Grand Council Officers

2017-2018

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Archie R Smallwood

Illustrious Grand Chaplain
Home P. O. Box 1651 Louisville, KY 40201

Biography

Born: Archie R. Paulin • Deaconess Hospital • Northwestern Parkway & Portland Avenue • Louisville, Kentucky

Adopted—at age 13 • Archie R. Smallwood • Father—William Herman Smallwood • Mother—Leora Burkhead Smallwood

Early childhood grew up in Louisville, Kentucky later childhood grew up in Big Clifty, Kentucky in Grayson County.

School

  • Mill Creek Elementary school – Louisville, Kentucky
  • Graham Elementary School – Louisville, Kentucky
  • Kerrick Elementary School – Louisville, Kentucky
  • George H. Goodman Middle School – Big Clifty, Kentucky
  • Clarkson High School – Clarkson, Kentucky
  • Attended courses and classes at U of L. – Louisville, Kentucky

Military—served in the U.S. Marines from 1962 thru 1968, served active and reserves in Aviation Maintenance

Work History—Employed by TARC (Transit Authority of River City) for 31 years currently Retired in 2008

Family:

  • Wife—Sandi
  • Children—2 Boys—Aaron Ray and Eric Todd, 2 girls by marriage Heather Lynn Snead and Michelle Ann Weas
  • 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren

Community Activities

  • 1980—1984—Member and supported the Pleasure Ridge Park P.T.A.
  • American Red Cross—Louisville Area Chapter, Past Board of Directors Member, Past Instructor/Trainer Trainer CPR/Advanced First Aid and Safety
  • Instructor/Trainer, Service Center Advisor for Southwest Area Red Cross, Clark County, Indiana Red Cross Service Advisor
  • American Heart, Association, Louisville Chapter
  • American Heart Association of Kentucky (Affiliate Faculty)
  • American Heart Association of Indiana   (Affiliate Faculty)
  • Emergency Medical Services of Kentucky E.M.T.A.
  • Emergency Medical Services of Indiana E.M.T.A.
  • Tarcana Credit Union—Served on Credit Committee, Supervisory Committee, Chairman of Board of Directors and President
  • Louisville Credit Union Chapter—Served on Committee on Volunteers, alternate Chapter Director and Chairman, President, Executive Committee Chairman
  • Kentucky Credit Union League—Served on Training and Development of Volunteers Committee, Subcommittee and Chairman of Balloting and Election Committee, annual Meeting Committee member
  • Kentucky Rescue Association Served several years with this organization and rose through the several ranks and then assumed authority as Commodore, which is the top rank
  • Medic Ambulance Service—served about three years as an Instructor-Trainer, also a lead person on all units both in Jeffersonville, Indiana and also in New Albany, Indiana also worked in the area of Floyd County, Indiana
  • Kling Center—Served on the Program Committee Resource Development Committee, Personnel Committee, Chairman of the Executive Committee and
    Metro United Way—Served on Board of Directors Volunteer Connection Steering Committee and Allocation Committee

Masonic Interest and Participation:

  • Raised to Sublime Degree of a Master Mason in Louisville Lodge No. 400 F. & A. M. on April 25th, 1983, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Served as Secretary of Lodge for 10 years
  • Elected Secretary Emeritus of the Lodge
  • Served as Master of Lodge twice
  • Currently active with lodge in various areas

River City Lodge No. 966 F. & A. M., Louisville, Kentucky

  • Served as Secretary of Lodge for 20 years
  • Elected Junior Warden (2014-2015))
  • Served as Master of Lodge three times

Progress Lodge No. 932 F. & A. M.

  • Served as Master of Lodge for 2009 thru 2010
  • Served on Finance Committee
  • Demitted on December 21, 2010

Lodge of Research

  • William O. Ware Lodge of Research No. 999

Grand Lodge F & A.M. of Kentucky

  • Member July 31, 2013
  • Elected as Junior Warden on October 29, 2014

Pythagoras Lodge No. 355 F. & A.M.

  • Plural member September 14th, 2011 (voted into lodge on this date)
  • Appointed Junior Deacon of Pythagoras Lodge No. 355 F. & A.M. and installed on January 07, 2012
  • Elected Junior Warden of Pythagoras Lodge No. 355 F. & A.M. and installed on January 05, 2013
  • Elected Senior Warden of Pythagoras Lodge No. 355 F. & A.M. and installed on January 04, 2014
  • Elected Worshipful Master of Pythagoras Lodge No. 355 F. & A.M. and Installed on January 03, 2015
  • Appointed Audit Committee (2012-2013)
  • Appointed Finance Committee (2013-2014)

Lodge of Research
Dwight L. Smith Lodge U.D.

Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Indiana

  • Member 2013 to current
  • Grand Lodge Ritualist Program—Master Ritualist (2013)

Grand Lodge of Kentucky F. & A. M.

  • Committee on Youth Activities—1991 thru 1995
  • Committee on Youth Activities, Chairman –1994-1995
  • Committee on Transportation—1995-1996
  • Served as D.D.G.M. (District Deputy Grand Master) District 16
  • Committee on By-Laws, Chairman—2012-2013
  • Committee on By-Laws, Member 2013-2014
  • Committee on By-Laws, Member2014-2015
  • Bluegrass Ritualist AwardMaster Ritualist (2012)

York Rite

  • Royal Arch Masons Member since 1983
  • Served as High Priest King Solomon Chapter R.A.M. No. 5 (3 Times)
  • Served as High Priest Eureka Chapter R.A.M. No. 101   (3 Times)
  • Served as Secretary-Eureka Chapter R.A.M. No. 101
  • Charter and Life Member Bullitt Chapter R.A.M. No. 44
  • Deputy Grand High Priest (D.G.H.P.) Area V-A: Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Kentucky (2013-2014)
  • Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Kentucky—Grand Representative from Kentucky to Indiana (2012 till current)
  • Life Member New Albany Chapter R.A.M. No. 17
  • Past High Priest New Albany Chapter R.A.M. No. 17
  • Master of the 1st Veil New Albany Chapter R.A.M. No. 17—(2013-2014)
  • Master of the 1st Veil New Albany Chapter R.A.M. No. 172014-2015)
  • Master of the 1st Veil King Solomon Chapter R.A.M. No. 5—(2014-2015)
  • R.A.D. (Royal Arch Deputy) District “N”, since October 01, 2011 Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Indiana (Appointed by M.E. G.H.P. James W. Daugherty, II)
  • R.A.D. (Royal Arch Deputy) District “N”, since April 14th, 2012 Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Indiana (Appointed by M.E.G.H.P. Jeffery M. Jordan)
  • Grand Master of the 1st Veil, since, April 13, 2013, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Indiana (Appointed by M.E.G.H.P. David F. Wood)
  • Executive Officer for Royal Arch Research Assistance (RARA) for year 2014 & 2015 Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, State of Indiana (Appointed by M.E.G.H.P. James B. Coleman)
  • Excellent Grand Royal Arch Captain, Elected & Installed April 05, 2014, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, State of Indiana ( M.E.G.H.P. James B . Coleman).
  • Excellent Grand Principle Sojourner, Elected & Installed April 11th, 2015, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, State of Indiana (MEGHP. Marty A. Evens).

Royal & Select Masters member since 1983

  • Served as Thrice Illustrious MasterLouisville Council R. &S.M. No. 4 (2 Times)
  • Served as Thrice Illustrious MasterHiram Council R. &S.M. No. 70 (3 Times)
  • Served as RecorderHiram Council R. & S.M. No. 70
  • Charter and Life MemberBullitt Council R. &S.M. No. 114
  • Life MemberIndiana Council No. 1 Cryptic Masons of the State of Indiana (September 09, 2013)
  • Elected Deputy MasterIndiana Council No.1 Cryptic Masons of the State of Indiana (December 09, 2013)
  • Elected Thrice Illustrious MasterIndiana Council No. 1 Cryptic Masons of the State of Indiana (December 08, 2014)
  • Served as Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of R. &S.M. of Kentucky 2004—2005
  • Received Adult Leadership Award from General Grand Council Royal and Select Masters
  • Honorary Membership of Grand Council Cryptic Mason of Indiana 2005
  • Served as member of Finance Committee of Grand Council Royal and Select Masters of Kentucky 2011-2012
  • Served as Chairman of Council & Charters Committee of Grand Council Royal & Select Masters of Kentucky 2011-2012

Commandery member since 1983

  • Member “The Grand Commanders Club & the Grand Master’s Club” of The Knight Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
  • Served as Recorder of Louisville DeMolay Commandery No. 12 Knights Templar
  • Served as Eminent Commander of Louisville DeMolay Commandery No. 12 Knights Templar
  • Served as Eminent Grand Warder of Grand Commandery of Kentucky Knights Templar
  • Served as Eminent Grand Captain General of Grand Commandery of Kentucky Knights Templar
  • Served as Eminent Grand Generalissimo of Grand Commandery of Kentucky Knights Templar
  • Served as Very Eminent Deputy Grand Commander of Grand Commandery of Kentucky Knights Templar
  • Served as Right Eminent Grand Commander of Grand Commandery of Kentucky Knights Templar (2010-2011)
  • Served on many Grand Commandery Committees as progression thru the line and continue to serve.
  • Grand Commandery of Kentucky Knight Templar—Grand Representative from Kentucky to Indiana (2012 till current)
  • Right Eminent Past Grand Commander 2011
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.—Voluntary Campaign Chairman for Kentucky (September 16, 2013)
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.Voluntary Campaign Chairman for Kentucky (September 15, 2014)
  • Honorary Member of Grand Commandery of Indiana, Knight Templar 2011
  • Plural Membership with New Albany Commandery No. 5 Knights Templar in New Albany, Indiana (September 16, 2013)
  • Honorary Member of Grand Commandery of Ohio, Knight Templar 2010
  • Received Knight Commander of the Temple (KCT) 2011

