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Council and Commandery Degrees and Orders Conferred at Jacksonville Festival

The Cryptic Degrees and Chivalric Orders were conferred upon four new Select Masters and Sir Knights on Friday night and Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016 at the Jacksonville Fall York Rite Festival. The new Companions and Sir Knights were Coley Bagosius, Rodney Housand, Ron Baxter and Hal Scott Inglis.

The Council Degrees were conferred by Athelstan Council No. 46. The Commandery Orders were conferred by a Barnett/Calahan Lodge team, Crusader Commandery No. 44, and Damascus Commandery No. 2.

Shown in the first picture under the “Holiness to the Lord” arch, and seated from left, were new Select Masters: Coley Bagosius, Ron Baxter, Hal Scott Inglis, and Rodney Housand.

Seen standing, from left to right, were: Corbin Elliott, C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP; Mark Balester, Steve Urban, Jr., C. Edward Constant, Kevin Rentz, Darryl D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP; Brian Gilvey, Robert Gagnon, Danny Johnson, Charles Matt Smith, Alex Constant, Randy Burkett, Ernest Beeman, Rodney Moody, Lloyd Newman, DDGIM, Dist. 7; Corey Kosciuszko, DDGC, Dist. 7; Robert Gurney Atwell, Robert Bullard, Robert Shellenberger, and Robert Wilson.

Shown in the second picture were the Knights Templar who conferred the Order of the Temple, with the newly created Sir Knights on Saturday, September 24th. Shown seated from left were new Sir Knights: Coley Bagosius, Ron Baxter, Rodney Housand and Hal Scott Inglis

Pictured standing, left to right, in the first row were: Rusty Ludlam, Darryl D’Angina, MEPGHP; Chris Lanham, Jr., Mark Balester, Robert Gagnon, Dist. Instr. Dist. 7; Joe Wright, Sr., Charles Matt Smith, C. Robert Cooper, MEGHP of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida; Daniel Cooper, Corbin Elliott, Robert Shellenberger, and C. Edward Constant.

Seen standing in the second row, from left, were: Steve Urban, Jr., St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; Todd Connor, Jimmy Dorsey, Sam Hope, Alex Constant, Paul James Mast, Brian Gilvey, Corey Kosciuszko, DDGC, Dist. 7; and Randy Burkett.

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Double District Deputy Visit in Leesburg

Companions,

Last night we were able to have a DOUBLE District Deputy visit during our monthly Chapter and Council meetings.

First we had a meal for all and an outstanding cake provided by Companion Jim Angelos (KYCH).

Golden Triangle Council No.28 was opened at 7pm by Illustrious Master David Rosenthal and after business was concluded we received Right Illustrious Companion Erik Anderson (KYCH), District Deputy Grand Master of the 5th District who presented the program of Most Worshipful Benjamin J. Holland, Grand Illustrious Master of Royal and Select Masters of Florida.

Then we reset the lodge room and Eustis Chapter No.33 was opened by Excellent High Priest Dan Hobson and after business was concluded we received Right Excellent Companion Chuck Harper, District Deputy High Priest of the 5th District who presented the program of Most Excellent C. Robert Cooper, Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of Florida.

The food was good, the cake delicious but the fellowship and programs were incredible for all who attended.

So go out and support YOUR York Rite.

May God lead your path,

Dan Hobson
Excellent High Priest
Eustis Chapter No.33
Royal Arch Masons

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District 5 Meeting Report

The meeting of the 5th District of the Florida York Rite Bodies was held July 23, 2016 at Leesburg Lodge in Leesburg Florida. There were 82 present including ladies. We were also honored with the presence of M:. W:. Stanley L. Hudson, Grand Master of Masons of Florida and the Grand Marshal, R:. W:. Douglas Ankeny.

M:. W:. Hudson spoke to the craft after lunch. The Grand master stated how the future and life of Masonry is in our own hands. With the acceptance of the new generation of millennials, who are light years ahead of us technologically, we must act and react quickly to keep their attention and to keep them active. M:. W:. Hudson praised District 5 for having such a large turnout of York Rite Masons for their District Meeting.

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Lauderdale Council No 24 Received DDIGM and PresentsAward to SK Joachim Varga

“It was an honor to be received so warmly by the officers and Companions present at my home Council, Lauderdale Council No. 24, as my year comes to a close as DDIGM.”
“What made the evening even more special was that the members of the Fort Lauderdale York Rite, honored SK Joachim Varga, Past Recorder / Treasurer with a beautiful plaque in recognition of his tireless dedication and genuine love for the Fort Lauderdale York Rite and to York Rite Masonry.”

