Oct 302014

Erik AndersenCompanions and Sir Knights

A quick flash to let everyone what events and coming up.  Tomorrow evening, Friday Oct. 31  (Halloween) is also the official visit for James W. Ford Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons of Florida in the 16th masonic district.  This will take place at the First Baptist Church, 725 N. Woodland Blvd, Deland

(SR. 17-92 just north of Stetson University).  Registration is at 5:30PM, Supper at 6:30 PM and the meeting will be at 7:30PM.  Taylor Commandery is presenting Colors and has asked Olivet Commandery for help.  They helped us out at ours with 5 or 6 SK,s.  It would be nice to return the favor.  Anyone wanting to car pool, call text or email me and we will set it up.  We need to be there by 6:PM.  Dinner is FREE   FREE   FREE  and you don’t have to stay for the meeting if you don’t want to.

Next event coming up…..  every year the Chapter is required to have a public religious observance day.  The idea is to go out into the community, to one of the local churches or parishes as a unit and attend their service and worship with the congregation.  This is to demonstrate faith as Christians and let the people see that we worship as they do.  This year we will be attending services at the Hyland Baptist Church on 47oo Silver Star Road, Orlando, FL.  The Pastor is Brother Dennis Ickes Chaplin from Mokanna Lodge. Many of you know Brother Dennis and know how well he serves our fraternity whenever anyone is sick, in the hospital or just needs some help or someone to talk to.    We will be attending services there on Sunday November 9th at 11:00 AM.  Come worship with us.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone of our Christmas Celebration presented by Olivet Commandery.  EM Ed Smallwood  did a terrific job organizing this event last year and is working just as hard on this years to make it an even better event.  It is on the 18th of December at 6:30.  There is no cost for the dinner (although donations are always gladly accepted).  Afterwards there will be a short religious service , caroling , the Traditional Toasts by the Sir Knights of the Commandry and lots of good Christmas cheer and fraternizing.  Everyone is invited to come, wives, kids friends relatives and yes even your enemy’s.  This is a special time of the year and a great time to join together in friendship and to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.

This bulletin has been requested and endorsed by none other than your High Priest, Companion Ed Smallwood, your Illustrious Master, Companion Theodore Hammond, and your Eminent Commander, Sir Knight Ed Smallwood.

Thank You and I look forward to seeing you at these events.

Erik B. Andersen KYCH, PEHP,PIM,PEC
Orlando York Rite Bodies

Oct 232014

Right Eminent Sir Knight Paul W. Friend made his official visit today, October 23rd 2014,  to Olivet Commandery No. 4.

Accompanying him were Eminent S.K. James Hawkins, District Deputy Grand Commander, Eminent S.K. Patrick Velasquez, Grand Sentinel and Eminent S.K. Harry V. Eisenberg, District Leader.

We had a 12-men full form opening and our Past Grand  Commander R.E. S.K. John B. Fletcher Jr, KYCH, KYCGH, KCT joined  the authorities to the reception  into the Asylum.

Eminent S.K. Harry V. Eisenberg presented the Thomas Hayward Award to Eminent S.K. Gerald Favor in appreciation to his continued dedication and service to the York Rite Bodies of Florida.

Right Eminent S.K. Paul W. Friend presented the 63-year certificate and pin to Eminent S.K. Allen F. Reeth who received a standing ovation.

Here are some photos:

The thomas Hayward Award to Gerald Favor

S.K. Allen Reeth receiving 63-years certificate

Grand Commander Official Visit

Oct 192014

Orlando York Rite Bodies had the first Thomas Hayward Award Banquet yesterday, October 18th 2014, during the Festive Table organized by the three bodies: Eureka Chapter No.7, Orlando Council No.5 and Olivet Commandery No.4.

We had a fantastic rib-eye steak dinner prepared by our Companion Michael T. Rudd and his lovely wife.

Three awards were given, in appreciation of continued dedication and service to York Rite Bodies of Florida, to the Companions Ricardo Parente, James D. Dickenson and J. Michael Harman. The fourth award will be given to Companion Gerald Favor on the next York Rite meeting since he could not attend the banquet.

Here are some photos.


Oct 192014

Harry EisenbergCouncil Header


Our Most Illustrious Grand Master will be making official visits to Sanford Council #20, on Tuesday Nov. 11th and Orlando Council #5 on Thursday Nov. 13th. We should endeavor to have a good turn out to welcome him to both meetings, and as nice dinner beforehand. Please spread this message to our other companions. Thank you.


Harry Eisenberg, DDGIM District 5

Oct 192014

Harry V. EisenbergOlivet Commandery

Dear Sir Knights,

Our R.E. Grand Commander, Paul Friend, will be making an official visit to Olivet Commandery #4 this coming Thursday, Oct. 23rd. He wants us to do a full form opening so we will need everyone’s attendance and support. Please make every effort to attend to welcome him in Grand style. Also we should have a nice dinner planned beforehand in his honor. Thank you.

Courteously and Fraternally,

Harry Eisenberg, District Leader

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