East Central Regional & Department Annual Meetings

  • Attended most over the last several years
  • Emerging Leaders Program 1 (2012)
  • Emerging Leaders Program 2 (2013)
  • Emerging Leaders Program 3 (2014)
  • Completed program and presented Medallion for program completion (2014)
  • Attended the East Regional for (2015)

Scottish Rite

  • Member since 1983, Southern Jurisdiction
  • Valley of Louisville / Orient of Kentucky
  • Served as Commander of the Guard
  • Received the Honor of 32nd Degree of K.C.C.H. (Knight Commander Court of Honor)
  • Received a Service award for 25 years
  • Completed and received a pin for Master Craftsman Program
  • Appointed to the Registration Committee (2014 till current)

Scottish Rite Club

  • First Capitol Scottish Rite Club—Member, Corydon, Indiana

A.A.O.N.M.S.

  • Kosair Shrine Temple member since 1983
  • Potentates Aid for several years
  • Past President of Past Masters Unit
  • Served on Kosair Membership Committee—Chairman
  • Past Masters Kolumns Writer
  • Served on Committee for Fraternal Relations / High Twelve / York Rite 2011 & 2012 & 2013 & 2014 & 2015

St Johns Day League

  • Past President
  • Past Chairman of the Board and Life Member of the Board

Masonic Board of Relief of Louisville, Kentucky, Inc.

  • Past President
  • Past Secretary-Treasurer
  • Life Member of the Board

Masonic Relief Association of the United States and Canada

  • Served on Transportation Committee
  • Served on Executive Committee
  • Past President of the Masonic Relief Association of the United States and Canada

Masonic Secretaries Association of Jefferson County

  • Past President

Masonic Officer’s Association of Jefferson County

  • Past President

Society of Past Masters of Central Kentucky

  • Past President

Southern Indiana Past Masters Club

  • Masonic Temple, New Albany, Ind. (Member since 12-19-2009 to present)

Knight Masons of the United States

  • Kentucky Council No. 71—member

Kentucky Council Of Anointed Kings

  • Order Of The Silver Trowel—Illustrious Companion King (2011-2012)

Grand Council Of Kentucky

  • Honorary Degree Of Ish-Sodi—Member

Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor

  • Kentucky Chapter
  • Kentucky Enclave Knights Preceptor—Keeper of the Grail (2010-2011)

Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests

  • Priestly Order of The Temple
  • GOLGATHA Tabernacle No. XIV—Deputy Preceptor

High Twelve Clubs International

  • Al E. Orton High Twelve Club—Past President
  • Downtown High Twelve Club—Club Director for Kosair Temple
  • Downtown High Twelve Club—Past President & Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Downtown High Twelve Club Treasurer (2013-2014)
  • Downtown High Twelve Club Wolcott Foundation, Inc., Representative (2014-2015)
  • Kentucky—Alabama—Tennessee High Twelve Clubs—Past President

M.O.V.P.E.R. (Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm)

  • Aahmed Grotto—Past Monarch

Order of DeMolay

  • Cherokee Chapter
  • Past Advisory Board Member
  • Past Chapter Dad
  • Past President of Cecil Hume Preceptory (Lexington)
  • Holder of Honorary Legion of Honor

International Order of Job’s Daughters

  • Past Associate Guardian of Bethel No. 18
  • Past Associate Jurisdiction Guardian of Kentucky
  • Past Associate Grand Guardian of Kentucky
  • Past Assisting Supreme Deputy of Supreme Guardian Council to Kentucky
  • Past Supreme Deputy of Supreme Guardian Council to Kentucky

White Shrine of Jerusalem

  • Louisville Shrine #1 – Past Watchman of Shepherds
  • Judea Shrine #20 – Current Treasurer
  • Judea Shrine #20 – Past Watchman of Shepherd
  • Past Supreme Deputy Watchman of Shepherds to Kentucky
  • Past Supreme Deputy Watchman of Shepherds to Indiana
  • Supreme Kings Guard Supreme Shrine (2012-2013)
  • Committee on Addresses & Distribution—Supreme Shrine (2012-2013)
  • Supreme Shrine Christian Flag Bearer at Supreme Shrine (2013)
  • Supreme Shrine—The Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem—Fraternal Relations Committee 2013-2014
  • Supreme Shrine Supreme Second Wise Man (2014-2015)
  • Supreme Shrine Supreme Material Objective Committee (2014-2015)

Supreme Council Order of Amaranth, Inc.

