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									                                     THE WORKMAN

Teddy Hammack, Grand High Priest                         Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of California
November 2010                                                                                      Vol. II, No. 7
                    CO TE TS
                                                           The Reception in Stockton was especially
GHP MESSAGE                                         1      pleasurable. Not only were all Three Amigos
COLORADO RIVER FALL FESTIVAL                        1      present, but we all were able to enjoy watching the
ODE FOR THE ROTATION, Bob Stanley                   2      Giants clinch the pennant, as we quickly retired to the
YORK RITE CRUISE                                    2      club room to watch the last couple of outs! What a
GRAND CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS                          2      pleasure to see the Giants win the World Series a few
ARTICLES FOR THE WORKMAN                            2      weeks later. Enjoy the poem “ODE FOR THE
THE CLOTHES LINE                                    3      ROTATION” below in their honor!
ENCOMPASSER                                         3
PETITIONS                                           3      Please remember the De Barrows Scholarship Fund
GOLDEN STATE RESEARCH CHAPTER                       3      when you write your check for your York Rite Dues.
GHP ITINERARY                                       3      If you like to cruise, checkout the York Rite Cruise to
CONTACT INFORMATION                                 3      Vancouver          May1-6,         contact      email:
                                                  Information to be
                 GHP MESSAGE                               found elsewhere in this publication. NOTE: Prices
                                                           shown are per cabin, not per person.
October has been an eventful month. First, the
Colorado River Fall Festival had a larger than normal      Marianne and I ask all Companions to continue to
class of 79, with a larger than normal contingent from     remember Grand Commander Dave Kussman and
California – 26. Though California did no Chapter          Kim in their prayers as they both continue their fight
ritual this year, we did all enjoy the marvelous work      against cancer.
done by Companion and Sir Knight Carlos Gonzalez
as presiding officer in the Order of the Temple.           Ted Hammack,
Below are most of the candidates who became                Grand High Priest
California Companions on Monday the 18th.
                                                           COLORADO RIVER FALL FESTIVAL (CRFF)

                                                          The CRFF Festival had a surprisingly large class of
                                                          79 candidates this year, 26 from California. The
                                                          ritual was performed by teams from Arizona,
                                                          Nevada, and California, with California concentrating
                                                          on the Commandery Orders. The candidates were all
                                                          suitably impressed with the quality of our ritual, even
                                                          though it differs a little between States, and many
                                                          will want to become active in their local bodies. Do
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what you can to make this possible and take                Five days leaving from San Diego, CA, on Sunday
advantage of this new talent.                              May 1, 2011 and sailing to Vancouver, BC, Canada
                                                           on Friday May 6, 2011
Also plan now to take advantage of this Festival next
year. The “Casino” experience is not for everyone,         Day    Destination Arrival Departure
but for those who can enjoy or tolerate the                1      San Diego                05:00 PM
environment, the CRFF represents an excellent and          2      At Sea
economical opportunity for candidates to combine           3      At Sea
low cost housing and excellent food at the buffet, to      4      Astoria, Oregon 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
the process of becoming a “Companion.” Laughlin            5      Victoria, B.C. 12:00 PM 11:59 PM
has now grown considerably and has a number of             6      Vancouver, B.C.08:00 AM
Theaters and Outlet Stores across the street from the
Riverside Hotel and Casino. In addition to the             Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Pendleton and Bath and Body Works stores, the              Ship Name: Westerdam
ladies will love the many shoe stores, and the small       Group Leader: Rosalie Woergoetter
chocolate store! Where else can you get three nights       Email:
of lodging for $121, which will be the cost in 2011.       Contact Phone: 510-581-8234
You can see the 2011 registration information and          Accommodations:                Log         on        to
plans at See you there!            , click on the “Groups”
                                                           tab at top of the page and click “View Details” to
           ODE FOR THE ROTATIO                             select one of the four cabin options and make your
                                                           deposit of $300.00. The final payment is due
At the link below you will find a marvelous poem by        February 7, 2011. (Please note: Use Firefox or Explorer
the Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Prof. Bob Stanley         as Google Chrome may not open “Details”). Cabins
of CSUS, in honor of the SAN FRANCISCO                     range from $842.98 to $1,342.98, double
GIANTS! Even if you’re in the southern part of the         occupancy. $25 per person will be donated to the
State and, God forbid, not a Giants fan, you will still    York Rite Philanthropies.
have to appreciate this finally crafted piece. I have
delayed issuing this edition in the hope that I would            GRA D CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS
get permission to reprint the poem here, but that has
not been forthcoming yet, so I give you this link,         Our deBarrows portfolio earned very little last
rather than delay longer. The musicality of the            year – not quite enough to fund one scholarship.
closing line makes it all worth the read: “Brothers        We are able to supplement this with $700
Lincecum, Bumgarner, Sanchez and Cain.”                    contributed from the York Rite Cruise. But we
                                                           need much more, as we have 29 applicants this           year. If you have the resources, please consider
nts-ode-for-the-rotation.html                              making a significant donation on behalf of our
                                                           Masonic Youth. Send any excess cash (!) to the
               YORK RITE CRUISE                            Grand Chapter Scholarship Program at 801 Elm
                                                           Ave, Long Beach, CA, 90813.

