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Roberto M. Sanchez

Roberto M. Sanchez is a very active Freemason. He is a Past Master of seven masonic lodges and has presided over 30 different masonic organizations.

Roberto has traveled the world exploring Freemasonry and has given lectures on the subject all over the United States and across Latin America, Canada and Europe. Roberto was the original Curator, Historian and Librarian for the Houston Masonic Library Museum and served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

  • 32° K.C.C.H. - Houston Scottish Rite
  • Past Master of Gray Lodge № 329.
  • District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas.
  • Past Grand Master Gran Logia del Estado de Mexico
  • Curator, historian, and librarian for the Houston Masonic Library Museum.
  • Author of "The True Masonic Experience"

Biography

Sir Knight Roberto M. Sanchez, Deputy Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Hawaii was born in Mexico City, Mexico., and is the son of Eugenio Gerardo Sanchez, who served in Public Office in Mexico, and Maria Elena Haro Sanchez, a Past Worthy Matron of Blue Bell Chapter No. 856 OES. Roberto has one younger brother, Fernando Sanchez, an endowed member of Gray Lodge No. 329. Sir Knight Sanchez graduated from Westside High School in Houston, Texas. He attended Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and the University of Houston where he received several degrees including a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and a Doctorate in Divinity and Theology.

Sir Knight Sanchez married the former Suzette Elizabeth Wunsche, together they have a daughter named Aurora, and a son named Rhen. Suzette is an active member of Klein Chapter No. 1141 Order of Easter Star, a chapter that the Wunsche family founded. Suzette has served Klein Chapter as Worthy Matron and the Grand Chapter of Texas as Deputy Grand Matron. She is also a member of the Social Order of the Beauceant in Melrose Chapter, alongside her mother Yvonne who served as (National) Supreme Worthy President of the Social Order of the Beauceant.

In the symbolic Craft Lodge, Right Worshipful Brother Sanchez was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Gray Masonic Lodge No. 329 A.F. & A.M. in Houston, Texas, where he served as Worshipful Master and Secretary. He has plural memberships in over 30 masonic lodges around the world including, St. Alban’s Lodge No. 1455 (TX) where he served as Worshipful Master, New Star No. 629 (TX) where he served as Worshipful Master and Secretary, Union Lodge No. 6 (DC) where he is a Past Master, Hombre y Fuego No. 24 (Mexico) where he is a Past Master, Earraghaidheal No. 1822 where he is a Past Master (Scotland), Crown Martyr No. 771 (IN), Francisco De Miranda No. 2967 (Brazil), Cesar Alves Dos Reis No. UD (Brazil), Impeesa No. 142 (Brazil), Julien No. 551 (IA), Memorial No. 1298 (TX) where he served as Secretary, East Bernard No.817 (TX) where he served as Treasurer, and Tranquility No. 2000 (TX) just to name a few. He is a Past President of the Masters, Wardens, and Secretaries Association of the Thirtieth Masonic District of Texas. Gray Lodge awarded Roberto the Golden Trowel Award for his dedication to the craft, the highest Grand Lodge Award a lodge can bestow. His service in Grand Lodge began with the Grand Lodge of Texas as District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 30B, Grand Lodge Planning Committee (2013), and as a member of the Fraternal Relations Committee for a seven-year term. He is the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Sweden near the Grand Lodge of Texas. His service in the Grand Lodge capacities has crossed borders. Right Worshipful Brother Sanchez has been very active in the Gran Logia del Estado de Mexico where he served as the Grand Chancellor for several years and holds the Rank, Title, and Distinction as a Past Grand Master for the Grand Lodge. In 2022 he was made an honorary member of the Grand Lodge of El Salvador Cuscatlán, receiving a commendation from the Grand Master and a commendation from the Conference of Grand Masters of Central America (COMACA) during their annual session. He has been given honorary memberships and several commendations in several Grand Lodges in Brazil.

In York Rite, Capitular Masonry, Right Excellent Companion Sanchez was Exalted in Washington Chapter No. 2, Royal Arch Masons, where he served as High Priest, Treasurer, and Secretary, and was consecrated in the Order of High Priesthood. Washington Chapter awarded Roberto with the Corner Stone Award; the highest Grand Chapter Award a Chapter can bestow. He is a Plural member of Anchorage Chapter No. 3 (Alaska) and Kalakaua Chapter No. 2 (Hawaii), where he also served as High Priest. His service to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas includes: By-laws committee, Grand Chapter Planning Team (2017), Grand Master of the First Veil, and District Deputy Grand High Priest of Capitular District No. 8. His service in the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Hawaii includes: Jurisprudence Committee, By-laws Committee, Grand Captain of the Host, Grand Scribe.

