Jaime’s Travel Log

Jaime’s Travel Log

 

Biography

William Jeffrey (Jeff) Knight

MEC Jeff Knight was born in Chatham, Ontario, April 6, 1958.  He graduated from Blenheim District High School in 1976 and joined the Canadian Army in September 1977 as a Weapons Technician (Land) in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.  In 1992 Jeff was commissioned from the ranks as an Electrical Mechanical Engineering Officer, and completed his last years of service in uniform as the Officer Commanding RCEME Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake; retiring in 2005 after 28 years’ service.  Jeff then accepted a position at 4 Wing Cold Lake under contract to the military.  He provided training to Canada’s fighter force through instruction and operation of the CF-18 flight simulator.  In August 2020 Jeff retired for the second time after 43 years of continuous service to the Department of National Defence.

 

MEC Knight is a third generation Mason.  His decision to commit to the Masonic lifestyle began when he was initiated in Astra lodge No. 179 in October 2003.  He was passed to a Fellowcraft and then Raised as a Master Mason in May 2004 with his father coming from Ontario to participate in the degree.  Jeff progressed through the various chairs of the Lodge and has sat in the East as Worshipful Master during the 2008-09 and 2014-15 Masonic years.  He was elected and installed as the Lakeland District Deputy Grand Master in 2018 and has sat on the Board of General Purposes, and the Jurisprudence Committee, of the Grand Lodge of Alberta.  Jeff is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of Astra Lodge and has filled that position for a total of 8 years.

 

MEC Knight sought more light in masonry by being advanced as a Mark Master Mason, received as a Most Excellent Master and in April 2005 was exalted as a Royal Arch Mason in Cold Lake Chapter No. 39.  He again progressed through the various offices and sat as the 1st Principle in the years 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2019.  In 2012 Jeff was appointed as the Grand Sword Bearer of the Grand Lodge of Alberta and in May 2015 he was installed as the Grand District Superintendent of District No. 2.  In 2017 he was appointed by the Grand 1st Principal to the Executive Committee of Grand Chapter, and in May 2019 he was elected and installed as the Grand 3rd Principal, a position he performed for two years.  In 2021 Jeff was the Grand 2nd Principal and in 2022 was elected as the Grand 1st Principal of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Alberta

Jeff has received the Past Masters (Virtual) Degree and has been anointed, consecrated and set apart in the Holy Order of the High Priesthood. 

 

MEC Knight completed the Chivalric Degrees in April 2008, being solemnly received and proclaimed a Knight of the Order of the Temple in Edmonton Preceptory No.46, Knights Templar.

 

MEC Knight completed the Cryptic Rite Degrees at Zohar Council No.4 in Edmonton and has received the Royal Arc Mariner Degree under the direction of Edmonton Chapter No. 2.

 

 Grand First Principal’s Tentative Schedule 2019 -2020
   DatesDaysLocationChapter / Event                                      #Dist.       Meeting Location
May8-9Wed-Thu.CamroseGr Council Cryptic Rite  W CA   Norsman Inn Camrose
May10-11Fri.-Sun.CamroseGrand Chapter Alberta, RAM   Norsman Inn Camrose
 15WednesdayGrand PrairieWapiti34O.V.1Grand Prairie Masonic Hall
 16ThursdayFt. McMurrayHanging Stone40O.V.2Ft McMurray Seniors’ Centre
 23ThursdayDidsburyMountain View42O.V.3Didsbury Masonic Hall
 24FridayFrankHillview15O.V.4Frank Masonic Hall
       “    “Shekinah4O.V.4    ”              ”            “
June5WednesdayHigh RiverGolden West5O.V.4High River Masonic Hall
 10MondayCalgaryAlberta1O.V.4Bowmont Masonic Hall
 13ThursdayIrricanaStrathmore21O.V.3Irricana Masonic Hall
 14-15Fri.-Sat.CalgaryGrand Lodge of Alberta    Calgary
 17MondayCalgaryCrescent24O.V.4Bowmont Masonic Hall
 19WednesdayCamroseMount Olivet17BBQ2Camrose Masonic Temple
 20ThursdayEdmontonNorth Star Mtg.1Highlands Hall
 24MondayCold LakeCold Lake39O.V.2Astra Lodge Hall
 27ThursdayEdmontonCapital City13BBQ1Highlands Hall
July11ThursdayCold LakeMemorial PG1P A Edstrom   Cold Lake
Aug9-12Sun.-ThurMontrealGrand Imperial Conclave of CA   Montreal
 13-15Fri.-Sun.MontrealSovereign Great Priory of CA   Montreal
 23-24Fri..-Sat.EdmontonAllied Masonic Degrees of CA   Edmonton
 27ThursdayCalgaryOtuskwan9O.V.3Bowmont Masonic Hall
Sept5ThursdayDrumhellerEheyeh27O.V.3Drumheller Masonic Hall
 6-7SaturdayDrumheller    Outdoor Field Day
 14SaturdayLacombeLebanon38O.V.2Lacombe Masonic Temple
 16MondayEdsonEdson30O.V.1Edson Masonic Hall
 18-22Thur.-Sun.KelownaGrand Chapter B. C. & YT, RAM   Kelowna
 23MondayEdmontonNorwood18O.V.1General Hospital
 26ThursdayEdmontonCapital City13O.V.1Highlands Hall
 28SaturdayStony PlainDistrict 1 Meeting 1 
Oct7MondayBrooks/M. HatAssiniboia3O.V.3Brooks Masonic Hall 
         
