York Rite Crusader
Volume XLIII -- Issue III
M.Pre.Em.Dist.Bro. Gene H. Schaber
Governor General 2006 - 2008
PROGRAM - July 26 - 28, 2007
REGISTRATION FORM - - 50th Anniversary ItemsFOR SALE
York Rite Sovereign College
Marks First Birthday
Detroit Free Press - 1958
Marking an unusually rapid growth in new fraternal groups, the York Rite Sovereign College of North America will hold its first anniversary gathering of officers and founders in the Masonic Temple here next Saturday and Sunday.
Just a year ago at this time the College" was proclaimed as a completely new Masonic Organization, dedicated to create new interest in the York Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, and to offer aid to both needy children, and the indigent aged.
Richard W. Lewis, founder and Governor General of the Sovereign College, announced that there are now subordinate (or local) colleges in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon in the United States, and in Ontario and Quebec in Canada. We have members, however, in 38 states, he added. This new organization has created great interest through out North America, and 1958 is certain to be a year of tremendous expansion.
Among those coming to Detroit to attend the first annual convocation are: Sprague H. Carter of Pendleton, Oregon, and Thomas Q. Ellis of Jackson, Mississippi, York Rite College Governors in their respective states.
The York Rite Sovereign College is pleased to announce the Namesake for the Order of the Purple Cross Class of 2007:
Richard W. Lewis´ Most Preeminently Distinguished Past Governor General & Founder
Governor General´s Message
To All Companion Knights:
Since my last visit with you, a number of events have transpired. In October 2006, I issued Dispensation to form Diversity College U.D. in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Also granted, were dispensations to bestow the title of Honorary Past Governor upon Companion Knights James R. Lund (College #85) and Lucius A. Todd (College #84). In addition, I have also issued Dispensation to confer the Order of the Purple Cross on six Companion Knights at Special Conferrals. In all cases, this was done because of very extenuating circumstances, largely due to serious health problems.
To those Companion Knights who received the Order of the Purple Cross in this manner, or who will in the very near future, I extend my hearty and sincere congratulations for your long and exemplary support of the York Rite and Freemasonry in general; it befits you this honor.
As you peruse this edition of the Crusader, you will find extensive information regarding the coming General Assembly in Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 26 28, i.e. reservation forms, order forms for 50th Anniversary memorabilia items, etc. If you desire any of these items, I suggest you register and/or order soon. You will also note, there will be an informal dinner and 50th Birthday Party (with entertainment provided, including 50´s era music) on Friday night. Also, this years OPC class has been named in honor of Richard Lewis, founder of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America.
As I have previously stated, my emphasis during this biennium will be on getting back to basics. I hope you will find my following thoughts on this worthwhile.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Gene H. Schaber
THINK POSITIVE BE LESS SECRETIVE
It would do us all good to read or reread The Power of Positive Thinking, by Brother and Companion Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, to remind us to be more positive in our endeavors.
For some reason or other, our society and many of our fraternal and civic organizations, are often on the defensive and negative side of the questions. It may be human nature to do this, but it can be changed.
Nearly everyone admits that the technical advances in the past 75 or so years, have greatly changed our economy, our modes of life, or morals, and even our physical stature. For example, in the field of communication, newspapers were the prime media. Seventy five or more years ago, radio was in its infancy with battery powered sets with several condenser dials to manipulate, and separate horn-speakers, or individual ear phones. What a contrast with today´s mass television and satellites in space for all forms of media and communication systems. The transportation industry has progressed from Model T Fords (Henry´s pride and joy) to today´s computerized automobiles, jet airliners and space craft. As our society became more affluent, it also became more liberal; moral standards have changed, and likewise our educational system has veered from its traditional course. It just is not like the so-called Good Old Days any more, but then honestly, how many of us would want to go back to those Good Old Days?
Masonry in all Bodies, and in some more than others, is still trying to do what was supposed to be right and proper in the Good Old Days; York Rite Masonry, in particular, is still trying to achieve its goals in a completely changed way of life and society.
