2017 Honors Weekend scheduled for November 11, 2017
The Valley of Tampa Congratulates the Following Brothers On Being Elected to Receive Honors in 2017
Thirty-Third Degree Inspectors General Honorary
Carl Emmett Gilmore, 32° KCCH
Ronald Prim Lupien, 32° KCCH
Lynn Charles Raposa, 32° KCCH
Kenneth Allen Warner, 32° KCCH
Knights Commander of the Court of Honour
Arthur John Ahrens, III, 32°
Kenneth Aloyasius Carolan, 32°
Robert Jordan Meguiar 32°
Charles Cullen Osborne, 32°
Bryan Grant Pullman, 32°
Derl Brian Smith, 32°
William Carl Sundquist, 32°
Richard Alan Vogt, 32°
Charles Daniel Walter, 32°
John William Westerman, III, 32°
Knight Commander of the Court of Honour (KCCH)
At the biennial session of the Supreme Council certain Masters of the Royal Secret, having held that degree for at least forty-six months prior to the session, are chosen to receive the Rank and Decoration of Knights Commander of the Court of Honour. These are chosen from the ranks of the Consistory for special service to Masonry, or to mankind, by the Deputy or Sovereign Grand Inspector General. The Knight Commander of the Court of Honour may be recognized by the red cap they are entitled to wear. The rank of KCCH, if petitioned or asked for, must be refused.
Thirty-Third Degree (33°), Inspector General Honorary
The Thirty-third Degree is conferred by the Supreme Council upon members of the Rite in recognition of outstanding work in the Rite or in public life. The 33° cannot be asked for and if asked for must be refused. At its biennial session, the Supreme Council elects members of the Rite to receive the Degree. These 33° Masons are Inspectors General honorary and honorary members of the Supreme Council. The active members of the Supreme Council are chosen from among them.
Grand Cross of the Court of Honour
This is the highest individual honor that The Supreme Council bestows. It is voted very rarely to Thirty-third Degree Masons only for the most exceptional and extraordinary services. The Grand Cross cap is white with a blue band. On the front is a replica of the Grand Cross jewel, which is composed of a Teutonic Cross, with an embroidered crimson rose with green leaves at its center.