We are delighted to welcome Bro. Thomas Barat, a 32 Degree Mason and the Orator of the Abravanel Lodge No. 1116, New York. Thomas is a retired Professor of Communication now working as a journalist and foreign correspondent for the Hungarian press. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of CCO MAGAZINE – the magazine for Chief Communication Officers, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents USA, a founder member of The Club of the Foreign Press Correspondents USA, and a former president of the American-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce.

Now resident in NYC, Thomas was previously Deputy Grand Master of the Hungarian Grand Lodge of Grand Orient Freemasons. He is an avid lecturer and Masonic researcher, and can be reached at +1 (201) 270-8250 and thomas.barat@goabravanel.org.

Welcome to Bro Sebastiaan Eldritch-Böersen, our latest Local Secretary in London. Sebastiaan lives in Walthamstow Village, East London, with Arlo, his black cockerpoo Hearing Dog. He is a member of Polytechnic Lodge No 2847 meeting in Mark Masons Hall, and a keen Masonic researcher. Sebastiaan can be contacted at sebastiaan@eldritchboulevard.com or 07497 657974.

Welcome to Tom Lamb, our new Local Secretary for the Seattle, Washington, area.

Tom is a Past Master of Edmonds Lodge No. 165 and serves as the editor for the Walter F Meier Lodge of Research. In addition, he is a Past First Principal of Snohomish Chapter No. 15, holds the 33º in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, and remains very active within the progressive orders of freemasonry.

Professionally, Tom is a retired naval architect, shipbuilder, and professor. He now spends time working as an author and editor.

Tom can be contacted at nalamb@umich.edu.

 

A warm welcome to Demetrios Mourelatos, our new Local Secretary in Cyprus.

Educated at the Athens School of Economics and Business, Demetrios trained as an economist and for the past 25+ years has worked as a commercial banker.

A member of Kinryas Lodge, No.3, Orient of Paphos, and Unity Lodge, No. 15, Orient of Limassol, Bro. Demetrios is an avid Masonic researcher. He is based in Paphos and is bi-lingual (in Greek and English); Demetrios can be contacted at demetrismour@gmail.com.

 

We are delighted to welcome Roger White as our Local Secretary for Eastbourne and the surrounding area.

Roger was initiated into Tyrian Lodge, #1110, in 1991, and served as WM in 1999/2000. He is currently Lodge Membership Officer and Lodge Mentor. He joined Langport Lodge, #8072, in 2021, and is currently Treasurer and Charity Steward.

Roger is active in Royal Arch and other orders, and holds Provincial Grand Rank. He has been Mentoring & Membership Co-ordinator for Sussex since 2019 and a Member of the Sussex Pathway Presentation Team. He is also Chair of the Holywell Club (Light Blues), and is active as a webmaster and in social media admin

Roger can be contacted at rogerwhite1@msn.com.

We are delighted to welcome two new Local Secretaries: W Bro Robert Pedder, Local Secretary for Hants & Isle of Wight; and Bro Martin Davies, Local Secretary for West Lancs.

Robert is a member of Carnarvon Lodge No 804 meeting in Havant, and Carnarvon RAM No 62. He has been Secretary of his Craft lodge since 2016, is a Trustee of the Masonic Hall, and has an interest in Masonic research that began when he started to sort through the Masonic local hall and research its history.

He can be contacted at rob.pedder@outlook.com.

Martin is a member of Greenhill Lodge No 6260 West Lancs, Corinthian Chapter No 2350 Wigan Group, and Champion Conclave OSM No 26 Darwin, East Lancs. His lodge is part of the Chorley and Leyland Group of lodges in West Lancs and he is the Publicity/Communications Officer.

Martin can be reached at mcdavies6260@gmail.com.

Welcome to Robert Whyte, our new Local Secretary for Silicon Valley.

Robert currently serves as Junior Warden for Burlingame Lodge No. 400, Principal Sojourner for King Solomon’s Chapter No. 95, and is active within several Progressive Orders and various research societies.

Professionally, Robert retired from a rewarding career in law and now serves as Editor-in-Chief for his local Masonic circular and spearheads his Lodge’s Education Committee.

Robert can be contacted at rwhyte.qcccsec@gmail.com.

Welcome to Donald Joe, the new Local Secretary for the city of Long Beach and Los Angeles County.

Donald is an active California Mason, currently serving as a founder member and officer of Hermes Lodge, under dispensation. Additionally, Donald is a Past International Secretary of High Twelve International and as is active within Shriners International.

Professionally, Donald serves as the General Secretary for the Long Beach Scottish Rite and has a vast background in community organization and marketing.

Donald can be contacted at Secretary@lbscottishrite.org

Welcome to Bro Aubrey Charles (Chas) Black , out latest Local Secretary based in North Wales. Chas now lives in Flintshire and is a PM of Newark Lodge, No 8332; PZ of Alexander Chapter, No 1661; and PM of Fleming Chapter MMM, No 265. He is also involved with RAM, Rose Croix, and is a PM of Lodge Glittering Star, No 322, in the Irish Constitution.

In addition to being an active Masonic researcher and a member of QCCC, Chas is affiliated to the Irish Lodge of Research (CC), Bristol Masonic Society, the Manchester Lodge of Research, and the Leicester Lodge of Research.

Chas can be contacted at Chasblackuk@gmail.com and 07775446173.

We are delighted to welcome Mark Nielsen as our premiere Local Secretary for Riverside and San Diego Counties in Southern California.

Mark served as Primus Master for Novus Veteris Lodge No. 864 and is a Past Master of both Oceanside-San Dieguito Lodge No. 381 and Murrieta Lodge No. 869. Mark also served as Senior Grand Deacon for the Grand Lodge of California in 2020; he is currently its Inspector for the 941st District and Vice Chair of the Lodge Leadership Committee.

Mark is active in many of the Progressive Orders and will shortly serve as First Principal of Jerrold A. Wohlfarth Chapter No. 130 while also serving the Grand Council of R&SM of California as its Grand Standard Bearer. He is also active in other jurisdictions with the USA.

Mark is an active researcher whose primary research interests reside in the genesis of American freemasonry and Anglo-ritual development.

Professionally, Mark has a long-proven track record in the field of Information and Financial Technologies and owns and operates his own wellness company with a focus on personal training, nutrition services, and physical therapy.

Mark can be reached at MNielsen.QCCC@gmail.com

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