September 22, 2018
This year’s North-east Regional College Meeting was held on Saturday September 21, 2018, in Portsmouth N.H. There were over 50 Companion Knights present and 4 candidates for the Order of York.
The Degree Team consisted of volunteers from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut with the New Hampshire members who performed excellent work for our new Companion-Knights.
Among those present included Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Raymond E. Hassell, who is a Regent for the New England area. There were many Grand Governors, Past Grand Governors, Past and Present Deputy Grand Governors as well as officers from the various Colleges present. Three of the four Past Grand Governors of NH were there to welcome our new Grand Governor Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Paul M. Leary.
Pictured on the attached link is Regent Raymond E. Hassell and the degree team who performed the Order of York for the Assembly. Next year the Regional will be hosted by Green Mountain College #139 of Vermont.
Pre-eminent Governor Robert M. Porter received the Service Award from the York Rite Sovereign College of N.A. and it was presented to him at the beginning of the Regional Assembly.
After closing, the Companion Knights joined in a Testimonial dinner in honor of Past Grand Governor Richard F. Cole, Jr. and some fond memories were shared.
Dennis A. Sheridan, OPC
Past Grand Governor NH
Dale Mills, Kaleb Brown and Daniel Gilbert
This is notice of the 116th Stated Assembly of Profile College No. 100:
It will be held at the Masonic Temple in Portsmouth, NH (351 Middle St.)
12 pm – Lunch (RSVP to Rodney Robinson)
Officers are requested to be there (Dress for Officers is Jewel and Tuxedo)
1 pm – College will open
Companion Knights: There will be a Candidate. Please be ready to do the Order of York and know your part.
John B. Clark, Governor
MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER BROTHER PAUL M. LEARY HAS BEEN SELECTED TO BE THE
NEXT RECIPIENT OF THE ORDER OF THE PURPLE CROSS
On August 11, 2012 , Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Richard F. Cole, Jr., OPC, made the announcement that our Grand Master had been selected and approved to received the Order of the Purple Cross next year in Tampa, FL at the Annual Assembly of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America.
MW Brother Leary has faithfully served his Craft, most notably as Grand Master. However, he has also served as an Excellent Chief of Scenic Council Knight Masons and is currently working diligently as Sovereign Master of John Harris Council No. 458 Allied Masonic Degrees and as the first Presiding Knight Commander of NH Council of the Red Branch of Eri.
The Grand Master is also in Profile York Rite College Officer Line currently serving as Marshal. He will be one of the Officers opening the Ceremonies for the Northeast York Rite College Festival being held in Portsmouth on September 22, 2012, an annual event which has been chosen to be held in NH this year.
Congratulations, Most Worshipful, for being selected as the only NH Mason to receive this honor next year!
RIGHT EMINENT GRAND COMMANDER JOHN S. GEAS RECEIVES THE YORK RITE SOVEREIGN COLLEGE SERVICE AWARD FROM PROFILE YORK RITE COLLEGE NO. 100
On August 11, 2012, Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Richard F. Cole, Jr. made the above mentioned presentation of the York Rite Sovereign College Service Award to Past Governor of Profile College No. 100, Companion Knight John S. Geas at the last Assembly of the College. John has faithfully served the College for many years, going through the Officer Line and supporting the York Rite College Degree team in it’s efforts to promote Freemasonry whenever asked to do so.
John was one of nine Companion Knights who were selected to receive this honor this year at the Annual Assembly of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America which encompasses the United States and Canada. That is a unique accomplishment and very few are ever selected for this honor.
Congratulations, Right Eminent Sir!
Pre-Eminent Governor R. Bradley Alderfer went to the assistance of our Vermont Companion Knights by filling in as Athelstan for the Order of York conferred on Sunday October 22, 2011 at Barre, Vermont for two candidates. He was accompanied by Past Governor Robert D. Steel, Distinguished Brother of the Purple Cross and Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Dennis A. Sheridan, OPC and Past Grand Governor of New Hampshire.
Brother Alderfer has been actively promoting the College Degree Team this year by assisting various Chapters and Councils in that capacity. He was also instrumental in assisting the Degree Team with the presentation of the Super Excellent Master Degree on September 24, 2011 in Manchester, NH on five candidates.