The District Instructor of the 5th District of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida….Excellent Companion Edgar Ortiz will hold a district wide “School of Instruction” on 27 February at Sanford Masonic Lodge starting at 8am.
Some topics to be reviewed are:
– the proper opening and closing of the Chapter
– correct signs and words
This training will be invaluable to new Companions, new officers and extremely helpful to those Companions who may need a gentle reminder.
So come out and support YOUR Chapter by being an educated Companion.
Last Saturday, March 29th, the Commandery Degree: The Order of the Temple was conferred by Olivet Commandery No.4, with assistance from Taylor Commandery No.28, at Eola Masonic Temple No.207.
The event was well attended and the Degree was put on beautifully.
A Big Congratulations and Welcome to our newly dubbed Sir Knights:
Michael G. Hindley
Richard H. Cerezo, Sr.
Davide D. Colvin
Frederick B. Delarosa
Richard S. Gonzalez, Sr.
William E. Neary III
Gaston A. Texier
Thank you to all the Sir Knights who attended and made this Degree very memorable for the new Sir Knights.
Companion Sir Knights,
As we start thinking about the summer, I need for you to mark your calendar and plan to attend our Taylor Commandery pilgrimage to the Holy Land Experience. By your vote, we agreed that we will make this trip on Thursday, 12 September 2013 so that we can take advantage of the group senior citizen rate. This means that we need a minimum of ten participants of age 65 or older. The trip is open to all Sir Knights; our families, (to include our ladies, our children, and grandchildren); our Brother Masons who are not in the York Rite, and any other friends and relatives we may wish to invite. The park is open from 10 AM to 5 PM that day. We will plan to meet up in Sanford at 9 AM so we can arrive at the park for the 10 AM opening. Plan to spend the entire day because one of the requirements for receiving the discounted rate is that we all attend the Passion Play at 4 PM.
The cost for the event is $25 for adults 19 and, $10 for youth ages 6 to 18, and $7 for children ages 3 to 5. Children 4 and under are free. It is recommended that each of the attendees purchase the $10 box lunch with their ticket. To get this rate, I must purchase all the tickets in a single transaction at least 30 days in advance. For this reason, the Recorder will need your reservation commitment and money not later than our 23 July conclave (read that “meeting” for those of you who forgot that the Commandery has “conclaves” in the “asylum,” not “meetings” in the “lodgeroom”).
As homework in preparation for our trip, I encourage all of you to read the book: “Born in Blood” by Robinson. It will give you new insights when you visit the exhibit on the history of the Bible and how it first became available to the average man.
Henry I. Jehan, Jr.
July 23rd, 2013 – D.D.G.C. Patrick X. Velasquez, will make his Official Visit to Taylor Commandery.
August 10th, 2013 – York Rite Grand Line will make its Official Visitation to District 5
Front Row: Companion Patrick X. Velasquez P.I.M, DDGC, Companion Henry Jehan P.I.M.,Companion John M. Bowers III I.M., DDGHP, Companion Dayle L. Schrock M.I.G.M., Companion David Hendrick C.G., Companion Al Keeth P.I.M., K.Y.C.H.
Back Row: Companion Jim Hawkins P.I.M, P.D.D.G.H.P, K.Y.C.H, Companion Edgar Ortiz P.I.M, Companion Tommy Turlington P.I.M., DDGM 16th Masonic District, Companion J. Michael Hartman P.I.M, P.D.D.G.M, P.D.D.G.H.P, P.D.I. of the Council, K.Y.C.H
At the Florida Grand York Rite Convention the following Brothers and Sir Knights were Appointed to serve in their Respective Bodies:
John M. Bowers III, District Deputy Grand High Priest for District 5 for the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida.
Patrick X. Velasquez, District Deputy Grand Commander for District 5 for the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Florida.
John Michael Hartman, District Instructor for District 5 for the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida.
I am sure they will all do Sanford York Rite Proud!!!