Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T. met on February 9, 2016 and received Sir Knight Glenn E. Chandler, MEPHGP, District Deputy Grand Commander, Chivalric District 7, on his official visitation. The Commandery also enjoyed a visit from R. E. Sir Knight Ronald Bertie, REPGC, Drill Master General of the Grand Commandery of Florida, and practiced a little of the Grand Commandery competitive drill.
The Commandery also presented two Sir Knights with Y. R. Membership Longevity Awards. Sir Knight Robert K. Beaty was presented with his 25 Year Award, and Sir Knight George Arnau was presented with his 40 Year Award. Sir Knight Robert Beaty is the Personal Representative to the S. G. I. G. in Florida for the S. R. Valley of Jacksonville. George Arnau has been the Secretary of Ezra Lodge No. 67, F. & A. M., for the past ten years, and was Sovereign Master of Wilbur W. Masters, Jr. Council No. 322, A.M.D. in 2015.
Pictured here were the Sir Knights in the east after the conclave. Shown in the first row, left to right, were: Mark S. Balester, C. G.; Thomas Olsen , P. C., Recorder; Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, I,G.C.G., Grand Council, D.D.G.C., Chivalric District No. 7; Ronald J. Bertie, REPGC, Drill Master General; Kolen Sawyer, P. C., Em. Commander of Damascus Commandery No. 2; Robert Pringle, E. C., Palatka Commandery No. 5; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC.
Seen in the second row, from left, were: George Arnau, 40 Year Membership Award; C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB, R. Exc. Grand King, Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Robby Stokes, SwB; Charles Ronald Holland, Palatka No. 5; Randy Burkett, Warder; and C. Edward Constant, KYCH, District Leader, Chivalric District 7.
Seen in the back row, from left, were: Paul James Mast, Gen., St. Augustine, No. 10; Steve Urban, Jr., Treas., E. C., St. Augustine No. 10; Eric Cole, Gen.; Joseph Wright, Sr., Sent.; Todd Connor, Prelate; and Robert K. Beaty, 25 Year Membership Award.
In the second picture, Robert Beaty, in blue, receives his 25 Year Membership Award certificate from Commander Kolen Sawyer, assisted by Ronald Bertie, REPGC, left, and Tom Olsen, P. C., Recorder, on the right.
In the third picture, George Anau, second from right, receives his 40 Year Membership Award certificate from Commander Sawyer, with assistance from Ronald Bertie, REPGC, left, and Tom Olsen, P. C., Recorder, right.