Grand York Rite Convention – Hotel Reservation

Companions & Sir Knights,

Again, please let the members of your bodies know that hotel reservations for the Grand Convention must be made BEFORE Friday April, 22, 2016. Attached is the flyer for the convention hotel and reservations can be made at the phone number listed on the flyer.

The MEGHP has informed me that he has already made his reservations and will arrive on Friday May, 20, 2016.


L. Edward Villiaume III, KYCH
Grand Sec./Rec.
Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida

Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

Olivet Commandery No. 4 Knights Winter Garden Brothers

At last weekend’s York Rite Festival, two brothers from Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 were knighted into our magnanimous order. The Orlando York Rite bodies, having a completely new line of officers from the secretary down are seeing a flux in new interest and younger membership.  If you are a member and haven’t been in a while for whatever reason, you should come out and see the changes and progress we are making.  We need and welcome your support!



L-R: SK Bart Patria, Sentinel, SK Jerry Clark, SK Mike Kilgore and SK Dan Kuhl, Swordbearer


PHP & PIM Aprons Presented

At a stated meeting of Olivet Commandery No. 4 on February 25th, The Junior Past High Priest of Eureka Chapter No. 7 of Royal Arch Masons, Bill Miller, and Past Illustrious Master of Orlando Council No. 5 of Royal & Select Masters, Ed Smallwood were presented with their aprons.  The presentation of aprons to our past presiding officer’s has long been a tradition at The Orlando York Rite Bodies and is a proud moment for those gentlemen who worked very hard and made it through the line, each leaving their mark.


L-R: Ed Smallwood and Bill Miller