York Rite Colleges of New York
Sovereign York Rite College
of North America

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York Rite Colleges of New York

Grand Governor, Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Richard J. Kessler, No. 77, rj1179 at gmail.com
Deputy Grand Governor, Very Eminently Distinguished Brother David F. Stoy, No. 127

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 Commandery.

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Manhattan York Rite College No. 210


Following the same demise as the other Colleges due to Covid 19, Manhattan College #210 is finally functional again! Lockdown in NYC was harsher than other places. Nevertheless, we were able to hold our Annual Meeting on May 6, 2021, graced with the presence of V. Em. Dist. David Stoy, Deputy Grand Governor, and Preem. Richard Transue, his travelling companion.

This was followed by a meeting on September 29.

Upcoming meetings will be held in Grand Lodge on Thur October 21 and Mon November 29, with further meetings to be held in January and a conferral of the Order in March.

4 Awards have been given out. Gold Awards were presented to the widow of Bro. Rene van Geuns following his recent demise, and to Bor. Joseph Goldbloom, both for their years of service to Freemasonry and the York Rite. A Gold Award was presented to Rev. & Bro. Doug Oudsley and a Diamond Award to Rev. Adrienne Dannhauser, previous and current Rectors of the Church of the Incarnation, for many years supporting Morton Commandery No. 4 in the conferral of the Order of the Temple in their church. The church presentation made it into the Spring 2021 edition of the York Rite Crusader.

Scheduled Meetings in 2021:

Date Time Details Location
Wednesday, Sep 29 7:30pm Regular Meeting, reports of Award presentations, finalization of Officer line, and setting up future meetings, election of Candidates Grand Lodge, NY
Thursday, Oct 21 7:30pm Regular Meeting, practice Opening and Closing, Annual Memorial Service, election of Candidates, talk on The Wars of the Roses by Piers Vaughan, Secretary Grand Lodge, NY
Monday, Nov 29 7:30pm Regular Meeting, practice Opening and Closing, talk on York Rite College Grand Lodge, NY

Contact for Ritualistic Assistance: Michael Livschitz (michael.livschitz@gmail.com)

The dress for the day should be tux for Officers or dark suit for Companion Knights.
If you are an officer and cannot attend, contact the Governor so a substitute can be notified.

Regular Meeting Place at:

Grand Lodge, 71 W 23 St., Manhattan, NY 10110

Officers 2019-2020

Pre-Eminent Governor Chas O. Cowing chascowing@accesstalent.com
Eminent Deputy Governor Christopher L. Allen
Eminent Chancellor Jason P. Sheridan
Treasurer George Filippidis george@aresny
Secretary Piers A. Vaughan ghp2014@gmail.com
Trustee - 1 year
Trustee - 2 years
Trustee - 3 years
Primate Stenrick B. Adams
Preceptor Steven Wilson
Seneschal Conrad Johnson
Marshal Darren Fortunato
Sentinel Joel Ginn
Asst. Treasurer

Committee Chairmen

York Rite Cooperation Michael Livschitz (michael.livschitz@gmail.com)
Budget and Finance
Degree Teams (Director of Work) Piers A. Vaughan
Awards Edmund D. Harrison
Nominations Chas O. Cowing


Manhattan College No. 210 Receives Charter

BruceVB - 2019-12-19 17:03 - (5904 Reads)

MANHATTAN COLLEGE NO. 210, Manhattan, New York

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Manhattan College No. 210 received its Charter from Richard J. Kessler, Grand Governor of New York, accompanied by David Stoy, Deputy Grand Governor. The meeting was held in the Grand Lodge of New York, and in attendance were many members of the new College, including the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York, R.W. Richard Schulz, and M.E. Edmund D. Harrison, Past General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter (the Governor of the new College). The Grand Governor praised the College for putting on an excellent Order in May, and for their enthusiasm for the new body.

Following the inauguration of the College, the members adjourned to a local restaurant for a festive luncheon.

Fraternally submitted,

Christopher L. Allen

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