2013 “TEMPLE OF THE YEAR" and "BEST MARCHING UNIT"
Masud Temple No. 69 set to host
Temple No.69 will host Gala Day 2014 in beautiful West Palm Beach, FL., and the most populous city in Palm Beach
County, Florida. The city is also the oldest incorporated
municipality in South Florida. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010 the
city had an estimated population of 99,919.
beginning of the historic period in south Florida is marked by Juan Ponce de
León’s first contact with native people in 1513. The first white settlers in
Palm Beach County lived around Lake Worth, then an enclosed freshwater lake,
named for Colonel William Jenkins Worth, who had fought in the Second
Seminole War in Florida in 1842.
relocated from the STYX (Palm Beach) for the most part about 1906 to the
all-black Northwest neighborhood of West Palm Beach, which had been established
since 1894. Since then, Blacks have made the most of their establishment in
West Palm Beach.
Masud Temple No. 69 was formed in the fall of 1949 by Nobles
with Shrine degrees living in the West Palm Beach; but who had been a shrine
club affiliated with Kazah Temple No. 149 in Miami, Florida. By September of
1959, Kazah assisted in creating a total of 38 Masud Nobles when the first
Temple was officially established in West Palm Beach. Noble Sam Brady was appointed the
First Potentate of Masud Temple No. 69 under dispensation by Imperial Potentate Booker T. Alexander.On September 18, 1960 Imperial
Potentate Alexander granted a charter to the Temple and the First election was
held. The following Nobles were the First to be elected into office by the
Masud Nobility: Eugene A. Stevens,
Illustrious Potentate, J. C. Arnold, Chief Rabban, William Mercer, Assistant
Rabban, W. B. Watson, Treasurer, and John W. Stevens, Recorder. We are
proud of our history! Masud looks forward to hosting YOU in west
Palm Beach, FL in 2014. We have much to
share in Masud fashion with an extraordinary
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