Christmas Observance Announcement

Olivet Commandery

Jerry McKinnonSir Knights,

Don’t foget our Christmas Observance tonight.

Meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Pot Luck and refreshments after the ceremony.

Bring your “pot luck” and also do not forget the canned food for our charity.


Jerry McKinnon, Eminent Commander

Light of Hope Food Drive

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Sponsored by Olivet Commandery No.4
When: October 1st – December 15th, 2011
What: canned and non-perishable food items Food items to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

We request the assistance of all Sir Knights and their Ladies as well as ALL the Brethren in our Masonic fraternity on collecting the donations from any person.

Please bring the Food items to our next meeting or contact our Secretary/Recorder.

Election Night at the Olivet Commandery

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Congratulations to all Sir Knights elected and appointed tonight at our conclave.

These are the Officers for 2012:

Eminent Commander: Ricardo Parente
Generalissimo: Leibnitz Soares
Captain General: Edward Smallwood
Senior Warden: Theodore Hammond
Junior Warden: Dale Vied
Prelate: TBA
Treasurer: Thomas S. Rice
Recorder: John B. Fletcher Jr.
Standard Bearer: Bill Miller
Sword Bearer: Erik Andersen
Warder: TBA
Sentinel Miguel Arteaga

Deputy Grand Commander Visit July 2011

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Tonight we had the official visit of SK Berlin W. Ruleman Jr., District Deputy Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Florida.

We had a roast beef dinner cooked by our own E.C. Jerry McKinnon, with watermellon and apple pie as dessert.

We also had the following visitors:

  • District Instructor for the Capituler District 5, R E Companion Mike Hartman, PDDGHP

From the United Religious Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple, England:

  • E Kt Robert Ronald Anderson, Provincial Aid-de-Camp
  • E Kt Robert Michael Anderson, Provincial Bodyguard

It was a very nice meeting with 20 Sir Knights in attendance.

Practice for Fall Festival

Sam TishCHANGE PRACTICE DATE:   Now 4 AUG–(vs. 21 JUL).  Scheduling conflict requires this change.

Additional guidelines–see APPENDIX D (red softbound–pp. D-8 thru D-11)–are available for use when conducting the York Rite CHAPTER degree for Past Masters scheduled during our 2011 Fall Festival.  This information will be especially useful for the SD and RWM.  [Use your spare time to review the ritual and guidelines prior to our first scheduled rehearsal now on 04 AUG–6:30 p.m., at EOLA Lodge].  We would like to do this degree from memory.  “The CHARGE is to be read.”  Bring your CHAPTER books.

Dress is casual for all rehearsals.  Companions who have experience with this DEGREE are encouraged to attend and provide guidance.

To our Degree TEAM:  (Jerry FAVOR has RE-scheduled us to “practice” at EOLA Lodge at 6:30 p.m., 1ST THURS of AUG).  Bring your York Rite friends as sideliners.
We have scheduled our first practice at EOLA Lodge (6:30 p.m.–on 4 AUG).   Let’s try to work without books on 4 AUG when we practice our parts for the Degree of Past Masters.

We believe we have a solid team for the DEGREE OF PAST MASTERS (see pp. 43 – 53–RED BOOK).  Volunteers [5 CHAIRS + TILER] are listed below.

SW SOARES, Leibnitz
SD RUDD, Michael
Sam Tish, KYCH