Dear Companions and Sir Knights:
The members of your Grand York Rite Souvenir Program Committee are pleased to announce that we have begun our
efforts early this year to sell ads for our 2014 Souvenir Program. We have several objectives to accomplish:
1) To increase the ads from previous years,
2) To publish an enticing, professional and informative Souvenir Program in COLOR,
3) To financially help offset a portion of the Grand Convention expenses,
4) To include ½ page ads for the Masonic Youth groups FREE of charge and,
5) To have FREE memorial page(s) for ALL Companions and Sir Knights listing their Mother Blue Lodge and
York Rite bodies only along with their date of birth and the date they passed on.
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The files below are for the selection when choosing a ministers for the Knight Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage.
Please make as many copies as you need and distribute them to your local Commanderies for their use.
Let’s have a banner year in the service of Our Lord and Savior!
Yours in Christ,
Emmett Mills, KCT, PGC, Chairman
Holy Land Pilgrimage, Inc.
Grand Encampment, Knights Templar
United States of America
We extend an invitation for you and your Lady to attend our York Rite Knights Templar Christmas Observance—that time of year when we pause to rejoice in the “Reason for the Season.” Our Observance this year will be on Thursday, December 19 at Eola Lodge on Grant Street in Orlando. We will begin with a full dinner at 6:00 PM, followed by our special program at 7:15 PM.
Dinner will include:
Green Beans – Yams – Corn – Dressing
Salad – Rolls – A Variety of Homemade Pies
Knight Templar Officers will be in uniforms while other Knights can wear uniforms or business attire. All guests can wear business attire or seasonal attire.
We request that you RSVP (so we can prepare the necessary food) no later than Monday, December 16 to Sir Knight Edward Smallwood, Commander Elect of Olivet Commandery No. 4, at 407-361-6706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This evening of dining, fellowship, and observance of Christmas will be one that you will want to be a part of while seeing old friends and making new acquaintances. Please join us as Masons and members of Appendant Bodies for an observance of the “Reason for the Season”.
We are looking forward to seeing you Thursday, December 19, for the dinner beginning at 6:00 PM at Eola Lodge, 3200 East Grant Street, Orlando, FL 22806.
For Olivet Commandery
S. K. Edward Smallwood, Commander-Elect
Greetings My Companions:
Please find attached my Christmas Message. I believe in my heart of hearts that this is the most special time of year. I know time is at a premium at this time of year but take a minute out of your busy schedule to reach out to your fellow Companions more especially those who have not attended Chapter in a while and just wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. Encourage your fellow Companions to do the same.
Please read this (Christmas Message)at you next Convocation Also distribute this to all Brothers and Sir Knights.
Zealously and Fraternally
John F. Wermann, MEGHP
Florida Priory No. 60, K.Y.C.H. Holds Conclave and Knights Five.
Florida Priory No. 60, Knights York Cross of Honour, held its Fall Conclave at the Jacksonville York Rite Temple on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Five new Knights of the York Cross of Honour were knighted and received into Florida Priory No. 60, K.Y.C.H.
Pictured here in the first row, were the Prior of Florida Priory No. 60, Darry A. D’Angina, MEPGHP, and the new Knights welcomed into the Order. Seated left to right, were: new Knights Wallace Grist, Randall Jesmok, and Lowell D. Crane; next Prior of Florida Priory No. 60, Darryl A. D’Angina, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter; then new Knights: David B. Dillard and Sheldon R. Arpad, MEPGHP, MIPGM; and Eric B. West, E. Grand Generalissimo of the Grand Commandery, K.T. of Florida.
Shown in the second row, from left to right were: Paul W. Friend, MIPGM, V.E. Deputy Grand Commander; Henry A. Adams, R.E. Grand Commander, Grand Commandery, K.T. of Florida; Dayle L. Schrock, MIGM, Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida; James D. Dickenson, David A. Aponte, REPGC, Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery K.T. of Florida; Harry A. Rosenthal, Jr., REPGC; Richard A. Wolfe, R. Ex. Grand Scribe, Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of FL; Robert R. Gagnon, Sec./Recorder St. Augustine Y.R. Bodies; C. Robert Cooper, Ex. Grand Captain of the Host, Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of FL; Harry V. Eisenberg, MD, Ex. Grand Master of the 3rd Veil, Grand Chapter, R.A.M., Dep. Inspector General, Grand Commandery, K.T. of Florida.
