PRIORY NEWS

Priory of Our Lady of Sorrows of the West
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of Our Lady of Sorrows of the West held a Convent Only, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1427 West Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614, on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

There were no authorized investitures, promotions, or awards at this event.

Officiating at the Investiture was Prior, Chevalier Earl F. Wys, KCTJ.



Priory of The Holy Rood
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of The Holy Rood held a Convent and Investiture with promotions and awards, at the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, 1824 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, at 4:00PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
† TSgt Lloyd John Leinbauth
† SgtMaj Ted Frank Rambo

The following individuals were authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated:
Chev. Frederick Allison Cassidy - KCTJ
Chev. James Byron Flanagin, Jr. - KCTJ
Chev. Charles Ransely Parry - KCTJ
Chev. Robert Eric Soderstrom - KCTJ

The following individuals received the following awards:
Chev. David S. Clark - Achievement Medal
Chev. Larry D. Morrison - Achievement Medal
LTC Chev. Brian Mason Hamilton - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev. Frank James Hamilton, III - Long & Faithful - Bronze

Officiating at the Investiture was Deputy Grand Prior, Chevalier "Don" Robinson, GCTJ.

Priory of St. Clair
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Clair held a Convent with a promotion, at the Colombiere Jesuit Retreat/Conference Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

There were no investitures or awards at this event. The following individual was authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated:
Chev. Michael Trahern Fisher - GOTJ

Officiating at the Investiture was Deputy Grand Prior, CDR Chevalier Steven R. Michaels, GOTJ.


Priory of St. Thomas á Becket
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Thomas á Becket held a Convent and Investiture with promotions and awards, at The Village Chapel, 10 Azalea Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, at 3:00 PM on Saturday March 16, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
† CPT Robert Fyfe Mein Duncan, III
Michael Lee Williams
† Reverend Carl Stephen Monroe*
      * Transfer into the Chaplain Corps as an Assistant Chaplain (ACTJ)

The following individuals were authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated:
Chev. Christopher Patrick Hash - KCTJ
Chev. Randal Alan Knight, Jr. - KCTJ

The following individuals received the following awards:
Chvse. Dorothy A. Jackson - Achievement Medal
SSgt Chev. Junny O. Jackson - Achievement Medal
SGT Chev. Randal A. Knight - Achievement Medal
Chvse. Felicia Ann Hawkins - Long & Faithful - Bronze

Officiating at the Investiture was Grand Prior, CAPT Chevalier Clayton Michael Kemmerer, GCTJ, GMTJ.

Priory of St. Andrew
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Andrew held a Convent and Investiture with promotions and awards, at the Pickwick United Methodist Church, 10575 Highway 57, Counce, TN 38326, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
David Paul Cavanaugh
† PO1 Grant Hamilton McKee

The following individuals were authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated:
Chev. Donn Howard Berney - KCTJ
Chvse. Linda Ann Davis - DCTJ
Hon Chev. Gordon Miles Davis - GOTJ

The following individuals received the following awards:
Chvse. Pamela Ann Stout - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev. Perry Lee Stout, Esq. - Long & Faithful - Silver
Hon Chev. Gordon Miles Davis - Long & Faithful - Silver

Officiating at the Investiture was Deputy Grand Prior, SGM Chevalier Thomas K. Marshall, Sr., GCTJ, GMTJ.

Priory of St. Matthew
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Matthew held a Convent and Investiture with an aware, at The Rose Chapel, 1519 Lipscomb Street, Ft. Worth, TX 76104, at 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
Sharon Ann Basham
† 1LT Heath Alan Scott
Ed Foy Standridge
Dustin Snow Wittenburg, Esq.
† CPT David Alan Tosh

There were no authorized promotions at this event. The following individual received the following award:
Chev. Dennis L. Williams - Commendation Medal

Officiating at the Investiture was Grand Treasurer, Chevalier Joseph A. Auteri, GOTJ.

Priory of St. King Charles the Martyr
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. King Charles the Martyr held a Convent and Investiture with a change of command, at the Nativity Lutheran Church, 1300 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
Karl Jeffery Cureton
Charles Andrew Hope
† MAJ Kyle Jason Key
Edward Joseph Maggio, Esq.

There were no authorized promotions or awards at this event.
Officiating at the Investiture was Grand Prior, CAPT Chevalier Clayton Michael Kemmerer, GCTJ, GMTJ.

Priory of St. Louis the Crusader
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Louis the Crusader held a Convent with a change of command, and a promotion and awards, at the Bridgeton Masonic Lodge #80, 414 South Church Street, St. Peters, MO 63376, at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

The following individual was authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated:
Chvse. Nancy Dain O'Reilly, Psy.D. - DCTJ

The following individuals received the following awards:
Chev. Brian Haupt - Commendation Medal
Chvse. Linda S. Carr - Commendation Medal
Chvse. Lisa Marie DeClue - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chvse. Nancy Dain O'Reilly - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev. William Glennon DeClue - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev. David Paul Scott - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chvse. Hope Charlene Cook - Long & Faithful - Silver
LtCol Chev. Jeffrey Lane Cook - Long & Faithful - Silver

The following individual was authorized to be inducted into the National Order of Merit:
Chvse. L. Raylene Appleby - CMTJ

Officiating at the Investiture was Grand Secretary, Chevalier Ian C. Good, GOTJ.

 

April 2019
Regular publication of SMOTJ GPUSA

In This Issue

  A Word from the Grand Prior

  Milwaukee 2019 - Venues

  Destinations

  Destinations Cont'd

  Trains, Planes, Automobiles

  Family and Friends Tours

  News of the Order

  Silent and Live Auctions

  Chivalry

  The Easter Faith and Knights Templar

  AmazonSmile Charity

  Templars Quarterly Update

  Sepsis is a Killer

  Priory News

  GPUSA Calendar


2019 Grand Convent Registration
Marge Enders Bacon
2019 Grand Convent Chair

Knights and Dames,

The deadline to register at a reduced price for the May 2019 Grand Convent and Investiture in Milwaukee has passed. The cost of registration after January 31 is now $319.00 for members and $269.00 for guests. Still a great rate. Register Now! Do not miss this event!

Please note: The Welcome event planned for Wednesday, May 22, is SOLD OUT!

The 2019 Grand C&I culminates the two-year long Grand Priory 900th Anniversary Celebration and promises to be very special. You don’t want to miss it! See you in Milwaukee!!



GPUSA Armory - Online Shopping
Chev. Robert M. Davis, III, GCTJ
Grand Armorer

Knights and Dames,

The new year brings a surprise to all GPUSA Templars: an online store for shopping. The same products are available in the Armory online store: accessories, apparel and many other items to catch your eye. New items available are: Window Clings and Ladies Earings. Shop by PayPal or use your credit card. Good luck, and may you find exactly what you want.

Just login to the SMOTJ Website with your SMOTJ credentials and navigate to the Armory tab.

Questions?? Email the Grand Armorer. Happy shopping!








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