The Jesse E. Ramsdell Trophy, which is awarded annually to the Florida Commandery that demonstrates the highest level of proficiency in the conferral of the Order of the Temple and the regular Full Form Opening, was presented to Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T. at the Grand Commandery Conclave during the Grand York Rite Convention in Tampa on April 29, 2014.
Damascus Commandery also received the Sir Francis Drake Award—the top award for overall Commandery excellence for the 2013 calendar year.
Pictured here were the Sir Knights coming forward to receive the awards from Right Eminent Grand Commander Henry A. Adams. Shown, from left to right, were Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC; Thomas Olsen, C.G.; William P. Goldwire, KYCH, PDDGC, Kolen Sawyer, S.W.; Jimmy A. Dorsey, P.C.; Corey D. Kosciuszko, E. Commander of Damascus Commandery No. 2; C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PDDGC, PGSWB, Recorder; Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC; and Henry A. Adams, then R. E. Grand Commander, now REPGC of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida.