Tampa Bay Beauceant Turkey Dinner

Tampa Assembly No. 208 Social Order of the Beauceant This is a reminder that our Turkey Dinner is rapidly approaching. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 5, from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM at the York Rite building, 4210 W Oklahoma Avenue, Tampa, FL. The traditional smells are filling the air, the turkeys are roasting, the desserts are baking, and we are gathering items for the bazaar table. Come join us that Sunday, bring your family, your neighbors, your church friends. Tickets are $10.00 each. Respond as soon as you can so we will have enough food ready. If you wish, mail your check and a completed Reservation Slip to Sandy at: P. O. Box 1800, Dover, FL 33527-1800. Make your check payable to: Tampa No. 208 SOOB Remember that your dues for 2017 are now payable. They are still just $15.00. Check your dues card, if it doesn’t say good until Dec. 2017, then you owe for this year. We’re pleased to report there are just a few unpaid, and we don’t want to lose you. Sandy will accept dues for 2018 too. Fraternally, (Mrs. Rob) Sharen St. John, PP (Mrs. Keith) Sandy Dean, PSWP Download the reservation form here. ....

District 5 Meeting Cancelled

Sirs:   The MIGM just advised the Grand Office that the District 5 meeting scheduled for Sept 23, 2017has been cancelled for now but will be rescheduled.  The reason for the cancellation is because of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.  Emails will be posted when the new meeting date is established. Fraternally Edward Villiaume III, KYCH Grand Sec./Rec. Grand York Rite Bodies of...

M.I. Companion Robert C. St. John, Jr. Visits Palatka Council No. 18

Robert C. St. John, Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council, Royal & Select Masters of Florida, visited Palatka Council No. 18, R. & S. M., on Thursday, August 10, 2017. There was a nice dinner, and a good turnout of members for the Grand Master’s visit. Pictured here were several of the Companions with M. I. Companion St. John in the east after the dinner and assembly. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were: Robert C. St. John, Jr., MIGM of the Grand Council; Robert Pringle, I. M. of Palatka Council No. 18; and William L. Buck, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter. R.A.M. of Florida....

Passing of MEGHP Duane Young

It is with a heavy heart I send this note of the passing of MEGHP Duane Young. I do not have any more information as I read the obituary in the Lakeland paper today. He passed on July 3. I am trying to contact his family for any other information. His memorial service will be at a later date. He is to be laid to rest at Bushnell next to Norma. I have left a message with MEGHP Floyd to let him know. REGC Fred...

MIPGM Richard E. Foreman Passing

Companions & Sir Knights: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of MIPGM Richard E. Foreman. MI Foreman passed away under Hospice care on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after fighting a heroic battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements: Friday, June 30, 2017 Kent Forrest Lawn Funeral Home… 2403 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32405 1:00PM: Visitation with family & friends 2:00PM: Memorial Service with Masonic Rites In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CRYPTIC MASONS MMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (CMMRF). Please make checks payable to CMMRF, in memo line please indicate “in memory of Brother Richard E. Foreman”. Mail all checks to Dayle Schrock ( migm2013[at]hotmail[dot]com ). We ask that you keep Judy and the Foreman family in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely & Fraternally, John Miller on behalf of Edward Villiaume III, KYCH RI Grand...

Rt. Ill. Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP was honored with the “Ephraim Kirby”

Rt. Ill. Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP  was honored with the “Ephraim Kirby” award by the General Grand Chapter International at the Southeastern conference during this past weekend. The award honors past presiding officers of the several York Rite bodies that continue serving the Craft.  This honor has been bestowed to only 3 others in Florida:  Donald T. Harriott, MIPGM, Steven Q. Steele, MEPGHP and John F. Wermann,...