Bio Phillip Robinson

by Steven Noble

MEC Phillip Robinson

Grand First Principal
Royal Arch Mason, BC and Yukon
2019 – 2020

Most Excellent Companion

Phillip Robinson
Installed September 21, 2019

Most Excellent Companion Phillip Robinson

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Itinerary of MEC Phillip Robinson
Grand First Principal
2019 – 2020
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  • Born in Brampton Bierlow, South Yorkshire (about 12 miles NE of Sheffield)
  • Attended Wombwell High School
  • Joined the Royal Navy 1963 as an Engine Room Artificer Apprentice
  • Emigrated to Canada 1967
  • Went back to sea as an engineer office on Merchant ships in 1973
  • Acquired a First Class certificate as a Marine Engineer 1980 and sailed as chief engineer on several vessels until being recruited by the federal department of Supply and Services as a Technical Inspector in 1983
  • Retired in 2012

Masonic history:

  • Initiated, passed & raised in Grantham Lodge GLoCPO 1983
  • Affiliated Burrard Lodge 50 BC&Y 1984
  • WM 1988
  • Past DDGM
  • Past First Principal of North Vancouver Chapter 16
  • Past Grand Superintendent of District 7
  • Past Thrice Illustrious Master Zaphon Council
  • Grand Marshal Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada 2019
  • Past Presiding Preceptor Jordan Preceptory, Knights Templar, and past Grand Prior of Pacific Coast District
  • Past Presiding officer of Fraser Tabernacle 163 Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, and Honorary Past Grand 4th Pillar
  • Past Most Puissant Sovereign of Royal City Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine
  • Current Grand Intendant General British Columbia Division (Imperial Conclave of Canada)

Volunteer history:

  • 20+ years as a union officer, member representative; facilitator, member of national negotiating committee, member national equity committee, one three year term as regional vice president, now honorary life member
  • Board of Directors North Vancouver Masonic Temple Association
  • Two terms as member of board of the Royal Arch Masonic Homes Society
  • Past president, and still member of the strata council in the building in live in
  • Formed and organizes a seniors cycling group since 2007

Other part time employment:

  • Instructor at Georgian College, Owen Sound Ontario; and BCIT in Marine Engineering subjects.