Ill. Brother Ted Collins was named Deputy of the Supreme Council in Georgia January 1st, 2017 and named S.G.I.G. in August 2017 by Grand Commander Ronald A. Seale.
Ill. Brother Collins was born May 29th, 1950 in Unadilla, Georgia to Wendell and Christine Collins. He graduated from Unadilla High School in 1968 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Georgia Southwestern University in 1972.
Ill. Brother Collins is married to the former Charlene Greene of Oglethorpe, Georgia who is a retired Elementary School Teacher. Ill. Brother Collins retired from the Postal Service after 32 years of service in 2006. Ill. Brother Collins and Charlene are parents of one daughter Wendy Collins Chadwell and one granddaughter Weslynn Chadwell.
Ill. Brother Collins has served Masonry in many capacities including Worshipful Master of Millwood Lodge 198 in Pinehurst, Georgia (1998), Grand Master of Masons in Georgia (2008) and Personal Representative of SGIG in the Valley of Macon, Georgia (2010-2016).
Ill. Brother Collins has been a member of Unadilla Methodist Church for over 60 years and has held many leadership positions including service as Administrative Board Chairman. Ill. Brother Collins is also an active member of Al Sihah Shrine Center in Macon, Georgia.
Raised a Master Mason 46 years ago. Worshipful Master of Webb No. 166 in 2013. Member of Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite since 1974, Life Member since 2008. Coronated 33° Inspector General Honourary in 2015. Life Member of Alee Shriners, Legion of Honor. Life member National Sojourners, Inc., Heroes of '76.
Life Member of the Philalethes Society, MPS. Founder and Chairman of the Grand Lodge Masonic Blood Drive. Associate Director of the Grand Lodge Child ID Program. Grand Lodge of Georgia Ambassador to the Grand Lodge of Israel.
Graduate of the John Marshall Law School with a Juris Doctorate.
Veteran of the US Army "Special Forces" 1971-1973.
Married to Cathy Goldberg Fishman, of Atlanta, Since 1981. Children Alexander Joshua "Xan" Fishman, 32°, and Brittany Fishman Pais. Grandchildren: Eliana and Diana Fishman, and Annabelle Ruth Pais. I am a sustaining member of the Scottish Rite Acacia Guild.
Received 32°, 1972
Venerable Master of Lodge of Perfection 3 years Active in degree work as Ritual Master 32° Charter Grand Knight.
Knights of Saint Andrew of Augusta Chairman – Executive committee for over 30 years Invested
with Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour 1977 Coroneted 33°, 1983.
Serves as Grand Chamberlain on the Orient of Georgia KCCH and 33° conferral teams Charter Member of Scottish Rite Roundation of GA., Inc.
Order of Eastern Star: Freces Bell Chapter #75
Served as Worthy Patron for 3 consecutive years District Grand Deputy 3 years
Rainbow for Girls Grand Cross of Honor.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021-2022
M. Steven Fishman, 33°, Chairman
Ronny Lanham, 33°, Chairman Emeritus
G. Lloyd McCoy, 32° KCCH, General Secretary
John P. Knox Jr, 32°, Treasurer
Brian C. Coffee, 32°, Venerable Master, Augusta Lodge of Perfection
Gary H. Leazer, 33°, Wise Master, Augusta Chapter Rose Croix
Jimmie R. Kirkland, 32° KCCH, Commander, Augusta Council of Kadosh
Kennedy L. May, 33° Master of Kadosh, Augusta Consistory
AT LARGE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Charles R. Johnson, 33°, Terms Expires 2020
Larry E. Davis, 33°, Terms Expires 2021
Gerald Wuchte, 32° KCCH, Terms Expires 2022
M. Milton Steinberg, 32° KCCH, Term Expires 2023
Jack P. Goldenberg, 32° KCCH, Term Expires 2024
Member of Richmond Lodge No.412 In Hephzibah, Georgia
Initiated: Jan. 24, 2005,Passed: May 02, 2005, Raised: June 06, 2005
2009 – Became A Perpetual Member Of Richmond Lodge
Jan. 03, 2010 – Jan. 17, 2011 Served As Worshipful Master
April 04, 2010 - Received 1 st Past Master’s Degree Received At A.J.
Miller Lodge (Thomson, Georgia)
Dec. 11, 2005 Received Scottish Rite Degrees In Macon, Georgia
NOTE: My Uncle (Gerald Free), and A Stranger (Ronnie Lanham) Rode
With Me and Also Attended . . . On My Daughter Brandy’s 7 th Birthday
Feb.01, 2007 Elected Wise Master of Council of Rose Croix
NOTE: First Time Member On Executive Committee
2010 – Became A Perpetual Member Of Scottish Rite Valley Of Augusta
Feb.01, 2010 Elected To Begin Chairs In The Lodge Of Perfection
Feb.01, 2019 Currently Serving As Junior Warden Of LOP
Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2010 Member Of Scottish Rite Guard
July 01, 2012 – PRESENT Charter Member of The Knights of Saint Andrew. Aug. 05, 2012 Received First Double Eagle Award. Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2018 Served As KSA Knight Commander.2017 Became Degree Master For The 18 th Degree, 2017 Became Degree Master For The 29 th Degree.
