Article XXII on “Honors”: Section 2. The Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri and Appendant Orders is hereby declared, established and ordained to be existent within the bosom of the Grand Council and is a Chamber thereof, pursuant to the authority granted John Raymond Shute, II, and William Moseley Brown, who obtained permission of the English authorities to establish the Royal Order in the United States of America with the Allied Masonic Degrees in 1933, and using the 19th century English ritual as copied from the John Yarker Manuscript, and is governed by the Regulations set forth in Appendix A to the Constitution of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America.
Man-at-Arms of the Red Branch of Eri (ARBE)
Constituent Councils may confer upon any member who has not held or is not presently holding an elected office “for exceptional service to the Council,” the Rank of: “Man-at-Arms” of the Red Branch of Eri. The Brethren of this Rank shall be designated as “Associate Members” of the Red Branch of Eri.
Esquire of the Red Branch of Eri (MRBE)
A Constituent Council may recommend to the Grand Council each year, two Brethren currently holding office in a Subordinate Council for the rank of “Esquire” of the Red Branch of Eri. The Brethren of this Rank shall be formally designated as “Members” of the Red Branch of Eri.
|R. Brian Cook|
Knight of the Red Branch of Eri (KRBE)
|Karl J. Krayer|
Knight Commander of the Red Branch of Eri (KCRBE)
A Constituent Council may recommend to the Grand Council each year, one Venerable Brother (the present presiding Sovereign Master), for the award of “Knight Commander” of the Red Branch of Eri. All Past Sovereign Masters shall be elevated to the Rank and Title of: “Knight Commander” of the Red Branch of Eri effective February 12, 2005.
|Perry E. Barker|
|Raymond E. Brietzke|
|Daniel T. Hill|
|C. Louis Hopkins1|
|Jerrel B. Jones|
|Thomas G. Keithly Jr.|
|Gerhardt D. Krawitz|
|Clarence J. Laney Jr.|
|Jimmy W. McClellan|
|Charles E. McKay|
|H. David Moore|
|Lemont E. Nodwell|
|M. Gene Terrell|
|Dan W. Turner2|
|Thomas L. Williams|
1 No longer a member of the Allied Masonic Degrees
2 Transferred to another Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees