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The Grand York Rite Bodies of Freemasonry of Florida
The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, The Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters, The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar
2013 CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM
May 19-22, 2013
The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746
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Saturday, May 11th, 2013
The Colonnade Restaurant
3401 Bayshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
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A Masonic Service for SK Daniel E. Dale MEPGHP, MIPGM, KYGCH shall be held on March 30.
The service shall start at 11AM and will be at Manatee Lodge No. 31 in Bradenton, FL.
Here are the New Officers for 2013 for their Local Chapters, Councils, and Commanderies.
If any Chapter, Council, or Commandery has any pictures of their 2013 Officers Installation and would like to post them on this site please submit the pictures to the Webmaster.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHAPTER NO. 17, R.A.M., INSTALLS 2013 OFFICERS
The 2013 officers of St. Augustine Chapter No. 17, R. A. M. were installed on January 15, 2013. The installing officers were J. B. Hunt, KYCH, REDDGHP, Grand Installing Officer; Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, REPDDGHP, Grand Installing Marshal; and Robert E. Hendren, III, KYCH, Grand Installing Chaplain.
Pictured here were the new officers and Installing Officers after the ceremony. Shown in the first row, from left to right, were: Edward Dunn, PHP; Corbin P. Elliott, REPDDGHP, Grand Installing Marshal; Paul James Mast, E.H.P.; J. B. Hunt, REDDGHP, Grand Installing Officer; Oscar Patterson III, Scribe; Burt F. Maguire, PHP, KTCH, Past Secretary, Principal Sojourner; and LeRoy Zetrower, Sentinel.
Seen, from left, in the back row were: Richard Aeh, M. 3rd V.; Robert L. Owens, KYCH, C.O.T.H.; Arthur Holden, M 1st V.; Robert E. Hendren, III, KYCH, Chaplain; and Robert R. Gagnon, KYCH, Secretary.
NASSAU CHAPTER NO. 49 INSTALLS 2013 OFFICERS
Nassau Chapter No. 49, R. A. M. of Fernandina Beach installed its new officers for 2013 on January 10, 2013.
The Installing Team included M. Daniel Fullwood, KYGCH, MIPGM of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, Installing M. E. Grand Marshal, and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, Installing Grand Chaplain.
Pictured after the Installation were the new officers with the Installing Team. Standing in the first row, left to right, were Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, Installing Grand Chaplain; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Grand Marshal; Richard G. Cobb, Incoming Excellent High Priest of Nassau Chapter No. 49; M. Daniel Fullwood, KYGCH, MIPGM, Grand Installing Officer; and Brian Remley, PHP, Sentinel for the ensuing year.
Shown in the second row, left to right, were: Carl S. Amos, Treasurer; Alexander Constant, King; and Donald G. Gay, Principal Sojourner.
Seen in the back two rows, from the left, were: William P. Goldwire, KYCH, Secretary; and Charles Edward Constant, Scribe of Nassau Chapter for the new Capitular year.
Chapter Presents Caroline Porter with Sweetheart Award
On January 3, 2013 on its Installation Night, Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R. A. M. presented Mrs. Caroline Porter, wife of Companion Gil Porter, P. S., with the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International Sweetheart Award.
Caroline Porter has worked tirelessly with her husband, Gil, in repairing and updating our York Rite robes and costumes for the Jacksonville wardrobe department. She has also made from scratch probably over 20 hats for craftsmen and other characters in the various degrees.
Shown here at the presentation were Companion Jimmy A. Dorsey, retiring Excellent High Priest of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R. A. M., left; presenting Mrs. Caroline Porter with her award; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida, looking on.
JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER No. 12, R. A. M. INSTALLS 2013 OFFICERS
Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, Royal Arch Masons, installed its new officers for 2013 at the Jacksonville York Rite Temple on January 3, 2013.
The Installing Team was composed of Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, Installing Grand High Priest; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Grand Marshal; and Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, Ex. Grand Principal Sojourner, Installing Grand Chaplain.
Pictured here, following the Installation, were the new officers for 2013 and other Companions, with the Installing Officers. Standing in the first row, left to right were: Kolen Sawyer, C. of H.; Steve Haines, M. of 2nd V.; Tom Olsen, King: Corey D. Kosciuszko, High Priest of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.; Eric Cole, Scribe; Gilbert H. Porter, P. S.; Michael Mazurek, Chaplain; and Angel Moreno Fergusson, M. of 3rd V.
Shown in the second row, from the left, were: Charles Matthew Smith, KYCH, Treasurer, and on the right, Mark Balester, M. of 1st V.
Seen in the back row, from left were: Elmer G. Coffman, PHP, PGM, Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Florida; Robert Sapitan, Royal Arch Captain; Darryl A. D”Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Grand Marshal; Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, Installing Grand High Priest; Charles Robert Cooper, KYCH, Ex Grand P. S., Installing Grand Chaplain, Secretary; Jimmy A. Dorsey, PHP; and Danny R. Griffith, PHP, R.W.D.G.M. of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Florida.
Dear Companions and Sir Knights,
Exciting news! The Souvenir program deadline has been extended until the end of February, 2013! We have also added the following items to the program:
These are to commemorate Our Companions and Sir Knights that went back home to that House Eternal in the Heavens. We would like to honor their Masonic legacy and dedication to the Fraternity by including them. Please send in the Companions name and Masonic information. This is done as a service to the family and their memory.
Masonic Youth pages
Please send the names of the top Officers and their Bethel/Assembly/Chapter information. We will only include phone numbers of their adult advisors. The Grand York Rite is committed to our Youth and would like to show our appreciation by including them in the program. This is being offered free to our Youth as well.
Please don’t forget about the Gold Supporter program! This is a great and easy way to support your Grand York Rite Bodies!!
Nineteen New Companions Exalted at Jacksonville York Rite Festival
On November 9, 2012, Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R. A.M. exalted 19 new Royal Arch Masons. A number of the new Royal Arch Companions who could take time, are shown on November 8th after they were introduced to Capitular Masonry and received the Mark Master and Past Master Degrees. The new Companions are shown in the first three rows with R.A.M. Chapter Officers and cast members interspersed among them.
Pictured in the first row with the new Companions were: fifth from the left, in a red coat, Elmer G. Coffman, PHP, PGM, Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Florida, and next in a red coat, Leland E. Stanford, III, PC, PDDGC, the Class Honoree for the Festival.
Shown in the second row on the left, in red coats, were: William P. Goldwire. KYCH, PDDGHP; and Jimmy A. Dorsey, EHP of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12 R.A.M. Shown on the right of the second row beginning third from the right, in maroon coat, was J.B. Hunt, KYCH, DDGHP, PDDGM, PDDGC; and to his left, C. Robert Cooper, KYCH, PDDGHP, PDDGM, PDDGC, Ex. Grand Principal Sojourner of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida; and Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, PDDGC, MEPGHP of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida. Seen on the left of the third row, was Quinnie R. Williams, KYCH, PDDGHP, DSM. Seen in the back row, from left to right were: Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, PDDGC, DDGIM; David P. Thomas, EHP of Duval Chapter No. 48, R.A.M.; Robert Gagnon, KYCH; Wilmer T. Atwell, KYCH nominee, PDDGIM; Corey D. Kosciuszko, I.M. of Hallmark Council No. 3, King of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.
The new Companions exalted, listed not as seen in the picture, but in alphabetical order, were: Mark Balester, William Browning, Miguel Codecido, Chris Corbett, Richard Gibaja, Harold Harder, Richard Hiaeh, Vernon Higginbothen, Omar Ismail, Todd O. Jennings, Michael Mazurek, Logan Miano, Thomas Paul O’Donnell, Lief Olsen, Herbert L. Ray, Kevin W. Rentz, Billy Rogers, Bryant Samuelson, and Henry Webb.
