Grand Chapter Articles
Putnam Chapter No. 9 R. A. M. Companions welcomed Ronald C. Newton, MEGHP of Florida, and some of his officers on an official visit to the Palatka Chapter on March 8, 2018. Several Companions from other Chapters and visitors were also present to lend their support.
Shown in the first picture, in the east, at the convocation were Most Excellent Companion Ronald C. Newton, MEGHP, with the District Deputy and other officers and Companions of Putnam Chapter and their visitors.
Excellent High Priest Thomas Metcalfe is pleased to Announce and Invite all Royal Arch Masons to attend and share in the Celebration of the Craft at the coming Special Convocation of Gainesville Chapter No. 2 R.A,M. on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. The ceremonies of an Antient Craft Table Chapter Convocation will be held at Chef Brothers Catering, 5240 N.W. 34 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 6:00. The cost is $20.00 for a fine meal. Dispensation has been given for this special event by our Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Ronald C. Newton
In addition to the well known conviviality of the special occasion in welcoming newly Exalted Royal Arch Masons; recognizing those whom have attained particular thresholds of membership and those who have otherwise distinguished themselves in Freemasonry and the community; endearing themselves to us through and within our ancient and honorable Craft; we will have the opportunity and occasion to show our appreciation.
Additionally, our guest speaker for the evening is Right Worshipful Jeff Foster, Candidate for the office of Junior Grand Warden and newly Exalted Royal Arch Mason. We know him to be an outstanding Companion. This occasion offers quite an opportunity to visit with him and get to know him better, investigating his ideas and proposals for our future in Freemasonry in Florida.
We expect many of the leaders both elective and appointive of several of our Grand York Rite lines (Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery) to be present and enjoy the festivities of the Table Chapter celebration. As a Royal Arch Mason you are invited to attend and participate with us.
In order to plan the food properly, please make advance reservations with the Secretary, Adam Bryan at 352-284-4450 (speak clearly & leave a detailed message) by Friday, 3-16-2018.
Zealously for the Excellent High Priest, Thomas Metcalfe,
Adam M. Bryan,
The Fernandina Beach York Rite Bodies Installed their new officers on Monday, January 8, 2018.
Crusader Commandery No. 44, K. T., installed Sir Knight Gary Orlando as Eminent Commander. Sir Knight Rodney Moody was installed as Generalissimo; and David “Danny” Johnson was installed as Captain General. Pictured here were the newly installed officers present, with Installing Officer, C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, and Installing Marshall Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP. Not Shown was Corbin Elliott, KYCH, KCT, Installing Prelate, taking the pictures.
Nassau Chapter No. 49, R. A. M. installed Companion Wayne Paul, first row, second from left, as Excellent High Priest; Rodney Moody was installed as King; and Herbie Ray was installed as Scribe. Shown here were the newly installed officers present, with the Installing Officers: C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP; and Darryl A. D’Angina KYGCH, MEPGHP. Seen in the back row from left were Grand Royal Arch of Florida officers: Edward Constant, KYCH, Ex. Grand M. of 1st Veil; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Officer; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Marshall.
The Athelstan Council No. 46, R. & S. M., newly installed Illustrious Master is Rodney Moody. shown in the first row, center of the attached picture of Installed and Installing Officers. David “Danny” Johnson, was installed as Deputy Master; and Herbie Ray was installed as Principal Conductor of Work. Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP (back row, right) was Installing Officer, and C. Edward Constant, KYCH, Ex. Grand M. of the 1st Veil, (back row, left) was Installing Marshall.
A wonderful dinner and Installation were enjoyed by all.
Photos by R.I. Corbin Elliot.
The Jacksonville York Rite Bodies on January 4, 2018 installed their new officers at the Jacksonville York Rite Temple. Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T., installed Mark Balester as Eminent Commander. The Installing Officer was C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PGSWB of the Grand Commandery.
Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R. A. M. installed David Gregory as Excellent High Priest. The Grand Installing Officer was Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, Grand Governor of Florida, for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, MEPGHP, of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida.Hallmark Council No. 3, R. & S. M., was the third Y. R. body to install its new officers on January 4, 2018. Eric G. Cole was installed as Illustrious Master. The Grand Installing Officer was Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, R. I. Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council
R. & S. M. of Florida.
Photos by R.I. Corbin Elliot
You, your Lady, family and friends are cordially invited to the Homecoming of the Three Grand Bodies:
Grand Chapter, Grand Council and Grand Commandery
Saturday January 13th, 2018
Scottish Rite Masonic Temple
5500 Memorial Hwy
Tampa, FL 33364
Registration 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm
$40.00 per person
RSVP Deadline January 5th, 2018
You are welcome to attend
Everglades Chapter #67
Notuma Council #45
January 3rd 2018 at 7:30pm
5850 N. Tiamiami Trl.
Special Recognition to Cyprus Lodge
Sheldon Arpad High Priest Elect
Phil Willman Ill.Master Elect
TUXEDO OR DARK SUIT
Clearwater Chapter No.45 had its Election of Officers on December 6th 2017.
