Frederick Gerdom, MEGHP

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Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida

Right Eminent Grand Commander: S.K. Frederick Gerdom

Sir Knights,

Thank you again for this great honor.  My theme this year is “From the ground up“.  I feel we need to keep building from the ground up if we are to keep growing.

We have to keep attending and making our meetings exciting.  We will work together to make this everything we want it to become.

We have a plan for the District meetings.  We will be performing the Full form opening using as many Sir Knights as possible.  I look forward to seeing all of you this year.


S.K. Frederick Gerdom, R.E.G.C.

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2016 GRand Commandery OfficersPresenting the Grand Commandery Officers for 2016 – 2017

Right Eminent Grand Commander
Frederick R. Gerdom

Very Eminent Deputy Grand Commander
Anthony L. Griffon

Eminent Grand Generalissimo
James T. Mason

Eminent Grand Captain General
Ronald L. Parks

Eminent Grand Treasurer
Carl Gilmore

Eminent Grand Recorder
L. Edward Villiaume III

Eminent Grand Prelate
David A. Aponte, REPGC

Eminent Grand Senior Warden
Brett A. Gordon

Eminent Grand Junior Warden
Adam M. Bryan

Eminent Grand Standard Bearer
Patrick X. Velasquez

Eminent Grand Sword Bearer
Sheldon Arpad

Eminent Grand Warder
Javier A. Hernandez

Eminent Grand Sentinel
Rusty M. Ludlam

Aide De Camp
John R. Miller

Judge Advocate General
Richard S. Agster, MIPGM

Drill Master General
Ronald J Bertie, REPGC (NY)

Inspector General (Districts 7 & 8)
John I Gray

2016 GRand Commandery OfficersPresenting the Grand Commandery District Deputy Grand Commanders for 2016 – 2017

District No. 1 – (13, 18 & 35)
Joseph R. Fretz

District No. 2 – (16 & 32)
Albert W. “Butch” Thurman

District No. 3 – (8, 20 & 40)
John E. Drewett

District No. 4 – (6,15 & 21)
Robert L. T. Phillips

District No. 5 – (4, 9, 28, 36 & 38)
Erik B. Andersen

District No. 6 – (17, 24 & 41)
Wade A. Atchison

District No. 7 – (2, 5, 10 & 44)
Corey D. Kosciuszko

District No. 8 – (7, 19, 39 & 43)
Wayne A. Baker

District No. 9 – (12, 22 & 29)
Douglas G. Knowles

District No. 10 – (1, 25 & 42)
Charles S. Cather

2016 Grand Commandery OfficersPresenting the Grand Commandery District Instructors for 2016 – 2017

District No. 1 – (13, 18 & 35)
James C. Gregory, Jr.

District No. 2 – (16 & 32)
John F. Wermann, MEPGHP

District No. 3 – (8, 20 & 40)
Charles C. “Chuck” Osborne

District No. 4 – (6,15 & 21)
Jeff Jackson

District No. 5 – (4, 9, 28, 36 & 38)
Daniel L. Hobson

District No. 6 – (17, 24 & 41)
John D. Pickford

District No. 7 – (2, 5, 10 & 44)
Robert R. Gagnon

District No. 8 – (7, 19, 39 & 43)
Dana K. Oldenburg

District No. 9 – (12, 22 & 29)
Jesse B. Taintor

District No. 10 – (1, 25 & 42)
Adrian Lowndes


Living Past Grand Commanders

1976 – Harry A. Rosenthal

1989 – Marvin W. Gerhard

1996 – Guy E. Waltman

1997 – Carl E. Gilmore

1998 – Wm. Ronald Taylor

1999 – Edwin B. Moore, III

2000 – Daniel L. Bennett

2001 – Frederick L. Piasecki

2002 – Robert E. Burleson

2005 – William G. Ellis

2006 – Jerry R. Morgan

2008 – Charles Perez

2009 – Ideal Baldoni II

2010 – Charles C. Cicero

2011 – David A. Aponte

2012 – Arthur J LaRose

2013 – Henry A Adams

2014 – Paul W. Friend

Members of the Grand Commandery of Florida who have served Sister Grand Jurisdictions as Right Eminent Grand Commander

Dave Dement – West Virginia – 1985

L. Alvin Hall, Sr. – Tennessee – 1988

Ronald J. Bertie, KCT – New York – 1995

Charles W. Wagner – District of Columbia – 2005-2006

Charles Sipes – Utah – 2011

Grand Commadery Committees for 2016-2017

Committee Chairman Members
Advisory Marvin Gerhard Carl Gilmore, Harry Rosenthal, Wm Ron Taylor
Audit Wm Lee Popham Sr Sheldon Arpad, John Drewett
Committee on Work Adam Bryan Marvin Gerhard, John Gray, Corey Kosciuszko
Constitution, Laws & Regulations William Ellis Marvin Gerhard, Carl Gilmore
Convention Board Steve Steele Fred Gerdom, Ben Holland, Robert Cooper
Distinguished Guests Marvin Gerhard
Dispensation & Charters Brett Gordon
Finance & Budget Anthony Griffon James Mason, L. Edward Villaume III, Carl Gilmore
Gr Commandery History Charles Cicero Marvin Gerhard, Harry Rosenthal
Grand Representative Ronald Parks James Mason, Patrick Velasquez
Grievances Anthony Griffon Richard Angster
Holy Land Pilgrimage Anthony Griffon David Aponte, James Mason
Investments Lee Popham Jr (1 year) John Powell (2 years), Charles Hollinger (3 Years)
Jurisprudence Carl Gilmore Marvin Gerhard, Paul Friend, William Ellis, Wm Ron Taylor
KT Education, Leadership, Goals & Objection Patrick Velasquez All District Instructors
KT Eye Foundation William Schuck  James Mason
KT Magazine David Aponte
Lodge Representative James Mason Anthony Griffon, Adam Bryan
Masonic Relationships Stanley Hudson
Membership Henry A Adams Ron Parks, Patrick Velasquez
Necrology Brian Poole L. Edward Villiaume III, David Aponte
Patriotic & Civil Activities Harry V Eisenberg  James Mason, Sheldon Arpad
Perpetual Membership Brett Gordon (1 yr) James Green (2 yrs), John Drewett (3 yrs)
Photography Dayle Schrock Thomas Randazzo, James Green
Printing & Proceedings Eric West L. Edward Villiaume III
Registration, Returns & Credentials Steve Steele
Religious Activities David Aponte Barry Swan, Bryan Poole
Souvenir Program Arthur “AJ” Ahrens III Jack Maulden, David Aponte
Technology Dayle Schrock Corey Kosciusko, Patrick Velasquez, Arthur “AJ” Ahrens III, Ricardo Parente, L. Edward Villiaume III
Time & Place Antony Griffon Richard Agster, Robert St. John
Training Manuals James Record Marvin Gerhard, Brett Gordon
Triennial Fred Gordon Anthony Griffon, James Mason
Unfinished Business Eric West  Dwight Ridgeway
Youth Alan Graulich Arthur “AJ” Ahrens III, Harry Rosenthal, David Aponte
Public Relations Anthony Griffon Ronald Parks, Javier Hernandez

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