Boise York Rite

Boise York Rite


Greetings Sirs! I am curious if there is anyone in this organization that would give me an idea of how to mount and display my Great Great Grandfather's Kights Templar Sword with original velvet chorded sash and pins. He was part of the Clarksville Tennessee chapter. I also have the belt, and his Demolay pin. These items are from the mid-1800's. I have purchased a large display case for them, but am at a loss of how the pieces should fit together. If any of you fellas would be willing to share your expertise with me, I would reward you with delicious baked goods.

Boise Chapter No.3 of Royal Arch Masons, Idaho Council No.1 of Cryptic Masons, and Idaho Commandery No.1 of Knights Templar in Boise, ID. Boise Chapter #3, Royal Arch Masons of Idaho
Excellent High Priest: Brian Reczek

Idaho Council #1, Cryptic Masons of Idaho
Illustrious Master: Steven Hall

Idaho Commandery #1, Knights Templar of Idaho
Eminent Commander: Barry Newell


Meetings: Every 2nd Thursday of the month.

Operating as usual


Grand York Rite Bodies of Idaho

Sir Knights and Friends,

The Idaho Grand Commandery will be hosting a Zoom based virtual Christmas Observance on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Mountain time. The flyer, with the Zoom login information, is attached. Sir Knights Robert Perry, Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery of Idaho, and E. Jeffrey Craig, Assistant Grand Prelate of the Grand Encampment will be offering us some good Christmas cheer and messages.

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and enjoy a bit of fellowship. We know this year has been both trying and unique, thus we are trying something new for this year's observance.

Since time is short, please forward this flyer and invitation to all of your fellow Sir Knights, Brothers, Friends, and Family members who you would like to see attend. Fellow secretaries, I would greatly appreciate your assistance in forwarding this to your membership.

Please remember that this is an official communication, so please dress and act accordingly. We will be offering the customary toasts during the observance, so make sure to have your favorite toasting beverage handy. This is a family friendly event.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Observance.

Jeremy C. Vaughn, KTCH, KCT, OWS
Grand Commander
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar in Idaho

[10/08/20]   Boise Chapter and Idaho Council will be opening up tomorrow, Thursday, October 8, at 7:30PM. Companions, if you are able to attend, please come and share in the fellowship.


Grand York Rite Bodies of Idaho

It was reported that M:.I:.Companion Don Thoen, PIGM (2010), passed away on December 30, 2019, in Blackfoot, ID. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

[01/01/20]   Happy New Year, Companions and Sir Knights!


Idaho Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar, held their CHRISTMAS OBSERVANCE on Sunday. It was a special time to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The attendance was good, the proper toasts were given and we sang. Everyone enjoyed the Sermon, refreshments and fellowship.

[12/15/19]   Congratulations to Jerry Parsons on being installed Excellent High Priest of Boise Chapter No.3, Bill Cook on being installed as Illustrious Master of Idaho Council No.1, and Dale Winch on being installed as Eminent Commander of Idaho Commandery No.1.


Recognizing the First Responders in our communities for the hard work and sacrifice they give is something the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International feels is important. We have therefore created a Medal and Lapel pin that can be presented to these everyday Heroes in our Lodges and Communities. The Medals are available to any Master Mason who is a First Responder along with a certificate. The Lapel Pin can be presented to a NON-Mason First Responder along with a certificate. The Lapel Pin may also be ordered for a Masonic Brother.

The only requirement is that they are or have been a First Responder and that the request for the award be submitted/signed off by a Cryptic Mason. The Medal and Certificate can be ordered for $25.00 and if you want to include the Lapel Pin it would be $30.00. For a Lapel Pin and Certificate for a non-Mason can be ordered for $15.00.

All can be ordered through the General Grand Recorder and the order form should be available on our website,

Take this opportunity to recognize those who risk their lives and go the extra mile daily on our behalf. 08/27/2019

Templar Ritualist

An educational course from the Grand Encampment Where is the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross conferred? Who prevented the Jews from continuing to build the Second Temple following the death of King Cyrus? When entering or retiring from a Council of the Red Cross, you are to advance to the center of the chamber, face the East, and give the sign...


Three new ROYAL MASTERS created at tonight's Council Degree. Congratulations to our newest Royal Master Companions. Great work, fun and fellowship. They will become Select Masters by the end of June.