Do not think for one moment that I am proposing that the basic precepts, examples, and rituals of York Rite Masonry or any other body of Freemasonry should be changed, far from it! But we do have to change some of our ideas, and more especially, the idea and attitude that Masonry is a secret organization. This so-called Secret idea, and our unwillingness to talk about York Rite Masonry to our Brother Masons, who are not Companions, nor to our fellow workers, neighbors, church brethren, or even to our own flesh and blood relatives, should be considered taboo. It has detracted from the cause of Freemasonry in today´s society.
Really, why should Masonry, in any of its Bodies, be termed or classified or called a secret organization. The Masonic Temple in every community has identification all over it; it is not a camouflaged building without lighting, and has ample symbolism to identify it. Many Lodges publish the days, dates, and times of all meetings in the local newspaper, and a calendar of events is sent to each member of the Lodge. All our work is taken from or based upon the Holy Scriptures, and there sure is not anything secret about that; the only part of our work that could possibly be called secret, would be our Obligations, and those can be found if anyone really wants to find them. So what makes Masonry secret?
Yes. We do have problems, but that is nothing new for this Fraternity. I am sure if you look back over the proceedings of the past, you will find that most of the problems confronting us today, were in evidence in the Good Old Days. I know that this is truce from the research that I have done in the history of the York Rite of Wisconsin.
We will have to change our attitudes and we must think and act in a positive manner. The Symbolic Lodges, in some areas, are very busy doing more Degree work than they have had in the past several years. The Symbolic Lodge is the field from which we glean membership for the York Rite, but we must have positive thinking, public relation-minded York Rite Masons attending our Symbolic Lodges regularly, contacting newly raised Master Masons, informing them of the story and of the facts of York Rite Masonry. If we are not positive and proud enough to tell Master Masons why we are York Rite Masons, and why they should be, who will? You surely are proud and convinced that York Rite Masonry is an important part of your life and conduct, otherwise, you would not be a York Rite Mason.
Let us shed the secrecy mantle, get our light from under the bushel and out in the open; talk and promote York Rite Masonry in a positive manner. It will work. Give it a chance.
We have a challenge to meet ...one that can be accomplished if each of us does his part! Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Certainly it is worthwhile to build and strengthen our beloved Fraternity.
You, no doubt, are willing to undertake any part of the work to promote so great an undertaking. Part of this work will be a sales job. You don´t have to be a fast-pitch artist, but rather a well informed Mason who is willing to attend his Lodge once a month or more frequently, if possible, to become acquainted with the candidates, to assist in the work, if necessary, and to advise and urge the young Masons to continue their search for more and further Light by continuing their advancement through the York Rite of Freemasonry.
When undertaking a new job, it is always well to review the basic concepts of the product you are going to sell, in short, take a refresher course, if possible. I hope to be able to provide further messages of this nature later to help you in the great and glorious undertaking of building and strengthening the York Rite of Freemasonry.
ATTENTION COLLEGE GOVERNORS From the Sovereign College Office
Should your College Secretary become sick, or otherwise disabled, please delegate the responsibility to a pro-tem appointment to ENSURE compliance with Section 110 (A) page 32 Every York Rite College shall submit concurrently to the Secretary General of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America and to the Colleges Grand Governor its Annual Returns, Financial Report, activities Report, and such other reports as may be required from time to time, in and on the forms specified, to be received in the Sovereign College Office no later than July 1 of each year. and Section 6 (I) page 18 A nominee to receive the Order of the Purple Cross of York shall not have his nomination approved by the Board of Directors if the Annual Return and Financial obligation of the College of which he is a member are not received at the Office of the Secretary General by July 1 of that year. Failure to comply nullifies your OPC nominations.
Also the Board of Directors have adopted the policy that all College Secretaries and Treasurers will make hard copies of the computer maintained College Records and Financial Records and give a copy to the Grand Governor.
Please ensure that your college complies with all the above.
Governors! Keep in mind that if your College would like to nominate your College Secretary for the Secretary of the Year Award, please request the nomination form from the Sovereign College Office. All nominations forms are due back in the Sovereign College Office by July 01, 2007 for consideration
TO ALL COLLEGE SECRETARIES - ANTICIPATE YOUR NEEDS!!!!!
