On June 14-16, 2012, in Saskatoon, at the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge, Carl Allan Krause of Saskatoon was elected Grand Master of Saskatchewan’s Masons.
Saskatchewan Grand Lodge comprises 58 lodges in communities throughout the province with roughly 3,000 members. It is a part of the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world.
Carl Krause is a member of Elstow Lodge, Saskatoon, having joined this Masonic lodge in September 1984. He also holds Masonic membership in Scottish and York Rite bodies, the Shrine Club, and Griesbach Lodge in Edmonton.
Carl was born and raised on a farm near Rosthern SK. His education, which culminated in a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Special Education and Family Counselling from the University of Arizona in 1977, also included an M.Ed. degree in Educational Psychology from the U of S.
On such solid education Carl has built a career in teaching, administration, and counselling. During his long career he has received a number of honours and awards: Gov’t of Saskatchewan Bursary for Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto; Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship; Hilroy Fellowship; Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society Research Assistantships; Extraordinary Mason Award; and a Paul Harris Fellowship.
Carl has written and published a number of historical papers, five books, as well as a number of Masonic research papers. He has been involved in a number of community organizations – Rotary International, St. Andrew’s College Board of Regents, Grace-Westminster United Church, and Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society – always assuming active and leadership roles. He has also sought out almost anything where singing was involved, including numerous choirs.
Carl and his wife Lily (Baergen), BSN, M.Cont.Ed., are blessed with three children and two grandchildren both of whom are students at U of S.