Feb 102015

york-pinwheel-altWhere: Eola Lodge, 3200 E Grant St, Orlando, FL 32822, United States (map)

When: Friday Evening, March 13th – Dinner at 6:00 pm, Chapter Degrees at 7:00 pm

Saturday, march 14th – Breakfast: 7:00 am, Degrees: 8:00 am, Lunch: 12:00 pm, Orders: 13:00 pm

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Jan 092015

York Rite of FreemasonryWe had our Installation of Officers for the three bodies yesterday evening, on January 8th, 2015.

The installing officers were:

  • Installing Officer: Robert E. Burleson, Past Southeastern Department Commander, Past Grand Illustrious Master, Past High Priest, KCT, KYGCH
  • Installing Marshall: Gerald H. Favor, Past High Priest,  Past Illustrious Master,  Past Commander, KYCH
  • Installing Chaplan: James D. Dickenson, Past Deputy Grand High Priest, Past Deputy Grand Illustrious Master, Past Deputy Grand Commander, KYCH

A delicious lazagne diner was served at 6:00 pm by Elect Grand Commander, S.K. Theodore Hammond and S.K. Edward L. Smallwood’s wife.

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Jan 052015

Erik AndersenOlivet Commandery

Sir Knights and Companions

We have a new schedule as follows for this year’s installation of Blue Lodge Officers as follows:

Jan. 3: St. Cloud DONE S.K. Tomimbang was well pleased with the Honors we gave him for his installation.

Jan. 10: Sanford Lodge No 62, 212 Park Ave Sanford, FL Installation at 4:00 PM Dinner at 6:00 PM S. K. Patrick Velasquez will be installed as Master of Sanford Lodge and has requested York Rite Honors. Most of the Sanford Taylor Commandery S. K.’s are also in line as officers in Sanford Lodge and will not be able to be installed and perform Honors for their new WM.

Jan. 17: Oviedo Lodge No. 243 534 W King Street, Oviedo, FL Installation at 12:00 PM with la lunch following. Arrival time: 11: 15. This will give us time to make proper arrangements and to rehearse once beforehand.

Jan. 24: South Seminole Lodge No 364 Installation at 9:00 AM Breakfast at 8:00AM If you are not going to come for breakfast please be there by 8:15 so we can rehearse what we will be doing.

JAN 27: Taylor Commandery. S.K. Edgar Ortiz will be installed as the Eminent Commander of Taylor Commandery No 28. S. K. Paul Friend, Right Eminent Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Florida will be the installing officer. S. K. Edgar has requested Olivet Commandery to give York Rite Honors. This will be on their stated communication night of Tuesday Jan 27, 2015, dinner at 6:30 PM, Installation at 7:30 PM

FEB 7: District 17th Memorial Lodge. S. K. G. Frank Woods will be installed as the WM of our Memorial Lodge and has requested York Rite Honors. This installation will be at approximately 10:00AM following Masters & Wardens for the 17th District at Mokanna Lodge No 329, 4925 Clarcona-Ocoee Road, Orlando FL. The best way to so this is to come for breakfast at 8:00AM and then attend the M & W meeting. (Usually only 1 hour long) All Masons are invited to attend this meeting and to see what is going on in the district and to see what some of the other Lodges in the District are doing as well.

That is all

I hope to see you there in uniform or on the sidelines supporting the new Worshipful Masters and our Sir Knights.

S.K. Erik Andersen, P.C., KYCH


Dec 312014

Erik AndersenOlivet Commandery

Sir Knights

This year we have only 3 Worshipful Masters Elect from the Lodges in the 17th District requesting York Rite Honors.  All Sir Knights who have uniforms are requested to participate if possible.

This gives us great visibility in the District to all the non- York Rite Brothers.  The installations we have be requested for are:

  1. St. Cloud 221  Sat. Jan 3rd at 4:00PM.  There will be a reception and meal after the installation.  S. K. Wendell Tomimbang one of our newest Sir Knights will be installed as Worshipful Master and has requested York Rite Honors.
  2. South Seminole Lodge 364:  Sat Jan 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM.  Breakfast will be served at 8:00AM before the installation.
  3. Memorial Lodge 17  Sat Feb 2, 2015.  S.K. Frank Woods will be installed as Worshipful Master of Memorial Lodge this year and has requested York Rite Honors.  This installation will be held immediately after Masters and Wardens meeting (Approx 10:00AM)  at Winter Garden Lodge 165.

If you have any questions call, text or e-mail me.

We like to see 6 to 7 S.K.s to look good.  The more the better.  I hope to see you there.

S.K. Erik Andersen, KYCH

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