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Fernandina Beach York Rite Bodies Install New Officers for 2018

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.

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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.

Nassau Chapter

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.

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A wonderful dinner and Installation were enjoyed by all.

Photos by R.I. Corbin Elliot.

Jacksonville York Rite Bodies Install 2018 Officers

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.

Damascus Cmdry Installation

Shown here were the new Commandery officers with the Installing Officers after the ceremony. Seen in the first row, from left to right, were: Eric Cole, retiring Commander; Randy Burkett, J.W.; Chris Lanham, Gen.; Mark Balester, Eminent Commander; Jim Billberry, C G; Joe Wright, Sr., Sentinel; and Tom Olsen, KYCH, Recorder. Seen in the back rows, from left, were: Steve Urban, KYCH, Treasurer; Corbin Elliott, KYCH, PDDGC, KCT, Installing Prelate; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PGSWB, Installing Officer; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC, P. Deputy G.G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America; Installing Marshal.

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.

Jacksonville Chapter

Shown below were the new Chapter officers with the Installing Officers after the Installation. Seen in the first row, from left, were: Robert Sapitan, retiring High Priest; Gene Hall, R.A.C.; Randy Burkett, COTH; Joe Wright, Sr., King; David Gregory, Excellent High Priest; Jim Billberry, Scribe; Tom Olsen, KYCH, Secretary; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH, Chaplain; Bob Shellenberger, Sentinel; and Chris Lanham, P. S. Seen in the back rows, from left, were: C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Grand Installing Chaplain; Steve Urban, KYCH, Treasurer; Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, G. Governor of Florida for the Y. R. Sovereign College of N. A., MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; Lloyd Newman, PDDIM, M. 3rd V.; and Darry A. D’Angina, KYGCH, P. Dep. G.G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of N. A., MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Marshal.

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.

Halmark Council

Shown here were the newly installed officers of Hallmark Council No. 3, with the Installing Officers after the installation. Seen in the first row, from left, were: Gene Hall, Steward; David Gregory, D. M.; Eric G. Cole, Illustrious Master; Randy Burkett, P.C.W.; Joe Wright, Sr., Flag Bearer; and Bob Shellenberger, Sentinel. Seen in the back two rows, from left, were: Steve Urban, Jr., KYCH. Treasurer; Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, G. G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College, R. I. Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGIM, Grand Installing Chaplain; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, P. Deputy G. G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College, Grand Installing Marshal.

Photos by R.I. Corbin Elliot

District 3 Christmas Observance

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.

District 3 Christmas Observance

Homecoming of the Three Grand Bodies

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Homecoming

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

 

Download the flyer here

District 7 Meeting

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.

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District 3 Meeting

District 3

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

Download the Program here.

Holiday Schedule for Grand York Rite Office

York Rite LogoOffice Closed:

  • 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 Sec./Rec.
Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida

Tampa Bay Beauceant Turkey Dinner

Tampa Assembly No. 208
Social Order of the Beauceant

This is a reminder that our Turkey Dinner is rapidly approaching. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 5, from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM at the York Rite building, 4210 W Oklahoma Avenue, Tampa, FL.

The traditional smells are filling the air, the turkeys are roasting, the desserts are baking, and we are gathering items for the bazaar table. Come join us that Sunday, bring your family, your neighbors, your church friends. Tickets are $10.00 each. Respond as soon as you can so we will have enough food ready.

If you wish, mail your check and a completed Reservation Slip to Sandy at: P. O. Box 1800, Dover, FL 33527-1800.
Make your check payable to: Tampa No. 208 SOOB

Remember that your dues for 2017 are now payable. They are still just $15.00. Check your dues card, if it doesn’t say good until Dec. 2017, then you owe for this year. We’re pleased to report there are just a few unpaid, and we don’t want to lose you. Sandy will accept dues for 2018 too.

Fraternally,

(Mrs. Rob) Sharen St. John, PP
(Mrs. Keith) Sandy Dean, PSWP

Download the reservation form here.

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