Biography of MPC David A. Grindle

Symbolic Lodge:

Endowed Member of St Andrews Lodge #619, Grand Lodge of Ohio, Springfield, Ohio--Raised on December 30, 1974, by Teikoku Lodge #19, Grand Lodge of Japan, Okinawa City, Okinawa as a courtesy for St Andrews Lodge.

Life Member - Capital City Lodge #93 - Boise, Idaho  (Past Master 1995, 2005, 2015)
Life Member - Acacia Lodge #118 - Ontario, Oregon

Grand Lodge of Idaho:
District Deputy Grand Master, 7th Masonic District (1997-1999)
Credentials Committee (Chairman 1997, 1998, 2005)
Information Technology Committee (Chariman 2006-2010)

York Rite Royal Arch Chapter

Life Member - Boise Chapter #3, Boise, Idaho (Excellent High Priest 1998, 2007)
Life Member - Anchorage Chapter #3, Anchorage, Alaska
Life Member - Zadok Chapter #34, Ontario, Oregon (Past High Priest)
Endowed Member - Springfield Chapter #48, Springfield, Ohio
Life Member - Oriental Chapter #19, Seattle, Washington

Grand Council Royal Arch Masons of Idaho:
Life Member - Order of the High Priesthood - (Excellent President 2007-2008)
Grand Master of the 1st Veil (2001-2002)
Grand Secretary/Treasurer (2002-2009 and 2014-2016
Grand High Priest (2009-2010)
Ambassador to Idaho for General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Intl (2005-2008)

York Rite Royal and Select Mason Council:

Life Member - Idaho Council #1, Boise, Idaho (Illustrious Master 1999)
Life Member - Anchorage Council #1, Anchorage, Alaska
Life Member - Baker Council #16, Ontario, Oregon
Endowed Member - Springfield Council #17, Springfield, Ohio
Life Member - Seattle Council #6, Seattle, Washington
Member - H. Edward Barr's Oasis Council #64, Victorville, California

Grand Council of Idaho:
Life Member - Thrice Illustrious Masters (TIM 2005)
Grand Sentinel (1999-2000)
Grand Steward (2000-2001)
Grand Conductor of the Council (2001-2002)
Grand Recorder/Treasurer (2002-2011 and 2014-2016)
Most Illustrious Grand Master (2005)

General Grand Council, Cryptic Masons Internatonal
 - General Grand Recoder (2008-2017)
 - Most Puissant General Grand Master (2017-2020)

York Rite Knights Templar (Commandery):

Member of Palestine Commandery #33, Springfield, Ohio
Life Member - Idaho Commandery #1, Boise, Idaho (Eminent Commander 2000)
Life Member - Anchorage Commandery #2, Anchorage, Alaska
Life Member - Baker Commandery #9, Ontario, Oregon (Eminent Commander 2010-2013)
Life Member - Marvin E. Fowler Commandery #7, Washington, DC (Eminent Commander 2015-2016)

Grand Commandery of Oregon:
Oregon Past Commander's Association
 - Senior Warden
District 6 Supervisor

Grand Commandery of Idaho:
Idaho Chapter of Knights Preceptor (Preceptor 2006-2007)
- Grand Sentinel (2000)
- Grand Warder (2001)
- Grand Recorder/Treasurer (2002-2011 and 2014-2016)
Right Eminent Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Idaho (2007)

Other Masonic Affiliations:

St. Michael Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Boise, Idaho
 - Past Sovereign
 - Recorder

Idaho Priory #13, Knight York Cross of Honor (KYCH)
 - Past Prior
 - Recorder

Redemption Tabernacle No. XL, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests
 - Past Preceptor
 - Registrar

Grand Governor of Idaho, YRSCNA
Tri-Valley York Rite College #178
- Past Governor

Excellent Great Chief’s Council, Knight Masons of the USA, Washington, DC.
 - Excellent Chief

Sovereign Grand Master’s Council, Allied Masonic Degrees, Washington, DC.
 - Past Sovereign Master

Member of Puget Sound Council #5, Royal Ark Mariner
 - Moored to Pacific Council #30, Allied Masonic Degrees

Grand Chapter, Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor
 - Grand Preceptor

National Sojourners, Willamette Valley #529
 - Member in Perpetuity
National Sojourners, Spokane Chapter #102
 - Member in Perpetuity
William Clark Camp, Heroes of '76

Scottish Rite Valley of Boise, Idaho, AASR SJ
 - Life Member
Scottish Rite Valley of Coeur d'Alene, AASR SJ
Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Ohio, AASR NJ

Columbine Order #118, Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill
Syringa Order #121, Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill
 - Charter Honorable Grand Commander-in-Chief

Intermountain Chapel #27, Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon
 - Founding Prior
 - Worthy Master (2017-18)
Northwest Province, Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon
 - Provincial Grand Marshal
Grand Master's Council, Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon
 - Grand Sword Bearer

Personal Information:

Born July 2, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio to Donald Edward Grindle and Geraldine Lou (Rolston) Grindle

Shawnee High School, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
 - Graduated 1964

Attended General Motors Institute ( Kettering University), Flint, Michigan
 - 1964 to 1966, studying Electrical Engineering (Sponsor was Frigidaire Corp, Dayton, Ohio)
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
 - Graduated in 1968 - Bachelor of Science in Education, Math Major/Physics Minor

Boston University
 - Masters of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems in 1980

Worked for International Business Machine in Poughkeepsie, New York
 - Hardware Test Programmer in 1968

Retired in 1988 as an Air Force Major after 20 years with over 2100 flying hours
 - T-41, T-37, T-38, T/ET-29, EB-57, F-4C/D/E, and EF/F-111A
 - Stationed mostly in the Western US, the Pacific, and Europe

Substituted in the Mountain Home Idaho School District (1988-1989)
Finished the school year 1989-1990 as a Mathematics Teacher in the Meridian Idaho School District

Retired after 16 years as an Information Technology Systems Integration Analyst with the Idaho Department of Water Resources

Retired in September 2006 after another 18 years of public service

Married to Karen Gwen Schooler Frank in September 2001
 - Three grown children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild

Member of Eagle Idaho United Methodist Church
 - Participated in the church choir

Member of Community United Methodist Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
 - Still participating in Choir