Also showing up for a number of the degrees, but not able to remain for the picture, were: Nelson Bruce, PHP of Duval Chapter No. 48, IM of Lawtey Council No. 39; and Richard I. Lanier, KYGCH, PMEGHP of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will be raising the fee for our cruise by $250.oo, per person. Our agent convinced them not to do so until May 1st. Therefore the rates will remain the same, until that time. All is necessary is a deposit to confirm at the lower rate. Please call the number on the flyer or click on "register" This is a great price. Don’t let the date slip by. Should be a fun cruise. Remember, only one month to go at this price.
Sir Knights, Companions and Brothers,
Enclosed is a website to enable you to easily familiarize and register for the 2013 Cruise out of Cape Canaveral. It now includes a virtual tour of the ship (not the rooms), cancellation insurance costs, double occupancy and single supplement cost for each cabin category and a registration form which you can complete on site and submit by computer.
Hope to see you on board!!!
Henry A. Adams, VEDGC Dayle Schrock, DGIM John Wermann, MEGHP
Palatka York Rite Bodies Present Honorary Memberships to David Aponte, PGC
Palatka Commandery No. 5, Palatka Council No. 18, and Putnam Chapter No. 9, on October , 25, 2012 presented Honorary Memberships to Sir Knight David A. Aponte, Right Eminent Past Grand Commander, Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida.
Sir Knight Dean White, Eminent Commander of Palatka Commandery No. 5, presented the Honorary Commandery Membership. Paul James Mast, Illustrious Master of Palatka Council No. 18, presented the Honorary Council Membership, and Charles R. Holland, Excellent High Priest of Putnam Chapter No. 9, presented the Honorary Chapter Membership.
Pictured here, Paul James Mast, I.M. presents the Honorary Council Membership certificate to S. K. David A. Aponte, REPGC, Grand Prelate, after dinner. Shown from the left were: Charles R. Holland, EHP; David A. Aponte, REPGC, Grand Prelate; Paul James Mast, IM; and R. Dean White, EC. Excellent Companion Charles R. Holland, EHP, presented the Honorary Chapter Membership also at this time.
Next, pictured after the Commandery Conclave, Dean White, EC, is shown in the top row, center, presenting an Honorary Commandery Membership certificate to Past Grand Commander Aponte. The Palatka Commandery Sir Knights and visitors from St. Augustine No. 10, K.T. and Damascus No. 2, K.T. along with Past Grand Commander Frederick L. Piasecki (2nd row, 2nd from right), joined in welcoming and congratulating Past Grand Commander Aponte.
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Brothers, Companions and Sir Knights,
As many of you know, John Wermann (Most Excellent Grand High Priest), Dayle Schrock (Right Illustrious Deputy Grand Master) and I will be coordinating a Fund-raising cruise 8-15 September 2013 on board the Royal Caribbean “Freedom of the Seas”. This will help to raise charitable funds for our three (3) charities (royal Arch Research, Cryptic Masons Medical Research and Holy Land Pilgrimage). The more that go, the more for our charities. You can make payments directly to Cruise Holidays, Viera, FL. Please consider this worthwhile event and we hope to see you there.
Henry A. Adams, VEDGC
GAINESVILLE HOLDS ROYAL ARCH TABLE CHAPTER
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PAUL JAMES MAST RECEIVES DISTRICT 7 DDGHP AWARD
At the York Rite District 7 Meeting on July 14, 2012 in Jacksonville, Companion Paul James Mast, of Putnam Chapter No. 9, R.A.M. in Palatka, received the District Deputy Grand High Priest’s Award.
It is given by the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida on the recommendation of the District Deputy Grand High Priest.
In the picture shown, District Deputy Grand High Priest J. B. Hunt, KYCH, left, presents the award to Paul James Mast, right, of Putnam Chapter No. 9.
Seen in the background was M. E. Companion John F. Wermann, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida.
On June 23rd 2012 RE John F. Wermann was installed Sat. at 4:40 pm as the Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of RAM of Florida, at the Tampa York Rite Temple. Installing Officer was MEPGHP Dan Dale, Installing Marshal was MEPGHP Virgil Brown and the Installing Chaplain was RE B. John Ross.