The York Rite District 7 Meeting and Festival was held in Jacksonville on Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11, 2014. The Festival was named in honor of C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, R. Ex. Grand Scribe of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida. Fifteen new Companions were exalted, greeted, and knighted at the festival.
The Y. R. Bodies in the 7th District each took the lead, and conferred the various degrees and Orders at the festival. The Grand Presiding Officers and many other Grand Officers in the Y. R. lines were present.
Shown in the first picture was the Festival Class with M. E. Companion William Jacobs, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida; and M. I. Companion H. Warren Almand, M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida.
Seated in the first row, from left to right, were new Companions: Randy Halfacre, Darrel Rodney Moody, and George Waas; M. E. Companion William Jacobs, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, .R.A.M.; M. I. Companion H. Warren Almand, M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida; and new Companions Luis A. Davila, John Lehman and Matthew Nissen.
Seen in the second row, from left were new Companions: Joseph H. Wright, J. E. Olsson, Dan Anthony, David Edwins, Chase Barnes, Matthew Sweeney, Michael Goldwire, and Chuck Highers. And seen in the back row, center, was New Companion Sammy Tanner.