Grand Council Articles
Companions & Sir Knights:
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of MIPGM Richard E. Foreman. MI Foreman passed away under Hospice care on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after fighting a heroic battle with cancer.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Kent Forrest Lawn Funeral Home…
2403 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32405
1:00PM: Visitation with family & friends
2:00PM: Memorial Service with Masonic Rites
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CRYPTIC MASONS MMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (CMMRF). Please make checks payable to CMMRF, in memo line please indicate “in memory of Brother Richard E. Foreman”.
Mail all checks to Dayle Schrock ( migm2013[at]hotmail[dot]com ).
We ask that you keep Judy and the Foreman family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely & Fraternally,
John Miller on behalf of
Edward Villiaume III, KYCH
RI Grand Recorder
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
Melbourne York Rite Council No. 38
Royal & Select Masters Presents
Guest of Honor
Paul W. Friend MIPGM
Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation Wives and guests are welcome and encouraged.
Steak Dinner Catered by Texas Roadhouse
Donations: $15 per person
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
Harbor City Masonic Lodge #318 F & AM
1715 Avocado Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32935
Please R.S.V.P. no later than September 10, 2017
For information contact: George Goddard
Dinner Checks made payable to : Melbourne York Rite Bodies CMMRF Donations made payable to : CMMRF
Proceeds benefit Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (CMMRF)
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
March 25th 2017
Leesburg Masonic Lodge
200 Richey Road
Spaghetti, meatballs, salads, rolls, soft drinks, water, dessert
eat-in or carry-out
Dress is casual
Cost: $10, kids under 12 pay $5
An Outdoor Festival of the York Rite Degrees and Orders
Honoring M.’.W.’. Stanley L. Hudson
March 3rd & 4th, 2017
7150 Kanner Hwy
Indiantown, FL 34956
$20 includes lite snack Friday & lunch & barbeque dinner on Saturday
A Dinner to Honor
Benjamin J. Holland
Most Illustrious Grand Master of the
Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of Florida
Saturday Evening, March 11th 2017
Registration: 5:30 pm
Dinner served: 6 pm
Tuscan Masonic Lodge #6
320 South Florida Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Cost: $18 per person
The St. Augustine York Rite Bodies installed their new officers for 2017 on January 17, 2017.
Charles Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, was the Installing Officer for St. Augustine Chapter No. 17, R.A.M. and St. Augustine Council No. 15,
R. & S. M. Corbin Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, PDDGIM, PDDGC, was Installing Marshal for the Chapter and Council, and Installing Officer for St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T.
Pictured here were the Chapter and Council officers and Companions present after their installation ceremonies.
Pictured in the second group photo were the newly installed officers of St. Augustine Council No. 15, R. & S. M., with Installing Officer Charles Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP.
The officers of St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T. were also installed. We do not have a picture of the new cadre of Commandery officers. Sir Knight Paul James Mast was installed as Eminent Commander.
Sunday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Location: Orlando Marriott at Lake Mary.
WE DO NOT have information on room rates etc. at the time. We will advise when that information is available.
- Monday: Council
- Tuesday: Commandery
- Wednesday: Chapter
The District 7 York Rite Meeting was held at Jacksonville on Saturday, November 19, 2016. A great turnout of Companions, Sir Knights and ladies welcomed the Grand York Rite officers to the District for fellowship and Instruction.
Pictured here first, were the Commandery Sir Knights, and second, the Chapter and Council Companions assembled after their meeting sessions.
Shown also, M. E. Companion Richard I. Lanier, MEPGHP, was presented with 70 Year Membership certificates in each of the Y. R. bodies by the Grand Presiding Y. R. officers with local Y. R. representatives assisting. M. E. Companion Richard Lanier turned 100 years old in September this year.
Companion Gordon Rehberg, with his wife, received a 50 Year Membership certificate from each of the York Rite bodies.
Also, contribution checks from the local Y. R. bodies were presented to the Grand Presiding Y. R. Officers for the Grand body charities by the local presiding officers or representatives. M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, M.E.G.H.P. of the Grand Chapter, and Harry Eisenberg, R.E. Grand P. S., RARA Committee Chairman, received contributions for RARA.
M. I. Companion Benjamin J. Holland, M.I.G.M. of the Grand Council, and Dayle L. Schrock, MIPGM, CMMRF Committee Chairman, received contributions for CMMRF.
R. E. Sir Knight Frederick R. Gerdom, R.E.G.C. of the Grand Commandery received donation checks for the K. T. philanthropies.
A great meeting was held with participation, learning and enjoyment all around.
Gateway Council No. 51, Knight Masons of Jacksonville elected and installed new officers, and received the Grand Superintendent of North Florida for Knight Masons, on Saturday, November 5, 2016.
The following officers were elected and installed: Corey D. Kosciuszko, Excellent Chief; Brian Poole, Sr. Knight (already previously installed); Paul James Mast, Jr. Knight; Stephen Urban, Jr., Scribe (already previously installed); and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Past Grand Superintendent, Treasurer (already previously installed.) Also appointed officers were installed.
In the first picture, a certificate or patent of membership is presented by Past Ex. Chief Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, R. I. Grand PCW of the Grand Council, to Christopher C. Lanham, Jr.
Seen in the second picture, incoming Ex. Chief Corey Kosciuszko presents the Past Ex. Chief’s jewel to Glenn E. Chandler, retiring Ex. Chief. Shown in the picture, from Left, were: V.E. John I Gray, Ex. Gr. Master of 2V, Grand Chapter, Grand Superintendent of Knight Masons of North Florida (also Installing Officer); Corey Kosciuszko, incoming Ex. Chief of Gateway Council No. 51, Knight Masons; Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, R.I. Grand PCW, retiring Ex. Chief, with P. Ex. Chief’s jewel; and Darryl A. D’Angina, MEPGHP, Past Grand Superintendent of Knight Masons for North Florida, Treasurer.
Seen in the large group photo were all Sir Knights who were able to remain for the picture of all members attending the meeting. Seen in the first row, from left to right, in the group picture were: Charles Ed Constant, KYCH, Sentinel; Tom Olsen, KYCH, Steward; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Past Grand Superintendent of North Florida Knight Masons; H. Wiley Hart, Priest; Corey D. Kosciuszko, KYCH, Excellent Chief of Gateway Council No. 51; Paul James Mast, Jr. Knight; Adam Brian, E. Grand Jr. Warden, Grand Commandery K. T. of Florida; Paul Matthew Jr., H.P., E.C., Lake City Bodies; and Stephen Urban, Jr., E.C., Scribe.
Seen in the back rows, left to right, were: Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, R. I. Grand PCW, Past Ex. Chief, Gateway Council No. 51; Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH, Sec./Recorder of Lawtey Y. R. Bodies; Eric Cole, PHP, Jacksonville Chapter; John I Gray, Ex. Gr. Master of 3rd V, Grand Chapter, Inspector General, Grand Commandery, Grand Superintendent of Knight Masons for North Florida; Rusty Ludlam, KYCH, Dist. Instr. District 8, Grand Chapter; and Ernest Beeman, KYCH.
Present, but not pictured, was Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, taking the picture. A great meal and a good time were had by all.