Hallmark Council No. 3, Royal & Select Masters of Jacksonville, held a Past Illustrious Masters Night on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Eight Past Illustrious Masters, in addition to Illustrious Master Thomas Olsen, were present.
The Past Illustrious Masters each received a complimentary meal, and gave a brief report or recollection of their year, on this night honoring their service and leadership. Two past Presiding Grand York Rite officers were among those present to be celebrated: Richard Ivey Lanier, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida in 1975; and Glenn E. Chandler,
M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter in 2004, and currently Ill. Grand Captain of the Guard of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida, were on hand for the festivities.
Pictured here were the Companions assembled in the east after the meeting, for a picture. Shown, left to right, in the first row were: James Billberry, Steward; Eric Cole, Captain of the Guard; David Gregory, Flag Bearer; Thomas A. Olsen, Illustrious Master, DDGIM of District 7; Richard Ivey Lanier MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter, PIM; Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, Ill. Grand Captain of the Guard of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida; Randy Burkett, Corey D. Kosciuszko, PIM, PDDGIM, and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGIM, District 7.
Seen, left to right, in the second row were: Larry Bilka, Sr., Conductor of Council; Lloyd Newman, Deputy Master; Pete Trent, KYCH; Charles Matthew Smith, KYCH; Jimmy Dorsey, PIM; Nelson Bruce, KYCH; and Joe Wright, Chaplain.