Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer
R∴W∴ Rudin “Rudy” Boatright was born in Savannah, Georgia; the youngest of a set of twins. His twin brother is currently the District Deputy Grand Master Chairman for District 1 in The Grand Lodge of Georgia.
R∴W∴ Rudy served 22 years in the US Navy obtaining the rank of Master Chief (E-9) and retired in 1982 with an Honorable Discharge. He was then employed by a military training contractor and served as the Director of the Accounting, Personnel, and Supply Departments, and retired after 18 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University.
R∴W∴ Rudy was Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on January 23, 1995, and served as Worshipful Master of Orange Park Lodge No. 267 in 1999. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master by M∴W∴ Robert Harry, Jr., in 2007 for the 12th Masonic District. He was appointed W∴ Grand Tyler for M∴W∴ J. Dick Martinez in 2010; W∴ Grand Marshal for M∴W∴ Danny R. Griffith in 2013; and also served on the Corporate Board in 2013. He has held a Grand Lodge Appointment every year since 2004.
R∴W∴ Rudy is the Past High Priest of Jacksonville Chapter No. 12, of the York Rite Royal Arch Masons. He's an active member of the Valley of Jacksonville Scottish Rite (Master of Kadosh); Morocco Shrine; Allied Masonic Degrees; York Rite College; and the Red Cross of Constantine. He served twice as the Worthy Patron of Orange Park Chapter No. 226, OES, and as an Executive Board Member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. He also served as the Chairman of the Advisory Board Committees for both the Rainbow for Girls and the DeMolay for Boys (He is a 50-year Senior DeMolay).
I would like to thank each one of you for showing confidence in me by electing me as your Grand Treasurer for this Masonic year. I am excited about this new position which I take very seriously and will perform all the duties of Grand Treasurer to the best of my ability.
The Grand Master has also asked me to serve as the State Chairman for the Masonic Home Endowment Procurement Committee. This is a program I have been involved with in the past as a State, Zone, and District Chairman. This is one of the most rewarding appointments and I will do my upmost to see the success of this program.
I would like to invite the Brothers to stop by the Grand Lodge Building for a tour the Masonic Museum and the Grand Lodge Office.
I look forward to seeing all of you, especially during the Grand Master's Official Visits. Please take the time to speak with me and allow me to shake your hand.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
R∴W∴ Rudin Boatright