R.Ex. Companion Harry V. Eisenberg made a presentation about the General Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch International, and also talked about R.A.R.A..
Grand Officers present:
- R.’.Ex.’. Richard Brooks, District Deputy Grand High Priest for District 3
- R.’.Ex.’. Carl E. Gilmore, Grand Treasurer of the Grand York Rite of Florida
Saint Petersburg Chapter 31 had its Election of Officers on December 1st 2017.
In attendance, several Grand Officers and the visit of R.Ex. Companion Harry V. Eisenberg, Ambassador for Florida of the General Grand Chapter, who made a presentation about GGYR and RARA.
Seen in the picture among others:
- M.’.Ex.’. Ronald C. Newton, Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Florida
- R.’.Em.’. Anthony L. Griffon, Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Florida
- R.’.Ex.’.L. Edward Villiaume III, Grand Secretary of all Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida
- R.’.Ex.’. Harry V. Eisenberg, Grand King of Royal Arch Masons of Florida and Embassador for Florida of the General Grand Chapter
- R.’.Ex.’. Richard Brooks, District Deputy Grand High Priest of District 3
Grand York Rite District 7 Meeting Held in Jacksonville on November 18, 2017
The Companions and Sir Knights of Grand York Rite District 7 met in the York Rite Temple in Jacksonville on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Grand Y. R. Presiding Officers and many other Grand Y. R. officers were present, as were many of the local York Rite body officers, Companions and Sir Knights.
Shown in the first picture were the Grand York Rite Officers, and all of the Chapter, Council and Commandery Companions and Sir Knights present representing the local York Rite bodies. Seated in the first row, left to right, were: Anthony L. Griffon, R. E. Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida; Ronald C. Newton, M. Ex. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida; and Robert C. St. John, Jr., M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida.
Seen in the second picture were the Grand Commandery, K.T. officers and other uniformed Sir Knights present for the meeting. Sir Knight Anthony L. Griffon, R. E. Grand Commander was seated in the middle of the first row.
Seen in the third picture were the Grand Council R. & S. M. Grand officers and other “purple- coated” Council Companions present. Seated in the first row, left to right were: Glenn E. Chandler, M. Ex. PGHP, R. I. Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council; Robert C. St. John, Jr., M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida; and John D. Pickford, R. I. Grand PCW of the Grand Council. Seen in the second row, on the left, was M. Daniel Fullwood, MIPGM of the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida.
Seen in the fourth picture were the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. officers and other “red-coated” Royal Arch Companions present for the meeting. Seated in the center of the first row was Ronald C. Newton, M. Ex. Grand high Priest of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida. Seated on the left in the first row, was Harry V. Eisenberg, R. Ex. Grand King of the Grand Chapter; and seated on the right in the first row, was James F. Robinson, Ex. Grand P. S. of the Grand Chapter. Seen standing second from left in the third row, was C. Robert Cooper, M. Ex. PGHP of the Grand Chapter. And on the extreme left in the back row, was Darryl A. D’Angina, M. Ex. PGHP of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida.
Seen standing in the second row, fifth from the left, was Henry Adams, REPGC, Grand Commandery of Florida; presently S. E. Department Commander or the Grand Encampment, K.T. of the U.S.A,. and Grand Master of the 3rd Veil, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida.
Grand York Rite Meeting dunedin, Florida Saturday, december 9th, 2017
You and your lady are cordially invited to attend the Grand York Rite District No. 3 meeting at Dunedin Lodge #192, located at 1297 Michigan Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698
Registration – 10:30 am
Meeting & Ladies program – 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon Festive Table Chapter – 12:00 Noon – 1:00pm
We have the pleasure of receiving:
M.E. Companion Ronald C. Newton, Most Excellent Grand High Priest Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Florida
M.I. Companion Robert C. St. John, Jr., Most Illustrious Grand Master Grand Council of Royal & Select Masters of Florida
S.K. Anthony L. Griffon, Right Eminent Grand Commander Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Florida