In York Rite, Cryptic Masonry, Most Illustrious Companion Sanchez was Greeted in Houston Council No. 1, Royal and Select Masters, where he served as Thrice Illustrious Master, Treasurer, and Recorder, and was received into the Order of the Silver Trowel of Texas, where he served as Thrice Illustrious Master of that Order. Houston Council awarded Roberto with the Cryptic Triangle award; the highest Grand Council Award a council can bestow. He is a Plural member of Anchorage Council No. 1 (Alaska) and Kalakaua Council No. 2 (Hawaii), where he served as Illustrious Master. His service to the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas includes: Grand Council Planning Team (2015, 2021, & 2024), Grand Marshal, Grand Conductor of the Council, and District Deputy Grand Master of Cryptic District 6. He was elected Grand Principal Conductor of the Work of the Grand Council of Hawaii during its 43rd Grand Session and is currently serving as Most Illustrious Grand Master. His service in the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Hawaii includes: Jurisprudence Committee, By-laws Committee, Grand Steward, Grand Captain of the Guards, Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, and Grand Master.

In York Rite, Chivalric Masonry, Sir Knight Sanchez was Knighted in Ruthven Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, where he served as Commander, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Award from the Grand Commandery of Texas. He is a Plural member of St George Commandery No. 76 (Ohio), Anchorage Commandery No. 2 (Alaska), Ali’ I Commandery No. 5 (Hawaii), and Kalakaua Commandery No. 2 (Hawaii) where he also served as Commander. He is a Life Sponsor and a member of the Grand Master’s Club of the Knight Templars Eye Foundation, and the Sid Dorris Endowment fund. He is a member of the National Championship Dill Team of Park Place Commandery No. 106 and Ruthven Commandery No. 2 Drill Team, where he served as President. Sir Knight Sanchez is also a member of Burleigh Preceptory No. 21 Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, where he holds the rank of Past Preceptor. His service to the Grand Commandery of Texas includes: Foreign Correspondence Committee; Membership Committee; Chairman of the Grand Commandery “Fifth Libation” Committee. He was elected Grand Captain General of the Grand Commandery of Hawaii during its 10th Grand Session and is currently serving in the advancing line. His service in the Grand Commandery of Hawaii includes: Jurisprudence Committee, By-laws Committee, Grand Senior Warden, Grand Captain General, Grand Generalissimo, Deputy Grand Commander.

Additionally, he is a member of Texas Chapter of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, a Charter member of Louisiana Chapter of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, and the Charter Preceptor of Mexico Chapter of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor. He was Knighted into the Knights Crusaders of the Cross in Louisiana Chapter, and Knighted a Yeoman of York in North West Preceptory No. 1, in Indiana. He was the Charter Director General of Impeesa Preceptory Yeoman of York No. 18 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He was ordained a Knight Priest in Tabernacle “A”, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest. Sir Knight Sanchez is a Life Member of Texas Priory No. 23, Alaska Priory No. 63, and Thomas H. Ridout Priory No. 75 Knights York Cross of Honor.

He received the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Valley of Houston, Orient of Texas where he served as Commander of Houston Council of Kadosh. He was invested with the Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. Roberto served as Fellow for the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite S.J. Ronald A. Seal in the Houston Scottish Rite. In 2009, 2011, and 2013 he was aide to the Sovereign Grand Commander, Ronald A. Seal, during the Supreme Council sessions. Roberto also served on the board of Trustees for the Scottish Rite Foundation of Texas from 2012-2022. He is also a Scottish Rite Master Craftsman and served on many degree teams – including degree Master for the 4th Degree for 15 years. He received degrees of the Brazilian Rite under the Supremo Conclave do Brasil do Rito Brasilero M.A.L.&A. where he holds the title and distinction as Servant of the Order 33rd Degree. He is a Past Wise Master of Ad Lucem Chapter No. 133 Chapter of Rose Croix of the Brazilian Rite, Past Grand Prior of Ad Lucem Council of Kadosh No. 170 of the Brazilian Rite, and Past Master of the Consistory of Ad Lucem Consistory No. 235 of the Brazilian Rite. He was also admitted into the Adonhiramite Rite in the Excelso Conselho da Maconaria Adonhiramita in Brazil where he was invested with the Rank and Decoration of Patriarch Inspector General 33rd Degree, and is a Past Venerable Master of Ad Lucem Lodge of Perfection No. 597 of the Adonhiramite Rite. He received the degrees of the French Rite under the Supremo Conselho do Rito Moderno where he was invested with the Rank and Decoration of Grand Inspector General 9th Degree of the 5th order. He is a Past Wise Master of Ad Lucem Chapter No. 53 of the Chapter of Rose Croix of the Modern Rite. In June of 2023, Roberto was given patent letters and charterers for North America for all three of these Rites and appointed and installed as the Delegate for the jurisdiction and as Grand Commander for North America. In February 2024 the Supremo Conselho do Rito Moderno granted a Sovereign Charter for the Supreme Council of the Modern Rite of Mexico and named Roberto M. Sanchez as its first Sovereign Grand Commander.

His memberships in appendant Masonic Orders include:

Initiated in Blue Bell Chapter No. 856 Order of the Eastern Star, where he served twice as Worthy Patron, he is a Plural Member of Klein Chapter No. 1141, and has served the Grand Chapter of Texas OES in the Labyrinth Committee and Masonic Liaison Committee.