As in the years past, all Orders and Gold Honour Awards received prior to May 31, 2007 will be immediately processed as usual. Within the months of June, July and August, orders/awards may not be processed until approximately mid-September. During those summer months, we are extremely involved with the preparation for the 2007 General Assembly (held in Grand Rapids, Michigan this year), the handling of 130 Candidates and the closing of the fiscal year.
If time permits, your orders/awards will be processed in date order upon receipt. We encourage you to anticipate your needs and if necessary, place your order prior to May 31, 2007.
We appreciate your cooperation.
GRAND GOVERNORS WORKSHOP
Grand Governors who have specific questions they would like to have addressed at the Workshop should send them to the Chairman, R.E.D. David G. Walker at 5130 Elliott Sideroad, Midland, ON L4R 4K3 or Email: email@example.com
ATTENTION ALL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
All Committee Reports are due in the Sovereign College Office by June 01, 2007. This is to ensure printing in the booklet for our General Assembly in July 2007. As in the past, reports will be printed in this book and distributed to the members at the assembly for review and approval.
LEGISLATIVE CALL - Grand Rapids, Michigan
The following recommendation to change the Sovereign College Regulations was read and discussed at the Mid Winter Board of Directors Meeting on February 3, 2007. It was endorsed by the Board of Directors and will be referred to the Regents with a recommendation for approval.
Regulations Page 28, Section 107, paragraph C, proposed to be amended to read Regarding publishing or non-publishing of the names of candidates who have accepted the invitation, the matter shall be resolved by local common practice of the Masonic fraternity in said State or Province involved.
The following two recommendations to change the Appendix B of the Constitution and By-laws (Uniform Code of By-laws) was approved by the Board of Directors and will be effective immediately. As this is a change in the Appendix it does not require the approval of the Regents.
Appendix B, Page 41 add 2nd paragraph to be as follows All words contained in this Appendix B Uniform Code of By-laws printed in italics font are for information and clarification only. They are not necessary to be actually written into College By-laws).
Revise Page 49, Article XII, Amendments, paragraph 7 to read 7. It must be submitted on The Resolution to Amend By-laws Form prescribed by the Secretary General, in triplicate, properly signed, to the Secretary General for the Governor General´s approval and signature.
CHARITABLE MEETINGS ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Charitable Fund
A Joint Meeting between the Sovereign College Board of Directors and the U.S. Charitable Fund Trustees will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 8:15 pm in the Fine Arts Room at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The U.S. Charitable Fund will meet in the Pantlind Ballroom at 3:00 pm on Friday, July 27, 2007 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Charitable Foundation of Canada
The York Rite Sovereign College Charitable Foundation of Canada will meet in the Pantlind Ballroom at 3:30 pm on Friday, July 27, 2007 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The York Rite Sovereign College Charitable Foundation of Canada will be holding its 2007 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at 11:00 am at the Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Rd., in St. John´s, Newfoundland. All Canadian Regents and Associate Regents are invited to attend.
WELCOME TO MICHIGAN
Welcome to the Wolverine State and the home of our York Rite Sovereign College of North America.
The twelve (12) Colleges in Michigan are anticipating a huge turn out for our Golden (50th) Anniversary Celebration.
The city of Grand Rapids, the seconded largest city in the state, and more particularly, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, anxiously awaits our memberships arrival. This hotel is a destination. The moment you walk through the door, you feel as if you´ve been transported by the elegance, the detail, and the gracious service. It is what to expect of a five star hotel complex.
When you arrive, parking is on us; free to our membership.
The Colleges of Michigan has planned a Celebration like no other. First, two tours for your pleasure: to the town of Saugatuck along Lake Michigan and the other to the Meijer Gardens and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. These were designed especially for us with our celebration as the theme. Remember seating is limited. Make your reservations early.
Did we mention special? The ladies will be entertained following the Associate Regent Dinner on Thursday by the organization called, Paws for a Cause. This will be a heartwarming experience for those who attend.
