Grand Chapter Articles
Dear Companions and Sir Knights,
The Gainesville York Rite Bodies are planning a Festival conferring the Degrees and Orders of our Rite, and your Bodies are invited to participate with us. Your candidates are very welcome to share the instruction that we will attempt to impart. We will eat prior to each conferring and in many cases, afterward. The schedule is listed here.
2017 Summer Festival Dates:
Mark Master and Past Master on Tuesday, 7-18-2017. Eat at 6:30 pm and confer the degrees at 7:15 pm.
Most Excellent Master and Holy Royal Arch on Saturday, 7-22-17. Eat light lunch at 1:00 pm and confer the degrees at 1:45. With a good supper at closing around 6:00 pm.
Royal Master and Select Master on Tuesday, 8-1-2017. Eat at 6:30 pm, begin conferring degrees at 7:15 pm.
Illustrious Order of the Red Cross on Friday, 8-11-2017. Supper at 6:30 pm, conferral at 7:15 pm.
Order of Malta and the Order of the Temple on Saturday, 8-12-2017. Eat a light lunch at 1:00 pm and begin the Orders at 1:45. With a good supper at closing around 6:00 pm.
Zealously and Courteously,
Adam M. Bryan, Asst. Sec/Rec
Gainesville York Rite Bodies
Lewis E. Bartrand, G.G.H.P. of the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons International, pictured here, joined us and spoke at the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida at the Grand York Rite Convention in Lake Mary, Florida on May 24, 2017.
He brought a fine message, and was very well received by all of the Companions present.
At the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida Convocation at the Grand York Rite Convention in Lake Mary on May 24, 2017, John I. Gray, Excellent. Grand R. A. C., Chairman of the Committee on Work for the Grand Chapter, was presented the prestigious Grand Chapter Ritualistic Award by C. Robert Cooper, then Most Excellent Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida.
Pictured here are Excellent Companion John I. Gray, left, receiving the Ritual Award from Most Excellent Companion C. Robert Cooper, then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter.
Grand Chapter R.A.M. Four Veils Awards were presented by Most Excellent Grand High Priest C. Robert Cooper on May 24, 2017 to a number of outstanding Royal Arch Chapters in Florida.
Pictured here were the High Priests, or Representatives of the Chapters, receiving the Awards from M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M.E.P.G.H.P. of the Grand Chapter of Florida. M. E. Companion Cooper is standing second from the right in the black hat. Next to him. on the far right of the line is Ronald C. Newton, Then R. E. Grand King, now
M.E. Grand High Priest.
Highlands Chapter No. 64, R.A.M. in Sebring, Florida, was awarded the Crystal Chalice on May 24, 2017 at the Grand Chapter Convocation at the York Rite Convention in Lake Mary as the best Royal Arch Chapter in Florida for the 2016-2017 Capitular year.
Pictured here, officers of Highlands Royal Arch Chapter receive the Chalice traveling trophy from Most Excellent Companion C. Robert Cooper (with hat, on left in line), then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida.
Shown, third from left was Most Excellent Companion Michael A. Padron, MWPGM, MEPGHP of Florida. Seen at right of the line was M. E. Companion Ronald C. Newton, then
Excellent Grand King, now M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida. Congratulations to Highlands Chapter No. 64!
District 10 Meeting
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
189 West Airport Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32505
- 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
- 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.
La Quinta Inn
7750 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32514
Twenty (20) rooms reserved.
Rooms have two (2) double beds for $89/night
Use the organization name: York Rite Masons when requesting reservation