Author Bio

by Norm McEvoy

 


Masonic Biography for Norman McEvoy

Initiated, Passed and Raised (April 1956) in Belfast Lodge #257,
Grand Lodge of Ireland AF&AM
On retirement from employment in the field of Banking, he affiliated (1992) with Victoria Columbia Lodge No 1 (Victoria BC.) Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon AF&AM.

His career in Freemasonry includes the following:-

Victoria Columbia Lodge No 1 -Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon
1998 – Worshipful Master
2001/03 – Secretary, multiple years. Director of Masonic Education
Demited December 31, 2016

Haida Lodge #166        Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon
2014 – Member
2015 – Director of Masonic Education

Victoria Lodge of Education & Research
2006 & 2007 – Worshipful Master

Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon AF&AM
2000-2002 – Appointed to G/L Board of General Purposes
2002 – Appointed Grand Steward
2003 – Appointed to the Grand Lodge Committee on Education
2004/5/6 – Appointed Chairman G.L. Committee on Education

ASHLAR COLLEGE OF FREEMASONRY  (FOUNDED JUNE 2010)
2010-2013 – Chairman Ashlar College of Freemasonry
2013-current – Retired from Board and now acting as a Course adjudicator.

M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington & Jurisdiction
2009 -Current – Associate  Member True Resolution Lodge #16 (Vancouver B.C.) Prince Hall

Grand Lodge of Washington F&AM
1996-current – Honorary Member Port Angeles Lodge #69  Washington State USA
2009-current – Charter Member of Grand Mound Lodge, Seattle. Wash.

Grand Lodge of Sinaloa (Mexico)
2003-current – Honorary Member Fraternity Lodge #23. Mazatlan Mexico.

CONCORDANT & OTHER MASONIC BODIES

Royal Arch Masonry


1975 – Exalted in Rocky Mountain Chapter (Cranbrook. BC)  Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of BC & Yukon.
2001 – Affiliated with Columbia #1 Chapter (Victoria BC)
2003 – First Principal  Columbia #1 Chapter
2011/12 – Grand First Principal (Zerubbabel) Grand Chapter of BC& Yukon
2015 – Appointed as Chairman of Grand Chapter Committee on Education  and  Advancement.
Currently – Grand Chapter Representative from the Grand Chapter of Prince Hall Masons of Washington.USA

Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada
Acme Council #14        Chaplain

Red Cross of Constantine
2001- Current – Member Saxa Rubra Conclave #23 (Victoria BC)
2009 – Most Puissant Sovereign
2013 – Appointed  Illustrious Grand Herald

Allied Masonic Degrees
2000-current – Member Victoria Council # 213 (Ladysmith BC)
2005 – Venerable Master
2010 – Grand Director of Ceremonies
2018 – Appointed District Deputy Grand Master

Shrine of North America
1975-Current – Member Gizeh Temple, Vancouver BC
1990 – President North Peace Shrine Club
1992-Current – Member Victoria Shrine Clowns (Danny Boy)
1993 – President Victoria Shrine Clowns

PUBLICATIONS
2003-Current – The Educator   (theeducator.ca)  directed to Freemasons & the public in General

ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS
1996. Commenced, within Victoria Columbia Lodge #1 (GL of BC & Yukon) the development of a Mentorship Program &  saw the acceptance  of this Program at Grand Lodge in the year 2000.

2005  As Chairman of the Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon Committee on Education commenced the development of a Diploma Program for freemasons and with the assistance of many brethren saw the acceptance of this Program under the name of Ashlar College of Freemasonry  and accepted by The Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon  in 2010.

2016  Created and Published “A Journey to the Spirit” which is a Book/Manual offering an insight into the esoteric side of Masonic Ceremonies. Available for purchase.

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