2019-2020 Grand Lodge Officers
Most Worshipful Grand Master
(Elected at the 169th Annual Communication on June 7, 2019)
M.W.B. Ronald J. Eggers was born in February 1944 in Oakland, California. He finished high school in Dinuba, California, where he moved with his family in 1958. In 1967, he earned a BA in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley. After completing coursework in Biology and Fisheries in the MA program at Cal State University, Hayward, he moved in 1980 to Portland, Oregon. While working full time, he received his JD at Lewis & Clark Law School, specializing in Indian Law, Water Rights, and Environmental Law.
He worked for regional and federal agencies in Resources management and Project Management. He retired after 43 years of work, 23 of which was with the Department of Interior.
In 1998 while he was on assignment working in Billings Montana, he joined Billings Lodge No. 113, AF & AM in Montana and the Billings Scottish Rite. In 2003, he affiliated with Waluga Lodge No. 181 in Lake Oswego after moving back to Portland. He was a Charter member of Esoterika Lodge No. 227 and is currently a member of Beaverton Masonic Lodge No. 100 in Beaverton. In 2003, he joined Portland Valley Scottish Rite where he was coroneted a 33-degree Inspector General Honorary in 2013. He is a member of the York Rite and Commandery and was nominated to the Red Cross of Constantine in 2017. He is a member of Al Kader Shrine in Wilsonville and a member of the Oriental Band. He has served nearly four years as a member of the Shriners’ Hospital Board of Governors.