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Table of Contents Vision Statement ..... This is your Council Cryptic Masons of California .... From the Editor ..... Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation ..... Scholarships ..... Contact Information ..... Illustrious Grand Master Cryptic Masons ........ Grand Recorder: .......................................... Website .......... ............................................. Officers ..... Grand Council Cryptic Masons California ..... Sacramento ..... Session’s Stuff .....

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Vision Statement

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This is your Council Cryptic Masons of California Dear Companions, As Grand Director of Ritual it’s my duty and honor to see that the Ritual is in good order and presented from memory and with proper decorum. But this month, as we wind down the Cryptic year and the SOI’s are completed, I turn to another matter. May 19th-23rd is our Grand Sessions in Visalia, CA. This is important to us all as York Rite Masons. I remind you that the Grand York Rite is not the Grand Officers it is all Companions of the Rite. We as a group need to come together and govern. The Grand Officers are elected and appointed to represent the Companions of the Rite but we as Grand officers need and value your input. More important is this time gives us a time to meet in fellowship. To Masons, all over the world, fellowship is the bases of our Craft. So, let us all come together as one and enjoy each other, to exchange ideas, to share our combined knowledge and just have some fun. All you need to know about Grand Sessions is on our web site. Click on Grand Sessions and fill out the forms. I hope to see you all, those I know and those I have not met yet. As a good friend and companion says “Ain’t this a great day to be a Mason”. William E. Price KCT, KYGCH, MIPGM Grand Director of Ritual

From the Editor Reading from Ritual Books is prevalent. Discussion involving Ritual, Programs, and Activities falls upon deaf ears. If we browse the last ten years of proceedings, we listen to ritual directors’ report after report, if you cannot open and close from memory, you should lose your charter. And if we read from ritual books, how many Companions whom have sat as High Priest, Illustrious Master, and Eminent Commander, having risen in our ranks, have not qualified for any of these positions? Someone, anyone, let’s create a new path, one that we can all walk; elevating York Rite to the position it should be, in our minds, in our community, and most importantly, in our hearts.

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Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation Our Charity (Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation) can really use your support with Dollars. Please send all donations to me, so that I may process the proper receipts and mail all donations to Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation in Nashville, Indiana. Please take a few minutes and think about our charity. All donations to CMMRF should be addresses: Fred J. 'Tiny' Potter 345 Otono Ct. Camarillo, CA 93012-6822 Please do not send donations to Most Excellent Companion Philip Hardiman KCT, KYGCH PGHP Grand Recorder, Grand Council of California

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Great News, Companions of Cryptic Masonry of California we can rejoice for this Cryptic Year, for all of the jurisdictions of Grand Council Cryptic Masons, no matter where they so resideth, we reached 8th place among those Jurisdictions. Donations to CMMRF for Cryptic Year 2017 Date Received

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From Person or Council Salesh Hasbun Michael S. Leffin Donald A Journey Harold S. Kennedy Steven S. Klein James E. Black Harry R. Sprague Larry C. Geschwint Jimmy R. Huff April 2018

Credit of Council

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Kenneth W. Minas Calvin J. Patton William F. Rook Cesar Davila Eric M. Hamilton Charles J. Pierce Apolinar R. Quinto James J. McDonald

Alhambra Council #25 Maryville Council #3

$20.00 $20.00 $45.00 $5.00 $5.00 $20.00 $5.00 $230.00 $10.00

D. Margaret Studley Foundation

Totals: Sonora Council #5

$240.00 $500.00

David L. Chesebro Paul Erickson

San Luis Obispo Council #38 San Luis Obispo Council #38

$1,000.00 $200.00

Paul Erickson

San Luis Obispo Council #38 San Luis Obispo Council #38 Red Empire Council #46 Omega Council #11 Omega Council #11 Omega Council #11 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15 Ventura Council #15

20.00 1,220.00 $500.00 $10.00 100.00 $110.00 $10.00 $10.00 $32.00 $1,000.00 20.00 $10.00 250.00 $20.00 $5.00 $7.00 $100.00 $1,464.00

Total:

$3,794.00

Total:

0.00

Sacremento Council # 1 California Council #2 California Council #2 California Council #2

155.00 250.00 1,500.00 $1,750.00

California Council #2 Total:

103.34 1,853.34

Credit of Council Total:

Amount $0.00

Total:

$0.00

January

Guy M. Chamlers Nichan Khatcherian Eduardo Estrada Augusto "Gus' Garcia Jon Jorgensen Frank Russell Ventura Council #15 Edwin Escamilla Ashot Tigranyan Fred Potter Ken Creason Ric Marquez Wes Reed Thomas Fanslow February & March April April May 4/8/17 5/24/17

5/27/17 May Date Received June & July August August September Sword & Trowel

Sacremento Council # 1 California Council #2 William E. Price as M.I.G.M.

