James G. Baum’s Masonic Bio

James G. Baum’s Masonic Bio
Southwest Regional Deputy General Grand Master

James G. Baum
Southwest Regional Deputy General Grand Master

MASONIC HISTORY

Blue Lodge
Raised on Sept 25, 1980 Clovis Lodge 417
Member in Vitruvius Lodge 145, Bloomfield
Master Vitruvius Lodge  # 145 1991, 1992
Master Russian River Lodge # 181 1999
Master Fox-Coates Daylight Lodge # 842 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
Secretary:  Russian River Lodge 181 – 1997, 1998, 2000
Fox-Coates Daylight Lodge 842 – 2003 to 2006, 2009 to 2012
Mason of the Year 1993, Vitruvius Lodge 145
Awarded the Hiram Award 1996, Vitruvius Lodge 145
Member Southern Calif. Research Lodge

Royal Arch
Exalted in 1985, Santa Rosa Chapter #45
High Priest Santa Rosa 45 1990
High Priest High Desert Chapter # 127 2006
Secretary Santa Rosa Chapter, Mendocino and presently High Desert Chapter
Secretary of the Year for Department 1 – 1993
High Priest of the Year 2007
Order of High Priesthood 1990
Chairman Grand Chapter Public Relations Committee 2006 to 2008
General Grand Chapter Distinguish Service Bronze Medal 2012

Council
Initiated in 1985, Redwood Empire Council #46
Illustrious Master 1996
Recorder Oasis Council # 64 2002 to Present
Super Excellent Master 1985
Plural, Charter Member Oasis Council #64
Thrice Illustrious Master 1996
Grand Master of Ish Sodi Award 2009

Grand Council
Grand Master 2001
Appointed Grand Treasurer of California Grand Council 2003
Elected Grand Treasure of California Grand Council 2004 to 2011
Executive Officer California Grand Sessions Committee 2005 to present

General Grand Council International
Appointed California Ambassador General Grand Council International 2002, 2005
Appointed General Grand Captain of the Guard, General Grand Council International 2003
Cryptic Rite Strategic Planning 2008 – 2011
Companion of the Secret Vault 2013
Southwest Regional Deputy General Grand Master 2017 -2020

Commandery
Knighted in 1986, Santa Rosa Commander #14
Commander in 1991
Charter Commander of High Desert Commandery # 79 2007
Commander of the year 1991
Meritorious Service Medal 1991
Past Commander Association 1991
Knights Templar Cross of Honor 2009
Inspector 2008 –
Knight Commander of the Temple 2013
Chairman Grand Commandery Publicity Committee 1993 to present
Grand Inspector General Grand Commandery 2016
Founding Member of The Preceptory and Priory of Bute Number 179, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Knights of the York Cross of Honor
San Francisco Priory 1998
Prior 2006-2007
Knight York Grand Cross of Honor 2001

Allied Masonic Degrees
Redwood Council #165 1991
Installed Sovereign Master 1996
Transferred to San Fernando y San Juan Council # 105  2003
Transferred to St Bernard-St John #100 2013

York Rite Sovereign College of North America
Knight of York 1991, Arthur N. McBain, Jr, #111
Governor 1997
Secretary 2002 – 2007
Awarded Order Purple Cross 2005

National Sojourners
Initiated 1993, Gen Henry H. (Hap) Arnold Chapter # 524
President 1995-96
Hero’s 1994, Bicentennial Camp
Commander 1996-99

Order of the Amaranth, Inc.
Initiated 1996, Redwood Court # 151
Royal Patron 1997-8
Transferred to Joshua Court # 123  2002

Red Cross of Constantine
Initiated Saint Philip Conclave 2000
Transferred to Inland Empire Conclave in 2005
Puissant Sovereign 2015 

Knight Masons
Initiated 1993, Connemara Council #39

Holy Royal arch Knight Mason
Initiated 2013

Philatethes Society
Joined 1993

The Masonic Society
Founding Member 2008

The Grand College of Rites
Joined 2008 – Life Member

Scottish Rite
Initiated Fresno Valley 1980
Demited to San Bernardino Valley 2007

Royal Order of Scotland 2001- Life Member
The Robert the Bruce Association 2001-Life Member
The Clan Kilbrannan 2007-Life member

Shrine
Tehran 1981
Demit to AAHMES 1990
Associate Member Al Malaikah 2007
Member of Board of Directors Sonoma County Shrine Club 1990-1994

International Order of Job’s Daughters
Past Associate Bethel Guardian Bethel # 16

International DeMolay Alumni Association
Life Member

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