Illustrious Master/Eminent Commander’s Message (May 20, 2014)

Greeting Companions and Sir Knights,
I thank you for the honor of electing me as the Illustrious Master of our Council this past March and look forward to the work that Chapter will be sending our way. I also thank the Sir Knights for this past year as Eminent Commander and look forward to my second term if that be you will.
Please be ready to discuss some possible dates for our Council Visitation as well as for our Commandery when we meet next Tuesday (May 27th). Some items up for discussion are the “whys” and “how’s” of what we do as well as understanding those pesky “unwritten” rules that crop up every so often.
During our Commandery meeting I would like to work on some of the Tactics used during our Opening/Closing, not waiting until we have degree work or our Visitation, to refresh ourselves. I hope that some of you sitting on the sidelines will be willing to assist the officers in these endeavors.

See you next week…

Secretary/Recorder’s News (May 20, 2014)

Dear Companions and Sir Knights,
The Annual Meetings of the three York Rite Grand Bodies are now history. We have a few of our own members now sitting in active chairs of those Bodies.
RE Comp. Phillip J. Beiner, our High Priest, was elected to the position of Grand Scribe in the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of N.H. Comp. Paul M. Leary was appointed as Grand Chaplain and Comp. David S. Collins is the new Grand Sentinel of that Body.
Comp. Leary is also the Grand Chaplain for the Grand Council Cryptic Masons of NH and Comp. Collins is the new Deputy Grand Lecturer. Of note is Comp. C. Jarvis Lewis, Jr. continues to serve as Grand Chaplain of these Bodies and I remained as Grand Secretary-Grand Recorder.
In the Grand Commandery, Sir Knight Leary won the election and is now the VE Deputy Grand Commander, SK Collins has accepted the appointment of Grand Sword Bearer and I have remained as Grand Recorder. SK Jeremy W. Allin has accepted the position of Grand Warder. You can see that the North Country is well represented in the Grand Bodies.
Our next meeting of the combined York Rite will be in Lancaster on Tuesday May 27, 2014 starting with a complimentary supper at 6:30 p.m. It is planned to open Chapter at 7:00 p.m., Council at 7:30 p.m. and Commandery at 8:00 p.m. These are Stated Meetings for all three Bodies and the Annual Meeting for the Commandery.
Please come visit with us congratulate your new Grand Officers.

Dennis A. Sheridan, Secretary, Recorder