At the Grand York Rite Convention first Day’s session, at Panama City Beach, FL on May 18, 2015, Companion Ray Kinser received the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International Adult Leadership Award. Although this was the Grand Commandery session day, since Companion Kinser was going to have to miss the Grand Council session, the Grand Commander allowed the presentation to be made during the Grand Commandery Conclave.
H. Warren Almand, MEPGHP, then Most Illustious Grand Master, now M. I. Past Grand Master of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida, presented to Companion Kinser, the prestigious award for his work with our Masonic Youth and others over many years. Pictured at the presentation were Ray Kinser, left; and H. Warren Almand, MEPGHP, right, then Most Illustrious Grand Master, now MIPGM of the Grand Council.