The Class Act!!! The Friday Night 50th Celebration and dinner will be a classic. Mary Rademacher and the Rad Pack, cabaret and 50´s musical show followed by dancing. Oh, did we mention a birthday cake and ice-cream?
Don´t worry about the airport and finding your way to the hotel. Our Transportation Committee will be there and get you to and from the airport, courtesy of the College´s of Michigan.
The York Rite Sovereign College and the College´s of Michigan will provide an experience like no other for our 50th Celebration.
The Amway Grand Plaza and the Michigan General Assembly Committee will change how you look at a Celebration. It´s a true destination, one you´ll not forget.
James R. Sprague, Grand Governor/Michigan
George C. Sellars/General Chairman
YORK RITE SOVEREIGN COLLEGE OF NORTH AMERICA
50TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY - GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
PROGRAM - July 26 - 28, 2007
REGISTRATION FORM - - 50th Anniversary ItemsFOR SALE
Date - Time Event Room Floor
Thursday July 26, 2007
7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hospitality Room Ottawa 1st
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration Center Concourse Level 2nd
8:00 am - 9:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting Fine Arts 1st
8:45 am - 4:30 pm Saugatuck Boat Cruise Main Lobby Main
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Board of Directors - Luncheon GP Sports Bar 1st
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Grand Governors & Deputies School of Instruction Vandenberg 2nd
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Associate Regents Dinner & Meeting (Tuxedo) Pantlind Ballroom 2nd
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ladies Entertainment Gerald R. Ford Room 2nd
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm Joint Meeting of YRSC Board/US Charitable Trustees Fine Arts 1st
Friday July 27, 2007
7:00 am - 9:00 am K.Y.C.H. Breakfast The Governors Room 2nd
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Hospitality Room Ottawa 1st
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Center Concourse Level 2nd
9:00 am - 11:00 am Regents & Grand Governors Meeting Vandenberg 2nd
8:30 am - 3:00 pm Meijer Gardens & Gerald R. Ford Museum Tour &Lunch Main Lobby Main
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Men´s Luncheon Ambassador West 2nd
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm General Assembly Pantlind Ballroom 2nd
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm U.S. Charitable Fund Meeting Pantlind Ballroom 2nd
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Charitable Foundation of Canada Meeting Pantlind Ballroom 2nd
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Candidate Orientation The Governors Room 2nd
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Order of the Purple Cross Rehearsal Pantlind Ballroom 2nd
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception & Social Hour Crown Foyer 2nd
7:00 pm - 10:00pm 50th Anniversary Celebration (50´s Attire or Casual)Ambassador Ballroom 2nd
Saturday July 28, 2007 - (Tuxedo all day)
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Hospitality Room Ottawa 1st
7:00 am - 8:30 am Candidates Breakfast Pantlind Ballroom 2nd
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration Center Concourse Level 2nd
9:00 am - 11:30 am General Assembly Ambassador East 2nd
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Ladies Luncheon The Governors Room 2nd
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Men´s Luncheon - Phase I (Candidates) Ambassador West 2nd
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Men´s Luncheon - Phase II (Others) Ambassador West 2nd
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Class Photo (meet in the Vandeberg Room - 2nd floor) Pantlind Stairs 2nd
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Order of the Purple Cross Ambassador East 2nd
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Social Hour Crown Foyer 2nd
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Annual Grand Banquet (White Coat or Tuxedo)Ambassador Ballroom 2nd
Rooms and times subject to change consult bulletin board
Special Tours - All just for you!!!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Saugatuck Boat Cruise
Enjoy a day of seeing the sights of the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, shop in the Saugatuck many boutiques and galleries. Explore, at your leisure, the unique collection of shops, restaurants and art galleries. You will also find many artists along the quaint streets of downtown Saugatuck that is reminiscent of a bygone era. Enjoy the stroll.
Time has been set aside for lunch on your own and to browse the unique lakeshore community. Diner´s will find everything from, good home cooking to contemporary classic cuisine. There are more than two dozen eateries to satisfy anyone´s cravings.
No trip to Saugatuck would be complete without a cruise on the Star of Saugatuck, an authentic stern wheel paddleboat narrated excursion. This is included in the price.
