Jacksonville York Rite Bodies Install 2018 Officers

The Jacksonville York Rite Bodies on January 4, 2018 installed their new officers at the Jacksonville York Rite Temple. Damascus Commandery No. 2, K. T., installed Mark Balester as Eminent Commander. The Installing Officer was C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PGSWB of the Grand Commandery.

Damascus Cmdry Installation

Shown here were the new Commandery officers with the Installing Officers after the ceremony. Seen in the first row, from left to right, were: Eric Cole, retiring Commander; Randy Burkett, J.W.; Chris Lanham, Gen.; Mark Balester, Eminent Commander; Jim Billberry, C G; Joe Wright, Sr., Sentinel; and Tom Olsen, KYCH, Recorder. Seen in the back rows, from left, were: Steve Urban, KYCH, Treasurer; Corbin Elliott, KYCH, PDDGC, KCT, Installing Prelate; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PGSWB, Installing Officer; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGC, P. Deputy G.G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America; Installing Marshal.

Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R. A. M. installed David Gregory as Excellent High Priest. The Grand Installing Officer was Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, Grand Governor of Florida, for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, MEPGHP, of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida.

Jacksonville Chapter

Shown below were the new Chapter officers with the Installing Officers after the Installation. Seen in the first row, from left, were: Robert Sapitan, retiring High Priest; Gene Hall, R.A.C.; Randy Burkett, COTH; Joe Wright, Sr., King; David Gregory, Excellent High Priest; Jim Billberry, Scribe; Tom Olsen, KYCH, Secretary; Jimmy Dorsey, KYCH, Chaplain; Bob Shellenberger, Sentinel; and Chris Lanham, P. S. Seen in the back rows, from left, were: C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Grand Installing Chaplain; Steve Urban, KYCH, Treasurer; Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, G. Governor of Florida for the Y. R. Sovereign College of N. A., MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; Lloyd Newman, PDDIM, M. 3rd V.; and Darry A. D’Angina, KYGCH, P. Dep. G.G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of N. A., MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Marshal.

Hallmark Council No. 3, R. & S. M., was the third Y. R. body to install its new officers on January 4, 2018. Eric G. Cole was installed as Illustrious Master. The Grand Installing Officer was Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, R. I. Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council
R. & S. M. of Florida.

Halmark Council

Shown here were the newly installed officers of Hallmark Council No. 3, with the Installing Officers after the installation. Seen in the first row, from left, were: Gene Hall, Steward; David Gregory, D. M.; Eric G. Cole, Illustrious Master; Randy Burkett, P.C.W.; Joe Wright, Sr., Flag Bearer; and Bob Shellenberger, Sentinel. Seen in the back two rows, from left, were: Steve Urban, Jr., KYCH. Treasurer; Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, G. G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College, R. I. Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PDDGIM, Grand Installing Chaplain; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, P. Deputy G. G. of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College, Grand Installing Marshal.

Photos by R.I. Corbin Elliot

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