Most Worshipful Robert James Lambert was born at Edwards Air Force Base in California and joined the United States Air Force after graduating from Coral Springs High School in 1981. He attended Golden Gate University while serving in the Air Force. He and his wife of 28 years, Carol, have three adult children: Jessica Meyer and her husband Joseph with two grandchildren Joey and Lillian; Maud Byer; and Marybeth Lambert.
Most Worshipful Lambert received the Three Symbolic Degrees in Masonry while a member of Temple Terrace Lodge No. 330. He served as Junior Deacon of that Lodge. He transferred his membership to Holyrood Lodge No. 257 in 2006 and was elected as Senior Warden in 2009 and Worshipful Master in 2010. Most Worshipful Lambert was also awarded Master Mason and Past Master of the Year in his Lodge. In 2019 he received his 25 Year Service Award.
Most Worshipful Lambert served the Fraternity on several different committees from 2011 through 2018 and received the following Grand Lodge Appointments:
Most Worshipful Lambert was elected to the station of Junior Grand Warden on May 27, 2019; Senior Grand Warden on May 25, 2020; Deputy Grand Master on May 31, 2021; and installed Most Worshipful Grand Master on June 1, 2022.
Most Worshipful Lambert is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Tampa and has been invested a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. He is also a member of Palma Ceia Chapter No. 243, Order of the Eastern Star; a member of Egypt Shriners, where he is a Provost Guard and Past President of the Past Masters Unit; and a member of both Zendah and Selama Grottoes. He is a Senior DeMolay and Past Master Councilor of E. A. Finn Chapter of Deerfield Beach where he was awarded Chevalier. He was also awarded the Legion of Honor in 2014.
I want to first thank the Craft for electing me to serve you and this great Fraternity as Grand Master. It is an honor and at the same time humbling. I will do everything to uphold the tradition and responsibility of this office. And to work as hard as those who have come before me.
One of my favorite quotes is from Saint Francis of Assisi: Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Doing what is necessary is a matter of looking around our Lodges, are they inviting or a dark dingy place that needs the yard cut and the walls need painting. Doing what is possible is a matter of planning; willing to take a chance on different ideas. Are we making the best use of the tools that are available or do we need to change the way we use them? The impossible is only what we make of it. We set our own barriers to success. Our journey to the future is whatever we make of it. The next generation will look back at what we have done and either praise us for our courage or pity us for our lack of resolve.
I look forward to meeting every one of my Brothers this year and hearing what you are doing in your Lodge to take on the challenges of the future.
M∴W∴ Robert J. Lambert