Congratulations Most Worshipful Arthur Weiss

Congratulations Arthur Weiss
Most Worshipful Art Weiss portrait

The Brothers of Conejo Valley Lodge #807 are pleased to announce that Brother Arthur H. Weiss, a Past Master of the Lodge, is the 2020-2021 Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in California. Most Worshipful Arthur Weiss was installed on 10/11/2020 just before noon at the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of California in San Francisco. Due to the current global pandemic, the Grand Lodge hosted the Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge virtually for the very first time in the 171 times they have been held.

Most Worshipful Arthur Weiss first submitted his application for membership in 1985 and was initiated that same year in June. That same year in December he was made a Fellow Craft Mason. Then finally in January in 1986, he was raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason. Since that time, Most Worshipful Arthur Weiss has held several officers positions at the Lodge and Grand Lodge level, achieved many awards, and has severed on numerous committees as well. The following is a brief summary and highlights just a few of his many accomplishments over his Masonic tenure.

Lodge Offices Held:

  • 1990 : Senior Warden of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 1991: Worshipful Master of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 1998: Junior Warden of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 2001: Junior Warden of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 2002: Senior Warden of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 2003: Worshipful Master of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 2016: Treasurer of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 2020: Tiler of The Thirty-Three Lodge No. 2055
Most Worshipful Arthur Weiss

Most Worshipful Weiss receiving the gift of Thor’s Hammer as a gavel from his long-time friend, Worthy Grand Matron while serving as Worthy Grand Patron, and then personal Secretary after becoming the Junior Grand Warden, Mrs. Shapiro. 

Other Bodies:

  • Order of Eastern Star – Conejo Valley No. 632 (Active)

Awards:

  • 1997: Hiram Award at Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807
  • 2015: Cornerstone Society Member
  • 2015: Grand Master Circle Donor
  • 2016: Grand Master Circle Donor
  • 2017: Grand Master Circle Donor
  • 2018: Pace Setter Donor
  • 2018: Grand Master Circle Donor
  • 2019: Pace Setter Donor
  • 2019: Grand Master Circle Donor

Grand Lodge Offices Held:

  • 1994: Inspector of District No. 318
  • 1995: Inspector of District No. 318
  • 1996: Inspector of District No. 318
  • 1997: Inspector of District No. 318
  • 1998: Inspector of District No. 318
  • 1999: Inspector of District No. 318
  • 2004: Inspector of District No. 318
  • 2004: Grand Marshal
  • 2007: Grand Chaplain
  • 2017: Jr. Grand Warden Recommendee
  • 2017: Junior Grand Warden
  • 2018: Senior Grand Warden
  • 2019: Deputy Grand Master
  • 2020: Grand Master

Committee Memberships:

  • 2005: Member of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2007: Member of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2008: Vice Chair of Leadership Development
  • 2009: Member of Leadership Development
  • 2009: President of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2010: Member of the Leadership Development
  • 2010: President of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2011: Member of the Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2013: Member of the Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2014: President of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2014: Member of the Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2015: Trustee of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2015: Member of the Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2016: Member of the Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2016: Chairman of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2017: Trustee of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2017: Director of Acacia Creek
  • 2017: Member of Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2017: Chairman of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2017: Executive Member
  • 2017: Member of Let’s Write the Future
  • 2018: Trustee of the California Masonic Memorial Temple
  • 2018: Member of the Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2018: Trustee of the California Masonic Foundation
  • 2018: Executive Member
  • 2018: Trustee of the Masonic Homes of California
  • 2018: Member of Let’s Write the Future
  • 2019: Member of Let’s Write the Future
  • 2019: Executive Member
  • 2019: Member of Public Schools Advisory Council
  • 2019: Member of Strategic Planning Group
  • 2019: Director of Nob Hill Masonic Center
  • 2019: Trustee of the Masonic Homes of California

All of the Brothers of the Lodge and our Conejo Valley Masonic family wish you great success and best of luck in everything you do!

Total registration for the 171st Annual Communication was 1,886 with 290 of 332 chartered lodges represented. (The number of chartered lodges includes five lodges under dispensation, one historic lodge, four research lodges, and Grand Master’s Lodge.)

The elected and appointed officers of the Grand Lodge duly installed for the Grand Lodge year commencing on October 11, 2020 are:

 

ELECTED OFFICERS
Arthur H. Weiss, Grand Master
Jeffery M. Wilkins, Deputy Grand Master
Randall L. Brill,  Grand Warden
G. Sean Metroka, Junior Grand Warden
Arthur L. Salazar Jr., Grand Treasurer
Allan L. Casalou, Grand Secretary
Ricky L. Lawler, Grand Lecturer

APPOINTED OFFICERS
Mark J. McNee, Grand Chaplain
Gary R. Quintrell, AGL Division I
D. Mike Edwards, AGL Division II
Antonio G. Cimarra Jr., AGL Division III
Jairo J. Gomez Jr., AGL Division IV
Robert G. Beeson III, AGL Division V
Charles P. Cross, AGL Division VI
Elvan D. Moen, AGL Division VII
Victor M. Ropac Jr., AGL Division VIII
John H. Crago III, AGL Division IX
Michael D. Thibodeaux, Grand Orator
Jordan T. Yelinek, Assistant Grand Secretary
Mark E. Pressey, Grand Marshal
Paul B. Bazerkanian, Grand Standard Bearer
Alberto L. Casanova Jr., Grand Sword Bearer
Frank R. Young, Grand Bible Bearer
Mark A. Nielsen, Senior Grand Deacon
David A. Forsyth, Junior Grand Deacon
Michael A. Padilla, Senior Grand Steward
Thomas L. Pryor Jr., Junior Grand Steward
Andrew L. Rieland, Grand Pursuivant
Stephen R. Miller, Grand Organist
Vinz O. Tolentino, Grand Tiler
Jonathan S. Davis, Assistant Grand Organist
Scotty J. Christian, Assistant Grand Tiler

 

The 172nd Annual Communication will commence at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, in the City and County of San Francisco.