The Northeast Florida York Rite Fall Festival R. A. M. degrees were conferred in Jacksonville on Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 – 22, 2016. Two new Companions were exalted as Royal Arch Masons.
Pictured here were the new Companions Coley Bagosius and Rodney Housand after the Mark Master and Past Master Degrees on the first evening, with the Grand High Priest and Grand King of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, and participating Companions of the 7th and 8th Capitular Districts.
Shown in the first row, left to right, were Rusty Ludlam, KYCH, Dist. Instr., Capitular Dist. 8; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH; PDI, Dist. 7; C. Edward Constant, KYCH, Ex. Grand Sentinel; Coley Bagosius, new Companion; Rodney Housand, new Companion; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, M.E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida; Corey D. Kosciuszko, KYCH, Ex. Grand Master 1st V.; Robert R. Gagnon, KYCH, Dist. Instr., Chivalric Dist. 7; and Herbert Ray, PIM, EHP, Nassau Chapter No. 49, R.A.M.
Shown in the second row, left to right, were: Steve Urban, Jr., Treasurer of the Jacksonville
Y. R. Bodies; Chris Lanham, Jr., M. of 2d V., S.W., Damascus Commandery; Brian Gilvey, Wayne S. Paul; Joseph Wright, Sr., COTH; David Gregory, P.S.; Clifford Baker, Steward, Hallmark Council No. 3; and James Billberry, R.A.C., Jacksonville Chapter No. 12.
Seen, from left, in the last two rows were: Matthew Sweeney, EHP, St. Augustine Chapter No. 17; Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH PDDGC, Sec./Recorder of the Lawtey Y. R. Bodies; Alex Constant, PHP, PIM, PC, PDDGC; Robert Bullard, PIM, PC, PDDGHP, Dist. 8; Paul James Mast, PHP, PIM; and Ernest Beeman, KYCH.
Also present, but not pictured, were Thomas Olsen, PHP, PIM, PC, PDDGIM, DDGHP, District 7; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, taking the picture.