Ceremony of Installation

The joint installation of the Cumberland Scottish Rite Bodies will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Masonic Temple, 15 Greene Street, Cumberland. The ceremony is open to all members, their families, and guests.

6:00 pm – Social Hour

6:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – Ceremony of Installation

Members being installed are:

Cumberland Lodge of Perfection: Venerable Master Robin L. Summerfield, 32°; Senior Warden Samuel J. Lane, 32°; Junior Warden Jason S. Landis, 32°; Orator Raymond W. Ryan, III, 32°; and Master of Ceremonies James M. Snider, 32° KCCH.

Cumberland Chapter of Rose Croix: Wise Master G. Timothy Schupfer, 32°, Senior Warden James Z. Bosley, 32°; Junior Warden Mark E. Lathrop, 32°; Orator Nicholas A. Cathell, 32°; and Master of Ceremonies Michael L. Kamauff, 32° KCCH.

Cumberland Council of Kadosh: Cmdr. Mark C. Weatherholt, 32° KCCH; 1st Lt. Cmdr. Michael R. Wade, 32°; 2nd Lt. Cmdr. Paul W. Borror, 32°; Chancellor David J. Curry, 32°; and Orator Michael W. Kerns, 32°.

Cumberland Consistory: Master of Kadosh Joseph W. Cushall, 32°; Prior Edward L. Kave, Jr., 32°; Preceptor Curtis C. Haines, 32° KCCH; Chancellor Elmer W. “Bud” Miles, Jr., 32° KCCH; and Minister of State Charles W. Taylor, Jr., 32° KCCH.

Knights of St. Andrew:  Venerable Master Raymond W. Ryan, III, Senior Warden Robin L. Summerfield, Junior Warden Edward L. Kave, and Secretary Michael W. McKay, all 32°.

Coordinate Bodies:  Almoner Howard V. Brode, 33°; Assistant Almoner Mark L. Widmyer, 32°, KCCH; Tyler Harry E. Cox, 32°; Director of Works Michael L. Kamauff, 32°, KCCH; and Assistant Director of Works Billy Joe Wrights, 32°, KCCH.

Appointed board members are Charles J. Hout, 33°, William R. “Chip” Zimmer, 32° KCCH, and Joseph S. Kennedy, 32°.  The treasurer for the coordinate bodies is Elmer W. “Bud” Miles, Jr., 32° KCCH, and the secretary-registrar is Jerome Robinette, 33°.

Washington County Scottish Rite Club:  President Gerard Kendle, 32°, Vice President, Spencer Pryor, 32°, Secretary-Treasurer Scott Paddack, 32°, and Chaplain Roger Douglas, 32° KCCH.

During the Ceremony, Gary P. Shircliff, 33°, who served as Personal Representative from 2001 through 2016 will be appointed as Personal Representative Emeritus.

The installing officers for the ceremony will be Jamey S. Hill, 33°, the Personal Representative for the Valley of Cumberland, and Robin L. Summerfield, 32°, Assistant Personal Representative. Master of ceremonies for the ceremony will be James M. Snider, 32° KCCH.

Marlin Mills, sovereign grand inspector general for the state of Maryland, 33°, and other distinguished guests will be in attendance.

Reservations and payment of $15 are due by January 11, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online below or by mailing a check payable to “Cumberland Scottish Rite” to the following address:

Joe Kennedy
1305 Pittsburgh Ave.
Oakland Md. 21550


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