EIGHT COMPANIONS EXALTED AT JACKSONVILLE YORK RITE FESTIVAL
In a Festival named in honor of M. E. Companion Richard Ivey Lanier, M. E. Past Grand High Priest of Florida, the Companions of St. Augustine Chapter No. 17, Duval Chapter No. 48, Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, Putnam Chapter No. 9, and Nassau Chapter No. 49 conferred the degrees, and ultimately exalted eight new Companions as Royal Arch Masons on April 14, 2012.
The induction began with the M.M.M. and P.M. Degrees on Thursday, April 12th, and continued on Saturday, April 14th with the M.E.M. and R.A.M Degrees.
Pictured here were the new Companions after the degree work on Thursday evening, April 12, 2012. Shown seated in the first row, left to right, were: Robert F. Scott, KYGCH, Most Illustrious Past Grand Master of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Florida; and new Companions Mike Vickers, Lance Norman, Steven Persinger, Jason Hill, Robert W. Aenchbacher, Jr., Sam Sheider, Bob Wiley and Steven C. Haines.
Standing in the second row, left to right, were: Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, DDGHP, District 7; Richard Ivey Lanier, KYGCH, MEPGHP; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MDPGHP; Corey D. Kosciuszko, King; Tom Jones, Eric Cole, C of H; Jimmy A. Dorsey, Excellent High Priest of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.; Ron George; and Wilmer T. Atwell, PHP, REPDDGHP.
Seen in the back row, left to right, were: Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH, Sec.-Recorder, Lawtey Y. R. Bodies; Charles R. Cooper, KYCH, REPDDGHP, Ex. Grand R.A.C., Sec.- Recorder, Jacksonville Y. R. Bodies; Angel Moreno/Fergusson, M. 1st V., and Nelson W. Bruce, Treasurer, Duval Chapter No. 48, R.A.M.
Not pictured, and among the many other Companions who assisted in the degrees and work of the Festival, were: William P. Goldwire, PDDGHP, Sec.-Recorder of the Fernandina Beach Y. R. Bodies; Charles E. Middleton, KYCH, D.I., District 7; Rudin J. Boatright, PHP, Jacksonville #12; Charlie Irle, PHP, P.S., #12; Tom Olsen, Scribe #12; John A. Block; Robert Shellenberger; Richard Sheridan, EHP, St. Augustine #17; J.B. Hunt, KYCH, #17; Robert Gagnon, KYCH, #17; Burt Maguire, PHP, DSM, Sec., St. Augustine # 17; Edward Dunn, PHP, #17; Art Holden;, David P. Thomas, EHP, Duval Chapter No. 48; Christopher Glass, King #48; Carl Rogers, Jr., Scribe #48; Jesse Cole, Sec. #48; and Bruce Ford, M. 2nd V. #48.