York Rite District 5 Meeting

On last Saturday August 1oth Orlando York Rite hosted the District 5 Meeting at Eola Lodge.

Resgistration started at 11 am, lunch at 12 pm and Meeting/Ladies Program started at 1 pm.

We had the presence of the highest authorities:

M.Ex. Grand High Priest, John F. Wermann

M.I. Grand Master, Dayle L. Shrock

R.E. Grand Commander, Henry A. Adams

and several other Grand Officers.

Here are some photos:

Winter Park St. Johns’ Day

York Rite of FreemasonryOrlando York Rite Bodies was well represented this morning at the St. Johns’ Day Breakfast celebration at Winter Park Lodge 239.

M.’.W.’. Danny R. Griffith  was present with his elected and appointed Grand Officers, District Deputies and also three Past Grand Masters in the East.

We had a nice breakfast and went for the Junior Grand Warden degree, which has been taken place for more than 30 years, to allow R.’. W.’. Stanley L Hudson to come to the East.

Our presence was marked by the following Orlando York Rite members:

  • Comp. Harry V. Eisenberg, Right Excellent Grand Master of the 3rd Veil
  • Comp.Leibnitz P. Soares, Eminent Commander
  • Comp.Jerry McKinnon, Right Illustrious District Deputy Grand Illustrious Master
  • Comp.Ricardo Parente, Illustrious District Instructor for the Grand Council
  • Comp.Erik Andersen, Illustrious Master
  • Comp.Miguel Arteaga, Past Eminent Commander
  • Comp.Edward L. Smallwood
  • Comp.Ervin Janssen
  • Comp.Nelson Bonnet

Here are some photos with the M.’.W.’. Grand Master:

St. Johns Day - Grand EastSt. Johns Day - Grand Master and York Rite

Grand York Rite Convention

York Rite of FreemasonryWe attended the Grand York Rite Convention .

R.E. Companion Harry V. Eisenberg is now the Grand Master of the 3rd Veil and Eminent District Deputy Inspector General. He is also the chairman of several Grand Commitees .

R.E. Companion Ricardo Parente is now the District Instructor for the Grand Council for our district 5. He was also the recipient of the Grand Chapter Golden Key Award.

R.I. Companion Jerry McKinnon is the District Deputy Grand Master for our District 5.

As you can see, Orlando York Rite is doing good!

I would strongly recommend you to attend our meetings. Contact us if you need transportation.


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