Illustrious Companion Rafael Soneghet, MD
CMMRF International Board Candidate
Having received the Communication regarding the election of a non-US member to be a Trustee at Large to the Board of Trustees of the CMMRF, I do herby declare my interest and intention to run for the election and serve in such position.
I am a physician from Sao Paulo, Brazil, graduated in 2014 by the "Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo", working in Family & Community Medicine within a community of very needy people, in Guarulhos/SP, taking care and attending over 4000 people that live in the area. I am also a preceptor for medical students of the "Universidade Novo de Julho", teaching them in the field and a visiting physician for the "Hospital Paranagua", in Sao Paulo/SP. I was also the emergency coordinator of "Hospital Serra Mayor" but left the service after moving to another city.
Regaring my Masonic history, I am a Past Master Councilor and Chevalier of the Order of DeMolay, a Past Illustrious Knight Commander and Past State Illustrious Knight Commander for the State of Sao Paulo of the Order of Knighthood (DeMolay), being also an honorary State Officer of Michican DeMolay and Illinois DeMolay. I am currently at my second term as Worshipful Master of "Fidelitas" Lodge #409 - Grande Oriente Paulista, from Sao Paulo/SP, and a Shriner. I am also a Past High Priest of the "VIII de Novembro" Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, #88, Illustrious Master of "XVIII de Marco" Council of Cryptic Masons, #53, and Eminent Commander of "Fidelitas" Commandery of Knights Templar, #23, having received both the Order of High Priesthood and the Order of the Silver Trowel. I am currently Grand Secretary for the York Rite of the "Grande Oriente Paulista", my Symbolic Obedience.
Apart of the York Rite, I am a "Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret" - 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, NMJ (USA), a "Patriarch General Inspector" - 33rd Mason of the Adonhirmaite Rite (Brazil), a "Servant of the Order, Fatherland and Humanity" - 33rd Degree Mason of the Brazilian Rite and a "Knight of Wisdom" - 9th (last) Degree Mason of the Modern Rite (Brazil). In the English System, I am also a Knight Templar Priest and an Indentured Apprentice (I) of the Operatives.
I have also published a few books in Portuguese, all of them being translations from Albert Mackey's works and George Cooper's "Shibboleth - A Templar Monitor".
My main idea to the Board of Trustees is to amplify its publicity to other countries, extending the reach to the CMMRF worldwide. With a better communication to non-US Countries, there is a possibiity to better research, with the help of different nationalities, taking in consideration the specifcities of each geographical region, its population and needs. I honestly believe that we can significantly advance and extend our main Masonic Virtue, Charity, to a new level, worldwide. I do want to contribute in whatever way I can to improve our philanthropy and to reach every since Cryptic Mason in the world.
If there is any more needed, do not hesitate to ask me."
Rafael P. Soneghet, TIM