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
multiple years Director of Masonic Education
Demitted December 31, 2016
Haida Lodge #166 Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon
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 Treasurer & Member of the Board.
M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington & Jurisdiction
2004 -Current Grand Lodge Representative from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington & Jurisdiction to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon.
2009 -Current Associate Member True Resolution Lodge #16 (Vancouver B.C.) Prince Hall
Grand Lodge of Washington F&AM
1996-current 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 Honourary Member Fraternity Lodge #23. Mazatlan Mexico.
CONCORDANT & OTHER MASONIC BODIES
Exalted in Rocky Mountain Chapter (Cranbrook BC) Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of BC & Yukon in 1975.
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
Red Cross of Constantine
2001- Current Member Saxa Rubra Conclave #23 (Victoria BC)
2009 Most Puissant Sovereign
2013 Appointed Illustrious Grand Herald
Order of the Secret Monitor
2006- current Founding Member Vancouver Island Conclave #9 (Victoria BC)
Allied Masonic Degrees
2000-current Member Victoria Council # 213 (Ladysmith BC)
2005 Venerable Master
2010 Grand Director of Ceremonies
Shrine of North America
1975-Current Member Gizeh Temple, Vancouver BC
1992-Current Member Victoria Shrine Clowns (Danny Boy)
1990 President North Peace Shrine Club
1993 President Victoria Shrine Clowns
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 & with the very able assistance of R.W. Bro. Michael Cockerell saw the acceptance of this Program at Grand Lodge 2000. Now being shared worldwide.
2005 As Chairman of the Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon Committee on Education commenced the development of a Diploma Program and with the assistance of several brethren saw the acceptance of this Program under the name of Ashlar College of Freemasonry accepted at Grand Lodge 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 (Refer Home Page of The Educator)