Past Grand Commander's of
the Grand Commandery of Texas

Grand Commander
Jerry Nelson Kirby
Title: Grand Commander
Year: 2000 - 2001
Home Commandery: Alexander C. Garrett
His Lady: Suzzanne

Brother Kirby was raised a Master Mason in Nash Lodge No. 638 A.F. & A.M. April 13, 1968. He served as Worshipful Master seven times. He has been an officer of Nash Lodge for 31 years. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 18 in 1982. He is current Worshipful Master of Midlothian Lodge No. 584. He received the only Golden Trowel Award presented by Nash Lodge on April 25, 1998. He was appointed to the Grand Lodge Committee on Public Education in 1994-95. He was Chairman fo the Committee on Public Education form 1995-1999.

He was exalted to the sublime degree of Royal Arch Mason in Waxahachie Chapter No. 73, on March 21, 1969. He served as High Priest in 1969-70. He is now a member of Midlothian Chapter No. 211, Dallas Chapter No. 47, and Love Field Chapter no. 478. He served the Most Excellent Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas as District Deputy Grand High Priest of Capitular District No. 18 in 1971. He was elected the Right Excellent Grand Scribe of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas in December 1987, and installed Most Excellent Grand High Priest on December 4, 1990.

He was greeted in Waxahachie Council No. 46, on April 3, 1969. He served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1969-70. He served the Grand Council as District Deputy Grand Master of Cryptic District No. 18 in 1974., Grand Captain of the Guards in 1977, Grand Conductor of the Council in 1979, District Deputy Grand Master of Cryptic District 51B in 1980. He was elected and installed as Most Illustrious Grand Master in December, 1982. He was elected to the Board of the York Rite Trust on December 5, 2000.

Sir Knight Kirby was Knighted in Bertrand Du Guesclin Commandery No. 14 K.T. on June 26, 1969. He Joined Hillsboro Commandery and served as Commander of Hillsboro Commandery in 1973. He served as Commander of Alexander C. Garrett Commandery No 103 K.T. in 1989-90. H e has been recorder of Alexander C. Garrett Commandery since 1994. He is a ember of Dallas Drill team. He was elected Grand Sentinel of the Grand Commandery ion April 28, 1992 in Dallas, Texas.

He was ordained into Ascension Tabernacle No. XSX, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests on December 16, 2000.

He is a member of the Dallas Scottish Rite Bodies. He was elected to receive the 32 KCCH, October 21, 1991.

He is a member of Hella Temple Shrine, Royal Order of Scotland, Superexcellent Masters Degree, Order of the Silver Trowel and served as the Thrice Illustrious Master of Texas in 1981.

He was initiated in Nash Chapter no. 320, Order of the Eastern Star in 1968 and El Texa Grotto on April 20, 1984. He is a member of Texas Priory No. 23 KYCH and North Texas Priory No. 73 KYCH.

He was invested with the Order of Knight of York on June 3, 1976. He was the Charter Governor and served as secretary of Lyle L. Cross York Rite College No. 147 for 10 years. He received the Purple Cross and was made an Associate Regent of the Sovereign College at Anaheim, California on August 3, 1991.

He received the Grand Cross of Color from the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in June, 1986. He was invested with the Honorary Legion of Honor of the Order of DeMolay on July 20, 1991. Received the Red Cross of Constantine in Saint Austin Conclave on April 3, 1993.He was initiated into Rose of Sharon Council No. 49 Knight Masons on November 4, 1993.