MEC Phillip Robinson

Grand First Principal

Royal Arch Mason, BC and Yukon

2019 - 2020

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     Born in Brampton Bierlow, South Yorkshire (about 12 miles NE of Sheffield)

     Attended Wombwell High School

     Joined the Royal Navy 1963 as an Engine Room Artificer Apprentice

     Emigrated to Canada 1967

     went back to sea as an engineer office on Merchant ships in 1973

     acquired a First Class certificate as a Marine Engineer 1980 and sailed as chief engineer on several vessels until being recruited by the federal department of Supply and Services as a Technical Inspector in 1983

     Retired in 2012


Masonic history:-

     initiated, passed & raised in Grantham Lodge GLoCPO 1983

     affiliated Burrard Lodge 50 BC&Y 1984

     WM 1988

     Past DDGM

     Past First Principal of North Vancouver Chapter 16

     Past Grand Superintendent of District 7

     Past Thrice Illustrious Master Zaphon Council

     Grand Marshal Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada 2019

     Past Presiding Preceptor Jordan Preceptory, Knights Templar, and past Grand Prior of Pacific Coast District

     Past Presiding officer of Fraser Tabernacle 163 Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, and Honorary Past Grand 4th Pillar

     Past Most Puissant Sovereign of Royal City Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine

     current Grand Intendant General British Columbia Division (Imperial Conclave of Canada)


Volunteer history:-

     20+ years as a union officer, member representative; facilitator, member of national negotiating committee, member national equity committee, one three year term as regional vice president, now honorary life member

     Board of Directors North Vancouver Masonic Temple Association

     two terms as member of board of the Royal Arch Masonic Homes Society

     past president, and still member of the strata council in the building in live in

     Formed and organizes a seniors cycling group since 2007


Other part time employment:

     Instructor at Georgian College, Owen Sound Ontario; and BCIT in Marine Engineering subjects.



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