Idaho Commandery #1 had an Inspection and there with good attendance. Many thanks to SK Larry Lathrop REGC for attending along with SK Jeremy Vaughn, GG, George J. White, Jr. GCG (the Inspection team) and SK Vance Mason EC of Twin Falls Commandery #10. The work was good and the fellowship was fantastic.


Join us for our annual FUNDRAISER Breakfast on Ground Hogs Day☕️🥞🍳


Idaho Commandery #1 held a fine Christmas Observance this afternoon. A very good service, good attendance and lots of fellowship. Thanks to the Rainbow and Job's Daughters for attending. All toasts were given with excellent wine. Congratulations to EC Norm Lane and Idaho Commandery #1.

[11/22/18]   Happy Thanksgiving

[11/15/18]   Reminder! Boise Chapter No.3 will be meeting tonight since next Thursday is Thanksgiving!

6:30pm - dinner
7:30pm - meeting


We had a wonderful Official Visit with REGC Larry Lathrop at our Idaho Commandery #1 meeting tonight. Good food, fun and fellowship.

[09/13/18]   Idaho Commandery No 1 meets tonight! There will be a 6:30 dinner.


[07/04/18]   Happy Independence Day!


Reminder, Boise Chapter has it's last meeting before summer on Thursday.

[02/22/18]   Looking forward to seeing the Companions tonight for Boise Chapter No.3's monthly meeting!


A very fine Festival hosted by Mountain Home Chapter 24. Four new Royal Arch Masons and two new Council of Royal & Select Masons. Good work, food and fellowship. Congratulations to all the new York Rite Masons. Many thanks to Mountain Home Chapter 24, Boise Chapter 3 and Cyrus Chapter 2 for all the help and assistance in putting on the Chapter and Council Degrees. Up next will be the Templar Orders in Boise on January 27.


Idaho Commandery #1 held the Christmas Observance this evening. Eminent Commander Barry Newell presented a very good program along with the proper toasts. Thanks to all who showed and to the presenters who gave responses.

[12/21/17]   Reminder: Boise Chapter No.3 meets tonight for its monthly meeting and installation officers.

[12/14/17]   Remember, Idaho Council No.1 and Idaho Commandery No.1 meet tonight! Installation of officers to follow the meeting.


Idaho Commandery #1 received the Right Eminent Grand Commander, Kent McCandless, for his Official Visit and the Inspection of our Commandery. We had a good meeting and wonderful fellowship with our fellow Sir Knights.

[11/09/17]   Reminder: Idaho Commandery No.1 is meeting tonight. OV and elections!

[09/28/17]   Companions, due to a number of Companions out of town, I'm going to cancel tonight's Royal Arch meeting.


Grand York Rite Bodies of Idaho

Congratulations to Companion David A. Grindle, PIGM of Idaho, on being elected Most Puissant General Grand Master of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International.

[06/23/17]   REMINDER!!! This weekend Idaho Commandery #1 is conferring the Order of Malta and the Order of the Temple, starting at 10am. All Sir Knights please attend!!

[05/30/17]   Companions, we will not be conferring the Chapter and Council degrees this Saturday.

We will be conferring the Order of Malta and Order of the Temple on June 24th, starting at 10am.


Official Visit of Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Gary LaBruyere. Enough showed up to conduct a Royal Arch Chapter meeting. Good meeting and great fellowship.

2017 Idaho Grand York Rite Sessions 04/23/2017

The 2017 Idaho York Rite Grand Session is completed. Congratulations to all the Officers who were installed into offices. Great food, fellowships and friendship.

The 2017 Idaho York Rite Grand Session is completed. Congratulations to all the Officers who were installed into offices. Great food, fellowships and friendship.


Idaho Commandery #1 Official Visit from REGC John Zeller and performed the Red Cross Degree on two great Candidates. Congratulations to Companions Josh Bingaman & Dan Clark who advanced in the York Rite of Freemasonry.

[02/14/17]   Happy Valentine's Day!


Conferred the Royal and Select Masters Degrees on two new members of Idaho Council #1 Cryptic Masons. Many thanks to the Companions who attended and performed the work. Congratulations to our newest Companions. MIGM Art Shoemaker presented Ted Fricke a certificate naming him the Grand Representative of Idaho to Louisiana.




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