Board of Trustees
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
The ESMRC Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for Board Member positions. Fraternal affiliation not required. The Board meets on a monthly basis throughout the year and selected members serve a five-year term. Interested applicants may contact Larry Lillo, Executive Director, for specific information, 303-753-2174.
HOUSE OF DELEGATE REPRESENTATIVES:
Interested current Masonic Lodge or Eastern Star Chapter members, who would like to take in active role in helping shape the current and future direction of the Eastern Star Masonic Campus, should contact their Lodge or Chapter Secretary about becoming a House of Delegate Representative. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis throughout the year. Contact Larry Lillo, Executive Director, for further information at 303-753-2174.
If interested fill out our application here.
Terry Hudson, Vice Chairperson (2022)
Terry retired in 1999 after 38 years after of working for five railroads as a Special Agent and a Manager Damage Prevention Services. He became very familiar with change due to mergers and closures during career. Terry married Bonnie 56 years ago and they have 3 children and 4 grandsons. He became a Master Mason in Blue Island, Illinois in October 1967. After moving to Colorado, he joined Perfection Lodge #193 and was Worshipful Master in 1978 and in 1995. Terry joined Unity Chapter #97, The Order of Eastern Star, with his daughter in 1996 and served with her as Worthy Patron in 2004 and 2012 and was also Worthy Patron in 2010 and presently Associate Patron. He is also a dual member with Loyalty #145 and a member of Blackhawk Lodge #11. Terry retired in 1999 after 38 years after of working for five railroads as a Special Agent and a Manager Damage Prevention Services. He became very familiar with change due to mergers and closures during career. Terry is a member of Scottish Rite and York Rite, and past High Priest of Royal Arch Chapter #2 in Denver, Past Commander of Denver Commandery #1 and now DM in Denver Council #1 Cryptic Masons. Terry has been a Board of Trustee for 12 years and served as a House of Delegate member 4 years.
Carrie Andree, Secretary (2021)
Carrie is originally from Kansas and attended Wichita State University but relocated to Colorado in 1985 where she continued pursuit of her degree at Metropolitan State University and finished her degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix. Carrie started her career in a Primary Care office at the tender age of 16 as a medical biller and back office assistant. She has worked in various industries including Medical, Insurance, Landscaping, Non Profit, High Tech, Financial and Global Relocation. She has 36 years of accounting experience and 15 years of human resource management experience. Carrie was initiated into Eastern Star in 1983 at Ninnescah Chapter #423, Clearwater, Kansas and was involved with the Kansas Masonic Home and Organist for multiple Bethels. Recently, she was back home and participated with the Comanche Lodge #295 Community Thanksgiving Dinner and served meals alongside the Deputy Grand Master. She moved her membership to Dawn Chapter #125, Aurora, Colorado in 1986. She is a charter member of Star Catchers, a group dedicated to raising awareness of Masonic bodies in Colorado, active in multiple Chapters as Organist and for 2016-2017 Grand Chapter as Grand Organist. Carrie has served her chapters as Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, Electa, Chaplain, Marshal, Organist, Associate Conductress, Conductress, Associate Matron and Worth Matron. Since the return from her sabbatical to raise her daughter, Carrie has been very active at the Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus activities. She looks forward to increasing participation in and awareness of the Home during her tenure as a Board member. In her spare time, Carrie likes to can, quilt, sew, play the piano, do crafts and swim. She is excited to represent all the residents of the Home and especially honored to steward for members of the Home that have served our great Order.
Jim Jarvis (2021)
Jim Jarvis is a Past Master of Fountain Valley Lodge #191, Past Grand Patron of Colorado Eastern Star and currently Treasurer of his lodge. Jim came to Colorado in 1978 by being assigned to Cheyenne Mountain Air Station in Colorado Springs. After retiring from the United States Air Force, he worked for Defense Contractors as an Instructional Manual Writer until he retired in 2016. Now volunteers at the Grand Lodge Library. Jim married Mary Kae Knight in 1987, and has two daughters, one is a Math Teacher at Widefield High School and the other is Purchasing Agent for Interior Logic in Phoenix, AZ. Jim became a Master Mason in 1975 while stationed in Taiwan, the Republic of China. He looks forward to supporting the residents of our beautiful retirement center.
Bart Wegner (2023)
Bart was raised in an active Masonic family in Arvada, Colorado. He joined Georgetown Lodge #12 in 2002, and has served as Master three times. He also belongs to Denver Consistory, where he is currently an officer in the Centennial Lodge of Perfection, and El Jebel Shrine. He has career experience in both architectural and mechanical drafting, and works as Lead Engineer for a luxury retail store fixture manufacturer.
Dick Surroz (2021)
Dick’s early life and elementary school years were spent in Illinois. He came to Oregon with his parents in 1954 and graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1958. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, trained as an Aviation Electronics Technician and served in a Naval Air Patrol Squadron. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he returned to Oregon and acquired business experience working in his father’s new car dealerships, culminating as a General Manager. In 1974 he married Judith, a teacher, and a decision was soon made to return to school. In 1976 he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Degree with a concentration in Accounting. After receiving this degree, he fulfilled the requirements and was granted a Public Accountant’s License in 1978 and a Certified Public Accountant’s license in 1980 by the Oregon Board of Accountancy. On June 30, 2017, he retired after practicing 39 years in Oregon and 2 years in Colorado.
During his years of active practice, he participated in certified audits of private businesses, banking, municipal and not-for-profit entities. His experience in tax services, preparation and consulting, include individuals, banks, small businesses, municipalities, and not-for-profit entities.
Dick received his Masonic Degrees in Grants Pass Lodge # 84 AF&AM of Oregon in 1975. Presently he is a member of Weston Lodge #22 in Colorado, is Treasurer of the Weston Masonic Temple Association, and also several lodges in Oregon. His path through offices in the Grand Lodge of Oregon culminated as Grand Master of Masons in Oregon in 1998-1999.
Later he was actively involved in the York Rite bodies in Oregon, fulfilling offices through and including M.E. Grand High Priest R.A.M. of Oregon; M.I. Grand Master Cryptic Masons of Oregon; R.E. Grand Commander Knights Templar of Oregon; as well as honorary bodies of Red Cross of Constantine, K.Y.G.C.H., and others. In addition he has served as a DeMolay advisor for 20 years and maintained membership as a Scottish Rite Mason, Hillah Shrine, and life member of Royal Order of Scotland for about 40 years. After joining Heritage Chapter #154 O.E.S. in 2017 in Colorado, he is currently A.P. and Worthy Patron-elect, 2019.
Other Civic Positions include:
- Rotary International, Grants Pass Rotary Club
- Church, 20 year Finance Committee member
- Better Life Broadcasting Network, Better Life TV, Inc.: Board Member/Past Treasurer
- Asante Foundation, Former Board Member
- Wildlife Images Education and Rehabilitation, Former Board Member
- Oregon Society of C.P.A.s, Life Member
- American Institute of C.P.A.s
He and his wife moved to Denver from southern Oregon in 2015 to be closer to family and enjoy first-hand the 2 granddaughters who live here. Two of their 4 children now live in Denver; family activities are special.