Created a Noble in Arabia Temple, and crossed the Hot Sands in the Oasis of Houston, Desert of Texas, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and served as Commander of the Flying Fez, Ambassador for San Jacinto Shrine Club, and Ambassador for the York Rite. He is an affiliated member of Anezeh Shrine Temple in Mexico City and Amal Shrine in Brazil. He was initiated a Prophet in Chinar Grotto, Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, of Grotto’s International where he served as Monarch. He also served the Supreme Council M.O.V.P.E.R. International as Supreme Council District Deputy. He received the Sidonian degree in Adoniram Forest No. 209 Tall Cedars of Lebanon and was the Charter Grand Tall Cedar of Mexico Forest No 221 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Charter member of El Salvador Forest No. 222, and Impeesa Forest No. 223 in Brazil. His service to the Supreme Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon International includes; Chairman of Fraternal Relations, Chairman of the Expansion Committee, Supreme Historian, and Supreme Director, Region 10. At the 2023 annual convention, he was presented with the 2022 Broughton Award, the highest award the Supreme Forest of Tall Cedars International can bestow.

He was inducted into Illinois Pyramid No. 1 Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots and serves the Supreme Pyramid as Supreme Ambassador for Latin America. Sojourner Sanchez was initiated into Houston Chapter No. 513, National Sojourners where he served as President. He was later invited into Sam Houston Camp of the Heroes of 76, where he served as Commander. International President Sanchez was invited to speak at Houston High Twelve Club No. 736 where he was made an honorary member in 2006. When that club demised, Roberto was instrumental in its re-chartering and served as its re-chartering President. Later serving as State President of the Texas High Twelve Association. He is currently serving High Twelve International as Chairman of the Expansion Committee, and Wally Fund Committee. During the 101st Annual Convention of High Twelve International Roberto was elected as 3rd International Vice President and is currently serving as Interternational President. He is also a Charter Member of Copacabana Club No. 790 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Sutton Acacia Club No. 794 in Surrey, England, Mexico Club No. 797 in Mexico City, Mexico, El Salvador Club No. 798 in San Salvador, El Salvador, and Edinburgh Club No. 803 in Scotland. In 2024 Roberto was presented with the Dr. Monty McMinn All Star Award, the highest award High Twelve international can bestow.

Grand Supernal Imperator Sanchez was inducted into the Ancient and Heroic Order of the Gordian Knot in the Premier Synod in the United States, Indiana No.1. He was given patent letters, and a Supreme Charter to bring the Order to Mexico by the Supreme Imperator Lloyd Atterson Sr. on 30 July 2022, in Greenfield, IN. Grand Supernal Imperator Sanchez served as Supernal Imperator Alexander of all five Synods in the Supreme Grand Synod of Latin America; Rhen Synod No.1, Mexico City Synod No. 2, Toluca Synod No. 3, Impeesa Synod No. 4 in Brazil, and Cuscatlán Synod No. 5 in El Salvador. Brother Sanchez currently serves as the Supreme Imperator and Sovereign Grand Master of the Ancient and Heroic Order of the Gordian Knot in Latin America. In 2007, Most Eminent Supreme Grand Master Sanchez attended his first Convivial of the Royal Society of Knights Occidental at the Hotel Washington during Masonic Week. When the Society moved from Masonic Week in Washington DC to The SRICF High Council in Louisville in 2015, Roberto received the Grand Commander Occidental from then Most Eminent Supreme Grand Master, William H. Koon II. After 25 years of leading the Society, Grand Master Koon decided he would relinquish the helm and appoint his successor, instead of “keeping it until his dying breath”. On 23 July 2023, Grand Master Koon appointed and installed Roberto M. Sanchez as his successor and the 2nd Most Eminent Supreme Grand Master of the Royal Society of Knights Occidental. He was made an Honorary Member of the Order of DeMolay in Italy, where they named him member of the year in 2009. He also briefly served as a Chapter Advisor of Houston Chapter.

Honorable Commander Sanchez is a member of Jay A. Sheldon No. 117 & charter member of San Jacinto No. 128 Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill, where he is currently serving as Ambassador to the South. Honorable Commander Sanchez was instrumental in the re-writing of the new and approved ritual for the Order. He is a member of Hiram’s Rangers (177), Order of the Bath, Royal & Imperial Order of the Galuses, Universal Craftsmen Council of Engineers, Knights of Golgotha, Order of the Turtles, and The Widow Sons – Society of Silence Chapter. In the Invitational Masonic Orders:

Right Worthy Frater Sanchez was received and admitted into Supreme Magus College Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF), where he was advanced to the VIII and IX grades. He was instrumental in the chartering of Stella Sola College SRICF and was elected as its first Celebrant, a position he held for 10 years. He currently serves as Secretary / Treasurer for the College. He has served the High Council of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis as Chief Adept of Stella Sola, Deputy Chief Adept of Texas, Third Acolyte, and currently serving as the Second Herald of the High Council SRICF. He is the Author of the Guide to the Ceremonial for the SRICF, which was commissioned by then Supreme Magus, William H. Koon II, and a second edition was commissioned by the now Supreme Magus, Jeff Nelson.

