded with the Grand Encampment or the Grand Commandery of Florida. The Constituent Recorder shall ensure that Regulation 26.06 will be enforced, that only 2% of the membership may be on Emeritus status. Also, Constituent Recorders shall pay to the Grand Commandery on all deceased perpetual members as per Regulation 26.04. This Directive to be executed, under my hand this 17th day of December 2014 Paul W. Friend, KTCH Right Eminent Grand Commander Download the PDF here....

Grand Commander Message – June 2014

Greetings my Fraters, I would like to thank the Sir Knights of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida for your vote of confidence in electing me as your Grand Commander. We have a lot of work to do and a short time to accomplish everything. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2014-2015 1. MEMBERSHIP is the Number One thing that all Commanderies need by recruiting new members, and encouraging current members. I personally want to thank SK Henry Adams, REPGC for all the hard work he has given over the last several years to help maintain our membership. Year to date we have Knighted sixty-two new Sir Knights. My objective is for us to Knight over 250 new Sir Knights this year. 2. PERPETUAL MEMBERSHIP, this is one way to keep our NPD down, plus it guarantees a future income to the LOCAL Commanderies, when Sir Knight’s pass on. The best part is that the local Commandery is guaranteed 5% on their monies invested. My objective is to have 50 new perpetual members for this year. Please get in touch with your Recorder. 3. HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: Jesus said, “Go ye therefore, and teach all Nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and Lo, I am with you even unto the end of the world”. Amen.(Matthew 28, 19-20). My objective is for us to send 10 ministers to the Holy Land Pilgrimage, one from each District for February or March 2015. The cost to send a minister is $3390.00 plus airfare...