Sunday, June 28, 2009

York Rite Conference

Patty and I attended the Grand York Rite Awards Banquet Friday at Willmar. The Grand Chapter awarded its Distinguished Service Medal to Dean N. Strand. The Grand Council of Cryptic Masons awarded its Mason of the Year Award to James Milander. SE Area Deputy James McNeely was awarded the Knights Templar Cross of Honor. Congratulations to all these deserving Brothers, and all others who were recognized at the Banquet.

I was presented with an Honorary Life Membership of the Grand Commandry of Knights Templar of Minnesota. What an honor!

More good news: A new Council of Cryptic Rite Masons, Ark No. 3, has been chartered in Owatonna! I look forward to another visit at the 2010 York Rite conference and one or more new charters for the York Rite.