  • Past Supreme Warder
  • Deputy Supreme Royal Patron, Supreme Council Order of Amaranth, Inc. 2013-2014-2015
  • Co-Chairman of the Fraternal Relations Committee, Supreme Council Order of Amaranth, In. 2013-2014
  • Supreme Council Order of the Amaranth, Inc. as Supreme Throne Attendant

Order of Amaranth, Grand Court of Kentucky

  • Served on several Grand Court Committees
  • Chairman , Grand Court Printing Committee (2012 through 2015)
  • Committee on Jurisprudence, Grand Court (2012-2014)
  • Grand Trustee (5 year Term) (2012-2017)
  • Grand Trustee (4 year Term) (2013-2017)
  • Past Grand Chief Commissioner of Appeals
  • Past Grand Royal Patron –2 Times
  • Past Royal Patron Laurel Court—4 times
  • Past Royal Patron Kentucky Court 12 times
  • Current Royal Patron Kentucky Court 12014
  • Grand Associate Patron-2014
  • Plural membership with Friendship Court 22
  • Friendship Court #22Prelate (2014)
  • Grand Royal Patron—2015-2016

Order of Eastern Star

  • Past Worthy Patron – Louisville Chapter No. 3912 times
  • Past Worthy Patron – Queen Esther Chapter No. 1
    Past Worthy Patron – New Albany Chapter No. 340—7 times W.P
  • New Albany Chapter No. 340 O.E.S.Marshall (2014-2015)
  • New Albany Chapter No. 340(2015-2016)Worthy Patron
  • Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Indiana Director for RARA for the state of Indiana Grand Chapter (2015-2016)
  • Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Kentucky Past Charters & Dispensations Committee member
  • Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Kentucky Past Deputy Grand Patron District 1
  • Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Kentucky Member of Knights Templar Committee (2014-2015)

National Sojourners

  • E.B. Jones Camp—Heroes of “76”Past Camp Commander
  • Kentucky Chapter No. 134-Past President

GOOSE N` TATER 101

  • Member

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonel

  • Made a Kentucky Colonel under several Governors of Kentucky and currently hold that rank under Governor Steve Beshear

Royal Order of Scotland

  • Member

The York Rite Sovereign College

  • North Central York Rite College #116
  • Past Seneschal, (2010-2011)
  • Past Marshall, (2011-2012)
  • Past Primate, (2012-2013)
  • Past Primate, (2013-2014)
  • Member (2014-2015)
  • Member (2015-2016)
  • Corydon York Rite College #207Treasurer (2012-2014)
  • Corydon York Rite College #207Sentinal   (2014-2015)
  • Corydon York Rite College #207Preceptor (2015-2016)

Allied Masonic Degrees

  • Constitutional Elm Council #471, A.M.D., Corydon, Indiana
  • Senior Deacon2012
  • Junior Warden -2013
  • Senior Warden-2014
  • Sovereign Master2015

Yeoman of York

  • New Albany Preceptory #7Knight Chaplain-2010-2011
  • New Albany Preceptory #7Knight General Master of Ceremonies—2011-2012
  • New Albany Preceptory #7 Knight General Secretary & Treasurer2012-2013
  • New Albany Preceptory #7 Knight Deputy Director General2013-2014
  • New Albany Preceptory #7—Knight Director General2014-2015

Knights of Pythias

  • Past Chancellor of Versailles Lodge
  • Past Grand Chancellor of the Domain of Kentucky
  • Past Supreme Representative of the Domain of Kentucky
  • Knights of the York Cross of Honor
  • Robert A. Woods Priory No. 62, State Of Indiana
  • Lecture for Cryptic Masonry (Royal & Select Masters-2012)
  • Elected and installed Knight Herald 01-26-13
  • Elected and installed Knight Prelate 01-25-14
  • Elected and installed Knight Warder 01-24-15
  • KYGCH (Knight of York Grand Cross of Honor) with two Quadrants
  • (1st) Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council Royal & Select Masters in Kentucky;
  • (2nd) Past Right Eminent Grand Commander of Grand Commandery of Knights Templar in Kentucky