Seen in the third row, from left were; Rusty Ludlam, P.P. (Missouri No. 17), Dist. Instructor #8, Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida; and J. B. Hunt, Past Dist Deputy all Bodies.
Also present, but not pictured here were Robert E. Burleson, P.P., MIPGM, R.E. Past S.E. Dept. Commander, Grand Encampment, K.T. of the U.S.A.; Carl E. Gilmore, P.P., MIPGM, REPGC, Acting Registrar; and William G. Ellis, P.P., REPGC, K.T. of Florida.
Northeast Florida York Rite College No. 114 Elevates a New Knight of York
On September 28, 2013 in Jacksonville, Northeast Florida York Rite College No. 114 elevated and greeted Kolen Sawyer, a new Knight of York. Companion Knight Sawyer is active in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine York Rite Bodies.
Pictured in the east after the Assembly were Companion Knight Sawyer with the officers and Companion Knights participating in the meeting and conferral of the Order.
Standing in the first row, left to right, were: Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, PG, PDGG; Corey D. Kosciuszko DDGIM, Seneschal, N.E. FL Y.R. College No. 114; Howard Hudgins, DG, N.E. Florida Y. R. College No. 114; J. B. Hunt, KYCH, PDDGHP, PDDGIM, PDDGC; Governor of N.E. Florida Y.R. College No. 114; new Companion Knight Kolen Sawyer; William F. Ellis, PC; William H. Schrieber, P. Sec./Recorder, Gainesville Y.R. Bodies; C. Edward Constant, DDGHP, Sec., N.E. Florida Y. R. College No. 114; and Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, Grand Historian of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M., I. Grand Steward, Grand Council R. & S. M., OPC, PG, N.E. Florida Y.R. College No. 114.
Seen in the back rows from left to right, were Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, OPC, PG; C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PGSWB, OPC, PG, R. E. Grand Capt. of the Host, Grand Chapter, R.A.M.; Alexander Constant, IM, Athelstan Council No. 46; Paul James Mast, EHP, St. Augustine Chapter No. 17, IM, St. Augustine Council No. 15; Robert Bullard, PDDGHP; Wiley Hart, Primate; Morton Wolfson, Christoher Lanham, Oscar Patterson, SW, St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; George E. Preston, Jr., KYCH, Sec./Recorder, Palatka Y. R. Bodies; and Edward Dunn, PDDGC.
Companion Knight William H. Schrieber, Gainesville, displays the Gold Honour Award certificate, with which he was presented earlier in the meeting, by Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, OPC, PG of Northeast Florida Y. R. College No. 114.
St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T. Visitation by DDGC Bill Goldwire
On Monday, September 23, 2013, Sir Knight William P. Goldwire made his official visitation to St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T. Pictured here were District Deputy Goldwire with the officers and Sir Knights after the Conclave.
Standing, left to right, in the first row were: Edward Dunn, PDDCG; J. B. Hunt, KYCH, PDDGC, Treasurer; Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, Grand Historian of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M., I. Grand Steward of the Grand Council, R. & S. M., and Commander of St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T.; William P. Goldwire, KYCH, District Deputy Grand Commander, Chivalric District No. 7; C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, R. Ex. Grand Captain of the Host of the Grand Chapter, PDDGC, PGSWB, C.G., St. Augustine No. 10; William F. Ellis, P.C., Damascus Commandery No. 2; and new Sir Knight Robert J. “Bob” Pringle, Jr.
Shown, from left, in the second row were: D. J. “Gunny” Wilkerson, S.W., Damascus Commandery No. 2; Richard Aeh, Robert L. Owens, KYCH, Warder; Oscar Patterson, III, S.W.; and Paul James Mast, C.G., Palatka Commandery No. 5, K. T.
Seen from left in the back row, were: Thomas A. Olsen, Gen.; Kolen Sawyer, SwB; Charles Ronald Holland, Robert R. Gagnon, KYCH, Sec./Recorder; and A. Eugene Yarborough, P.C.
Present but not shown, was Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, taking the picture.