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District 10 Meeting

Pensacola
Saturday, July 1st 2017

 

You and your lady are cordially invited to attend the Grand York Rite District No. 10 Meeting at the Pensacola Masonic Center

Address:
189 West Airport Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32505

Program:

  • Registration at 10:00 am
  • Commandery Drill and Sword Instruction (in uniform) at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Lunch and Table Council at 12:00 pm
  • Meeting at 1:00 pm
  • Ladies Program at 11:00 pm to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Follow-up question and conversations: 2:00 pm

HONORING

  • M.E. Companion Ronald (Ron) Clayton Newton, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida
  • M.I. Companion Robert C. St. John Jr., Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal & Select Masons of Florida
  • R.Em S.K. Anthony L. Griffon, Grand Commander of The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida

Dias Officers, Secretaries and Recorders from tje Crestview, Ft. Walton and Pensacola York Rite Bodies should attend, along with other officers and members interested in improving the York Rite throughout District 10.

Motel suggestions:

La Quinta Inn
7750 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 474-0411

Twenty (20) rooms reserved.
Rooms have two (2) double beds for $89/night
Use the organization name: York Rite Masons when requesting reservation

 

Spring York Rite Festival Held in Jacksonville

A Spring York Rite Festival was held in Jacksonville on March 23 – 25, 2017. Nine new York Rite Masons were exalted and greeted, in the Chapter and Council, and knighted in the Commandery of Knights Templar.

 

Pictured first were the new Royal Arch. Companions with M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, after the R.A.M. Degree on Friday, March 24, 2017.
In the second picture, the new Sir Knights are pictured with the Commandery officers and cast after the Order of the Temple and knighting on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Shown in the first picture, front row, left to right were new Companions: James R. Baade, Jr., Jeffrey Starke, Thomas Marschall, M. E. Companion Robert Cooper, MEGHP; Randall McCorvel, Dusty L. Lewis, Matthew Spence, and C. Edward Constant, KYCH, Ex. Grand Sentinel of the Grand Chapter of Florida. Seen from left in the second row, were: D. Rodney Moody, John Block, Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter of Florida; Gene Hall, Jason Canl, Anthony Gediis, Robert Gagnon, KYCH; Corey D. Kosciuszko, KYCH, Ex. Grand Master of the 1st Veil; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP.

The second picture shows the following new Sir Knights, officers, cast members and other Sir Knights after the Orders on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Shown in the front row, left to right, were new Sir Knights: Randall McCorvel, James R. Baade, Jr., Jason Canl, Thomas Marschall, Matthew Spence, Dusty L. Lewis, Anthony Gediis, Gene Hall, and Jeffrey Starke. Seen in the second row, from left, were: Randall Burkett, Clifford Baker, C. Robert Cooper. KYGCH, PGSWB, MEGHP; William Hicks, Kenneth Hinton, KYCH; Robby Stokes, and Thomas A. Olsen, KYCH, DDGHP, Sec.-Recorder of the Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies. Seen in the third and fourth rows, from left, were: Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC; Unrecognized Sir Knight, Todd Connor, D. Rodney Moody, Corey D. Kosciuszko, KYCH, Ex. Grand Master of the 1st Veil, Grand Chapter, R.A.M., DDGC; Eric Cole, E.Commander, Damascus Commandery No. 2; Paul James Mast, E.C., St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; Charles Matthew Smith, KYCH; Mark Balester, Gen., Damascus No. 2; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC.

St. Augustine York Rite Bodies Install Officers for 2017

The St. Augustine York Rite Bodies installed their new officers for 2017 on January 17, 2017.

Charles Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, was the Installing Officer for St. Augustine Chapter No. 17, R.A.M. and St. Augustine Council No. 15,
R. & S. M. Corbin Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, PDDGIM, PDDGC, was Installing Marshal for the Chapter and Council, and Installing Officer for St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T.

Pictured here were the Chapter and Council officers and Companions present after their installation ceremonies.

St Augustine Installation

Shown in the Chapter picture, from left to right, in the first row, were: Robert Wilson, M. of 2nd V.; Matthew Sweeney, PHP, RAC; J.B. Hunt, PDDGHP, PDDGIM, PDDGC, King; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP, Grand Installing Officer; Thomas A. Olsen, KYCH, DDGHP, newly installed Excellent High Priest of St. Augustine Chapter No. 17; William L. Buck, Jr., MEPGHP, Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida; Richard Aeh, Scribe; Robert Pringle, PHP; Bobby Niles, KYCH, PDDGC; and Paul James Mast, PHP, PIM, EC, Principal Sojourner. Seen in the back row, from left, were: Bobby Owens, PHP, C. of H.; William D. Hicks; Art Holden, PHP, PIM, Treasurer; Robert Gagnon, PDDGHP, Recorder; LeRoy Zetrouer, and Mickey Cunningham, M of 3rd V. Not shown was Corbin Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, Installing Marshal, taking the picture.

 

Pictured in the second group photo were the newly installed officers of St. Augustine Council No. 15, R. & S. M., with Installing Officer Charles Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP.

St Augustine Instalation

Shown, left to right, in the first row were: Robert Wilson, Matthew Sweeney, PHP, Deputy Master; Bobby Owens, PHP, PIM, Illustrious Master for 2017; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP, Installing Officer; and J.B. Hunt, KYCH, PDDGIM, PCW. Shown, in the back rows, from left, were: Thomas A. Olsen, PDDGIM, Steward; Art Holden, PIM, Treasurer; Mickey Cunningham, Sentinel; Robert Gagnon, PIM, Recorder, Installing Chaplain; and Paul James Mast, PIM, Captain of the Guard. Not shown was Corbin Elliott, KYCH, PDDGIM, Installing Marshal, taking the picture.