                                                           Remember that all donations to the Scholarship
                                                           Program are Tax Deductible, so keep this in mind
                                                           as you plan your annual giving and when you pay
                                                           your dues.

                                                                  ARTICLES FOR THE WORKMA
Fundraiser benefiting Royal Arch Philanthropies
                                                           Junior Past Grand High Priest Phil Hardiman will
                                                           continue to edit this newsletter. If you have items of
                                                           interest, especially pictures of Scholarship
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presentations, please send them to him at                      The Research Chapter has also prepared a Copies of the Newsletter               publication of the Grand Orations and Vesper
can be downloaded at the Grand York Rite website:              Services message given at the Grand Sessions in             April. Copies were distributed at the meeting and
20Newsletter.html.                                             are available for a suggested $5 donation by
                                                               sending a request to the High Priest.
                THE CLOTHES LI E
                                                               For information about membership, contact
A line of Jackets for our York Rite bodies continues           M∴E∴ Comp∴ Philip A. Hardiman, High Priest
to be available at MP. ENTERPRISES. The price for              2713 Hoffman Woods Lane
red and blue is great -- $75.00 plus tax and shipping,         Carmichael, CA 95608
for sizes 34 to 49 in short, regular and tall; and             916-488-3708(H)
$87.00 plus tax and shipping for sizes 50 to 60, also
in short, regular, and tall. Purple Jackets are little
more expensive at $95.00 for the smaller and $107.00
for the larger. Also available are Men’s and ladies’                  GRA D HIGH PRIEST ITI ERARY
vests, tuxedos and shirts, pins, patches, and flags, and
OES T-Shirts. Contact Patsy Baker Luy at her office:                                         Reception, 760-352-
(510) 527-5728, or cell: (510) 502-3224; or email at             13-Jan   Imperial Valley    8487
                                                                          CO TACT I FORMATIO
                   E COMPASSER
                                                               Grand High Priest:
By the time you read this the October 2010 edition                    Teddy Hammack
of the Encompasser will be available on the website.                  23940 Coral Spring Lane
Go to and click                   Tehachapi 93561-6530
on The Encompasser on the left hand toolbar.                          (661) 821-1937 (H)
Advance information about Grand Sessions 2011,                        (661) 747-7579 (C)
with Registration and Souvenir Program Ad forms, is         
now available. And additional details on the Cruise            Grand Secretary:
are also printed in this new edition.                                 Ken Hope
                                                                      801 Elm Avenue
                       PETITIO S                                      Long Beach, CA 90813
                                                                      (562) 436-8271(W)
New petitions and brochures about the Chapter are                     (562) 484-1611(C)
available on the website at:                                
                                                               Assistant Grand Secretary:           Al Lewis
                                                                      801 Elm Avenue
  Simply scroll down to the lower half of the page.                   Long Beach, CA 90813
                                                                      (562) 436-8271(W)
   GOLDE STATE RESEARCH CHAPTER                             
A Research Chapter meeting was held at Grand
Lodge, during the lunch period on Saturday, Sept                      Phil Hardiman, Jr Past Grand High Priest
25th. We discussed making certain changes to our                      2713 Hoffman Woods Lane
ByLaws, such as no dues nor receipts, but only a one                  Carmichael, CA 95608
time affiliation fee of $10. The next meeting will be                 (916) 488-3708(H)
on Sunday during Grand Sessions next year.                            (916) 712-4814(C)

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