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General Grand High Priest Louis E. Bartrand at Grand York Rite of Florida

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.

Gen.Grnd High Priest

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, MEPGHP.

John Gray Receives Grand Chapter Ritualistic Award

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 Ritual Award

Four Veils Awards are Presented to Exceptional Chapters in Florida

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.

Four Veils Award

Highlands Chapter No. 64, R.A.M., is Best Chapter in Florida for 2016-2017

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!

Crystal Chalice Award

District 10 Meeting

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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.

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