Jonathan Dilley, PP
Jerry Saville, PIP
Kevin L. Hokerk, PSP
Avondale, AZ 85393-4210
Colusa County #627
Yuba – Sutter #203
Albany – Berkeley #8
Masonic Home #606
San Dimas #309
Yucaipa Valley #405
San Bernardino #430
San Gorgonio Pass #761
Century City #610
Conejo Valley #634
Signal Hill #444
Red Buttons #755
Chula Vista #502
Yorba Linda #775
Max F. King Award Recipients
(California State High Twelvian of the Year)
1986 Herbert H. Goddard
1987 Edward C. Parnell
1992 G. Kenneth Buss
1993 Wallace C. Irwin, John R. Trindel
1996 Jack P. Sanders
1997 Stephen Gassett
1998 Wallace D. Arntzen, Norman Mykles
1989 Milton T. Simmons
1990 Alvin A. Nelson
1991 William C. Hawkes
1994 William C. Christianson, Francis Schultz
1995 Eugene R. Perkins
1999 Jim Paden
2000 Donald L. Griffiths
2001 Vic Muzny
2008 George Tucker
2009 Ray Rosson
2010 Warren Hill
2011 Ray Whitaker, PGM
2012 Jerry Saville
2013 Spencer Sargent
International High Twelvian of the Year Award Recipients
1973 Tallman H. Trask, Sr.
1983 Max F. King
1988 Darven L. Paddock
1990 Arthur Buss
Wolcott Foundation Fellowships for Master’s Degree studies are awarded to US citizens who have not previously earned an advanced degree and are attending or applying to George Washington University’s School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs, or the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Wolcott Foundation Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars (age 30 or younger) with outstanding academic, civic, and social credentials to pursue public service careers. All awards are sponsored by High Twelve International, an organization of Master Masons.
The maximum Wolcott Foundation Fellowship covers tuition and fees for 40 credit hours. The award is to be considered a grant (not to be repaid) if upon graduation the recipient is employed for four years in government services (federal, state, or local level) , in international affairs, or in selected international business in the private sector. Fellowship recipients may also request a relocation loan of up to $1,800. Relocation loans are awarded on the basis of need and must be repaid upon graduation.
For additional information or to locate the Wolcott Trustee in your area, go to www.wolcottfoundation.com
WHAT IS HIGH TWELVE?
High Twelve was founded by E. C. Wolcott in Sioux City, Iowa. The first club was officially chartered on May 21, 1921 as International High Twelve Club.
High Twelve is an association of Master Masons who desire an hour of Masonic fellowship independent of the formal ritual of Lodge but prescribe their service to the fraternity.
- Practicing the great lessons and truths of Freemasonry without trespassing on the principles of the Fraternity including encouragement to attend and participate in the Blue Lodge activities.
- The unification of Master Masons in an association where fellowship develops and grows into lasting friendships.
- Masons encourage and support the Public School System and participation in constructive community activities.
- Masons preserve the principles of government, based on the rights of each individual.
ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE 25,000 MASTER MASONS
There are over 300 active High Twelve Clubs in the United States, Canada and Foreign Countries. Those in the United States are chartered in States where the Grand Jurisdictions permit such appendant organizations.
The local Club is the foundation for the State and International organization.
State Associations of High Twelve Clubs are composed of representatives from every chartered High Twelve Club within their jurisdiction. There must be at least 5 High Twelve Clubs within a state before a state association can be formed. Therefore every club is affiliated with a state association and must perform under another state association until the state in which the High Twelve Clubs exist has at least 5 Clubs.
HIGH TWELVE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
High Twelve International spearheads the entire organization with an administrative office located at:
High Twelve International
Kevin L. Hokerk, PSP International Secretary
11404 W. Olive Dr
Avondale, AZ 85393-4210
Welcome to the California Association of High Twelve Clubs. High Twelve has a rich history of Master Masons coming together with the expectation of finding refreshment from their labor. Membership in High Twelve is limited to Master Masons in good standing, however, our meetings are open to any who wish to join us for “Food-Fun-Fellowship” since High Twelve Clubs are without formal Masonic Ritual, therefore, we welcome any Master Mason from any recognized jurisdiction (DeMolay & Sojourners Welcome) to come break bread with us. We also encourage clubs to include their wives, friends and guests since they are permitted to be present while we conduct our meetings.
High Twelve is also dedicated to service within our fraternity and throughout our great country by extending support to our public school, various community projects and activities. We have actively empowered students to go to college and/or trade schools, by means of our two major projects, the Ensign Mayo Student Loan Fund, for California Masonic Youth and Master Masons who qualify, and the Wolcott Foundation, for graduate Students going into Government and attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Ensign Mayo Student Loan Fund is a non-interest loan, which must be repaid after graduation. The Foundation funds are not a loan and will usually cover all costs for students working on their graduate degrees.
We are currently in position to accomplish great things for Freemasonry in California and it is our plan to include the DeMolay from the Northern Jurisdiction and Southern Jurisdiction in the launching of “Operation Phoenix.” Operation Phoenix recognizes the experience that each Member of DeMolay brings to Freemasonry if they decide to take the important step to becoming a Master Mason. Any Master Mason can start a High Twelve Club and those who do can play a key role in the leadership of that club. It is hoped that new Master Masons coming from the ranks of DeMolay will see the opportunity to continue the leadership that they have already displayed in starting and leading new High Twelve Clubs in the North and in the South while inviting their Chapter Dads, Moms, fellow DeMolay Members (since there is no rule prohibiting their attendance), Job’s Daughters, Rainbow Girls and the local Lodges, etc. to join them at their meetings creating a central hub where Freemasonry can explode led by our youth as Master Masons. It is time to let our Masonic Youth know that they are needed, wanted and appreciated by supporting this new goal of Operation Phoenix. Recognition will also be given to those existing Clubs who can show an inclusion of DeMolay in their Club meetings and the new Master Masons coming from DeMolay in their Club Leadership. Let’s watch High Twelve rise up as the Phoenix and let’s empower our Youth in Masonry!
Visitations to our clubs will also be scheduled in an effort to strengthen the bond between the State Association and our Members as well as the continuation of our Conference Calls to the club Presidents and Secretaries.
My door is always open and I look forward to hearing stories from each of you as you succeed in building and growing your clubs.
Jonathan Dilley, PM
California Association of High Twelve Clubs