Masonic Biography for Norman McEvoy
Initiated, Passed and Raised (April 1956) in Belfast Lodge #257,
Grand Lodge of Ireland AF&AM
On locating to Victoria, BC, Canada in 1991 he affiliated (1992) with Victoria Columbia Lodge No 1 AF&AM 1992, 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
1992 – Victoria Columbia Lodge #1 Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon AF&AM.
1998 – Worshipful Master
2001/03 – Secretary, Multiple years. Director of Masonic Education
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, Assisted in the development of a Mentorship Program.
ASHLAR COLLEGE OF FREEMASONRY (FOUNDED JUNE 2010)
2010-2013 – Chairman of the board Ashlar College of Freemasonry
2013 – current – Retired from Board and continuing as a Course adjudicator.
2016 – Graduated as the first student of the college.
2019 – Honoured as “Director Emeritus” of the college.
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 Life Member Fraternity Lodge #23. Mazatlan Mexico.
Grand Lodge of Sinaloa (Mexico)
CONCORDANT & OTHER MASONIC BODIES
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 – Served as First Principal Columbia #1 Chapter
2011/12 – Served as Grand First Principal Grand Chapter of BC& Yukon
2015 – Appointed as Chairman of the Grand Chapter on Education and Advancement.
Currently Affiliated Grand Chapter Representative from the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland.
Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada
Acme Council #14 Member
Red Cross of Constantine
2001- Current – Member Saxa Rubra Conclave #23 (Victoria BC)
2001 – 2019 – Occupied many Officers chairs
2019 – Awarded Knight Commander of the Order of Constantine the Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada.
2020 – Act as Orator for the Conclave
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
2003 – Current – The Educator (theeducator.ca) directed to Freemasons & the public in General
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. For purchase, information refer to the homepage.