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Meet the General Grand Master

Meet the General Grand Master
Submitted by MPC Monty Glover, General Grand Master

Monty Glover
General Grand Master
Cryptic Masons International

Masonic Bio:

  • Born in Albuquerque New Mexico
  • Grew up on a farm in Ludlow Illinois
  • Graduated High School in Germany in 1979
  • Served in the United States Navy for 10 years
  • Married to Maureen Cabanado Glover
  • Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems
  • Work for Kaiser Permanente for the last 30 years as a Sr. Application Engineer
  • My Father, Grand Father, and several uncles were/are all Master Masons
  • I have a son, Richard
  • I was raised a Master Mason in March of 2002.
  • Master of Honolulu Lodge 2005
  • I served on the Board of Governors for the Shriners Hospital for Children of Hawaii
  • Past President of the Board of Trustees for the Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation

Current/Past offices held:

  • General Grand Master, General Grand Council Cryptic Masons Int.
  • Past Grand Master of Masons in Hawaii
  • Past Grand High Priest – Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons
  • Past Grand Illustrious Master– Grand Council of Cryptic Masons
  • Past Grand Commander – Hawaii Commandery of Knights Templar
  • Past Chief Adept – Hawaii College of Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis
  • Past Sovereign  – Red Cross of Constantine
  • Past Sr. Warden – Honolulu Valley Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection
  • Past Commandery of Kodosh – Honolulu Valley Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection
  • Past Grand Governor – York Rite Sovereign College
  • Past Camp Commander – National Sojourners and Hero’s of ‘76
  • Past Prior – Hawaii Priory 68 of Knights of the York Cross of Honor


  • Aloha Shriners
  • Allied Masonic Degrees
  • Knights of the York Cross of Honor
  • The Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plasterers and Bricklayers – The Operatives (5th degree)
  • The Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon
  • Masonic Order of Athelstan
  • Grand College of Rites
  • Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests
  • Knight Masons
  • Sovereign Order of Knight Preceptors
  • Masonic Order of Bath
  • National Sojourners and Hero’s of ‘76
  • And I’m a proud Turtle!
  • Former Elk and Knight of Pythias

Awards and Honors

  • Hiram Award
  • McKee Award
  • Ephraim Kirby Award
  • Knight Commander of the Temple 
  • Order of the Secret Vault
  • Cryptic Mason of the Year
  • 33°, Inspector General Honorary
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