The honored title of Past Master is
given to those Brothers who have served their Lodge as Worshipful
Master for an annual term in office. The following Worshipful Brothers
have served Esoterika Lodge No. 227 in this capacity, and are here
listed in recognition of their service:
Dr. Robert L. Fountain, Ph.D. (2007, 2008)
Dr. Fountain is a Professor of Mathematics at Portland State
University. He served Esoterika as Master while under Dispensation, and
was elected to serve as our first Master upon being Constituted and
receiving our Charter. He also serves as the Grand Lecturer for the MW
Grand Lodge of Oregon.
Mr. David L. Heifetz, Esq. (2009, 2010)
Mr. Heifetz is an Attorney and Business Consultant. He served Esoterika
as Senior Warden while under dispensation, and was elected to serve as
Master for our first full Masonic year as a fully Chartered Regular
Masonic Lodge. He was elected to serve a second term as Master for
Mr. Benjamin F. Wade (2011)
Mr. Wade is a 50 year Mason, one of the founding members of Esoterika
Lodge, and served as the third Master for Esoterika's fourth year as a
chartered Lodge. Mr. Wade has written extensively on Masonic topics and
has held high ranks in various Masonic appendant bodies.
Mr. Thomas Binkerd (2012)
Mr. Binkerd is an operative craftsman by trade and in addition to 25
as a master carpenter, has helped restore venerable Masonic edifices to
their former glory. In addition to serving Esoterika Lodge as our
fourth Master, he currently serves as the district deputy of district
4, and as Master of
Kadosh for the Oregon Consistory in the Portland Valley of the Scottish
Mr. Michael D. Robinson (2013, 2014)
Mr. Robinson is an Essene Bishop emeritus and certified Vertebrologist.
He has a degree in History, and is an Author, Genealogist and
Craftsman. He is the first Master Mason Raised in Esoterika Lodge to
serve as Worshipful Master.
Mr. Erik L. Arneson (2015, 2016)
Mr. Arneson became a Master Mason at Ashland Lodge No. 23 in Ashland,
Oregon, in 2000. He served as Master of that lodge in 2006, and joined
Esoterika Lodge No. 227 in 2012. He is passionate about Esoterika
Lodge's mission for Masonic education and ritual excellence. He is also
an active member of the Portland Scottish Rite bodies and a charter
member of the Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Philalethes Society.