District 10 Meeting

District 10 Meeting Pensacola Saturday, July 1st 2017   You and your lady are cordially invited to attend the Grand York Rite District No. 10 Meeting at the Pensacola Masonic Center Address: 189 West Airport Boulevard Pensacola, FL 32505 Program: Registration at 10:00 am Commandery Drill and Sword Instruction (in uniform) at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Lunch and Table Council at 12:00 pm Meeting at 1:00 pm Ladies Program at 11:00 pm to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Follow-up question and conversations: 2:00 pm HONORING M.E. Companion Ronald (Ron) Clayton Newton, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida M.I. Companion Robert C. St. John Jr., Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal & Select Masons of Florida R.Em S.K. Anthony L. Griffon, Grand Commander of The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida Dias Officers, Secretaries and Recorders from tje Crestview, Ft. Walton and Pensacola York Rite Bodies should attend, along with other officers and members interested in improving the York Rite throughout District 10. Motel suggestions: La Quinta Inn 7750 N Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32514 (850) 474-0411 Twenty (20) rooms reserved. Rooms have two (2) double beds for $89/night Use the organization name: York Rite Masons when requesting reservation...

MIPGM Richard E. Foreman Passing

Companions & Sir Knights: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of MIPGM Richard E. Foreman. MI Foreman passed away under Hospice care on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after fighting a heroic battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements: Friday, June 30, 2017 Kent Forrest Lawn Funeral Home… 2403 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32405 1:00PM: Visitation with family & friends 2:00PM: Memorial Service with Masonic Rites In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CRYPTIC MASONS MMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (CMMRF). Please make checks payable to CMMRF, in memo line please indicate “in memory of Brother Richard E. Foreman”. Mail all checks to Dayle Schrock ( migm2013[at]hotmail[dot]com ). We ask that you keep Judy and the Foreman family in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely & Fraternally, John Miller on behalf of Edward Villiaume III, KYCH RI Grand...

General Grand High Priest Louis E. Bartrand at Grand York Rite of Florida

Lewis E. Bartrand, G.G.H.P. of the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons International, pictured here, joined us and spoke at the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida at the Grand York Rite Convention in Lake Mary, Florida on May 24, 2017. He brought a fine message, and was very well received by all of the Companions...

Rt. Ill. Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP was honored with the “Ephraim Kirby”

Rt. Ill. Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP  was honored with the “Ephraim Kirby” award by the General Grand Chapter International at the Southeastern conference during this past weekend. The award honors past presiding officers of the several York Rite bodies that continue serving the Craft.  This honor has been bestowed to only 3 others in Florida:  Donald T. Harriott, MIPGM, Steven Q. Steele, MEPGHP and John F. Wermann,...

John Gray Receives Grand Chapter Ritualistic Award

At the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida Convocation at the Grand York Rite Convention in Lake Mary on May 24, 2017, John I. Gray, Excellent. Grand R. A. C., Chairman of the Committee on Work for the Grand Chapter, was presented the prestigious Grand Chapter Ritualistic Award by C. Robert Cooper, then Most Excellent Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida. Pictured here are Excellent Companion John I. Gray, left, receiving the Ritual Award from Most Excellent Companion C. Robert Cooper, then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand...

Four Veils Awards are Presented to Exceptional Chapters in Florida

Grand Chapter R.A.M. Four Veils Awards were presented by Most Excellent Grand High Priest C. Robert Cooper on May 24, 2017 to a number of outstanding Royal Arch Chapters in Florida. Pictured here were the High Priests, or Representatives of the Chapters, receiving the Awards from M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M.E.P.G.H.P. of the Grand Chapter of Florida. M. E. Companion Cooper is standing second from the right in the black hat. Next to him. on the far right of the line is Ronald C. Newton, Then R. E. Grand King, now M.E. Grand High...

Highlands Chapter No. 64, R.A.M., is Best Chapter in Florida for 2016-2017

Highlands Chapter No. 64, R.A.M. in Sebring, Florida, was awarded the Crystal Chalice on May 24, 2017 at the Grand Chapter Convocation at the York Rite Convention in Lake Mary as the best Royal Arch Chapter in Florida for the 2016-2017 Capitular year. Pictured here, officers of Highlands Royal Arch Chapter receive the Chalice traveling trophy from Most Excellent Companion C. Robert Cooper (with hat, on left in line), then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida. Shown, third from left was Most Excellent Companion Michael A. Padron, MWPGM, MEPGHP of Florida. Seen at right of the line was M. E. Companion Ronald C. Newton, then Excellent Grand King, now M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida. Congratulations to Highlands Chapter No....

Melbourne York Rite Festive Table Council

Melbourne York Rite Council No. 38 Royal & Select Masters Presents Guest of Honor Paul W. Friend MIPGM talking about Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation Wives and guests are welcome and encouraged. Steak Dinner Catered by Texas Roadhouse Donations: $15 per person Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM Harbor City Masonic Lodge #318 F & AM 1715 Avocado Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32935 Please R.S.V.P. no later than September 10, 2017 For information contact: George Goddard Dinner Checks made payable to : Melbourne York Rite Bodies CMMRF Donations made payable to : CMMRF Proceeds benefit Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (CMMRF) Download the flyer...

Northeast Florida York Rite College #114 Meets and Installs New Officers

Northeast Florida York Rite College No. 114 met in Jacksonville on May 13, 2017 for its Annual Assembly. R.E.D. Grand Governor Glenn E. Chandler made his official visit, and new officers were elected and installed for 2017-2018. Preeminent Companion Knight Paul James Mast was installed as Governor. Eminent Companion Knight Rudin “Rudy” Boatright was installed as Deputy Governor. And Eminent Companion Thomas A. Olsen was installed as Chancellor. The Treasurer & Secretary continued in their positions, and the remaining appointed officers were also installed. The Grand Installing Officer was Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, R. I. Grand Principal Conductor of Work, Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida; OPC, Grand Governor of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. The Grand Installing Marshal was Very Eminently Distinguished Brother Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, OPC, Past Deputy Grand Governor of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of N. A. The Installing Marshal was Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PG, OPC. Pictured here were the new officers and Companion Knights who were able to remain for a few minutes after the meeting to take a picture. Seen in the first row, from left to right were: Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH, PG; Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, RIGPCW, OPC, Grand Governor of Florida, Installing Officer; Eric G. Cole, Seneschal; Rudin “Rudy” Boatright, Deputy Governor; Paul James Mast, new Preeminent Governor of Northeast Florida Y. R. College #114; Thomas A. Olsen, PDDGIM, DDGHP, Chancellor; Kenneth E. Hinton, Jr., Primate; Adam M. Bryan, EGJW of the Grand Commandery, College Sentinel; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, OPC, PDGG,...

Spring York Rite Festival Held in Jacksonville

A Spring York Rite Festival was held in Jacksonville on March 23 – 25, 2017. Nine new York Rite Masons were exalted and greeted, in the Chapter and Council, and knighted in the Commandery of Knights Templar.   Pictured first were the new Royal Arch. Companions with M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, after the R.A.M. Degree on Friday, March 24, 2017. In the second picture, the new Sir Knights are pictured with the Commandery officers and cast after the Order of the Temple and knighting on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The second picture shows the following new Sir Knights, officers, cast members and other Sir Knights after the Orders on Saturday, March 25, 2017....