Grand Council Articles

Passing of MEGHP Duane Young

It is with a heavy heart I send this note of the passing of MEGHP Duane Young.

I do not have any more information as I read the obituary in the Lakeland paper today.

He passed on July 3. I am trying to contact his family for any other information.

His memorial service will be at a later date.

He is to be laid to rest at Bushnell next to Norma.

I have left a message with MEGHP Floyd to let him know.

REGC Fred Gerdom

Gainesville York Rite Summer Festival

York Rite LogoDear Companions and Sir Knights,

The Gainesville York Rite Bodies are planning a Festival conferring the Degrees and Orders of our Rite, and your Bodies are invited to participate with us.  Your candidates are very welcome to share the instruction that we will attempt to impart.  We will eat prior to each conferring and in many cases, afterward.  The schedule is listed here.

2017 Summer Festival Dates:

Mark Master and Past Master on Tuesday, 7-18-2017. Eat at 6:30 pm and confer the degrees at 7:15 pm.

Most Excellent Master and Holy Royal Arch on Saturday, 7-22-17.  Eat light lunch at 1:00 pm and confer the degrees at 1:45.  With a good supper at closing around 6:00 pm.

Royal Master and Select Master on Tuesday, 8-1-2017.  Eat at 6:30 pm, begin conferring degrees at 7:15 pm.

Illustrious Order of the Red Cross on Friday, 8-11-2017.  Supper at 6:30 pm, conferral at 7:15 pm.

Order of Malta and the Order of the Temple on Saturday, 8-12-2017.  Eat a light lunch at 1:00 pm and begin the Orders at 1:45.  With a good supper at closing around 6:00 pm.

Zealously and Courteously,

Adam M. Bryan, Asst. Sec/Rec
Gainesville York Rite Bodies

MIPGM Richard E. Foreman Passing

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.

Funeral arrangements:
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

Grand York Rite Logos

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.

Motel suggestions:

La Quinta Inn
7750 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 474-0411

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 Festive Table Council

Melbourne York Rite Council No. 38

Royal & Select Masters Presents

Festive table council

Guest of Honor
Paul W. Friend MIPGM
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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)

Download the flyer here.