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Anyone who wishes to donate money to one of our Philanthropies please send to the following:

Thomas E Bustle
6208 Lebanon Road
Danville, Ky. 40422
Make Checks Payable to: Royal Arch Research Assistance
Kerry Sluss
PO Box 283
Flatwoods, KY 41139
Make Checks Payable to: Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation
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135 Michelle Dr. Unit D
Shepherdsville KY 40165
(502) 550-5326
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Owensboro Commandery Inspection will be on 2-29-2016

Most-Right-Excellent-Companions - All:

The 1st Grand Veil Meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 5th, 2012 at Madisonville at the Scottish Rite Temple.

The address is 668 Park Avenue. The time is 10:00 with Lunch provided at approximately 12:00 noon.


General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International

 East Central Regional Conference - March 10-12, 2016


Most Illustrious Companions, Right Illustrious Companions, Illustrious Companions, Companions All,

It is again time to make plans to attend our East Central Regional Conference. It will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Bay City, Michigan. The address is One Wenonah Park Place and the phone number for the hotel is 989-891-6000 (Fax # 989-891-9680).

It is very important that we have a good representation from our Grand Jurisdictions. Your participation in these discussions are needed very much. Most Illustrious Grand Masters will be asked to give the group a brief address on what they are doing and what is working well for them in their Councils. This is a great opportunity to make suggestions for future subjects addressed at our conferences.

Registration will begin on Friday March 11, 2016 at 3PM and remain open till 8PM. It will reopen at 7AM Saturday morning till 10AM.

A joint hospitality room will be open in the Wenonah Suite on both Friday night and Saturday after the banquet for everyone to enjoy. 


Robert L. Stanford
Deputy General Grand Master
East Central Region
1785 Sportsman Lake Road
Franklin, KY 42134
Ph 270-586-1786 / Cell 270-535-0386


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for the Grand York Rite Bodies of Kentucky for 2016

The Grand York Rite Bodies of Kentucky want to welcome you to our website. We hope that you will find our site both informative and educational.


The York Rite of Freemasonry is a system of degrees which include those of the Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery, often referred to as American Rite Masonry. While most of the degrees of this rite were born and nurtured in England, yet it is in North America that they have attained their highest development, and it is in America that there is a regular arrangement of the degrees.


In the U.S., they are often referred to as “Ancient Craft Masonry” and in bringing them all under that heading, we see that they are related to the Symbolic Degrees conferred in the Lodge.  The York Rite can be viewed as an aggregate of four Bodies, forming one whole, and one cannot stop on the way and have a complete understanding of Ancient Craft Masonry.


If you are a Master Mason, all you have to do is petition the York Rite.  They will be glad to add you to their ranks.  The only restriction is that in order to receive the Order of the Temple, you must believe and practice Christian virtues and believe in Jesus Christ.  You will be glad that you received these degrees as they complete and amplify the degrees of the Symbolic Lodge.


The most common remark made by Masons who receive these degrees is that they wonder why they took so long to petition to receive them.  Remember, you were taught early in your Symbolic Degrees that Freemasonry is a progressive science, attained only be degrees.  You may not be able to be active in the work of the York Rite, but you will be glad that you took the degrees.  There are no lectures to learn before you progress, so the small amount of time it takes to receive these degrees is well worth the time. Consult your Lodge secretary or any member of the Chapter, Council or Commandery, or the Grand Secretary-Recorder listed below.


Contact the Grand Secretary-Recorder:

James H. King, PGHP
400 North 4th Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859-209-4120  Email:
Grand Chapter of Kentucky, R.A.M.
Grand Council of Kentucky, R. & S.M.
Grand Commandery of Kentucky, K.T.
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Bro. Darrell G. Waddell

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