April 22, 2010 - Joined Order Of The Eastern Star (OES) Richmond
Chapter 463, Hephzibah, Georgia. April 2013 – April 2014 Worthy Patron. April 2015 – April 2016 Worthy Patron, April 2019 - Worthy Patron.
Nov. 09, 2011 – Feb. 2013: 10 th District MELD Director:
Served As MELD Directors Under State Directors Ruben Martinez,
Wiley Forrester, and Steven Zahn (Deceased)
June 10, 2012
10 th District Convention Held At Richmond Lodge.
I entered the District Officer Line As Tyler
2019 – Present: Currently Serving As Deputy Master
NOTE: WM Louis Arocho Steps Down . . . DWM Roy Stampley Steps Up
Jan. 26, 2019 - Present
Served As District Deputy To The Grand Master of Georgia
(Most Worshipful Grand Master Michael Wilson)
NOTE: Asked and Installed As DDGM For Sub-District 10B By WMGM
Michael Wilson At The Grand Master’s Forum (Scottish Rite Valley Of
COMPLETE LIST OF OFFICERS
SCOTTISH RITE BODIES OF AUGUSTA, GEORGIA 2021-2022
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE SOVEREIGN GRAND INSPECTOR GENERAL IN GEORGIA:
M. Steven Fishman, 33º
G. Lloyd McCoy, 32º KCCH
TRUSTEES, SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA, INC:
M. Steven Fishman, 33º
Ronny Lanham, 33°
G. Lloyd McCoy, 32º KCCH
Kennedy L. May, 33°
Gary H. Leazer, 33°
Director of Work - Jack P. Goldenberg, 32° KCCH
Class Director - Brian C. Coffey, 32° KCCH
Membership Chairman - Kennedy L. May, 33°
Assistant Membership Chairman - William A. Dozier, 32° KCCH
AUGUSTA LODGE OF PERFECTION
4° - 14°
These degrees, the 4th through 14th, are called Ineffable Degrees because their principal purpose is the investigation and contemplation of the ineffable name of Deity.
Venerable Master Brian C. Coffey, 32° KCCH
Senior Warden David C. Pierson, 32°
Junior Warden M. Milton Steinberg, 32° KCCH
Expert Jarrod K. Coffey, 32°
Assistant Expert Jerry W. Wood, II, 32°
Master of Ceremonies W.H. "Butch" Lord, 32°
Captain of the Host David M. Leonard, 32°
Tyler Robert L. Durland, 32°
Prelate Prentiss "Pete" Coffield, III, 32° KCCH
AUGUSTA CHAPTER ROSE CROIX
15° - 18°
The degrees of the Chapter of Rose Croix are very complex. They attempt to invest the candidate
with a deeper understanding of Religion, Philosophy, Ethics, and History. The intellectual
challenges presented in these degrees, is at times overwhelming, and can take years to master. A
thorough reading of the chapters related to them in Morals and Dogma and in the Legenda and
Readings is essential to achieve even a basic comprehension of their true meaning.
Wise Master Billy G. Childress, 32° KCCH
Senior Warden Jamie M. Figueroa, 32°
Junior Warden John Smith, 32° KCCH
AUGUSTA COUNCIL OF KADOSH
19° - 25°
The degrees of the Council of Kadosh are chivalric and philosophical, but also contain mystical material. The word "Kadosh" is a Hebrew word meaning "Holy". The complexity of these degrees cannot be overstated and is exemplified by the number of pages attributed to them in Morals and Dogma. The twenty-eighth degree alone is over a quarter of the 1000+ page tome.
Commander Alvia A. "Butch" Murdock, Jr., 32° KCCH
1st Lt. Commander Gerald J. Wuchte, Sr., 32° KCCH
2nd Lt. Commander Prentiss "Pete" Coffield, III, 32° KCCH
26° - 32°
The Consistory Degrees are very different from all the preceding degrees. They attempt to
illustrate the creation of the ideal balance between the spiritual and the temporal.
