Messages from the Grand Court of California’s Grand Officers

 Grand Royal Matron

  • H.L. Christine Cross
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  • Motto: The Bright Stars and Bold Stripes Lead By Example
  • Watch Words: “USA”
  • (United we have Strength in Amaranth)
  • Emblem: Waving USA flag
  • Fun Emblem: Emperor Penguin with Mumbles the Chick
  • Colors: Red, White, Blue, Black, and Grey
  • Flowers: Red, White, and Blue Roses
  • Scripture: Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among your nation.

Grand Associate Matron

  • H.L. Judy Payne
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  • Hi! I’m Judy Payne, Grand Associate Matron, and I am a native Californian.  My Amaranth journey started when my mother shoved a paper in front of me while I was on the phone and “Sign this and give me $10.”  A couple of months later I was initiated into Daylight Court No. 24 in Los Angeles and went right into the line as Conductress.  I was actually still 19 when I was crowned Royal Matron in 1978.
  • Over the last 44 years, I have served as Royal Matron 3 times, the last time in 2018 with my son, Aaron, as Royal Patron.  I have served the Grand Court of California as Grand Representative to Oklahoma, Deputy Grand Royal Matron, Grand Marshal in the East, and Grand Trustee before being elected to the Grand Line in 2018.
  • I am a Majority Member and Past Worthy Adviser of the International Order of Rainbows for Girl and a Majority Member of Job’s Daughters.  I served as an Advisor in DeMolay for 7 years while my son was an active DeMolay.  I earned my Lamp of Knowledge and Pink Honor Key, and was also awarded the Cross of Honor.
  • I am an active member of Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile.  I hold a Masters in Music History.  For the last 34 years, I have been married to Don Payne, a Master Mason and Sir Knight of Amaranth, and we have 2 children, our son Aaron and a daughter, Shoshanna.

Grand Conductress

  • H.L Christine Link
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Grand Secretary

  • H.L. Judy Harrison 
  • Phone: (805)-315-8324
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Grand Royal Patron

  • S.K. Norm Perkins
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  • Motto: Stand Tall and Keep Rolling
  • Watch Words: “USA”
  • (United we have Strength in Amaranth)
  • Emblem: Steam Engine “The Masonic Express”
  • Fun Emblem: Mo the Flamingo
  • Colors: Green, Black, and Grey
  • Flowers: Sunset Rose
  • Scripture: Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Grand Associate Patron

  • S.K. Joe Tabrisky
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  • I became a Mason in 2009 in part because of my family’s involvement with the Masonic Youth Orders.  My wife, Honored Lady Cindi, was a Past Honored Queen of her Job’s Daughters Bethel and Grand Representative to Nebraska for California Grand Bethel.  Until recently she served as Bethel Guardian for our daughters’ bethel and still serves as its Guardian Secretary.  My daughters have served as Past Honored Queens and also Sweethearts of DeMolay.  Caitlin served as Grand Bethel Treasurer and Jurisdiction Sweetheart for DeMolay.  My son served as a Master Councilor for his Chapter and League President in DeMolay.  I still serve as Associate Bethel Guardian for the Bethel and serve as an Advisor to the Southern California Jurisdiction, DeMolay.
  • I was born in Denver and settled in Southern California in 1968.  I graduated from St. Mark’s School, a private boarding high school located in Massachusetts in 1979, the University of California, Berkeley in 1982, and the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1985.
  • I have been a member of Amaranth since 2013.  I am a member of Serenity Court #25 and served as its Royal Patron twice.   I served the Grand Court as Grand Trustee and as Assistant Grand Lecturer.
  • I am a Past Master of Beach Cities Lodge No. 753 in Manhattan Beach and Liberal Arts Lodge No. 677 in Westwood.  I remain active in both lodges.
  • I was a Member of the Grand Lodge Jurisprudence Committee and am now serving on the Grand Lodge Masonic Trial Review Committee.
  • Cindi and I currently serve as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of our Eastern Star Chapter.
  • When I have free time, I referee soccer and read.  Cindi and I love to travel and also love to ski.

Grand Associate Conductress

  • H.L. Cindi Tabrisky
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Grand Treasurer

  • H.L. Sherryl LeVar
  • Phone: (714) 870-7321
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A very special thank you to our Jr. Past Grand Royal Matron & Jr. Past Grand Royal Patron