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Meet the Deputy General Grand Master

Meet the Deputy General Grand Master
Submitted by RPC Bill Snyder, Deputy General Grand Master

Bill Snyder
Deputy General Grand Master
Cryptic Masons International

Masonic Bio:

General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, International
General Grand Principal Conductor of the Work 2017-2020
Chairman, Constitution & Bylaws Committee 2017-2023

Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri
Past Grand Master, Grand Council, 2015-2016
Past Grand Lecturer, Grand Council, 2016-2017
Grand Historian, Grand Council, 2017-Present
Past Illustrious Master, Independence Council No. 49
Past Illustrious Master, Kansas City Council No. 45

Grand Lodge of Missouri
Chairman, Grand Lodge Fraternal Correspondence Committee 2015 to Present
Member, Grand Lodge Jurisprudence Committee 2012 – 2014; 2019 to Present
Grand Chaplain, 2011-2012
Past Master, Independence Lodge No. 76, 2004-2005
Recipient, Harry S Truman Lodge Achievement Award, 2005
Member and Past Attorney for Missouri Lodge of Research and Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation

Grand York Rite of Missouri
Past High Priest, Independence Chapter No. 12
Past Commander, Palestine Commandery No. 17
Recipient, Lewis & Clark Award for Outstanding Service to Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri
Chairman, Membership Committee, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri, 2017-2018
Member, Jurisprudence Committee, Grand Commandery of the State of Missouri 2017-2018

Scottish Rite
33rd Degree, 2015
Past Venerable Master, Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Kansas City, Orient of Missouri, 2019-2020
Past Executive Secretary, Valley of Kansas City, 2015-2017
Past Wise Master, Chapter Rose Croix, Valley of Kansas City
Life Member, Scottish Rite Research Society

Invitational Masonic Memberships
AMD:                                                              Member, Jurisprudence Committee, Grand Council, AMD
                                                                        Past Sovereign, Santa Fe AMD Council, Kansas City
YRSCNA:                                                        Past Eminent Governor, Harry S Truman College
                                                                        Recipient, Order of the Purple Cross
                                                                        Member, Jurisprudence Committee, YRSCNA
Masonic Order of Athelstan:                     Treasurer & Past Master, Court of Discovery (Missouri)
St. Thomas of Acon:                                    Officer, Immanuel Chapter
Grand Council of Knight Masons, USA:
                                                                       Grand Superintendent of Missouri, 2015-Present
                                                                       Chairman, Jurisprudence Committee 2020-2021; Virtual Meetings Coordinator
                                                                       Past Excellent Chief, Charlemagne Council, Recipient, Knight Commander of Zerubabbel
SRICF (Masonic Rosicrucians):                  IX Grade, Member of High Council
Red Cross of Constantine:                        Officer, Mary Conclave
Holy Royal Arch KTP:                                 Officer, Buckner, Missouri
Grand College of Rites:                             Chairman, Jurisprudence Committee 2016-2017
Masonic Order of the Bath:                     Grand Keeper of the Bath Records, 2016 – Present        

Member, 1999 to Present
Attorney for Ararat Shrine, Kansas City, Missouri, 2015-Present

Real Life Background:
Past County Attorney, Jackson County, Missouri, 2009-2010, retired 2015
Consultant to the County Executive, 2015 – Present
Chief Deputy County Attorney, 1987 – 2009
Past Chief Legal Counsel and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Family Support Division, 1981 – 1987
Past Owner and Vice-President, Snyder’s Supermarket, Inc., a grocery business, 1972 – 2004
Widowed, step-father of Alexandra, and Chief Executive Assistant for 1 Boston Terrier (Kennedy) and 1 French Bulldog (Bouvier)

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