PRIORY NEWS (Cont'd)

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

The Priory of The Holy Sepulchre held a Convent and Investiture with an award, and a change of command, on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
† Maj Julian C. Clay
Lucas A. Hawkins

There were no authorized promotions at this event. The following individual was authorized the following awards:
Maj Gen Chev Mark Andrew Pillar - Long & Faithful - Bronze

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

Priory of St. John the Baptist
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. John the Baptist held a Convent with awards, at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 2937 Freedom Road, Oneida, WI, on Saturday November 2, 2019.

There were no authorized investitures or promotions at this event. The following individuals were authorized the following awards:
Chev Daniel R. Brophey - Achievement Medal
MAJ Chev Bruce A. Davie - Achievement Medal
LTC Chev John A. MacLean - Commendation Medal
Chev Todd W. Domenget - Meritorious Service Medal
CSM Chev Russell G. Tapley - Meritorious Service Medal
The Rev Chev Rodger L. Patience - Meritorious Service Medal
Chev James G. Bacon - Legion of Merit
COL Chev Vincent J. LoDuca - Legion of Merit
Rev Chev Rodger Lindsay Patience - 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, and with a change of command, at the First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

The following individuala were invested:
Brandan Michael Chasteen
† 1SG Jeremy Andrew Cole
† COL Horace Franklin Edwards, Ph.D.
Kennan Scott Zehner
Paul Jerome Mathews

The following individuals were authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated at this event:
Chev John Hugh Mather, M.D. - (KCTJ)
MSgt Chvse Melinda Lou Richards, Ph.D. - (GOTJ)

The following individuals were authorized the following awards:
Chvse Madeline K. Phillips - Achievement Medal
Chev Perry L. Stout, Esq. - Achievement Medal
Chvse Marjorie L. Warren - Achievement Medal
Chvse Pamela A. Stout - Commendation Medal
The Rev Chvse Anne M. Fraley - Meritorious Service Medal
Chvse Adele Hunt-Concon - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Col Chev Darwin Concon - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev Alexander MacDonald Nicholson, Jr., Esq. - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chvse Madeline Kaye Phillips - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chvse Yvonne H. Phillips - Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chvse Melinda L. Richards, Ph.D. - Long & Faithful - Bronze

Officiating at the Convent was Grand Chancellor, Chevalier Jeffrey P. Agnes, GCTJ, GMTJ.

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

The Priory of St. Francis held a Convent & Investiture with promotions and awards, at the Greek Orthodox Church, Fresno, CA, at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
† CW5 Anthony Aguilar Montano
Imelda Patricia Renteria
† MSgt Robert David Sundin

The following individuals were authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated at this event:
Chvse Katherine Denise Crowe - (DCTJ)
COL Chev Salvador Paul Renteria, III, D.O. - (KCTJ)

The following individuala were authorized the following award:
LCDR Chev Arthur W. Curtis - Achievement Medal
Chvse Katherine D. Crowe - Commendation Medal
Chev Patrick L. McKee - Long & Faithful - Bronze
MAJ Chev James B. Oeding, Ph.D. - Long & Faithful - Silver
Chev J. Michael Phelps, Esq. - Long & Faithful - Silver
CAPT Chev Stanley E. Ellexson, Jr. - Long & Faithful - Gold
Chev Salvatore T. Bruno - Long & Faithful - Gold
LCDR Chev Arthur W. Curtis - Long & Faithful - Gold

Officiating at the Convent was GIS, Chevalier Manos Megagainnis, GOTJ.

Priory of St. Michael & St. George
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Michael & St. George held a Convent and Investiture with promotions, and with a change of command, at the St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, 1 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
Aram Michael Adishian
Kevin John Hanratty, Esq.
Sophia Kelly Treantafeles

The following individual was authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated at this event:
Chvse Anne Ferguson Kelly Treantafeles - (DCTJ)

There were no authorized awards at this event.

Officiating at the Investiture was Grand Inspector, Chevalier Kenneth M. Kinelski, GCTJ.

 

December 2019
Regular publication of SMOTJ GPUSA

In This Issue

  Words from the Grand Prior

  Required Minimum Distribution

  SMOTJ Scholarship Drive

  SMOTJ Jerusalem Mite

  ICRD Templar Update

  Operation Knight Flight Update

  Bridge Building Partnership

  Order of Merit

  Priory News

  Priory News (cont'd)

  Priory News (cont'd)

  Priory News (cont'd)

  GPUSA Calendar







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