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Bruce L. Van Buren

KYCH, KTCH, OPC
Bruce L. Van Buren


Webmaster

Service Awards

I have finally realized that my efforts have been noticed. That doesn't mean I can slow down.
  • 1998 Ca Dept. 1 High Priest of the Year
  • 1999 Ca Royal Arch Meritorious Service Award
  • 2004 York Rite Sovereign College Service Award
  • 2006 Knights of the York Cross of Honour (KYCH)
  • 2006 Grand Commandery Va Charles Augusta Grice Merit Award
  • 2006 Grand Commandery Va Wooding Trophy
  • 2006 Grand Commandery Va Joe R. Harris Trophy
  • 2011 Grand Encampment Knight Templar Cross of Honor (KTCH)
  • 2011 York Rite Sovereign College Order of the Purple Cross (OPC)

Masonic Memberships

Freemasons

bl02.png Oneonta Lodge No. 466, F&AM, NY Initiated February 2, 1970
Passed March 2, 1970
Raised Apr 6, 1970
Webmaster 2009-
Master 2012-2013
Secretary 2013- 17
Treasurer 2017-
bl02.png Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220, AF&AM, VA Webmaster ?-2010
Recording Secretary 2---
Demit 2010
bl02.png Va Grand Lodge Committee on Information TechnologyCommitteeman 2005-2010
bl02.png Pleasanton Lodge No. 321, F&AM, CA Junior Warden 1999
Webmaster 1998-2004
TN Caves Degrees
Demitted 2009.
bl02.png Mountain View-DeAnza Lodge No. 194, F&AM, CA Life member
Master 1996

Royal Arch

ramlogo_002.gif Grand Chapter Royal Arch, NY DDGHP 8th District 2018-
ramlogo_002.gif Oneonta Royal Arch Chapter No. 277, NY Scribe, High Priest 2012-2015
Affl. 2011.
Order of Old Saratoga, NY March 2003
ramlogo_002.gif Thomas S. Webb Chapter of Research, NY
ramlogo_002.gif Grand Chapter Royal Arch, VA Grand Webmaster 2005-2009;
DDGHP 2nd District 2007-2008
Chairman, Grand Chapter Philanthropic Committee 2005-2007
Chairman, Grand Chapter Walk for Alzheimer's Committee 2005-2011
Illustrious Council of the Order of Old Saratoga in Virginia Charter Secretary/Treasurer 2006-2014
Instituted in 2006
ramlogo_002.gif Princess Anne Royal Arch Chapter No. 1607, VaHigh Priest 2005-2006,
Life Member
Affl 2001
ramlogo_002.gif Virginia Research Royal Arch Chapter No. 1753, Va High Priest 2009-2010
Affl April 27, 2002
ramlogo_002.gif Doric Chapter No. 66 RAM, CA Life member
High Priest 1998
1998 Dept. 1 High Priest of the Year
Meritorious Service Award
Holy Order of High Priesthood, Newark, CA, April 27, 1998
ramlogo_002.gif Palo Alto Chapter No. 93
Exalted Oct 23, 1993
Demitted 2009.

Cryptic

cm150.gif Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of NY District Deputy Grand Master 4th Cryptic District 2018-
cm150.gif Oneonta Council No. 87, Cryptic Masons, NY Affl. 2011.
Illustrious Master 2016-2017
ramlogo_002.gif Grand Chapter Royal Arch, VA DDGHP 2nd District 2007-2008
ramlogo_002.gif Princess Anne Royal Arch Chapter No. 1607, VaHigh Priest 2005-2006
cm150.gif Palo Alto Council No. 51 October 23, 1993, Demitted 2009.

Knight Templar

kt03.gif Otsego Commandery No. 76, Knights Templar Affl. 2011.
Commander 2014-2015
Recorder 2015-
kt03.gif Grand Commandery Knights Templar of VirginiaGrand Commandery Awards Committee 2005-2012,
Grand Commandery Internet Committee 2009-2012,
Charles Augusta Grice Merit Award 4 May 2006.
Deputy Grand Marshal 2007-2008. Grand Marshal 2010-2011,
Grand Webmaster 2007-2012.
Knight Templar Cross of Honor 2011 (KTCH)
kt03.gif Portsmouth Commandery No. 5, Va Recorder 2006-2011, affl 4/16/2001,
Life member, Commander 2005-2006,
2006 Wooding Trophy,
2006 Joe R. Harris Trophy, 2006 Magna Cum Laude Award
kt03.gif Grice Commandery No. 16, Va affl 2001, demit 2009
kt03.gif Palo Alto Commandery No. 47, Ca Knighted October 30, 1993, Demitted 2009.
East Bay York Rite AssociationLife member

OES

nyoes.jpg Martha Chapter No. 116, OES, Oneonta, NY Affl. 2011.
Associate Patron
Lynnhaven Chapter No. 184, OES, Virginia Beach, VA affl Dec 10, 2001
Worthy Patron 2008,
demit 2010
Semper Fidelis 135 OES, Livermore, CA affl 1998, demit 2002
Miramonte 141 OES, Mtn View, CA init Sep 27, 1995, demit 2002

AMD

amd.gif Charles Smith Council No. 324, AMD Affl. 2011.
Secretary 2013-
amd.gif Princess Anne Council No. 129 Allied Masonic Degrees Sovereign Master 2007, affl 2001, demitted
amd.gif Santa Clara Valley Council, AMD ~ 1994. Council folded.

YRC

yrc.gif United York Rite College No. 127 Affl. 2011.
Governor 2017-2018
yrc.gif Hampton Roads York Rite College No. 95 Governor 2009-2010,
Sovereign College Service Award 2004 ,
Life Member
Dir. of Work 2004-2010.
Order of the Purple Cross (OPC) 2011.

Other

rccm20.gif Utica Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine 2012
Viceroy
km.gif Emerald Isle Council No. 30 Knight Masons Excellent Chief 2008-2009, Life member
Valley of Norfolk AASR, SJ affl Nov. 2001, demit 2010
San Jose Valley, SJSR1993. Demitted
Khedive Shrineaffl. Demitted.
Aahmes Shrine 2000. Demitted.
Order of the Golden Poppy Apr 1998
Order of the Yellow Dog Apr 1998
BUTokp Virginia Chapter, The Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor 5 May 2005, Order 877
Kych Crusade Priory No. 57, Knights of the York Cross of Honour June 2018.
Kych Rose of Sharon Priory No. 2, Knights of the York Cross of Honour 4 May 2006. Life Member No. 685
Hampton Roads Chapter No. 6, National Sojourners, Virginia Beach, VA 4 January 2006, life member
Yorktown Camp, Heros of '76, Virginia Beach, VA 26 January 2008
BUTros The Royal Order of Scotland 5 October 2005