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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.

Cruzaders Commandery

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

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

 

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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

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Gateway Council No. 51, Knight Masons Initiates Five, and Installs New Officers

Gateway Council No. 51 Knight Masons held its Annual Meeting in Jacksonville on November 4th and initiated five new Knight Masons. The Council also elected and installed new officers for 2018.

 

The new Knight Masons are pictured blow. From the left, they are: Thomas Metcalfe, Jr., Todd Connor, David Gregory, Randall Burkett, and Don Cadrain.

Shown in the second picture were the new officers and Knight Masons present for the meeting, who were able to remain afterward for a picture. Seen in the first row, from left to right, were: Robert Gagnon, Tom Olsen, J.W.; Brian Poole, incoming Excellent Chief; Rusty Ludlam, Jr. Knight; Jimmy Dorsey, S.W.; Paul James Mast, Sr. Kt.; Paul Matthew, Jr., Tyler; Steve Barnett, Priest; and Harvey L. Ward, MEPGHP, Past Ex. Chief.

Seen in the 2nd and 3rd rows, left to right, were: Joseph Wright, Charles Robert Cooper, MEPGHP, P. Ex. Chief; Eric Cole, Sentinel; V.E. Darryl A. D’Angina, MEPGHP, P. Ex. Chief, P. Grand Superintendent, Treasurer; H. Wiley Hart, Dir. of Ceremonies; Randall Burkett, J. B. Hunt, David Gregory, Don Cadrain (front); Stephen Urban, Jr., Scribe (back row): Thomas Metcalfe, Jr., Todd Connor, and Corey D. Kosciuszko, retiring Excellent Chief.

 

Not pictured was Corbin Elliott, taking the photo.

 

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

Tyler Council No.4 Festive Table

Tyler Council No.4

Cordially invites you to attend a

FESTIVE TABLE COUNCIL

supporting

Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation

Monday, November 6th, 2017

7:00 pm Meal and Toast

Olin S. Wright Lodge No.79
304 Acacia Street
Plant City, FL 33566

This event is opent to all Masons, non-Masons, relatives, friends, neighbors and their ladies.

The Meal is $15.00 per person, $25.00 per couple.

Make checks payable to: Tyler Council No.4 or CMMRF (if they are already tracking your donations)

RSVP M.’. I.’. Larry Gillespie

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