The Grand High Priest Award—the Crystal Chalice—was presented to Eureka Chapter No. 7, R. A. M. of the Orlando York Rite Bodies, at the Grand York Right Convention in Panama City Beach on May 19, 2015. Pictured here, receiving the award, from then Most Excellent Grand High Priest William R. Jacobs, now MEPGHP, left, was Harry V. Eisenberg, MD, then Ex. Grand Royal Arch Captain, now Ex. Grand Principal Sojourner of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida and R.Ex. James Dickenson.
Companion Mike Hartman, District Instructor for the 5th District, will be assisting Companion Jerry Favor instructing this class.
They will be going over the opening ritual as well as the procedures and process we will have to know to confer the Chapter Degrees in September. Remember we are going to have a different procedure than usual for this falls Festival. We need to get organized now to be able to perform these Degrees in an efficient manner. We have to worry about costumes and stage set props.
We will be using the dining room and the Lodge room to eliminate down time between the Degrees. We have not done this before so we start organizing it now. Companion Jerry will need lots of help.
Practice will begin a 7:00 PM. The meeting for the organization for the festival will begin a 6:00 PM.
Remember that Companion Jerry still needs helpers for a stage crew. If you cannot take part in the Degrees maybe you can come and help with the staging. Part time help is always welcome.
Erik Andersen, P.H.P.
On Saturday, September 28th 2013, Eureka Chapter No. 7 had a Festive Table Chapter honoring R.E. Companion Harry V. Eisenberg, Master of the Third Veil, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida.
We had a good attendance, although I think we could have made it better if more of our own attended.
Here are some pictures of the event.
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.
It is a honor and a privilege to be elected Eminent Commander of Olivet Commandery No.4 for 2013. I would like to thank to all of you, and welcome the elected and appointed officers. We have a couple of positions to be covered and we will be able to use the newer Brothers as we need it.
We had a great Christmas Observance Party on December 20th.
Sir Knight David Aponte, Right Eminent Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida. offered Christmas toast to Sir Knight David Dixon Goodwin, Most Eminent Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of the U.S.A., and the Benediction delivered by Sir Knight, Rev. Jerry Elmore .
Our thanks to all Sir Knights, Ladies and visitors presents in our Commandery who made our Christmas Observance a success.
According to Eminent SK Harry V. Eisenberg, Deputy Inspector General and District Instructor, our Commandery will be conferring the York Rite Order of Red Cross, Order of Malta and Order of the Temple on March 23, 2013 at Eola Lodge 207. Breakfast at 7am, and Degree Work starting at 8am.
Leibnitz P. Soares, Eminent Commander
Here are some photos from the York Rite Bodies Installation of Officers for 2013: