2020 Grand Warden Candidates

By Christopher Rooney |

At the September Quarterly Communication, the following brethren were announced as candidates for the offices of Senior Grand Warden and Junior Grand Warden:

Senior Grand Warden

R.W. George Hamilton

Brother Hamilton first became a Mason in December of 1984 when he was raised in Alpha Lodge (Framingham, MA). George is a past Master of Alpha Lodge, having served in that position for two years from October of 1987 until October of 1989. He served as a Grand Lodge appointed officer in 2007 when M.W. Jeffrey B. Hodgdon appointed him to the office of Grand Standard Bearer. George currently serves on the Grand Lodge Board of Directors.

Brother Hamilton has been heavily involved with the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. He served as the Most Wise Master of Mount Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix from 2014 to 2017. He was created a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council in August of 2017. Most recently, he was crowned an Active Member of the Supreme Council in August of 2019. George is a member of the York Rite bodies as well, and has been elected to receive the degrees in St. Bernard Commandery #12. George retired from General Dynamics in 2018 after a 34 year career. His most recent position was Senior Director of Engineering for the Security and Cyber Solutions Division.

R.W. Heath VerBurg

Brother VerBurg first became a Mason in January of 2007 when he was raised in Mount Hope Lodge (Somerset, MA). Heath is a past master of Mount Hope Lodge, having served from August of 2010 until November of 2011. He served Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Master for the 16th Masonic District for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years. Heath currently serves as chairman of the Education & Training Committee.

Brother VerBurg is a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Boston, having joined in 2018. He is also a member of Fall River Royal Arch Chapter, Fall River Council of Royal & Select Master Masons, and Godfrey deBouillon-Washington Commandery #4. He has served as High Priest in Chapter, Illustrious Master in Council, and is currently the Treasurer in Commandery. Heath currently works as a Program Manager for Citizens Bank.

Junior Grand Warden

R.W. Marc Abbe

Brother Abbe first became a Mason in April of 2009 when he was raised in Esoteric-Sherwood Lodge (Feeding Hills, MA). He served as Worshipful Master of the lodge from October of 2013 until October of 2014. He served Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Master of the 29th Masonic District for the 2017 and 2018 calendar years.

Brother Abbe is a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Springfield, having joined in 2009. He is also a member of Morning Star Royal Arch Chapter, Springfield Council of Royal & Select Master Masons, and two Commanderies: Worcester #5 and Springfield #6. He has served as High Priest in Chapter, Illustrious Master in Council, and Commander in Commandery. Marc currently works as Chief Estimator for Mack Fire Protection in Middletown, CT.

R.W. Chris St. Cyr

Brother St. Cyr first became a Mason in March of 2007 when he was raised in Quinebaug Lodge (Southbridge, MA). He served as Worshipful Master of the lodge from September of 2011 until September of 2012. He served Grand Lodge as the District Deputy Grand Master of the 24th Masonic District for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 calendar years.

Brother St. Cyr is a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Boston, having joined in 2013. He is also a member of the Melha Shrine Temple, Doric Royal Arch Chapter, Hiram Council of Royal & Select Master Masons, and Worcester Commandery #5. Chris currently works as a Video Operations Technician for Karl Storz – EndoSkope in Charlton, MA.

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