Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T. at its regular conclave on November 11, 2014, welcomed S. K. John I. Gray, Inspector General of the Grand Commandery of Florida, for purposes of competing in the Jesse Ramsdell Trophy competition. Sir Knight Gray also brought with him S. K. Ronald L. Parks, E. Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Commandery of Florida.
The Sir Knights had dinner at 6:00 P. M., followed by the Full Form Opening, conferral of the Order of the Temple, and closing of the Commandery. There was a nice turnout of Sir Knights, and the evening progressed smoothly.
Pictured here were the Inspector General, John Gray; E. Grand Junior Warden Ronald Parks; Sir Knights and pro temp candidate, after the Order of the Temple and closing of the Commandery.
Shown in the first row, left to right, were: Stephen Urban, Warder; Larry Billka, Sr.; Christopher Lanham, Jr., SwB; Ronald L. Parks, E. Grand Junior Warden; Darryl A. D’Angina, MEPGHP, PDDGC; David Northrup, new Sir Knight, Exemplar; Corey D. Kosciuszko, Commander of Damascus Commandery No. 2; John I. Gray, Inspector General of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida; Thomas Olsen, Generalissimo, Assistant Recorder; and Logan Miano, J.W.
Seen in the back rows, left to right, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KCT, PDDGC; Charles Robert Cooper, PGSwB, PDDGC, Recorder; Kolen Sawyer, C.G.; Samuel Hope, PC; Jimmy Dorsey, PC.; Eric Cole, S.W.; Paul James Mast, dual member, C.G. Palatka Commandery No. 5; Henry Webb, Jr., Sentinel; Leland E. Stanford, PDDGC; Wilmer T. Atwell, PC; and Mark Balester, StB.
The Exemplar, David Northrup, is a new member of Damascus Commandery No. 2, but was busy and unable to go through the Orders at the District 7 Meeting in Jacksonville, so instead was dubbed and knighted earlier at the District meeting in Tampa. He was therefore very happy to be the Exemplar and receive the Order of the Temple and be knighted in his own Commandery—Damascus No. 2 in Jacksonville–on November 11, 2014.