SENCLand Council # 42
Knight Masons
Chartered February 14, 1992
Officers for 2013-14
Excellent Chief                
Senior Knight      
Junior Knight       
Scribe/Treasurer
Senior Warden    
Junior Warden     
Director of Ceremonies
Priest                            
Steward                         
Sentinel
Director of the Work                         
PAST EXCELLENT CHIEFS
1981                         Alvia Hearren     
1987                         Gerald C. Moore Jr.
1989                         Gerald W. Ringler
1993-1994                Ralph V. Shipton
1998-1999                *John M. Walston Sr.
1999-2000                Alton T. Gaskill Jr.
2000-2001                Bobby Joe Kitchen
2001-2002                Douglas L. Soltow
2002-2003                Edward Brian Chadwick
2003-2004                John M. Walston Jr.
2004-2005                Frederick Witty III
2005-2006                Warren G. Taylor
2006-2007                Donald R. Manweiler
2007-2008                Dennis R. Block
2008-2009               *Steven C. Walston
2009-2010                James B. Steele
2010-2011                Dale D. Davis
2011-2012                Nicholas Taylor
2012-2013                Isaac Eddins
2013-2014                Thomas F. Janyssek
2014-2015                Charles E. Ponton

Deceased *
Scheduled Meetings 2016

March 2
June 1
October 5
Russell M. Rainear
Sean P. Hughes
Kenneth B. Hooks
Warren G. Taylor
Rich Carbone
Elbert L. “Sparkie” Travis
Glen M. Carpenter
Harry S. Turner


Bobby J. Kitchen
Mission Statement of Knight Masonry
The Grand Council of Knight Masons of the United States of America, in
consideration of its origin strives to:

1.        Perpetuate the ancient rituals of the Irish Masonic Canon, (the “Green”
Degrees) by promoting their frequent and regular conferral in its constituent
councils, and by its expectation that such conferral will be executed with an
accuracy, a precision, and a dramatic power congruent with the highest traditions of
the Masonic Institution.

2.        Elevate to membership in its constituent councils only those Freemasons
who in their character and persons have amply and thoroughly demonstrated in
their Masonic lives, by means of a faithful attachment to the institution, a true and
honorable record of service to its goals, and a genuine dedication to its high ideals.

3.        Foster in its constituent councils the regular exploration and study of the
Masonic Tradition and Heritage by means of an aggressive program of scholarly
inquiry and research, and to pursue that Masonic learning in the spirit of our Celtic
forbears who kept the light of faith burning in times of darkness.

4.        Encourage its constituent councils to discover in the pleasures and
diversions of the festive board that warm fellowship and that joyous fraternity, which
have ever characterized and actuated the great spirit of this Ancient Craft.

5.        Promote the charitable dimension so central to, and inherent in, Masonic life
and tradition by obligating its constituent councils to contribute with customary
Masonic liberality to those institutions, both Masonic and non-Masonic, which serve
the needs of the greater community.