 

Lauderdale Council

First Row, Left to Right:  Carlos A. Castro, Treasurer;  R:. I:. Jonathon Macedon, DDGM District 1, PIM 2013;  Joachim Varga; I:. Garry M. Paxinos, PIM 2014; Adam Leal, Conductor of the Council

Second Row: Rafael Vieira;  I:. Joseph R. Fretz, IM; Demetrios C. Kirkiles, Steward;  I:. Brad Joyner, PIM 2015; Bill Schmidt, Principle Conductor of Work

Last Row: Stephan Viens, Deputy Master; Max Bernstein, Captain of the Guard; Ramon Ramirez, Assistant Secretary;  I:. Javier Hernandex, PIM 2012,  Secretary.

Fort Lauderdale York Rite Installs New Officers

A special “THANK YOU” to the following…

the Grand Officers for their traveling and officiating at the installion of our officers,

the brethren, family and guests for attending this commemorative event

the Honor Guard provided by Knights of St. Andrew Kilt Unit from the Lake Worth Scottish Rite

the Hollywood 12 Rainbow Girls for serving dinner


 

The new officers of Meltia Commandery No 35  Knights Templar were installed on January 11th, 2016.

Installing Officer – R:.E:. Paul W. Friend REPGC

Installing Marshal  – E:. Bret Gordon ESB

Installing Chaplain –  E:. James Gregory DDGC District 1

Eureka-North Shore Installation Commandery

Front Row: R:.W.David Lund, SK Lester Jones, SK Xian Olivaria – Prelate, SK Stephan Viens – Generalissimo, E:. James Gregory – DDGC District 1, E:. Garry M. Paxinos – Commander, R:.E:. Paul W. Friend – REPGC, E:. Brett Gordon ESB, E:. Joesph R. Fretz – PEC, SK Raphael Vieira – Standard Bearer, E:. Bill Schmidt – PEC, SK Ken Vizzy.

Second Row: SK Adam Leal, SK Carlos A. Castro – Treasurer, SK Max Bornstien – Junior Warden, SK Petrea Marian, SK Richard Schweble, SK Demetrios C. Kirkiles – Senior Warden, SK Gary Hoste, SK Scott McComas – Warder, SK Bradrick Joyner – Captain General, E:. Javier Hernandex – Recorder


 

The new officers of Lauderale Council No 24 Royal and Select Masters were installed by:

Installing Officer – M:.I:. Paul W. Friend MIPGM

Installing Marshal – R:.I:. Jonathan Macedon DDGM District 1

Installing Chaplain – I:. James Gregory

Eureka-North Shore Installation Council

Front Row: I:. Garry M. Paxinos – PIM, Carlos A. Castro – Treasurer, I:. Jonathan Macedon – DDGM District 1, I:. Joseph R. Fretz – Master, M:.I:. Paul W. Friend – MIPGM, I:. James Gregory, Xian Olivaria – Sentinel, I:. Brett Gordon PIM

Second Row: Demetrios C. Kirkiles – Steward, I:. Bradrick A. Joyner – PIM, Stephan Viens – Deputy Master, I:. Bill Schmidt – Priciple Conductor of Work, Adam Leal – Conductor of the Council

Last Row: Max Bornstien – Captain of the Guard, Richard Schwable – Chaplain, I:. Javier Hernandez – Recorder


 

The new officers of Keystone Chapter No 20 Royal Arch Masons were installed by:

Installing Officer – M:.E:. John Wermann MEPGHP KYGCH OYP

Installing Marshal – E:. James Gregory PDDGHP

Installing Chaplain – E:. Brett A. Gordon PHP

Eureka-North Shore Installation Chapter

Front Row: Rafael Vieira – Master of the Second Viel, Carlos A. Castro – Treasurer, Bradrick A. Joyner – King, E:. James Gregory PDDGHP, E:. Garry M. Paxinos – High Priest, M:. I:. John Wermann MIPGHP, Stephan Viens – Scribe, Xian Olivaria – Principle Sojourner, E:. Joseph R. Fretz – PHP, E:. Brett Gordon – PHP

Second Row: Max Bornstien – Royal Arch Captain, Demetrios C. Kirkiles – Captain of the Host, E:. Javier Hernandez – Secretary, Scott McComas

 

 

 

Jacksonville York Rite Bodies Install New Officers

Damascus Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, installed its new officers on January 7, 2016. The Installing Officers were: Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB, R. Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, Installing Officer; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC, Installing Prelate; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Installing Marshal.

Jacksonville Chapter Installation

Pictured here were the new Damascus Commandery No. 2 officers with the Installing Officers, after the installation. Shown in the first row, from left, were: Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC, Installing Prelate; Todd Connor, Prelate; Steve Urban, Jr., Treasurer; Eric Cole, Generalissimo; Kolen Sawyer, Em. Commander, Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T.; Mark Balester, Captain General; Thomas A. Olsen, PHP, PIM, PC, Recorder; Joseph Wright, Flag Bearer; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Installing Marshal.

Seen in the back row, from left, were: Randy Burkett, Sentinel; James Billberry, Jr. Warden; and Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB, R. Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Installing Officer.


