Grand Commandery Articles
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
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.
(Mrs. Rob) Sharen St. John, PP
(Mrs. Keith) Sandy Dean, PSWP
There was a conclave of Sunshine Commandery #20 KT last evening, our first at our new venue , Selama Grotto and yes the Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Florida , S.K.Anthony L.Griffon was present on his official visit and Sk John F.Mitton our newly knighted frater of Oct 14 2017 was there also.
YOU COULD HAVE BEEN THERE, maybe next time
Manatee York Rite Bodies
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Westcoast Lodge No.409
405 30th Ave West
- Why are there 3 burning tappers about the altar?
- How will the long Master’s word be found?
- What is the lost word of a Master Mason?
Find these answers and more when you journey through York Rite Masonry.
You and your lady are cordially invited to attend our York Rite Day presented by Manatee York Rite Bodies. The day is to high lite what is York Rite Masonry and what can it do to advance your Masonic Education. So dress casual and come experience the true extension of Blue Lodge Masonry and explore York Rite Masonry.
- 10:00 am – Registration
- 10:30 an – Opening probram for all
- 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Master Mason Only Meeting & Ladies program
- 12:00 pm – Free Picnic Lunch, hot-dogs, chips, desert and drinks
We are looking forward to meeting you, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
The MIGM just advised the Grand Office that the District 5 meeting scheduled for Sept 23, 2017has been cancelled for now but will be rescheduled. The reason for the cancellation is because of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. Emails will be posted when the new meeting date is established.
Edward Villiaume III, KYCH
Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida