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Sir Knight Myron A. Tisdel, KYGCH
Eminent Grand Commander
Grand Commandery Knights Templar of California

    • Senior DeMolay, MC ‘61;
    • Idaho Lodge No. 1 AF&AM, 198686: Initiated June 16, Passed July 21, Raised August 19;
    • Royal Arch Masons, Shasta Chapter No. 9, High Priest 1995 & 2009;
    • Cryptic Masons, Shasta Council No. 6, Illustrious Master 1998;
    • Redding Commandery No. 50, Knights Templar, Eminment Commander 1995 & 1996;
    • Northren California Shrine Club President 2000;
    • Redding Masonic Association President 1987 through 1995, and 1997 through 2005;
    • California Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee 1995 - 1998;
    • Edwin G. Gribble Council No. 241 AMD - Past Sovereign Master;
    • Assistant Director of Ritual, Grand Commandery of California 2001-2003;
    • Grand Marshal, Grand Lodge of California (2003 MW Kirkpatrick);
    • Nob Hill Masonic Foundation Trustee 2004;
    • California Masonic Foundation 2001-2008, VP 2005-2008;
    • CMF Scholarship Committee Chairman 2007-2008;
    • California Masonic Memorial Temple 2004-2012, President 2008-2012;
    • Ambassador, Ben Ali Shrine Temple;
    • Golden Redwood Priory Knight York Cross of Honor, Prior 2009; and
    • Saint Francis Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, PS-2012.

    Additional Memberships:
    • Reading Lodge No. 254, F&AM Worshipful Master 1994;
    • Red Bluff Commandery No. 17;
    • Sacramento York Rite College;
    • San Francisco Priory KYCH; and
    • Grand Preceptor’s Tabernacle Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest

    Honored to receive:
    • Knights Templar Meritorious Service Medal;
    • Knight York Cross of Honor;
    • Reading Lodge Hiram Award;
    • Commander of the Year;
    • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow;
    • Association of Non-Profit Professionals,
    • Non-profit Business of the Year;
    • ANPP Manager of the Year;
    • YMCA Service to Youth Award; and
    • American Bar Association Silver Gavel.

    He has received the following subordinate degrees or appendant orders:
    • Order of High Priesthood; Thrice Illustrious Master;
    • Past Master’s Degree;
    • Past Commander’s Association;
    • Order of the Golden Poppy;
    • Royal Ark Mariner;
    • Worshipful Commander Noah;
    • Knight Commander of the Red Branch of Eri;
    • Knight of the Order of Red Cross of Constantine;
    • Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre;
    • Knight of the Order of Saint John the Evangelist;
    • Perfect Priest Mason in the College of Viceroys; and
    • Perfect Prince Mason in the Senate of Sovereigns.


    Tisdel was the President, Northern California Educational Television Association, Inc.;
    General Manager, KIXE-TV;
    Board of Directors: Pacific Mountain Network, California Public Television & Californians for Public Broadcasting; and
    Past Chairman, California Valley Public Broadcasting Corporation.

    Additionally, I have served on the following foundations, boards, and/or associations:
      100 Road Improvement Assn;
      Board of Directors Northern California Fishing Guides and Sportsman’s Association;
      Advisory Board, Blood Source-North-state;
      Redding East Rotary Club, President ’06;
      Treasurer, Northern California Rotary Foundation Against Substance Abuse; and
      Board of Directors, Shingletown Library Corporation.


Wendy Turrentine and I have been happily married since 1968 and have two beautiful daughters and four beautiful grandchildren.

Sir Knight Myron A Tisdel, 155th Grand Commander Knights Templar of California


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