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Charles Towne York Rite College #113

An Honorary and Invitational Body Dedicated to service to the York Rite of Freemasonry.

South Carolina

About the

Charles Towne York Rite College #113

The York Rite Sovereign College of North America exists primarily to be of service to the York Rite of Freemasonry. Constituent colleges must declare fealty to the Grand Lodge of their respective jurisdictions. The pre-requisite for membership, which is by invitation only, is good-standing in all four York Rite bodies: Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commander.

The first York Rite College was constituted on June 15, 1957 in the City of Jackson, Michigan. From here, the new organization spread rapidly from coast to coast and from north to south and by 1970 Colleges had been established in fourteen States and one Province of Canada.
Membership in a College is by invitation, and is restricted to those who hold membership in all of the other York Rite bodies. Since the primary object of every College is to foster a spirit of service and to promote and support the York Rite in every way possible, it is no surprise to find many of the leaders of the Craft numbered among its ranks. Here they find a common ground from which the can act for the welfare of all York Rite bodies without special favor to any. Colleges have been active in the organization of York Rite Festivals, degree teams, drill corps, and many other functions which serve to assist, coordinate, and unify the Rite.

(source: https://yrscna.org/about-yrsc/)

Under the jurisdiction of the

York Rite Sovereign College of North America

https://yrscna.org/

Meeting Time & Location

Annual Assembly
Last Tuesday in May
Time -  7:30 PM

Other Assembly Dates
Last Tuesday in November - 7:30 PM
Degree Work -3rd Saturday in January - 1 PM

Place:
Charleston County Masonic Association Building
1285 Orange Grove Rd.
Charleston, SC 29407

Contact info

V. Joe Hill
P. O. Box 960
Eutawville, SC 29048
[email protected]

 

Members

 

Associate Regents
CLASS NAME
* 1987 Jesse C. Branham
1988 Lloyd F. Christopher
* 1989 Joel W. Frampton
* 1990 Raymond L. Thompson
* 1991 James E. Wilson
1992 Harvie B. Bailey
* 1992 A. Henry Brandt
* 1992 Carl I. Kistner [AF]
* 1993 Arthur E. Powell
* 1994 George L. Seyle
* 1995 Robert M. Brunson
* 1995 Tommie S. Epting [AF]
# 1995 Donald A. McKinney
* 1996 G. Everett Cox
* 1997 Richard A. Wooden [AF]
* 1998 Robert V. Pinkston [AF]
1999 Phillip G. Russell
* 2000 Thomas Eli Buckhannon, Jr.
2000 Ted Harrelson
* 2000 Gilbert L. Martin
* 2001 Paul L. Handley [AF]
* 2002 Charles H. Frampton
* 2002 Richard B. Condon
2002 John H. Pearson
* 2002 Charles D. Snyder
* 2003 Eric A. Meace [AF]
2003 Richard A. Wesner
* 2004 William Pross [AF]
* 2005 Lonnie E. Tudor
2005 Charles W. Short
* 2006 Archie B. Davis [AF]
* 2006 Ronald G. Jacoby [AF]
* 2007 William F. Martin
* 2009 Ronald E. McGonigal {#200d}
# 2010 Ronald Thomas Elvis, Sr. {#200d}
2011 Horace Haywood Fowler {#200d}
2013 David J. Dechant, Sr., GM
2016 James L. Chubb
% 2018 Walter C. Disher
2019 Tommy E. Blackwood
2021 Robert A. Nix
2021 Larry J. Nicodin
2023 Kenneth R. Brackens Sr.
[AF] Age Factor for % Calculation
{#xxxd} XXX=College OPC Received From
d=Dual Member
* Deceased
% Suspended
# Withdrew

Officers

2023-2024

GOVERNOR DALE W. USERY GHA
DEPUTY GOVERNOR KEITH A. STIKA GHA
CHANCELLOR K. JOE HILL GHA
TREASURER LARRY J. NICODIN GHA, OPC
RECORDER V. JOE HILL GHA
NOBLE PRIMATE CHARLES D. WELCH GHA
NOBLE PRECEPTOR PHILLIP S.REICHNER III GHA
NOBLE SENESCHAL STEPHEN C. SHOOK
NOBLE MARSHAL RONALD W. QUATTLEBAUM
NOBLE SENTINEL OTTO KASKE
NOBLE HERALD MARCUS C. CHALFANT

 

COMMITTEES
2024-2025
AUDIT
TBA
NOMINATING
John H. Pearson
Larry J. Nicodin
V. Joe Hill

Degree Team(s)

DEGREE TEAMS 3RD Saturday in January
FIRST & THIRD SECTIONS
Governor Phillip S. Reichner III
Deputy Governor William B.Duke
Chancellor Marcus C. Chalfant
Primate Otto Kaske
Preceptor James L. Chubb
Seneschal Rev. Robert A. Nix
Marshall V. Joe Hill
Sentinel Steven C. Shook
SECOND SECTION
King Athelstan Stephen B. Hiott
Prince Edwin Bobby E. Pennington Jr.
Lord Chancellor Dale W. Usery
of the Court
Lord Archbishop Otto Kaske
of England
Lord Preceptor K. Joe Hill
of York University
Grand Commander V. Joe Hill
of Chivalry
Lord Mayor
of York Richard E. Carswell
Knight Commander Thomas H. Lewis
Knights John H. Pearson  plus 2
Overseer William A. Smyth  plus 2
Workmen Various
Hearald Keith A. Stika
Prologue Otto Kaske
Lecture Stephen B. Hiott
Director of Work Larry J. Nicodin

Past Officers

Past Governors
YEAR NAME
* 1986 – 1987 William Scott Tyler
* 1987 – 1988 Jesse Clyde Branham
* 1988 – 1989 Victor Ronald Dubose
1989 – 1990 Lloyd Francis Christopher
* 1990 – 1991 James Edward Wilson
1991 – 1992 Harvie Benjamin Bailey
* 1992 – 1993 Raymond Leonard Thompson
* 1993 – 1994 Tommie Smith Epting
* 1994 – 1995 George Lewis Seyle
* 1995 – 1996 Richard Bernard Condon
* 1996 – 1997 Arthur Evans Powell
* 1997 – 1998 Richard Allen Wooden
* 1998 – 1999 August Henry Brandt
* 1999 – 2000 Robert Marion Brunson
* 2000 – 2001 Robert Van Pinkston
* 2001 – 2002 Gilbert Lamar Martin
* 2002 – 2003 Charles Dale Snyder
* 2003 – 2004 Eric Andrew Meace
2004 – 2005 Richard A. Wesner, OPC
2005 – 2006 Phillip Glenn Russell, OPC
* 2006 – 2007 G. Everett Cox
* 2007 – 2008 Archie B. Davis
* 2008 – 2009 Paul Logan Handley
* 2009 – 2010 William F. Martin II, GHA, OPC
* 2010 – 2011 Bernard J. Heavey
2011 – 2012 David J. DeChant Sr., GHA, OPC
2012 – 2013 John H. Pearson, OPC
# 2013 – 2014 Ronald T. Elvis, Sr., OPC
2014 – 2015 Thomas E. Blackwood, Sr. GHA, OPC
2014 – 2015 Rev. A. Robert Nix, OPC
2016-2017 Roy C. Triplett, GHA
2017-2018 James L. Chubb, GHA, OPC
2018-2019 William T. Corbin, GHA
2019-2021 Verlon Joseph Hill, GHA
2021-2022 Stephen B. Hiott, GHA
2022-2023 Larry J. Nicoden, GHA, OPC
2023-2024 Dale W. Usery, GHA
* Deceased
# Withdrew

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