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William E. Price, KYGCH, 33rd
Grand Master Cryptic Masons of California
b: November 13, 1946

Bill comes to us from San Mateo, California. He is married to Janet, and they have two grown children, Amanda (32) and Dylan (22). He was born in Pensacola, Florida, but was raised in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Bill has been a member of the Stationary Engineers Union, local 39 since 1983. He served as an auditor on their executive board until 2010. He was a rank and file contract negotiator and delegate to the San Mateo Labor Council.

Blue Lodge:
    Raised - December 8, 1983 San Mateo Lodge No. 226
    2003 - Served as Master for San Mateo Lodge No. 226
    2008 - Served as Master for Burlingame Lodge No. 400
    2007 - Hiram Award recipient, San Mateo Lodge No. 226
    Served as a Candidate Coach for both of the above Lodges
    2005-2010 - Temple Board, San Mateo Lodge No. 226
    2010-2014 - Inspector for Grand Lodge of California, District No. 333
    2015 - Grand Lodge Youth Orders committee
Scottish Rite, Burlingame Bodies, AASR:
    2004 - Venerable Master, Lodge of Perfection
    2009 - Wise Master, Chapter of the Rose Croix
    2011 - Master of Kadosh of the Consistory
    2004-2005 - Fellow of the Craft
    2004 - Chieftain of the Knights of St. Andrew
    2005 - Knight Commander Cross of Honor (KCCH) recipient
    Scottish Rite Lodge Membership Lodge Diplomat
    Stage Manager
    Chairman of the “Quiz Kids” Scholarship Program for the Scottish Rite and Peninsula York Rite Bodies
    2013 & 2014 - Chairman for the Scottish Rite Golf Tournament
    2014-current - General Secretary
    2015 - Recipient of 33°
Peninsula York Rite Bodies:
    2005 & 2006 - High Priest of King Solomon’s Chapter No. 95, Royal Arch Masons, San Mateo
    2007 - Eminent Commander, Golden Gate Commandery No. 16, Knight Templars, San Mateo
    2009 - Illustrious Master, California Cryptic Council No. 2, San Mateo
    2010 - Knight of the York Cross of Honour
    2010-current - Secretary, Recorder of Peninsula York Rite Bodies
    Officer’s Coach, King Solomon’s Chapter No. 95
    2004-2009 - Inspector, Dept. IV, Division A, Grand Commandery of California
    2009-2014 - Assistant Director of Ritual, Division A, Grand Commandery of California
    2010 - Cryptic Council Recorder of the Year
    2010 - RAM Grand High Priest Distinguished Membership Award
    2010 - Knight Templar Distinguished Membership Award
    Member, Order of the High Priesthood
    Member, Past Commanders Association, Past Virtual Pryor
    Member, Thrice Illustrious Master
    Affiliated Member of California Commandery No. 1, San Francisco
    2011 - Knight Templar Recorder of the Year
    2012 - Meritorious Service Medal Award - Knights Templar
    2011-2012 - Appointed to the advancing line as Grand Sentinel in Grand Council of California of Cryptic Masons
    2012-2013 - Appointed Grand Steward in Grand Council of California of Cryptic Masons
    2013-2014 - Elected Grand Principal Conductor of the Work of the Illustrious Grand Council of California of Cryptic Masons
    2015 - Appointed Grand Council State Representative to Missouri
    2015-2016 - Deputy Grand Master of the Illustrious Grand Council of California of Cryptic Masons
Other Masonic Memberships:
    El Camino York Rite College - Currently Herald
    Allied Masonic Degrees, Golden Gate Council No. 95, Sovereign Master in 2006
    Red Cross of Constantine, St. Philip Conclave, Puissant Sovereign 2015-2016
    Golden Gate Masters and Past Masters Association. President in 2011
    Knight Masons, Clanna Ruid Ruid No. 58, Past Excellent Chief
    Southern California Research Society
    Golden Gate Research Society
Non-Masonic Organizations:
    Member, King’s Mountain Archers, Inc.
    Member, E. Clampus Vitus, Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter
    Member, Adult School Advisory Council for San Mateo, CA

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