 16WednesdayCamroseMount Olivet17O.V.2Camrose Masonic Temple
 19Saturday District 4 Meeting 4 
 21MondayRed DeerKeystone12O.V.3Red Deer Masonic Hall
 24ThursdayWainwrightParklands31O.V.2Wainwright Masonic Temple
 26SaturdayCamroseDistrict 2 Meeting  2Camrose Masonic Temple
Nov9Saturday District 3 Meeting 3 
 20WednesdayStony PlainStoney41O.V.1Meridian Lodge Masonic Hall
 21ThursdayEdmontonNorth Star2O.V.1Highlands Hall
Dec8SundayCalgaryCrescent  100th Anniv. Shrine Centre Calgary
 12ThursdayEdmontonTri- Chapter Christmas Social   Highlands Hall
 15SundayEdmontonEdmonton Preceptory Christmas Observance    
 19ThursdayEdmontonNorth Star Inst.1Highlands Hall
2020        
Jan1WednesdayEdmontonGrand Master’s Levy – G L AB   Freemasons’ Hall Edmonton
Feb8SaturdayLacombeGrand Chapter Executive Meet   Lacombe Masonic Hall
 13-16Thur.-Sun.Great FallsGrand Chapter Montana RAM (Gr 2 Prin.)   Great Falls
April12SundayEdmontonA.A.S.R. Sunrise Breakfast -Speaker “Easter Message”    
 23-26Thur.-Sun.Winnipeg Grand Chapter Manitoba, RAM   Portage La Prairie
May7-10Thur.-Sun. Red DeerGrand Chapter Alberta, RAM    Cambridge Hotel
         

Visitation Photos

May 13, 2024
fraternal visit to my Mother Chapter- Ab. Chapter No. 1. 
 Was received in form with Most Eminent Comp. Peter Crick – from the State of Victoria in Australia along with a number of past and present Grand Chapter Officers. 

May 20, 2024
Official Visit to Edson Chapter No. 30
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Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan

May 2024

L-R      MEC James Carswell,  VEC Scott Anderson,   MEC Jaime Wong

My visit to the Grand Chapter Convocation  of Saskatchewan in Moose Jaw. 
MEC James Carswell and I drove to Moose Jaw Thursday May 23rd as the Grand Convocation started on Friday as per attachment to follow. 
We were treated royally by all the Grand Chapter Officers of Saskatchewan. 
We were invited to the G1Ps  MEC Troy Leblanc’s Hospitality room Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  
They have their formal banquet on the Friday night unlike ours which is on Saturday after the Installation and Investiture of Officers. 
The banquet was held at the historic Grant Hall Hotel in downtown Moose Jaw.  At the banquet we sat with the Grand H REC Dan Olmsted and his wife, the Grand Principal Sojourner VEC Nathan Reeves and his lady as REC Olmsted was MC for the evening. 

Saturday was long day since it started with the 7:00 am Red Cross of Constantine breakfast followed by the Official Grand Opening then a lunch break and resumed with the Installation of the G1P elect – REC Dean Elliot was Installed as the new Grand First Principal for 2024 – 2025.  
But before the Installation of MEC Dean Elliot, I was called to bring Greetings on behalf of the Grand Chapter of Alberta. 

Wednesday June 5th, attended the REC Bernard’s Official Visit to his mother Chapter – Golden West Chapter No. 5 in High River.  

The evening started with a wonder Festive Board put on by the 3rd Principal – Ex. Comp. Victor Pascual.  It was a delicious Chinese food smorgasbord.  The evening was a casual affair so many came dressed comfortably. 
 
Meeting started at, 7:30 pm by bringing in the GDS in form and was given Grand Honours
 
The GDS was accompanied by a substantial entourage but many had to take chairs within the Chapter. 
 
MEC James Carswell acted as 1st Principal due to the actual 1st Principal being away in the Netherlands for a personal reason. 
 
This evening the GDS received his past 1st Principal’s Certificate.  
 
 
Comp. Erwin Virtusio – the Representative for the Youth Endowment brought his report to the Chapter and was well received. 
 

MEC James Carswell was presented with his Past Grand First Principal’s Certificate (framed). 

Visitation to the Order of the Eastern Star’s Annual Grand Session


On Friday June 7th,  I attended at the invitation of the Worthy Grand Matron , Jacquie
Charlton and Worthy Grand Patron Wayne Rinke, the Annual Grand Session of the
Order of Eastern Stars held at Olds Alberta.  I brought Greetings and Salutations on
behalf of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta. 
The event was well organized and executed.  Most impressive was the vast sums of
money the OES donated to various worthy causes some cheques were greater than
$74,000 and many cheques handed out to many worthy recipients.  
I travelled there with MEC Norm Downs and REC Allan Long who also represented the
Scottish Rite and therefore brought greetings on behalf of the Scottish Rite.  Of course
the Grand Master – MW. Bro. Kyle Scott was present and brought greetings and
information about the Grand Lodge of Alberta.  
We were all well received by the OES –  an Order of which I did not know much about
until last night.  These ladies and men are great fund raisers and are a large and
successful diverse group.  I noticed many Brother Masons and Royal Arch Masons who
are also involved as members or Officers of the OES.