REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON DISTINGUISHED GUESTS
To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota:
Minnesota is pleased to have been honored with the presence of Distinguished Guests from Sister Jurisdictions and Appendant Bodies at our 170th Annual Communication. The inspiration their presence brings, demonstrates true brotherhood, friendship, and fellowship which is the epitome of Masonic relationships. The most hearty welcome is extended to each of you.
VIRGINIA – 1778 – Most Worshipful Brother James D. Cole, Past Grand Master.
NEW YORK – 1782 – Right Worshipful Brother E. Oscar Alleyne, Past Junior Grand Warden.
ILLINOIS – 1822 – Most Worshipful Brother Michael E. Jackson, Grand Master. WISCONSIN – 1843 – Worshipful Brother Jeff Thiele, Senior Grand Steward.
IOWA – 1844 – Most Worshipful Brother Theodore Wiley, Grand Master; Most Worshipful Brother Craig L. Davis, Grand Secretary, Past Grand Master, Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota; Most Worshipful Brother Bryce B. Hildreth, Past Grand Master.
CALIFORNIA – 1850 – Very Worshipful Brother Allan Casalou, Grand Secretary.
CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO – 1855 – Right Worshipful Brother Jamie R. Ireland, Deputy Grand Master; Right Worshipful Brother Allan Tibbetts, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota, and Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota near the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario; Right Worshipful Brother William Boote, District Deputy Grand Master.
WYOMING – 1874 – Worshipful Brother E. Ray Leeman, Junior Grand Deacon.
MANITOBA – 1875 – Most Worshipful Brother Kristjan Goodmanson, Grand Secretary and Past Grand Master.
NORTH DAKOTA – 1889 – Most Worshipful Brother Rick Wightman, Grand Master; Right Worshipful Brother Chad Kainz, Deputy Grand Master; Right Worshipful Brother Darrin Galde, Senior Grand Warden; Right Worshipful Brother Fred Kitko, Junior Grand Warden; Most Worshipful Brother William “Bob” Wedberg, Grand Treasurer and Past Grand Master; Most Worshipful Brother Daniel Haugen, Grand Secretary and Past Grand Master; Most Worshipful Brother Dale Sandstrom, Grand Parliamentarian and Past Grand Master; Most Worshipful Brother Lon Kvasager, Assistant Grand Secretary, Past Grand Master, and Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota; Most Worshipful Brother Lowell Domier, Past Grand Master.
ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE – Most Worshipful Brother James D. Cole, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction; Most Worshipful Brother Tony R. Krall, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Minnesota; Worshipful Brother Jerry B. Oliver, Sovereign Grand Inspector General Emeritus.
GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MINNESOTA – Worshipful Brother Alan Mackenzie, Grand High Priest.
GRAND COUNCIL CRYPTIC MASONS OF MINNESOTA – Worshipful Brother Brian Dimatteo, Illustrious Grand Master.
GRAND COMMANDERY KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF MINNESOTA – Worshipful Brother David Dumonceaux, Grand Commander.
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR – Pam Willette, Worthy Grand Matron; Worshipful Brother Jerry B. Oliver, Worthy Grand Patron.
ANCIENT ARABIC ORDER NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE – Worshipful Brother James Gratias, Potentate, Osman Shrine Temple; Worshipful Brother Scott Hughes, Potentate, Zuhrah Shrine Temple.
GROTTO (Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm) – Worshipful Brother Stephen F. Kesler, Supreme Council District Deputy of Minnesota for The Grottoes of North America; Worshipful Brother Darren Swenson, Monarch, Selim Grotto.
DEMOLAY – Mr. Justin Glass, State Master Councilor, Minnesota Order of DeMolay; Brother Aaron Brendel, Minnesota State Executive Officer.
ORDER OF JOB’S DAUGHTERS – Audrey Mayer, Grand Bethel Honored Queen; Krisalyn Cook, Miss Minnesota Job’s Daughter; M’Lyse Haugen, Grand Guardian; Worshipful Brother Todd Mayer, Associate Grand Guardian.
MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION – Most Worshipful Brother Craig L. Davis, Administrator.
GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL – Most Worshipful Brother Robert L. Darling, Board Member.
MINNESOTA MASONIC CHARITIES – Most Worshipful Brother Eric J. Neetenbeek, Chief Executive Officer; Brother John L. Schwietz, Chief Operating Officer; Lauren Hauter, Director of Communications and Marketing; Brother Markus Mueller, Development; Worshipful Brother Mark A. Anderson, Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center.
Roger J. Taylor, P.G.M., Chairman
Andrew J. Rice, P.G.M.
Thomas G. McCarthy, P.G.M.
Robert L. Darling, P.G.M.