Memorial Service for S.K. Douglas Noden

York Rite of FreemasonrySir Knight Douglas Noden passed away last Sunday. He was Past Commander, Past Illustrious Master and Past High Priest of Orlando York Rite Bodies.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 6th at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church in Tavares, Florida.

The Family will start receiving at 10:00 am.

 

First Annual York Rite Cruise Fundraiser

York Rite CruiseSir Knights, Companions and Brothers,
Enclosed is a website to enable you to easily familiarize and register for the 2013 Cruise out of Cape Canaveral. It now includes a virtual tour of the ship (not the rooms), cancellation insurance costs, double occupancy and single supplement cost for each cabin category and a registration form which you can complete on site and submit by computer.
Hope to see you on board!!!
Henry A. Adams, VEDGC
The website is:
WE HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT AS OF MAY 1 2013 THE CRUISE LINE WILL INCREASE THE PER PERSON RATES $250.00. IF YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT IN PRIOR TO MAY 1 YOU CAN STILL GET THE ORIGINAL PRICE.

Olivet Commandery Meeting

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Congratulations to Oliver Commandery No.4 !
Last conclave we had 18 members attending with 14 being in uniforms. The 9-men opening was very well done thanks to the off-Thursdays practice under the advice of S.K. Gerald Favor, KYCH, Past Eminent Commander.

We also installed the following officers:

  • S.K. Edward Smallwood, Generalissimo
  • S.K. Erik Andersen, Warder
  • S.K. Dan Roberts, Standard Bearer
  • S.K. Miguel Arteaga, Warder

According to S.K. Harry Eisenberg, Eminent Deputy Inspector General, if we continue to improve, we will be able to participate on future competitions.

The “Old Olivet Commandery” is coming back !!

Olivet Commandery No.4

Miami York Rite Festival

York Rite of FreemasonryApril 5-6, 2013

The Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Florida Keys York Rite Bodies  are pleased to present a Festival for the conferral of the Royal Arch, Cryptic Degrees, and the Chivalric Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry.

The conferral of these Degrees and Orders will take place at:

Oleeta West Dade Lodge #145
145 S. Royal Poinciana Boulevard
Miami Springs, Florida

The Schedule will be as follows:

Friday April 5th

  • 5:00 PM – Registration begins
  • 6:00 PM – Dinner served
  • 6:30 PM – Called Communications of all York Rite Bodies for the purpose of reviewing Petitions
  • 7:00 PM
    • ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER DEGREES:
      • Mark Master
      • Virtual Past Master
      • Most Excellent Master

Saturday April 6th

  • 7:30 AM –  Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    • ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER DEGREES:
      • Royal Arch Mason Degree
    • CRYPTIC MASON COUNCIL DEGREES:
      • Royal Master
      • Select Master
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM
    • CHIVALRIC ORDERS:
      • Illustrious Order of the Red Cross
      • The Mediterranean Pass and Order of Malta
      • Order of the Temple

For Petitions and more information, visit the Miami York Rite Bodies website at http://www.yorkrite.org/miami/.

 

Fall Festival Cancellation

Harry V. EisenbergCompanions and Sir Knights,

Unfortunately due to technical problems, scheduling conflicts, unavailability of degree team members and minimal number of candidates we have decided the prudent thing to do is to cancel the Spring Festival. We will marshal our efforts for the Fall Festival with the same dates previously announced. Should candidates appear who do not want to wait until the fall, we can direct them to other districts for courtesy work or we may do a slow class throughout the year.

I am sorry for those of you who have already spent time and effort preparing for this class but we do not want to put on anything but our best work so as to give our new Companions the education they deserve.

Will you please spread the word among your individual bodies. Thanks.

Courteously and fraternally,

Harry Eisenberg
Degree Master District 5