Excellent Sir Knight and Cousin Sanchez is a member of Anson Jones Council No. 47 Knight Masons, where he served as Excellent Chief and as its current Scribe. The Grand Council of Knight Masons of the USA honored Roberto by bestowing him the rank of Knight Commander of Zerubbabel. He is also a Charter Member and Honorary Past Excellent Chief of F’irinne Council No. 115 in Indiana.

Right Venerable Brother Sanchez is a member of Sam Houston Council No. 275 and a Charter Member of Andrew H. “Tony” Bass Council No. 475. He served as Sovereign Master of both councils and currently serves as Secretary of both councils. He is a recipient of the Knight Grand Cross Red Branch of Eri, and 5th Grade of the Scarlet Cord. He served the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the USA as Grand Superintendent of Texas–South for a five-year term. He is a Worthy Past Supreme Ruler of the Order of Secret Monitor, a Past Worthy Commander Noah, and a Past Worthy Master of St. Lawrence the Martyr in the United States of America.

Preeminently Distinguished Companion Knight Sanchez was initiated into Gulf Coast York Rite College No. 106, where he served as Governor. He is a recipient of the Athelstan Award and is a Companion Adept of the Temple. The Council of Associate Regents of the College elected him to receive the Order of the Purple Cross of York. Worthy Knight Sanchez was initiated in Lone Star Chapel No. 45 (now No. 5), Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, where he served as Worthy Master for two terms. He is also a Charter Member of Spiritus Sanctus Chapel No. 132 in Brazil, where he was appointed as Charter Provincial Assistant Grand Marshal for the Province of South America. Reverend Knight Sanchez was invited to join Ypres Prefecture of the Grand Priory of Belgium C.B.C.S. where he belongs to St Georges Lodge No. 5 and currently serving in the progressive line as well as St James Lodge No. 13. He was advanced and promoted a Knight Companion of the Royal Order of Scotland in the Provincial Grand Lodge of the United States of America.

He is a Fellow of the Grand College of Rites, where he served as the Registration Chairman, and the Assistant Grand Registrar (Secretary). In 2023, he was chosen and decorated as a Knight Grand Cross, by Grand Chancellor David Kussman. Worshipful Brother Sanchez is a member of Damon Quarry Assemblage of the Operatives in Houston, TX where he currently serves as an officer.

He was inducted into the Masonic Order of Athelstan at North Carolina Court No. 73 and is a Past Worshipful Master and Charter member of Osiris Court No. 145. He served as Grand Sword Bearer of the Province of Brazil. Most Worthy Sanchez was Corked into Ye Antiente Order of Corks USA where he served as a Grand Secundo for several years. In 2023 Roberto was elected to succeed Most Worthy Donald McAndrews, and on 17 February 2023, Roberto became the Most Worthy Grand Bung of the Americas.

Warrior Sanchez was the Charter Camaxtli of Tlaloc Teocalli No. 1964 Order of Quetzalcoatl and is currently serving as Tlacuilo (Secretary). He was a charter member of P.I.T.A. Teocalli No. 666, and a member of Mextli No. 1 in Mexico City. He was elected and served as Chief Camaxtli in 2016-2017 (SWQA). He was invested in the Order of Knights Eagles and Tigers (OKET) as its first recipient. He has served the Supreme Teocalli as Supreme Orator, Supreme Aid, Supreme Ambassador, Supreme Sergeant at Arms, Supreme Public Relations Committee, Supreme Hospital Transportation Committee, and Supreme Expansion Committee.

Jester Sanchez was invited into membership and participated in the Book of the Play in Mexico Court No. 112 Royal Order of Jesters, where he served as Director, and currently serving as Impresario (Secretary). He is an honorary member of Aloha Court No. 1 in Hawaii.

He is a member of the Most Noble Sovereign Order of Knights Commander where he was Knighted and has received the rank and distinction of Knight Grand Cross, & Supreme Grand Cross.

Masonic Research Organizations:

Roberto has given lectures on Masonry all over the United States, Canada, Latin America, Oceania, and Europe. Because of his love for history and Masonic research, Roberto joined the American Lodge of Research, Missouri Lodge of Research, Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research, & Texas Lodge of Research, where he has submitted various papers and therefore was elected as a full member. Roberto served as Junior Warden in Texas Lodge of Research in 2014. In October 2012 The Small Town Texas Masons Magazine ran a 2-page article featuring Roberto and his Masonic activities. Roberto was also the Charter Chairman of Texas Lodge of Research's Master Masons Round Table – Houston. He is a Founding Fellow of the Masonic Society, a member of the Scottish Rite Research Society, a member of The Philalethes Society, and charter President of Ad Lucem Chapter of The Philalethes Society. Roberto has published several articles and books on subjects relating to Freemasonry, most famously his book The True Masonic Experience.

Masonic biography

Masonic Affiliation: Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M.

