Three New Local Secretaries in Brazil
We are delighted to welcome three new Local Secretaries in Brazil, one of our fastest growing membership areas.
Celso Neiva is based in Petrópolis and represents QCCC both there and more widely in the State of Rio de Janeiro. He is a lawyer with a post-graduate degree in Electoral and Procedural Law, and works in the area of public law, where he has his own legal practice. As a Freemason, he was initiated in 1991 at the Dom Pedro I Lodge No. 53 (Grand Lodge of the State of Rio de Janeiro – GLMERJ), becoming WM in 1997. Since 2014, Celso has been a member of Amor e Caridade Lodge No. 0896 (Grand Orient of Brazil – GOB), and since 2019 has served as GOB’s State Attorney in Rio de Janeiro.
Celso is a member of several other Orders, including HRA, Mark, Ark Mariners, KT / KM, Supreme Council of Brazil of the Degree 33 – AASR, among others, and is the current Secretary of Guanabara Mark Lodge 1156 (since 2014) and the Secretary of Guanabara RAM Lodge 1156 (since 2014), both in the Brazilian District of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges Overseas. He is also the Past Grand Escribe N of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Brazil.
A keen Masonic researcher, Celso can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jurimar Collares Ipiranga joins us as Local Secretary in Manaus, State of Amazonas. He is a Forestry Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the Federal University of Amazonas – UFAM, where he teaches postgraduate courses in environmental management, as well as providing professional services in forestry and environmental audit in the state of Amazonas.
As a Freemason,Jurimar was initiated in 1998 at the Glória sobre as Trevas Lodge No. 2389, becoming WM a few years later, and leading the team formed to restore the Fraternidade e União Lodge No. 2759 in 2007. Since then he has joined other Orders, including HRA, Mark, Ark Mariners, KT / KM, Supreme Council of Brazil of Grade 33 – AASR, among others. Since 2019, he has been Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Orient of Brazil Amazonas – GOBAM.
Jurimar is a keen Masonic researcher and represents QCCC on a roving basis both within and outside of the State of Amazonas. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Walber Pinheiro is QCCC’s Local Secretary in Brasília, Federal District, Brazil. Educated in part in England, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Military Science with a Degree in Administration, obtained from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy (AMAN) in 1985, and holds an MBA in Project Management. Walber specializes in public administration and institutional communication. He had a professional career in the Brazilian Army, reaching the rank of colonel, and following his retirement now works as an Advisor to the Army’s Science and Technology Department.
Walber was initiated in 2005 into the Olegário Maciel Lodge No. 1174, becoming WM in 2006. He has since joined several other Orders, including HRA, Mark, KT / KM, grade 18 at Supreme Council of Brazil of the Degree 33. He currently works as a Management Advisor to the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil (GOB) in Brasília.
Walber represents QCCC on a roving basis both within the Federal District and elsewhere in Brazil. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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