Grand Sessions Ladies Silent Auction Ladies Hospitality room

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September October 1/25/2017 1/25/2017 1/25/2017 1/25/2017 1/25/2017 1/27/2017 1/27/2017 1/27/2017 4/14/2017 9/27/2017 12/9/17 12/9/17 9/28/2017

Carlos D. Andaya Randall L. Brill Bartolome R. Briones William R. Wilson David A. Lane John W. Gowen Jack A. Hendee Bret W. Randlett Pete Lagatta James B.Clunt P. Lagatta James B. Clunt

Total:

0.00

San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23 San Diego Council #23

$15.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $15.00 $12.00 $15.00 $40.00 $1.00 $15.00 1.00 15.00 $128.00

Total:

128.00

Yosemite Lodge #99

$2,000.00

Total:

$2,000.00

Pacific Council #37 Shekinah Council #35

100.00 300.00

Totals:

400.00

October November 11/24/17

Hattie Givens Testamentary Trust

November December 10/7/17 12/27/17

Earlene P. Shamplin M. David MacCullum

December 2017 Yearly Total:

8,415.34 Grand Master's Club $1,000 Triangle Certificate Plaque David Chesebro William 'Bill' Price Extended Bars Subsequent Donation of $1,000 California Council #2 Vemtura Council #15 San Diego Council #23 Alhambra Council #25 San Luis Obispo Council #38 Yosemite Lodge #99 2 bars Ish Sodi Certificate & Gold Pin Guy Chalmers Respectfully submitted: Chairman, Frederick J. Potter Lee P. Whelan William E. Price William S. Dann

Most Illustrious Companion Fred J. ‘Tiny’ Potter, KYGCH MIPGM Chairman, Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (California) 345 Otono Court Camarillo, CA 93012-6822

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Scholarships Companions, your children, grandchildren, & for some, great-grandchildren may receive financial help for attending school. After opening up Scholarship Center website, have them go to bottom of page & find the Scholarship Manual in (PDF format – 450KB) to download. There they will find instructions for filling out the forms. This is the link which will take you to the public Grand Lodge web page on scholarships. All the information you need should be right there. This is a complete manual that you can download that talk about all of the scholarships available from the California Masonic Foundation as well as the Scottish Rite, York Rite, Eastern Star, High Twelve, DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, & Rainbow for Girls.

Contact Information Illustrious Grand Master Cryptic Masons: Most Illustrious Companion, Lee P. Whelan,, KYGCH Grand Master Cryptic Masons of California Grand Recorder: Philip Hardiman, KCT, KYGCH, PGHP Grand Secretary Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons California, Grand Recorder, Grand Council Cryptic Masons California, & Grand Recorder, Grand Commandery Knights Templar California 1123 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814 E-mail: sec-rec@yorkriteofcalifornia.org Website: Grand York Rite of California Note: Hyperlinks or links to other pages or web sites are prevalent throughout the document. Please notice the reference “Sword and Trowel; if you run your mouse over these names you will see “Ctrl + Click to follow link”. These are valid links to York Rite information.

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Officers Grand Council Cryptic Masons California 157th Most Illustrious Companion Lee P. Whelan, KYGCH Grand Master Cryptic Masons Riverside Council No. 59 & Teresa Right Illustrious Companion William S. Dann, KYCH Deputy Grand Master Pacific Council No. 37 & Anne Most Illustrious Companion Robert A. L. Whitfield, MIPGM GRAND TREASURER Oakland Council No. 12 & Genie

Right Illustrious Companion Eduardo Estrada, KYCH Grand Principal Conductor of the Works Omega Council No. 11 & Natasha Most Illustrious Companion Kenneth G. Hope, HMIPGM GRAND RECORDER Shekinah Council No. 35 & Sonny

Most Illustrious Companion William E. Price, MIPGM GRAND DIRECTOR OF RITUAL California Council No. 2 & Janet Right Illustrious Companion Richard E. Thornton, KCT, KYCH GRAND CHAPLAIN (North) Stockton Council No. 5 & Cara

Right Illustrious Companion Bruce E. Hudson, KYCH GRAND CHAPLAIN (South) Omega Council No. 11

Right Illustrious Companion Robert A. Morrison, KYCH GRAND CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD Shasta Council No. 6 & Pauline

Right Illustrious Companion Peter G. Champion, KYCH GRAND CONDUCTOR OF THE COUNCIL San Luis Obispo Council No. 38 & Janice

Right Illustrious Companion Guy M. Chalmers, KYCH GRAND STEWARD Redwood Empire Council No. 46 & Jeanne Right Illustrious Companion Harold D. Kennedy, KYCH GRAND ORATOR Alhambra Council No. 25 Right Illustrious Companion Efren D. Prado, KYCH GRAND MARSHAL (North) King Solomon's Council No. 29 Right Illustrious Companion K. Mark Harris GRAND SOLOIST Oakland Council No. 12 Right Illustrious Companion Jeffrey A. White, KYCH GRAND BIBLE BEARER Pacific Council No. 37 & Lisa

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Right Illustrious Companion Michael T. Sherman, KYCH GRAND SENTINEL Helix Council No. 58 Right Illustrious Companion David J. Williams, KYCH ASSISTANT GRAND RECORDER Omega Council No. 11 & Nataly Right Illustrious Companion Ronald W. Alcorn III, KYCH GRAND MARSHAL (South) Alhambra Council No. 25 Right Illustrious Companion Arthur H. Walton, KYCH GRAND MUSICIAN San Jose Council No. 20 Right Illustrious Companion Robert Gibb, KYCH GRAND STANDARD BEARER Riverside Council No. 59 & Elizabeth

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Sword and Trowel - April 2018  

A monthly Bulletin published by Grand Council Cryptic Masons of California

Sword and Trowel - April 2018  

A monthly Bulletin published by Grand Council Cryptic Masons of California

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