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107th Annual Grand Communication

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Members of the 9th Masonic District.  Taken at the 2016  Grand Lodge/Grand Chapter Awards Banquet in Orlando, FL  Pictured from left to right:  MW Mark S. Jordan Sr., 33º, Grand Master; Sis. LaRhonda Ware-McPhaul, Worthy Matron, Rebecca Chapter #124, OES (Fort Lauderdale); RW Bobby R. Henry, 33º, Grand Publicist; Companion Raymond Higgins, 33º, Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Holy Grand Royal Arch Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, State of Florida;  MW Joshua D. Scruggs, 33º, Past Grand Master; Bro. Leonard Brown, 33º, Grand Worthy Patron, Royal Grand Chapter—OES, State of Florida; Bro. Willie Dennis, Grand Sentinel, Royal Grand Chapter—OES, State of Florida & Worthy Patron of Rebecca Chapter #124, OES, (Fort Lauderdale); and Sister Yolanda Dewar, Associate Matron, Rebecca Chapter #124, OES, (Fort Lauderdale).

Pictured are:  MW Mark S. Jordan Sr., 33º, Grand Master, The MWPHGL AF&AM of FL Inc. and Sister Juanita Dixon, Grand Worthy Matron, Royal Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, State of Florida.

Submitted By RW Bobby R. Henry, Sr., 33º, Grand Publicist

      The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Florida, Incorporated, recently held its 107th Annual Grand Communication in Orlando, Florida. Each year, Lodges, Chapters, Brothers and Sisters from across the State of Florida assemble to conduct the business of our Ancient & Honorable Fraternity.

During the course of this week of activities our Grand Lodge held the Youth Department Prayer Breakfast, Opening Religious Service, Youth Department Oratorical Contest, Knights Templar/Lady of Knights Religious Service/Gospel Concert, United Grand Court—-Heroines of Jericho Scholarship Banquet, and the Annual Grand Business Sessions of each of the Cognate Branches of Freemasonry working under the confines of our Masonic Jurisdiction.

One of the highlights of the week is the Annual Grand Lodge/Grand Chapter Awards Banquet.  During this event Masons, Eastern Stars, Lodges, and Chapters throughout the State of Florida are awarded annually for meritorious accomplishments and achievements rendered to the Masonic Order within their respective communities.

This year, Masonic District #9, and the Broward County area, was well represented during the award presentations. Broward County members recognized for their service and contributions to the Masonic Order included:  MW Joshua D. Scruggs, 33°, Past Grand Master, who was presented with the 2016 Grand Master’s Cup Award, which is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a member of our Masonic Jurisdiction; RW Bobby R. Henry, Sr., 33°, Grand Publicist, was presented with the coveted 2016 Master Mason of the Year Award; and  Brother Willie  Dennis, Grand Sentinel, Royal Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, State of Florida, received a Special Re-cognition Award for his contributions to the building improvement projects of our Grand East Temple (Headquarters Building in Orlando, Fla.).

MW Mark S. Jordan Sr., 33°, (Lauderdale Lakes, FL), was reelected for a second year as the Grand Master of The MWPHGL AF&AM of FL Inc.  Sister Juanita Dixon (Jacksonville, Fla.) was reelected to serve for a second year as the Grand Worthy Matron of the Royal Grand Chapter—Order of the Eastern Star, State of Fla. Brother Leonard Brown, 33°, (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) has served as the Grand Worthy Patron of the Royal Grand Chapter for the past eight years.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 KJV

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