Grand Commandery Articles
The Palatka Commandery No. 5, K. T. officers were installed on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The Installing Officer responsibilities were shared by Henry A. Adams, R. E. Department Commander, Southeastern Department of the Grand Encampment USA, and Anthony L. Griffon,
R. E. Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Florida. S. K. Henry Adams installed the three top elected officers of the Commandery. S. K. Anthony Griffon, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Florida, installed the remainder of the line. S. K. Frederick Piasecki, PGC, served as the Installing Marshal.
Sir Knight C. Ronald Holland, was installed as Commander of the Commandery. Pictured here were the new officers, installing Officers and other Sir Knights present for the grand occasion.
Seen in the first row, left to right, were: Mickey Cunningham, from St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; LeRoy Zetrower; Henry A. Adams, R. E. Department Commander, Southeastern Department of the Grand Encampment, USA; C. Ronald Holland, new Commander of Palatka Commandery No. 5; Anthony Griffon, R. E. Grand Commander, Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida.; Frederick L. Piasecki, PGC; Bobby Niles, PC; and Kurt R. Morauer, PC from Pilgrim Commandery No. 7, Gainesville, in the Knight Templar chain-mail costume.
Seen in the second row, left to right, were: William Hicks, PC, Recorder; Bob Pringle, PC; Jason Lang, incoming Generalissimo; Anthony Gedris, Prelate; Kenneth Hinton, PC, C.G.; and Thomas A. Olsen, KYCH.
Seen in the top row, from left, were: George Preston, KYCH; Randy Bolen, PDDGM; James F. “Robby” Robertson, Aide De Camp to Grand Commander Anthony Griffon; and Paul James Mast, PC.
Shown in the second picture were S. K. Kurt Morauer, PC, Pilgrim Commandery No. 7, in the chain-mail costume; and S. K. Jason Lang, Gereralissimo of Palatka No. 5.
A wonderful time was enjoyed by all.
Sir Knight Charles Edward Constant, District Deputy Grand Commander of the 7th Chivalric District, made his official visit to Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T., on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. A nice turnout of Sir Knights greeted and welcomed Sir Knight Constant.
Sir Knight Ed Constant, D.D.G.C. spoke to the Commandery about the Grand Commandery’s vision and plans for the Grand Commandery of Florida this year, and answered questions relative to Commandery work.
Pictured here were S. K. Ed Constant, D.D.G.C., with officers and Sir Knights of Damascus Commandery and others who came to assist and support the Commandery and District.
Shown standing in the first rows, left to right, were: Randy McCorvey, Randy Burkett, J.W.; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PGSWB; Mark Balester, Eminent Commander of Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T.; Todd Connor, Prelate; C. Edward Constant, K.Y.C.H., E. D.D.G.C., 7th Chivalric District; James Billberry, C.G.; Robby Stokes, S.W.; and Bob Shellenberger.
Seen in the back rows on steps, from left, were: Jeff Starke; Steve Urban, KYCH, Treasurer; Eric Cole, PHP, IM, PC; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC; Alex Constant, KYCH, PDDGC; Tom Olsen, KYCH, Recorder; and Joe Wright, Sr., Sentinel.
Not pictured was Corbin Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, who was taking the picture.
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
District 3 of the Grand York Rite of Florida held its third annual Christmas observance on December 13, 2017 at the Masonic Home.
There were about 30 Sir Knights in uniform in attendance as well as several residences of the Masonic Home.
Also in attendance were three past Grand Commanders from Florida, and one past Grand Commander from Massachusetts/Rhode Island.
Our Grand Commander and several Grand Officers were also in attendance.
After the observance, a light meal was served by the ladies of the District.
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
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
- Friday, November 10, 2017 – in observance of Veterans’ Day
- Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2017 – Thanksgiving Holiday
- Friday and Monday, December 22 and 25, 2017 – Christmas Holiday
- Monday, January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day
The Grand York Rite Office Staff wishes you season’s greetings and hopes that “every one of you” has a safe and happy holiday season.
Edward Villiaume III, KYCH
Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida