Three new Sir Knights were created and knighted at the Spring York Rite Festival on April 23 through April 25, 2015 in Jacksonville. The new Sir Knights were: David Gregory, of the Jacksonville York Rite Bodies; Bernard Martinage, of the Fernandina Beach York Rite Bodies; and Robert Conner, of the Palakta York Rite Bodies.
The Royal Arch Chapter degrees were conferred on Thursday and Friday, April 23 – 24, and the R. & S. M. Council degrees and Commandery orders were conferred on Saturday, April 25, Pictured here were the new Sir Knights after the Order of the Temple on Saturday, April 25th.
Seated from left to right in the first row, were: Rusty Ludlam, KYCH, DDGHP, District 8; Thomas A. Olsen, PHP, IM of Hallmark Council No. 3, EC of Damascus Commandery No. 2, Asst. Sec.-Recorder, Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies; new Sir Knight David Gregory; Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Class Honoree; Charles Ed Constant, PHP, PIM, PC, Fernandina Beach Y. R. Bodies; new Sir Knight Bernard Martinage; new Sir Knight Robert Conner; and Kenneth Hinton, HP, IM, PC, Palatka York Rite Bodies.
Seen, from left in the second row were: Christopher Lanham, J.W. Damascus No. 2; C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB, R. Ex. Grand Scribe of the Grand Chapter, Sec.- Recorder, Jacksonville York Rite Bodies; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, PDDGC, REPGHP, Grand Chapter, RAM of Florida; Rodney Moody, J.W., Crusader Commandery No. 44; Gary Orlando, S.W. Crusader No. 44; Todd Connor, Mark Balester, COTH, Jacksonville Chapter No. 12; S.W., Damascus No. 2, Cast Commander for Order of the Temple; William F. Ellis, PC, Damascus No. 2; and Corey D. Kosciuszko, PHP, PIM, PC, Jacksonville Bodies, DDGHP, Grand Chapter District 7, Grand Council District Instructor, Grand Commandery District Leader, District 7.
Seen, from left in the back row, were: Samuel Hope, PC, Damascus Commandery No. 2; Alexander Constant, PHP, Nassau Chapter No. 49, PIM, Athelstan Council No. 46, PDDGC, Generalissimo, Crusader Commandery No. 44; Eric Cole, EHP, Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, CG, Damascus Commandery No. 2; Jimmy Dorsey, PHP, PIM, PC, Jacksonville Bodies; Paul James Mast, PHP, PIM, CG Palatka Commandery No. 5; Robert Gagnon, KYCH, Sec.-Recorder of St. Augustine Y. R. Bodies; and Joseph H. Wright, Sentinel, Damascus Commandery No. 2.