We would like to thank Mike Ramos for his outstanding work over the past several years as Regional Secretary for North America and, at the same time, announce that Marty Cusing has agreed to succeed Mike in that role.

During his early career, Marty was involved in clinical research and therapy in the field of Gerontology and dementia for the Stanford University Department of Psychology, the Veterans’ Affairs Older Adult and Family Center, and the NASA AMES Research Center. He now owns and operates investments in residential and commercial real estate.

Marty is a past master of Burlingame Lodge No. 400 under the Grand Lodge of California, holds membership in Crocker Lodge No. 212 and Templum Rosae Lodge No. 212, where he is a founding member, and holds current office in Columbia Historic Lodge, Edwin Sherman Research Lodge and Sonora Lodge, UD. He also serves on various constitutional boards and committees for the Grand Lodge of California.

In York Rite, Marty has served as the principal office of the Chapter of Royal Arch, Council of Royal and Select Masters, and Commandery of Knights Templar. He was appointed to the grand progressive line of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of California. He is a member of Allied Masonic Degrees, Grand College of Rites of the United States of America, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Red Cross of Constantine, Royal Order of Scotland, Knight Masons, York Rite Sovereign College, and the Shriners. He currently serves as the Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of California, Valley of Burlingame, for the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction and was crowned with the 33°.

Marty can be reached at NorthAmerica@quatuorcoronati.com.

Welcome to Dr Andrew Green, our new Local Secretary for Leicestershire.

Andy lives in Sileby, Leicestershire, and is a member and Master of multiple Leicestershire lodges and chapters including Wyggeston Lodge, No.3448, where he was initiated; Lodge of Research, No.2429; Leicestershire and Rutland Lodge of Installed Masters, No.7896; Granite Chapter, No.2028; and Leicestershire and Rutland Lodge of Installed First Principals, No.7896. He has been Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the Province since 2018 and is similarly active in the Mark, RAM and other orders.

Andy can be contacted at 07717 822282 and dr_andy_green@me.com.

We are delighted to welcome Bruce Wilkinson as our latest Local Secretary for London. Bruce is a PM of Lodge of Promise No 6192, which meets at FMH, London, and a member of Royal Crown Chapter No 3133, also meeting at FMH.

Bruce currently lives in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, but is in London frequently. A keen masonic researcher, he can be contacted on 07772 454616 and at wilkinson_b@yahoo.com.

Welcome to Miodrag Misha Stanic, our new Local Secretary for Serbia. Miodrag is one of the founders and the current secretary of the Quatuor Coronati Research Lodge in Serbia which was warranted in 2012 under the Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia. He is also an English Freemason, exalted into the HRA in London just over a decade ago.

An avid Masonic researcher, Miodrag’s main focus is on the Masonic territory of the former Yugoslavia. He has authored some 30 articles on freemasonry and is currently working on a book manuscript which he hopes to complete and publish shortly.

Bro Miodrag can be contacted at sekretar.qc.33@gmail.com.

Welcome to Joakim Wennberg, our newest Local Secretary in Sweden.

Joakim, a firefighter based at Lerum, outside Gothenburg, lives in Sjömarken and is passionate about historical research. Alongside his work Joakim is studying for a degree to become an archivist and in addition to local lodge membership, is also a member of the Swedish research lodge, Carl Friedrich Eckleff (CFE) and, of course, QCCC.

Joakim can be contacted at joakim.k.wennberg@gmail.com

Many congratulations to Adam Kendall who has been elected and installed as President of the Philalethes Society, which dates from1 October 1928. The Greek word filalêthês was used by writers such as Aristotle and Plutarch and means ‘a lover of truth’. The word came into Masonic circles through Robert Samber (1682–1745), whose pseudonym was Eugenius Philalethes. A Rite of Philaléthes was founded in Paris in 1772 devoted to the study of esotericism. The Philalethes Society took its name from this organisation. Fellowship is limited to 40, like the French Academy, but in emulation of QC & QCCC, the Philalethes Society also has a Correspondence Circle.

Welcome to James Medlock, our new Local Secretary for the Central Texas area.

James is active in the Craft, Chapter, and several of the progressive orders. He has been a mason for over 25 years, has served in various leadership capacities and has a strong affinity for masonic research.

James can be contacted at jamesmedlock0199@gmail.com

Welcome to Joshua Wilberger, a new Local Secretary for the Fredericksburg and Washington DC area.

Joshua is active in the Craft, Royal Arch and the Allied Masonic Degrees and holds a strong in interest in masonic research.

Joshua can be contacted at wilbergerjs@alumni.vcu.edu

Welcome to W Bro John Owen, our new Local Secretary for Gloucestershire.

John lives in Gloucester and is currently Secretary of The Royal Lebanon Lodge No.493. He is also a member of his Mother Lodge, the Royal Lodge of Friendship No.278 in the District of Gibraltar (and a former District Grand Steward), and of the Gloucestershire Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge No.9439.

John can be contacted on 07789 477 436 and at 493sec@gmail.com or john_g_owen@yahoo.co.uk.

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