This tour on Thursday, July 26 is limited to only 110! Make your reservations early. The cost is $50.00 and includes your cruise admission, and transportation.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and the
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
The Meijer Gardens is a short ride to the entrance where you will have a narrated tram ride through the gardens and sculpture placements. This complex is a delightful attraction that includes: Michigan's largest tropical conservatory, one of the largest children´s gardens, outdoor gardens, nature trails and a boardwalk. Throughout the 125 acre park is the mid-west´s most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection featuring Leonardo Davinci´s horse, a 24 foot masterpiece.
Inside you will enjoy the conservatory, sculpture galleries, a café, gift shop and more.
Tempt your taste buds at the Taste of the Gardens Café, you will have a $8.00 food voucher, that is included with this days activities. This is just another wonderful place for our 50th celebration.. Then on to..
The Gerald R. Ford Museum You will see displays portraying both the private life and public career of the President. Visitors are invited to browse lobby exhibits, see the Presidents office, and attend a variety of special events and including a replica of the Cabinet Room. Together the library and museum reflects the presidency of our nation´s 38th Chief Executive, Gerald R. Ford, a fitting tribute and a great ending to the Tour.
This tour on Friday, July 27 is limited to only 110! Make your reservations early. The cost is $50.00 and includes your admission, lunch, and transportation.
50th Anniversary Party
Friday Night Dinner & Entertainment
The York Rite Sovereign College was founded in 1957 and we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year in the State of Michigan. Our Golden Anniversary´ will be highlighted on Friday Night in the Ambassador Ballroom of the Hotel in a non-traditional manner, and what a celebration it will be.
We are taking a memory trip´ back to the 1950´s. Here are just a few highlights of what´s being planned by the Committee for Friday Night:
· Dress will be in the 1950´s time period
(casual is OK, but no tuxes, ties or formals)
· Entertainment with 1950´s music featured
· Dancing to our Oldies´ after dinner
· 50th Commemorative Gifts for early registrants register now
· Costume Award
· Attendance Awards in various categories
· Anniversary cake and ice cream dessert
Why should I attend? Because you are a proud member of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, you contributed to the rich history of this prestigious organization during the past fifty years, and should now personally participate in this special 50th Golden Anniversary´ celebration.
So plan on attending our party Friday night where the Sovereign College Family 50th Anniversary Party will go down in history!
We´ll see you in Grand Rapids in July 2007!!
NORTH EAST FLORIDA COLLEGE NO. 114, Jacksonville, Florida
Northeast Florida York Rite College No. 114 met in the Jacksonville York Rite Temple on February 17, 2007 and conferred the Order Knight of York on new Companion Knight Melvin Harvey from Palatka, Florida.
A number of the N. E. Florida York Rite College No. 114 officers and cast assembled with new Companion Knight Harvey after the Order. Present were: Quinnie R. Williams, Sr.; new Companion Knight Melvin Harvey; Burt Maguire; Walter M. Hammond, Governor of N. E. Florida York Rite College No. 114; Edwin B. Moore, III, Grand Governor of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America; Frederick L. Piasecki, PGC of the Grand Commandery K.T. of Florida; Hardin A. Goff; Albert B. Russ, Jr.; and Bernard J. Magary, Jr.
Also: Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP; David Wilkinson, MEPGHP, Darryl A. D´Angina, E. Grand R.A.C. of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida; Charles Robert Cooper; Robert E. Hendren, III, DDGHP; Secretary, N.E. Florida Y.R. College No. 114; Daniel Somma; Clarence N. Gruber, E. Grand Historian, Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida; and William E. Darden, Jr., Deputy Grand Governor for Florida of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America.
WESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE NO. 10, Grand Rapids, Michigan
On March 3, 2007 Western Michigan College portrayed the RAM Degree on a Class of 23. The Principal parts were taken by Robert Cooper, EHP; Paul Williams, K; George Lyons, Scribe; Paul Howell, CoH; Duane Warner, PS; David Seyferth, RAC; Warren Caruss, M3V; Stan Luykx M2V; Brent Helm, M1V; Charge & History by George Lyons and Paul Howell. Others taking part were: Sammy Teeter; John Hoyt; Walt Morris; Larry Hoekstra; Arnold Fenrich; Charles Kramsvogel; George Summey; Ray Parker; Gerry Gibbons; James Kiefer; Harley Ridgeway; Richard Hansen; Rick Stange; John Cromartie; Randy Bogart; Bill Frommann; Doug Wood; Paul Mayuires; Phil Steele; John Moore and Jerry Townsend.
BRITISH COLUMBIA COLLEGE NO. 44, Vancouver, British Columbia
On behalf of our Grand Governor, Vernon Halverson; Deputy Grand Governor, Robert Cleaver; Governor, Larry Lowden, OSJ and Companions we wish all a very Happy and productive 2007.
We had anticipated a Chartering ceremony to establish Leonard Churchill College in Kelowna, BC but through unfortunate circumstances this has not occurred as of this writing, the college still remains Under Dispensation. Leonard Churchill, KCT, was the founder of this college and a grand Mason who lived to be over one hundred years of age. He accomplished a great deal throughout Masonry during his life and he is missed and will always be remembered by all who came in contact with this wonderful person.
As is the case in so many orders we are constantly striving to increase and improve our membership and always looking for any new ideas in this regard. In the past we have assisted other Masonic bodies in installations, degree work, etc. and hopefully will continue this into the future.
Ed Wilson, Secretary
EWIS & CLARK COLLEGE U.D., Sioux City, Iowa
It way my pleasure, as Grand Governor, along with Deputy Grand Governor George Harrison to congratulate the new Governor, Jeff Buchman, at the formation of our new college, Lewis & Clark U.D. There were approximately 50 people in attendance including the ladies, 14 of which were candidates for this college.
A fine lunch was served at noon, and the banquet at the conclusion of the Installation of the Officers. The new College is well under way for finalizing the requirements to receive their charter this year.
Thank you to our Governor General Gene H. Schaber, for assisting us in these efforts, and also an outstanding York Rite member, Frank Osdoba, for furnishing the photo.
B.O. Bryngelson, Grand Governor/Iowa
NORTHEAST TENNESSEE NO. 153, Johnson City, Tennessee
Northeast Tennessee College No. 153 held a Ladies Night and Awards Banquet on February 3, 2007. Seven Master Masons were presented Gold Honour Awards for their outstanding service to their Blue Lodges and communities. The recipients were Gary Woodrow Ratliff, Bulls Gap, TN, Bulls Gap Lodge #764; Chris Atwood, Mountain City, TN, Taylorsville Lodge #679; Mark Allen Scott, Watauga, TN, Watauga Lodge #622; Gary Lynn Campbell, Bristol, TN, Whiteside Lodge #13; Roscoe Steelman, Greeneville, TN, Greeneville Lodge #3; Dewey Harrol Taylor, Johnson City, TN, Arcana Lodge #489; and Rick Runion, Erwin, TN, Flag Pond Lodge #408 & Unicoi Lodge #681. Le Roy Brewer, Governor , assisted by L. Alvin Hills, Sr., Grand Governor made the presentations. Present were: L. Alvin Hill, Sr., Grand Governor; Mark A. Scott; Rick Runion; Chris Atwood; Gray L. Campbell, Dewey H. Taylor and Le Roy Brewer Governor.
Three members of the Northeast Tennessee College No. 153 attended the Stated meeting of Greeneville Lodge #3 on February 6, 2007. At this meeting they presented a Gold Honour Award to Roscoe Steelman who was not able to attend the College Awards Night. Richard Burow, past Grand Governor and Secretary of the College made the presentation and also spoke about York Rite Masonry. He presented the Lodge the booklet The York Rite of FreemasonryHistory and Handbook. A new Master Mason of the Lodge turned in a near perfect Master Masons Lecture before the Lodge that night. His York Rite petition was obtained after the meeting.
Present were: Doug Mayo, OPC; Roscoe Steeman; Richard Burow, OPC, Secretary; Christopher Hawk, OPC Past Governor.