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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
Archie R. Smallwood
PO Box 1651
Louisville, KY 40201-1651
(502) 422-1864
Make Checks Payable to: Knights Templar Eye Foundation
East Central Regional Conference
March 14, 2015
Hilton Indianapolis Hotel
120 W. Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Click here for Reservations, Parking and Shuttle Service Information
Click here for the East Central Conference Guest Meal Reservation Form

All Royal Arch Masons are cordially and fraternally invited to
 Of Apperson Chapter 81, Royal Arch Masons
Venue will be the Masonic Temple located at:
1500 Central Avenue
Ashland KY 41101
Dinner will be served at 6pm, and the Chapter
Will convene immediately following at 7pm
Dress is black or dark business suit
This is a Tyled Session, Royal Arch Members only
Date for convocation is set for Thursday, March 19th, 2015 a.:d.: Anno Inventionis 2545
Program of events is as follows:
  • Dinner and recognition of Past High Priests of Apperson Chapter
  • Opening of the Chapter
  • Introduction of distinguished guests
  • Remarks by Excellent High Priest and short history of Apperson Chapter
  • Presentation of paper “confederate spy networks in east ky lodges” by Tony Skeans
  • Remarks by District Deputy Grand High Priest Bufford Litteral
  • Remarks by Most Excellent Grand High Priest Charles Mason
  • Remark by Most Worshipful Grand Master Wilson Wilder
  • Short intermission
  • Conferral of the Royal Arch Degree
  • Closing of the Chapter
Tickets for dinner will be $7.00
Meal will be catered by KCU, so please RSVP no later than February 28 to
Barry Eastham via email:  phone: 606.923.6457

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Barry Eastham, KYCH

H.:P.: Apperson Chapter 81, R.:A.:M.:

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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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