South Seminole Lodge Visit

York Rite of FreemasonryTonight we went to South Seminole Lodge as programmed. It was a success. Great lazagna dinner prepared by our own Excellent High Priest, Companion Theodore Hammond.

We were 14 members in attendance from the Orlando and Sanford York Rite Bodies.

Right Excellent Companion Harry V. Eisenberg, Grand Master of the First Veil of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masters of Florida, spoke about the Grand Royal Arch Charity, R.A.R.A. (Royal Arch Research Assistance).

Right Illustrious Companion Michael Hartman, District Deputy Grand Illustrious Master, gave an excellent explanation of the York Rite history.

Illustrious Companion Gerald Favor and Illustrious Companion Erik Anderson gave an excellent performance of the Council Circum-ambulation.

Here is our “Team” with the members of South Seminole Lodge:



York Rite Visits South Seminole Lodge 364

Erik AndersenCompanions and Sir Knights  We will be traveling to South Seminole Lodge No 364 in Casselberry, Fl  this coming Tuesday evening May 7th, 2013 for their Stated Meeting.

Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Dress is your commandery uniform, red jacket and tie or purple jacket and tie.  If you do not have a purple or red jacket wear your white dinner jacket.

Come join us and support your York Rite.  We will be introducing them to the York Rite and looking for new candadates for our Fall Festival.

Erik Andersen, Illustrious Master

Monroe Festive Table Chapter

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I just came back from the Monroe Festive Table Chapter sponsored by Sanford York Rite.

It was a lot of fun. We offered toast to several entities and the donation box was passed along the tables for the Sanford York Rite charity.

Good food, an Asian Buffet, all you can eat for just $11,00, it was a blast ! We must do that more often.

Congratulations Monroe Chapter !

Here are some photos:


Monroe Chapter Festive Table

My Brothers, Companions, Sir Knights and Friends

Monroe Chapter #15 will be holding its annual Festive Table on April 30th, 2013 starting at 6:30p.m. at the Ichigo Ichie Buffet located located at 3611 South Orlando Drive, [Hwy 17/92 in the Wal-Mart Plaza] Sanford, Florida 32773.

The cost will be $11.00 per person which will include coffee, tea, and/or a soft drink also the sales tax.  This price does not include Beer, Wine or other adult Drinks, Sales Tax  on those items or Gratuities.  They accept Visa, Discover and Master Card and you can check them out on their web site at

I order for the restaurant to make seating arrangement please let me know as soon as possible if you are coming and who will be companying you.  Please check the list of names in the sent section of this email and if you can think of anyone that you believe would be interested in our Festive Table please forward this email to them and/or give them a call and give them my email address.

May the Supreme High Priest bless and watch over you and your family,

John M. Bowers III
Past High Priest
Monroe Chapter #15
Sanford, FL

District Deputy Grand High Priest Official Visit

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On Thursday, April 11th, we had the official visit of the District Deputy Grand High Priest, R.E. Ricardo Parente.
The attendance was good, we had a delicious dinner prepared by our own High Priest, E. Theodore Hammond.

Many announcements were made and the D.D.G.H.P. congratulated Eureka Chapter No.7 for the efforts to perform well in the rituals.

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