The new officers for Palatka Commandery No. 5, K. T. were installed on January 26, 2017. The Installing officers were: C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Installing Officer; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Marshal; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Installing Prelate. Christopher C. Lanham, Jr. was installed as Eminent Commander.
Pictured here were the newly installed officers with the installing officers and other Sir Knights present after the ceremony. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Installing Prelate; Thomas Olsen, KYCH, DDGHP, PC, Warder; Bobby Niles, KYCH, PDDGC, Prelate; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Marshal; William Hicks, Generalissimo; Christopher C. Lanham, Jr., Eminent Commander of Palatka Commandery No. 5; Kenneth Hinton, Jr., PC, Generalissimo; William L. Buck, Jr., MEPGHP; LeRoy Zetrouer, Sentinel; and C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP, Installing Officer. Seen in the back rows, from left to right, were: Charles G. Sipes, KCT, REPGC of Utah; Mickey Cunningham, Ronnie Holland, S.W.; Paul James Mast, EC, St. Augustime Commandery No. 10, SwB, Palatka Commandery No. 5; Exum “Buddy” Bardin, StB; Frederick L. Piasecki, REPGC; Edward Dunn, PDDGC; Bob Pingle, PHP, PC; Robert Gagnon, KYCH, PDDGHP; Randal Bolen, J.W.; Bobby Owens, PHP, PIM; Henry A. Adams, Ex G.M. of 2nd V., Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, R. E. Department Commander, S. E. Department, Grand Encampment, K. T. of the USA; and George E. Preston, Jr., PHP, PC, Recorder of Palatka Commandery No. 5. K. T.
The second picture shows a number of the ladies, families and friends present at the open installation to enjoy the fine dinner and socializing, and to support and congratulate the new officers.