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,...

Northeast Florida York Rite College #114 Meets and Installs New Officers

Northeast Florida York Rite College No. 114 met in Jacksonville on May 13, 2017 for its Annual Assembly. R.E.D. Grand Governor Glenn E. Chandler made his official visit, and new officers were elected and installed for 2017-2018. Preeminent Companion Knight Paul James Mast was installed as Governor. Eminent Companion Knight Rudin “Rudy” Boatright was installed as Deputy Governor. And Eminent Companion Thomas A. Olsen was installed as Chancellor. The Treasurer & Secretary continued in their positions, and the remaining appointed officers were also installed. The Grand Installing Officer was Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, R. I. Grand Principal Conductor of Work, Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida; OPC, Grand Governor of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. The Grand Installing Marshal was Very Eminently Distinguished Brother Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, OPC, Past Deputy Grand Governor of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of N. A. The Installing Marshal was Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PG, OPC. Pictured here were the new officers and Companion Knights who were able to remain for a few minutes after the meeting to take a picture. Seen in the first row, from left to right were: Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH, PG; Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, RIGPCW, OPC, Grand Governor of Florida, Installing Officer; Eric G. Cole, Seneschal; Rudin “Rudy” Boatright, Deputy Governor; Paul James Mast, new Preeminent Governor of Northeast Florida Y. R. College #114; Thomas A. Olsen, PDDGIM, DDGHP, Chancellor; Kenneth E. Hinton, Jr., Primate; Adam M. Bryan, EGJW of the Grand Commandery, College Sentinel; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, OPC, PDGG,...