The officers of St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T. were also installed. We do not have a picture of the new cadre of Commandery officers. Sir Knight Paul James Mast was installed as Eminent Commander.

District 7 York Rite Meeting Held at Jacksonville on November 19, 2016

The District 7 York Rite Meeting was held at Jacksonville on Saturday, November 19, 2016. A great turnout of Companions, Sir Knights and ladies welcomed the Grand York Rite officers to the District for fellowship and Instruction.

Pictured here first, were the Commandery Sir Knights, and second, the Chapter and Council Companions assembled after their meeting sessions.

Shown also, M. E. Companion Richard I. Lanier, MEPGHP, was presented with 70 Year Membership certificates in each of the Y. R. bodies by the Grand Presiding Y. R. officers with local Y. R. representatives assisting. M. E. Companion Richard Lanier turned 100 years old in September this year.

Companion Gordon Rehberg, with his wife, received a 50 Year Membership certificate from each of the York Rite bodies.

Also, contribution checks from the local Y. R. bodies were presented to the Grand Presiding Y. R. Officers for the Grand body charities by the local presiding officers or representatives. M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, M.E.G.H.P. of the Grand Chapter, and Harry Eisenberg, R.E. Grand P. S., RARA Committee Chairman, received contributions for RARA.

M. I. Companion Benjamin J. Holland, M.I.G.M. of the Grand Council, and Dayle L. Schrock, MIPGM, CMMRF Committee Chairman, received contributions for CMMRF.

R. E. Sir Knight Frederick R. Gerdom, R.E.G.C. of the Grand Commandery received donation checks for the K. T. philanthropies.

A great meeting was held with participation, learning and enjoyment all around.

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District 7 York Rite Fall Festival R. A. M. Chapter Degrees Conferred

The Northeast Florida York Rite Fall Festival R. A. M. degrees were conferred in Jacksonville on Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 – 22, 2016. Two new Companions were exalted as Royal Arch Masons.

Pictured here were the new Companions Coley Bagosius and Rodney Housand after the Mark Master and Past Master Degrees on the first evening, with the Grand High Priest and Grand King of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, and participating Companions of the 7th and 8th Capitular Districts.

Shown in the first row, left to right, were Rusty Ludlam, KYCH, Dist. Instr., Capitular Dist. 8; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH; PDI, Dist. 7; C. Edward Constant, KYCH, Ex. Grand Sentinel; Coley Bagosius, new Companion; Rodney Housand, new Companion; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, M.E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida; Corey D. Kosciuszko, KYCH, Ex. Grand Master 1st V.; Robert R. Gagnon, KYCH, Dist. Instr., Chivalric Dist. 7; and Herbert Ray, PIM, EHP, Nassau Chapter No. 49, R.A.M.

Shown in the second row, left to right, were: Steve Urban, Jr., Treasurer of the Jacksonville
Y. R. Bodies; Chris Lanham, Jr., M. of 2d V., S.W., Damascus Commandery; Brian Gilvey, Wayne S. Paul; Joseph Wright, Sr., COTH; David Gregory, P.S.; Clifford Baker, Steward, Hallmark Council No. 3; and James Billberry, R.A.C., Jacksonville Chapter No. 12.

Seen, from left, in the last two rows were: Matthew Sweeney, EHP, St. Augustine Chapter No. 17; Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH PDDGC, Sec./Recorder of the Lawtey Y. R. Bodies; Alex Constant, PHP, PIM, PC, PDDGC; Robert Bullard, PIM, PC, PDDGHP, Dist. 8; Paul James Mast, PHP, PIM; and Ernest Beeman, KYCH.

Also present, but not pictured, were Thomas Olsen, PHP, PIM, PC, PDDGIM, DDGHP, District 7; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, taking the picture.

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Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M. Table Festival

Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, Royal Arch Masons, held a Table Festival for all Companions and their ladies and guests on Thursday, August 4, 2016. A nice turnout of Companions, including Most Excellent Companion Bob Cooper, M. E. Grand High Priest, and four M. E. Past Grand High Priests of Florida, were on hand for the festivities.

A number of the Companions, who were able to remain after the dinner activities, are shown in the east, where they assembled for a quick picture. Shown in the first row from left to right, were: Kolen Sawyer, E.H.P. of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.; Paul James Mast, PHP of St. Augustine Chapter No. 17; Randy Burkett, M. 3rd V.; David Gregory, P.S.; William L. Buck, Jr. (seated) KYGCH, MEPGHP; Wiley Hart; Rusty Ludlam, KYCH, PDDGHP District #8, Bronze Medal Award holder; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP; Charles Ed Constant, KYCH, PDDGHP #7; Herbie Ray, E.H.P. Nassau Chapter No. 49, R.A.M.; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH, PDI #7; and James Billberry, RAC.

Seen in the second row, from left, were: Steve Urban, Jr., PHP, Treasurer; Richard A. Wolfe, KYGCH, MEPGHP; Robert Sapitan, King: Corey Kosciuszko, PDDGHP, Ex. Grand M. of 1st Veil; C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, M. E. Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida; Ronald C. Newton, R. E. Grand King of the Grand Chapter; Bob Gagnon, KYCH, REPGHP #7; Lloyd Newman, RIDDGM #7, M. 1st V.; and Tom Olsen, REDDGHP #7, Secretary-Recorder of the Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies.

Present, but not pictured, were: Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, RIPCW; Cliff Baker; and Corbin Elliott, KYCH, REPGHP, photographer.

Seen in the second picture, the ladies visiting the Table Festival are seated after dinner on the north side of the lodge. Present but not pictured was Angela Baker, who had to leave early with her husband Cliff, to relieve their baby sitter.

Good food and a good time were had by all.

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