Master of Kadosh Larry E. Davis, 33°
Prior John G. Eckenroth, 33°
Preceptor Gary Leazer, 33°
ALMONER: Larry E. Davis, 33°
TREASURER: John P. Knox Jr., 32°
GENERAL SECRETARY: G. Lloyd McCoy, 32° KCCH
ORATOR: M. Steven Fishman, 33°
TRUSTEES: SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA
M. Steven Fishman, 33°
Ronny D. Lanham, 33°
G. Lloyd McCoy, 32° KCCH
Kennedy L. May, 33°
Gary H. Leazer, 33°
Arocho, Sr, Luis Ramon
Davis, Larry Eugene
Eckenroth, John George
Fishman, Marc Steven
Johnson, Charles Richard
King, Allen Preston
Lanham, Ronny Dale
Leazer, Gary Herbert
Milks, Eric Penrose
May, Kennedy Lee
Oblak, Thomas Gregory
Putnam, Sidney Francis
Trudeau, Dennis Oscar
Willgus, Jerry Lee
Woolsey, Joe Wayne
Andert, Francis Herman
Bell, Thomas "Tom" Darden
Childress, Billy Gene
Coffield III, Prentiss
Dozier, William Allen
Dykes, Keith Lamar
Goldenberg, Jack Phillip
Griffin, Dennis Michael
Husk, Floyd Arthur
Inglett, Aubrey Lee
Kirby, Robert Stockton
Kirkland, Jimmie Ray
Knox Sr., John Peter
Lamarre, Richard Leon
McCoy, Gerald Lloyd
Murdock, Jr, Alvia Andrews
Purvis, Steven Thomas
Riggin, Charles William
Rumbaugh, Kenneth Warren
Sanders, Dennis Carl
Shearer, George Luther
Smith, Arthur Mattus
Smith, John Edward
Stampley Jr, Roy Houston
Steinberg, Morris Milton
Summers, Sr, James Oliver
Valentine, Jr, Frank Joseph
Wagner, William Grant
Wuchte, Gerald James
Knight Commander Jerry W. Wood, 32°
Knight Warden Rick A. Bouchard, 32°
Knight Captain Jerry Wood, 32°
Knight Secretary Jared Fischer, 32°
Knight Treasurer Billy G. Wilson, 32°
Knight Chaplain Thom Davies, 32°
Knight Sentinel Rob Durland, 32°
Knight Ritualistic Jarrod Coffey, 32°
Knight Historian Jack Bradford, 32°
Ronny Lanham, 33°
T. Gregory Oblak, 33°
Kenny May, 33°
Eric P. Milks, 33°
Richard T. Williamson, 33°
Andy Andert, 32° KCCH
Billy Childress, 32° KCCH
Pete Coffield, 32° KCCH
Will Dozier, 32° KCCH
Jack P. Goldenberg, 32° KCCH
Jimmie Kirkland, 32° KCCH
Richard Leon Lamarre, 32° KCCH
G. Lloyd McCoy, 32° KCCH
Steven T. Purvis, 32° KCCH
Chuck Riggin, 32° KCCH
John E. Smith, 32° KCCH
Roy H. Stampley Jr., 32° KCCH
Gerald Wuchte, 32° KCCH
Rick Bouchard, 32°
Calop Jack Bradford, 32°
Jarrod Coffey, 32°
Thom Davies, 32°
Rob Durland, 32°
Jared M. Fischer, 32°
Randall King, 32°
Dave Pierson, 32°
Bill Speer, 32°
Mike Stroup, 32°
Mike Vickrey, 32°
Billy Wilson, 32°
Jonathan Winn, 32°
The chosen tartan of the Knights of Saint Andrew of the Valley of Augusta is the Royal Stewart tartan. With red being the prominent color, it is one of the most luxurious tartans and is the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth II. If that doesn't give you an idea of the history of the Royal Stewart tartan then I am sure that you will recognize that Royal Stewart is the tartan worn by numerous military groups. The history of the Royal Stewart tartan is large and varied as is the history of tartans in general.
What most people might not realize is that the Royal Stewart tartan was a symbol of the Royal Stewart family in Scotland. The history is definitely present to lend to the Royal name. The Royal Stewart clan though started mainly with an ancient family in Brittany of Dol. While many people might not recognize the name they would recognize many of the descendants that came from this family. However, the clan did not move to Scotland until King David I took the throne in Scotland after the Norman Conquest. This is just the start of the clan ascending to what we can call today the Royal Stewart clan with the Royal Stewart tartan.
It wasn't until a marriage of King Robert the Bruce's daughter that the Royal Stewarts became traceable. Granted, it was traced prior to this time frame, but it became much easier to trace as the males in the family were royalty in England and Scotland until Mary Queen of Scots came into power. While she did break up the direct line of power for a short time frame, the Royal Stewart clan did come back into power to rule Scotland and England with uninterrupted power until 1714. The reason why they lost this power was because of the death of Queen Anne.
While the Royal Stewart clan is not as powerful today as they once were, they are still related to the current royal family today with blood links. In fact King George V once referred to the Royal Stewart tartan as "my personal tartan". This should tell you that the power still exists for the Royal Stewart clan if the King refers to the tartan as his own. The Royal Stewart Tartan is still the official tartan of the Royal house in Scotland and is more than just a piece of fabric that you can wear, it also has a very rich history with a royal lineage. Kilts, sashes and other adornments of Royal Stewart tartan make the Knights of Saint Andrew of the Valley of Augusta easily recognizable to Scottish Rite members and visitors at the Augusta, GA Scottish Rite Center.
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