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 York Rite Bodies of Florida
At a stated assembly of Orlando Council No. 5 on Thursday, October the 8th, We had a nice turnout of Royal and Select Masters to greet our District Deputy. His message was well received and the fellowship was wonderful. Our own Illustrious Master Ed Smallwood provided the dinner for the evening as a thank you for all the work put in by the officers & members of the Council. We had ribeye steaks, Cheesy potatoes, baked beans, dinner rolls and pecan pie with ice cream for dessert. All the companions were loosening belts and buttons during the meeting. If you are a member of the Orlando York Rite Bodies and haven’t been attending, things are changing and you are missing out! We meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursday every month with a good hot dinner at 6:30 followed by the meeting at 7:30.
This fall’s York Rite Festival was a great success! We had 14 new members receiving the various degrees and orders of the rites. We had a good turnout with many dignitaries from the various bodies present.
The degrees and orders were performed well even with a few last minute replacements who had a very short time to learn their parts.
The meals provided during the festival were delicious and plentiful, we want to thank Comp. Edgar’s wife, Natasha, for keeping all of us fed and happy.
We would also like to thank Sanford Lodge / York Rite Bodies for allowing the use of their lodge to host the festival due to scheduling conflicts at or home lodge.
Year after year we can see the fellowship of Freemasonry as many Brothers, Companions and Sir Knights from different Lodges, Chapters, Councils and Commanderies come together for these festivals. It’s a lot of hard work and we appreciate the time and effort that our brothers have dedicated in order to make a good impression on the new members.
If you want to join the Orlando York Rite Bodies, it’s not too late! We will be having another festival in the Spring. Contact us to begin the process.
Comp. Craig Frazier
We had our Installation of Officers for the three bodies yesterday evening, on January 8th, 2015.
The installing officers were:
- Installing Officer: Robert E. Burleson, Past Southeastern Department Commander, Past Grand Illustrious Master, Past High Priest, KCT, KYGCH
- Installing Marshall: Gerald H. Favor, Past High Priest, Past Illustrious Master, Past Commander, KYCH
- Installing Chaplan: James D. Dickenson, Past Deputy Grand High Priest, Past Deputy Grand Illustrious Master, Past Deputy Grand Commander, KYCH
A delicious lazagne diner was served at 6:00 pm by Elect Grand Commander, S.K. Theodore Hammond and S.K. Edward L. Smallwood’s wife.
Here are some photos: