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Tyler Council No.4 Festive Table

Tyler Council No.4

Cordially invites you to attend a



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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York Rite Day at Manatee York Rite Bodies

York Rite LogoHosted by
Manatee York Rite Bodies

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Westcoast Lodge No.409
405 30th Ave West
Bradenton, FL

Masonic Questions:

  1. Why are there 3 burning tappers about the altar?
  2. How will the long Master’s word be found?
  3. 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.

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District 5 Meeting Cancelled



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 Sec./Rec.
Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida

District 5 Grand York Rite Meeting

York Rite LogoOrlando, Florida
Saturday, September 28th, 2017

The York Rite Bodies of the 5th District Cordially invites all
Master Masons, Companions, Sir Knights and their Ladies,
to attend the Festive Table Chapter and District Meeting of the
Grand York Rite in District No. 5 at
Mokanna Lodge No.329
4925 Clarcona-Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32810


  • M.E. Ronald C. Newton, M.E.G.H.P. of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida
    M.I. Robert C. St. John, Jr., M.I.G.M. of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Florida
    R.E. Anthony L. Griffon, R.E.G.C. of the Grand Commandery of Knight Templar of Florida


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Commandery Full Dress Drill and Sword Instruction in Lodge and Ladies Program
12:00 p.m. Table Chapter Commences

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District 8 Grand York Rite Meeting

York Rite LogoInverness, Florida
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

You and your Lady are cordially invited to attend the
Grand York Rite District 8 Meeting and Table Council
at Citrus Lodge No.118 
located at 301 Hendrix Avenue
Inverness, FL 34451


  • M.E. Companion Ronald C. Newton, M.E.G.H.P of the Grand Chapter of R.A.M. of Florida
  • M.I. Companion Robert C. St John, M.I.G.M. of the Grand Council of R & S Masters of Florida
  • R.E. Anthony L. Giffon, R.E.G.C> of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida


Registration: 10:00 am to 11:am
Commandery Full Dress Uniform Drill and Sword Instruction in Lodge Room: 11 am to 12 pm
Ladies Program in Dining Hall: 11 am to 12 pm
Table Council open to all begins at 12 pm

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M.I. Companion Robert C. St. John, Jr. Visits Palatka Council No. 18

Robert C. St. John, Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council, Royal & Select Masters of Florida, visited Palatka Council No. 18, R. & S. M., on Thursday, August 10, 2017. There was a nice dinner, and a good turnout of members for the Grand Master’s visit.

Pictured here were several of the Companions with M. I. Companion St. John in the east after the dinner and assembly. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were: Robert C. St. John, Jr., MIGM of the Grand Council; Robert Pringle, I. M. of Palatka Council No. 18; and William L. Buck, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter. R.A.M. of Florida.

Palatka Council

Seen in the second row, from left, were: Edward Dunn, PIM, St. Augustine Council No. 15; Mickey Cunningham, St. Augustine Council No. 15; and C. Ronnie Holland, PIM, Palatka Council No. 18. Seen in the third row, from left, were: Jason Lang; Bill Hicks, and Ken Hinton, PIM, Palatka Council No. 18.  Not pictured were: Paul J. Mast, PIM; and LeRoy Zetrouer.  


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