Gray Lodge №. 329 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Life & Endowed Member)

  • Entered June 30, 2005
  • Passed October 12, 2005
  • Raised November 19, 2005
  • Endowed Member, 2005

Gray Lodge Honor Recipient, 2006 & 2011 (only recipient to receive it in both categories)

  • Honorary Life Member, 2012
  • Livingstone Award Recipient, 2014

GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD, 2017 GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS

  • Secretary 2012-2014, Assistant Secretary 2005-2012, 2014-present
  • Worshipful Master, 2011-2012

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER DISTRICT 30-B, 2013

  • Fraternal Relations Committee Grand Lodge of Texas 2013-2019
  • Grand Lodge of Texas Planning Committee 2013 (Rogers)
  • "A" Esoteric Certificate 2006
  • SAM HOUSTON HALL OF FAME, 2018 GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS

St. Alban's Lodge №. 1455 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Endowed Member)

  • Affiliated May 15, 2008
  • Endowed Member, 2010
  • Worshipful Master, 2013-2014

Memorial Lodge №. 1298 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Endowed Member)

  • Affiliated December 8, 2011
  • Endowed Member, 2013
  • Secretary 2011-2013

Tranquility Lodge №. 2000 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Endowed Member)

  • Affiliated April 28, 2007

Texas Lodge of Research Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Endowed Member)

  • Affiliated March 17, 2007
  • Full Member March 20, 2010
  • Endowed Member, 2016
  • Junior Warden, 2014-2015
  • Charter President - Houston Master Mason's Round Table 2013- 2015

Masters, Wardens and Secretaries of the 30th District of the Grand Lodge of Texas

  • President, 2013- 2014

Scottish Rite

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Houston (Endowed Member)

  • San Jacinto Lodge of Perfection14° April 29, 2006
  • Houston Chapter of Rose Croix18° April 29, 2006
  • Houston Council of Kadosh 30° April 29, 2006
  • Houston Consistory 32° April 29, 2006
  • Endowed 2006
  • Chairman – Lighting Committee 2007-2012
  • Chairman – Library Committee 2008-2014
  • Degree Master 17th degree 2007-2014
  • Degree Master – 4th degree 2013-Present
  • Degree teams; 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 32
  • Knight of St Andrew (Emeritus) January 25, 2007

FELLOW, VALLEY OF HOUSTON 2008-2009

  • Best Orator - Houston Scottish Rite Warell Award 2010
  • MASTER CRAFTSMAN 2010
  • KNIGHT COMMANDER COURT OF HONOR (32° K ∴C ∴C ∴H ∴), 2011
  • Commander - Houston Council of Knights Kadosh 30°, 2014

AID TO THE SOVEREING GRAND COMMANDER 2009, 2011, and 2013

  • JROTC Program Representative 2007-2011
  • Ambassador Chairman 2012- 2018
  • Board of Trustees Scottish Rite Foundation of Texas 2012-2018
  • State Wide KCCH Degree Team, 2013-2015

Scottish Knights of St Andrew, Valley of Houston (Emeritus Member)

  • Knighted January 25, 2007
  • Emeritus 2011

Royal Order of the Duck Canvas Back Flight №. 3, Valley of Houston

  • Grand Flight May 16, 2008

Diogenes Society A.A.S.R Valley of Houston (Life Member)

  • Charter Member Time immemorial
  • Fiat Lux 2009
  • El Presidente 2009 - Present

Guthrie Scottish Rite College of the Consistory

  • The School of Perfection 2007

Scottish Rite Research Society (Life Member)

  • SRRS 2007

York Rite

Washington Chapter №. 2 Royal Arch Masons of Texas (Endowed Member)

  • Marked June 17, 2006
  • Seated June 17, 2006
  • Received June 17, 2006
  • Exalted June 17, 2006
  • Endowed 2006
  • Secretary 2014 – 2016
  • Treasurer 2016 – 2018
  • Most Excellent High Priest, 2010-2011
  • Order of High Priesthood October 18, 2010
  • CORNER STONE AWARD, 2015 Grand Chapter of Texas

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND HIGH PRIEST DISTRICT 8, 2017 Houston Council №. 1 Royal & Select Masters of Texas (Endowed Member)

  • Honored June 17, 2006
  • Greeted June 17, 2006
  • Endowed 2006
  • Super Excellent Master June 9, 2007
  • Recorder 2014 – 2016
  • Treasurer 2016 – 2018
  • Thrice Illustrious Master, 2010-2011
  • Order of Silver Trowel October 18, 2010
  • Grand Council of Texas Planning Committee 2015 (Sharp)
  • CRYPTIC TRIANGLE AWARD, 2015 Grand Council of Texas
  • GRAND MARSHAL, GRAND COUNCIL OF R&SM OF TEXAS, 2015

Ruthven Commandery №. 2 Knights Templar of Texas (Endowed Member)

  • Order of Red Cross June 17, 2006
  • Order of Malta June 17, 2006
  • Order of the Temple June 17, 2006
  • Endowed 2006
  • Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptors April 22, 2012
  • Knight Crusader of the Cross March 14, 2015
  • Eminent Commander, 2012
  • President, Ruthven Drill Team 2014, 2015
  • DRILL TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Meritorious Service Award, 2012 Grand Commandery of Texas
  • District 3 Membership Chairman 2013-2016, Grand Commandery of Texas
  • Grand Commander Special Committee 2013 (Grand Commandery Wine)
  • Fraternal Relations / Foreign Correspondence Committee 2016- Present

Appendant Bodies

Bluebell Chapter №. 856 Order of the Eastern Star (Endowed Member)

  • Order of the Eastern Star May 8, 2007
  • Endowed Member, 2015
  • Worthy Patron, 2009-2010; Sharon Adams
  • Worthy Patron, 2015-2016; Maria Sanchez
  • Labyrinth Committee Grand Chapter of Texas O.E.S. 2011

Klein Chapter №. 1141 Order of the Eastern Star (Endowed Member)

  • Affiliated September 23, 2013
  • Endowed Member, 2016
  • Organist, 2014-2015

Houston High Twelve Club №. 736 (Life Member)

  • Guest Speaker September 6, 2006
  • High Twelve September 6, 2006
  • President, 2018

Masonic Society

  • Founding Fellow 2008

Arabia Shrine Ancient Arabic Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.N.M.S.) (Endowed Member)

  • Hot Sands April 11, 2009
  • Commander - Flying Fez, 2010
  • Ambassador - San Jacinto Shrine Club, 2010
  • Ambassador – York Rite, 2015, 2016
  • Order of the One Stone April 13, 2013
  • Endowed Member, 2014
  • Anezeh Shrine Ancient Arabic Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.N.M.S.)
  • Affiliated, 2015

Chinar Grotto Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (M.O.V.P.E.R.) (Life Member)

  • Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets October 28, 2009
  • Prophet Monarch, 2013
  • Life Member, 2013
  • Orator 2014 - Present

Order of DeMolay - Italy (Life Member)

  • Honorary Member March 5, 2009
  • Member of the Year 2009
  • Board of Directors – Houston Chapter of DeMolay 2014

Adoniram Forest №. 209 Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America (Endowed Member)

  • Tall Cedar Degree July 11, 2015

Invitational Bodies

Knight Masons U.S.A. - Anson Jones Council №. 47 (Endowed Member)

  • Knight Masons February 8, 2008 (National No. 14967, Council No. 85)
  • Knight of the Sword June 7, 2008
  • Knight of the East June 7, 2008
  • Knight of the East & West June 7, 2008
  • Endowed Member 2008
  • Installed Excellent Chief November 15, 2015
  • Excellent Chief, 2016
  • Scribe 2011-2015, 2017- Present
  • KNIGHT COMMANDER OF ZERUBBABEL, 2017 (National No.0084)

Knight Masons U.S.A - F'irinne Council №. 115. (Life Member)

  • Charter Member / Director of Ceremonies February 7, 2014
  • Honorary Life Membership 2014
  • Honorary Past Excellent Chief 2014
  • DEPUTIZED GREAT CHIEF Feb 1, 2014 - March 29, 2014 (to set to labor)

Allied Masonic Degrees U.S.A. - Sam Houston Council №. 275

  • Allied Masonic Degrees February 9, 2008
  • Knight of Constantinople July 19, 2008
  • Royal Ark Mariners (Scottish) July 19, 2008
  • Architect July 19, 2008
  • Grand Architect July 19, 2008
  • Superintendant July 19, 2008
  • St Lawrence the Martyr July 18, 2009
  • Grand Tilers of Solomon July 18, 2009
  • Royal Ark Mariners (English) July 18, 2009
  • Order of Secret Monitor July 18, 2009
  • Excellent Master June 14, 2014
  • Master of Tyre
  • Sovereign Master, 2013
  • Secretary 2009-2012, 2014- Present

Allied Masonic Degrees U.S.A. – Andrew H. “Tony” Bass Council №. 475 (Life Member)

  • Charter Junior Warden / Secretary February 26, 2009
  • Installed Sovereign Master February 12, 2010
  • Installed Supreme Ruler February 12, 2010
  • Installed Commander Noah February 12, 2010
  • KNIGHT COMMANDER RED BRANCH OF ERI February 12, 2010
  • Sovereign Master, 2010
  • Secretary 2009-2010, 2011-Present
  • Honorary Life Membership, 2012

Grand College of Rites U.S.A.

  • (Life Member)
  • Fellow February 9, 2008
  • Registration Chairman 2013-Present

Royal Society of Knights Occidental

  • Inducted February 9, 2008
  • GRAND COMMANDER OCCIDENTAL November 6, 2015

Ye Antiente Order of the Cork U.S.A. (Life Member)

  • Corked February 9, 2008
  • GRAND OFFICER 2017-present

Masonic Order of the Bath U.S.A. (Life Member)

  • Bathed July 19, 2008

St Lawrence the Martyr (Life Member)

  • St Lawrence the Martyr July 18, 2009
  • Installed Worthy Master February 12, 2010
  • Worthy Master 2010, 2013

Order of the Secret Monitor (Life Member)

  • Order of Secret Monitor July 18, 2009
  • Installed Supreme Ruler February 12, 2010
  • Supreme Ruler 2010, 2013

Royal Ark Mariner (Life Member)

  • Royal Ark Mariners (Scottish) July 19, 2008
  • Royal Ark Mariners (English) July 18, 2009
  • Installed Commander Noah February 12, 2010
  • Worshipful Commander Noah 2010, 2013

Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri

  • Man at Arms (ARBE) February 2008
  • Esquire (MRBE) February 2009
  • Knight (KRBE) December 12, 2009
  • Knight Commander (KCRBE) February 12, 2010
  • Knight Commander 2010, 2013

Royal Order of Masonic Knights of the Scarlet Cord (Life Member)

  • Elected Ositarii 1° CSC February 13, 2009
  • Chosen Lector 2° RSC February 11, 2010
  • Promoted Exorcist 3° FSC February 11, 2010
  • Installed President Ceremony February 11, 2010
  • Past President, 2010, 2013
  • Councilor 4° January 30, 2015

York Rite Sovereign College of North America - Gulf Coast №. 106 (Life Member)

  • Knight of York May 17, 2008
  • Knight of York Degree Team 2008- Present
  • Knight of York Degree Coordinator, 3rd section, 2015- present
  • Endowed Life Membership, 2008
  • Primate, 2017-2018
  • COMPANION ADEPT OF THE TEMPLE, 2015
  • ATHELSTAN AWARD, 2017

Masonic Order of St Thomas of Acon - Lone Star Chapel №. 45 (Order Dissolved)

  • Knighted Sir Mercurio of Mexico City September 11, 2010
  • Cellarer, 2013 - 2015
  • National Degree Team, 2013 - 2015

Ye Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon USA - Lone Star Chapel №. 5

  • Knighted Sir Mercurio of Mexico City September 11, 2010
  • Deputy Marshall, 2017-2018

Masonic Order of Athelstan USA - North Carolina Court №. 73 (Life Member)

  • Instructed February 9, 2011

Order of High Priesthood of the State of Texas (Life Member)

  • Consecrated a High Priest October 18, 2010

Order of the Silver Trowel of the State of Texas (Life Member)

  • Anointed a T.I.M. October 18, 2010
  • Thrice-Illustrious Steward, 2018

Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptors Texas Chapter (Life Member)

  • Knighted April 22, 2012

Knights Crusaders of the Cross of Louisiana (Life Member)

  • Knighted March 14, 2015

Knight York Cross of Honor USA - Thomas H. Ridout №. 75 (Life Member)

  • Knight York Cross of Honor May 4, 2013 (National No. 36573, Priory No. 228)

Knight York Cross of Honor USA - Texas №. 23 (Life Member)

  • Affiliated October 20, 2013 (National No. 36573, Priory No. 1868)

Order of Quetzalcoatl - Tlaloc Teocalli *№. 1964 (Life Member)

  • Coate September 1, 2012
  • Artisan September 1, 2012
  • Master Artisan October 13, 2012
  • OKET February 28, 2014
  • Pyramid June 21, 2014
  • Charter Camaxtli, 2012
  • Camaxtli, 2013
  • Tlacuilo (Secretary) 2014-present
  • Life Member, 2013 – Tlaloc Teocalli No. 1964
  • CHIEF CAMAXTLI, 2016-2017 -- SOUTH WEST Q ASSOCIATION
  • CHIEF TLACUILO, 2017- Present -- SOUTH WEST Q ASSOCIATION
  • Life Member, 2017 – South West Q Association
  • SUPREME ORATOR, 2014-2015 - SUPREME TEOCALLI
  • SUPREME AID, 2014-2015 – Supreme Teocalli (Mike Buras)
  • SUPREME AID, 2016-2017 - Supreme Teocalli (Paul Moretti)
  • Supreme Ambassador, 2014-2015 – Supreme Teocalli
  • Supreme Sergeant at Arms, 2014-2015 – Supreme Teocalli
  • Supreme Public Relations Committee, 2014-2015 – Supreme Teocalli
  • Supreme Hospital Transportation Committee, 2015-2016 – Supreme Teocalli

Order of Knights Eagles and Tigers - Tlaloc Teocalli №. 1964 (Life Member)

  • HIGH PONTIFF (OKET No. 1964-01), 2014
  • Charter Sacrificial Executioner (President), 2014
  • Sacrificial Executioner (President), 2015-2016
  • Astronomer Priest (Secretary/Treasurer), 2017- Present

Order of Quetzalcoatl – Mextli Teocalli №. 1 (Life Member)

  • Affiliated 2013

Order of Quetzalcoatl – P.I.T.A. Teocalli №. 666 (Life Member)

  • Charter Life Member October 8, 2015

Royal Order of Jesters Court №. 112 – Mexico City

  • Book of the Play July 22, 2017
  • Tragedian, 2018

Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles (Life Member)

  • YBYSAIA 2017

Noble Order of Muscovites – Kremlin Penza

  • Muscovite February 10, 2018

Royal Order of Scotland U.S.A. (Life Member)

  • Knighted as Sir Roberto Supervision September 28, 2013
  • Knight of Heridom September 28, 2013
  • Knight of Rosy Cross September 28, 2013

Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF) – Supreme Magus College

  • Supreme Magus College November 16, 2013
  • Zelator (I°) November 16, 2013
  • Theoricus (II°) November 16, 2013
  • Practicus (III°) November 16, 2013
  • Philosophus (IV°) November 16, 2013
  • Adeptus Minor (V°) May 3, 2014
  • Adeptus Major (VI°) May 3, 2014
  • Adeptus Exemptus (VII°) May 3, 2014
  • Magister (VIII°) November 6, 2015
  • Magus (XI°) November 4, 2016

RIGHT WORTHY FRATER OF THE 3rd ORDER GRADES

  • Celebrant, Stella Sola Rose Circle, 2013 - 2016
  • Life Member 2016

Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF) – Stella Sola College

  • Chartered November 5, 2016
  • Charter Celebrant, Stella Sola College, 2016 – Present
  • DEPUTY CHIEF ADEPT – TEXAS, 2016-Present
  • Life Member March 11, 2017

Universal Craftsmen Council of Engineers - Grand Worthy Chief Council №.1

  • Admitted February 9, 2017
  • Life Member, 2017

Grand Priory of the Reformed & Rectified Rite of the USA (CBCS) Whilermoz Lodge *№. 1 (Order dissolved)

  • 4° Maître Ecossaise (Scottish Master) August 12, 2012
  • 4.5° Perfect Master of St. Andrew August 12, 2012
  • 5° Ecuyer Novice (Squire Novice) August 12, 2012
  • 6° Chevalier Bienfaisant de la Cite Sainte (Knight Beneficent of the Holy City) August 12, 2012

HONORARY AND OUT OF STATE MEMBERSHIP

Union Lodge №. 6 Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia F. A. A. M.

  • Affiliated October 2017

Anahuac Lodge №. 3 Most Worshipful York Grand Lodge of Mexico F. & A. M.

  • Affiliated October 2017
  • Grand Lodge of Canada Province of Ontario A.F & A. M.
  • Dubbed Honorary Past District Deputy Grand Master October 27, 2015
  • Hamilton District A & C
  • Sovereign Great Priory of Canada (Life Member)
  • Affiliated Burleigh Preceptory №. 21 March 21, 2016
  • Honorary Past Preceptor Burleigh No. 21 2016
  • Honorary Life Membership, 2016

Parkplace Commandery №. 106 Knights Templar of Texas (Honorary Member)

  • Honorary Member 2009

Quator Coronati Circle №. 2076 U.G.L.E.

  • Corresponding Member 2007

American Lodge of Research F. &A.M. Grand Lodge of New York Full Member 2009 York Rite Bodies of Indiana (Honorary Life Member)

  • Honorary Member of the North Men of York, February 19, 2014

Knight Masons U.S.A. - Great Chief’s Council №. 0 (Life Member)

  • Affiliated January 30, 2015
  • Life Membership 2015

Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptors - Grand Preceptors Chapter (Life Member)

  • Honorary Life Member, 2013
  • Registration Chairman, 2017-Present

Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptors - Louisiana Chapter (Honorary Life Member)

  • Honorary Life Member March 14, 2015

Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Louisiana (Honorary Life Member)

  • Honorary Life Member March 14, 2015

Grand Council R. & S. M. of Louisiana (Honorary Life Member)

  • Honorary Life Member March 14, 2015

11 Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Louisiana (Honorary Life Member)

  • Honorary Life Member March 14, 2015

Julien Lodge №. 551 Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A. M. (Honorary Life Member)

  • Honorary Life Member April 1, 2015

Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research U.D. F. & A. M. Grand Lodge of Indiana

  • Full Member June 19, 2014

The Most Noble Sovereign Order of Knights Commander

  • Frater 2011
  • Knight 2012
  • GRAND CROSS, 2013
  • KNIGHT GRAND CROSS, 2016
  • SUPREME GRAND CROSS, 2018

Publications

  • Rituals: A Collection (2018)
  • The True Masonic Experience (2017)
  • SRICF Paraphernalia (2016)
  • St Alban’s Lodge No. 1455 Member Workbook (2014)
  • The Chamber of Reflection: A Revitalized and Misunderstood Practice (2013)
  • The Texas Table Lodge Ritual (2012)
  • Gray Lodge No. 329 Member Workbook (2011)
  • The Table Lodge: A Forgotten Masonic Practice (2010)
  • Freemasonry and the French Revolution (2009)
  • Buddy Baccus: The Texas Masonic Giant (2008)
  • The Square the Compasses and the United States (2007)

Legend: Bold = presiding officer or Equivalent BOLD ALL CAPS = State / National officer or State / National Grand Rank ITALICS= AWARDS

Publications

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  • The True Masonic Experience

Book Synopsis

This book is written in the spirit of Traditional Masonry, Traditional being that of the beginning origins of Speculative Freemasonry. Several of our most honorable and ancient traditions are not being practiced; even in some cases they are illegal in some jurisdictions. In so many lodges today, the real intent of a True Masonic Experience is not being observed. We have gotten away from what our forefathers originally intended, we have become satisfied with the fellowship endured over a spaghetti dinner on paper plates, and that is not Freemasonry. Why is it that we as Freemasons have tried to turn masonry into something that it is not and have veered away from some of the foundations of the order? This book explores these venues and aid you to achieve the True Masonic Experience for you and the members of your Lodge

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