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Sir Knight Carlos H. Gonzalez, KTCH, KYGCH
Eminent Grand Commander
Grand Commandery Knights Templar of California

Carlos H. Gonzalez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 14, 1958; son of a southern European immigrant family. He attended public and private schools and moved to California in 1984.

Carlos was Initiated on June 9,1979, Passed on July 8, 1980 and Raised a Master Mason in Saint Patrick’s Lodge No. 4210 in the District of South America, Southern Division of the United Grand Lodge of England for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay on August 7, 1981. Saint Patrick’s Lodge No. 4210 later consolidated with Belgrano Lodge No. 3466. In 1984 Carlos moved to California and joined Elysian Lodge No. 418 F&AM in Hollywood, serving as Worshipful Master in 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2008. He received the Hiram Award in 2002. He currently serves as Secretary for Elysian Lodge No. 418 and also for the Elysian Masonic Temple Association. He has also affiliated with Home Lodge No. 721.

Carlos was Exhalted a Royal Arch Mason in Saint Andrew’s Chapter No. 3706 of Royal Arch Masons in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While residing in Buenos Aires he became a member of Buenos Aires Lodge No. 48 of Mark Master Masons. When in California, he joined Signet Chapter No 57 and served as High Priest in 1998. Served the Grand Chapter of California as Inspector and Deputy Grand Lecturer. MEC Gordon Alexander appointed Carlos as Grand Chaplain in 2004. He received the Order of High Priesthood in 1999, the Meritorious Service Medal of the Grand Chapter in California and was honored with the Distinguished Service Medal in Bronze from the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International. He has served the Membership Committee of the Grand Chapter in California since 1998. MEC Donald Read honored Carlos with the High Priest of the Year Award for 1998.

Greeted a Cryptic Mason in Omega Council No. 11 on May 22, 1995. He served as Illustrious Master in 2003. MIC Jose Fiss appointed Carlos Grand Orator in 2005. He has served the Membership Committee of the Grand Council of California since 1999. He was honored with the Thrice Illustrious Master Degree in 2004. He was Cryptic Mason of the Year from the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons in 2012.

Carlos was Knighted in San Martin Preceptory No. 191 of the United Military Order of Knights of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta in 1981 located in Buenos Aires. He joined Los Angeles Commandery No. 9 on September 18, 1995. He served as Commander in 2002. He has been a member of their Award winning Drill Team since 1997. He has served the Membership Committee since 1996. He received the Knight Templar Cross of Honor in 2008. He was honored by Sir Knight Robert C. Coe REPGC as Commander of the Year for 2002.

Carlos is also a member of Los Angeles Priory No. 27 Knights of the York Cross of Honor and was Prior in 2010.

He was elected member of Glenwood York Rite College No. 183 in 2001 and served as Governor in 2008/2009.

Was admitted a member of George Hadley Himes Council No 214 of the Allied Masonic Degrees in 1996, serving as Sovereign Master in 2005. He is also a Knight Commander of the Red Branch of Eri.

Carlos was initiated in 1998 as member of Brian Boru Council No. 38 of Knight Masons.

He was elected member of St Croix Conclave, Order of the Red Cross of Constantine in 2008 and is an officer in the progressive line.

He is a member and current officer of Saint John the Baptist Tabernacle No. LXVI Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests.

He is a member of Robert the Bruce Chapter of the Provincial Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Chapter of the Royal Order of Scotland..

Carlos was initiated into the Los Angeles Valley of the Scottish Rite in 1989 and also joined the Al Malaikah Shrine in 2001.

Member of the Southern California Past Masters Association and Order of the Golden Poppy.

Carlos is employed by Diamon-Fusion International and lives in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.

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