Hallmark Council No. 3, R. & S. M. installed its new officers also on January 7, 2016. Installing Officers were: Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Ill. Grand Captain of the Guard, Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida, Installing Officer; Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, PDDGIM, R. Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Installing Chaplain; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGIM, Installing Marshal.

Jacksonville Council

Pictured in the first row, from left, were: Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, I. G. C. G., Grand Council, Installing Officer; Randy Burkett, Steward; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH, Chaplain; Steve Urban, Jr., Treasurer; Kolen Sawyer, EHP, EC, Deputy Master; Lloyd D. Newman, Illustrious Master of Hallmark Council No. 3; Eric Cole, PHP, Prin. Conductor of Work; Thomas A. Olsen, PHP, PIM, PC, Recorder; David Gregory, Conductor of Council; and Larry Bilka, Sr., Captain of the Guard.

Seen in the back row, from left, were: Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGIM, Installing Marshal; Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, PDDGIM, R. Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter, Installing Chaplain; Joseph Wright, Flag Bearer; Robert Shellenberger, Sentinel; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGIM.


The Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R. A. M. 2016 Installation of Officers followed the Commandery and Council installations on January 7, 2016. Installing Officers were: Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, I.G.C.G., MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, Installing Officer; Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, Installing Chaplain; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Marshal.

Jacksonville Chapter

Pictured here were the new Chapter officers and Installing Officers. Shown in the first row, from left, were: Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, I.G.C.G., MEPGHP, Installing Officer; Randy Burkett, M. of 3rd Veil; Steve Urban, Jr., PHP, Treasurer; Robert Sapitan, King, Kolen Sawyer, EC, Ex. High Priest of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12; Larry Bilka, Sr., Scribe; Thomas A. Olsen, PHP, PIM, PC, Secretary; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH, Chaplain; David Gregory, Principal Sojourner; and Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, R. Ex. Grand King, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida.

Seen in the second row, from left, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, Installing Chaplain; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Marshal; James Billberry, Royal Arch Captain; and Joseph Wright, Captain of the Host.

Fernandina Beach York Rite Bodies Install Officers

The new officers of Crusader Commandery No. 44, K. T. of Fernandina Beach were installed on January 4, 2016. The Installing Officers were C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB, Right Excellent Grand King of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Grand Installing Prelate; and C. Edward Constant, KYCH, District Leader, District 7, Secretary-Recorder of the Fernandina Beach Y. R. Bodies, Grand Installing Marshal.

Pictured here were the new officers and Installing Officers after the Installation. Shown in the first row, left to right, were Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Grand Installing Prelate; Darrel Rodney Moody, Sr. Warden; Herbert Ray, Generalissimo; Kevin W. Rentz, Em. Commander of Crusader Commandery No. 44; Gary M. Orlando, Captain General; and Monroe L. Royal, Standard Bearer.

Seen in the second row, from left were: Alexander Constant, PC, PDDGC; Danny R. Johnson, Junior Warden; Joe Blanchard, Treasurer; Carl Amos, PC, PDDGC; and Ed O’Rourke, Prelate.

Seen in the back row, from left were: C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB. Right Excellent Grand King of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M., Grand Installing Officer; Donald Gay, PC; and C. Edward Constant, KYCH, Dist. Leader, District 7, Secretary-Recorder of the Fernandina Beach Y. R. Bodies, Grand Installing Marshal.

Pictured, secondly, were the new officers of Athelstan Council No. 46, R. & S. M., installed on January 4th, with their installing officers. Shown, from left in the first row were: Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter, Grand Installing Marshal; M. Daniel Fullwood, MIPGM of the Grand Council, Grand Installing Officer; Kevin W. Rentz, Deputy Master; Donald Gay, Illustrious Master of Athelstan Council No. 46; Darrel Rodney Moody, Principal Conductor of Work; Herbert Ray, Sentinel; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGIM, Grand Installing Chaplain.

Seen in the second row, from left were: Alexander Constant, Captain of the Guard; Danny R. Johnson, Conductor of Council; Carl Amos, Treasurer; Brian Gilvey, Steward; and Monroe Royal, Flag Bearer.

Pictured, thirdly, were the new installed officers of Nassau Chapter No. 49, R. A. M., installed on January 4th, with the Grand Installing Officers. Shown in the first row, from left, were Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Grand Installing Marshal; Darrel Rodney Moody, Captain of the Host; Donald Gay, King; Herbert Ray, Excellent High Priest of Nassau Chapter No. 49; Danny R. Johnson, Scribe; Wayne Paul, Principal Sojourner; M. Daniel Fullwood, KYGCH, MIPGM, Chaplain; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, Grand Installing Chaplain.

Seen in the back row, from left were: Alexander Constant, PHP, Royal Arch Captain: C. Robert Cooper, Right Excellent Grand King, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; Brian Gilney, Master of 3rd Veil; Carl Amos, PDDGHP, Treasurer; Kevin Rentz, PHP, Sentinel; and Monroe Royal, Master of the 1st Veil.

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