Errol E. Hinton

Grand Senior Warden

Brother Errol E. Hinton was born on April 17, 1970 in Newport , Vermont with his twin brother, Burton, to Ellie and Mona Hinton. He was graduated from Lake Region High School in 1988. He attended Johnson State College in 1988 and later transferred to Lyndon State College in 1990 where he studied communications and business management.  Brother Errol is currently getting his teaching certificate with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Union Institute and University. 

Brother Hinton is a former employee of Cough, Inc working in several McDonalds around Vermont, where he managed various locations. Brother Hinton received awards for outstanding performance from McDonalds in 1996 and 2008.   In his limited spare time he is a certified life coach. In this capacity he gives talks to young adults about things they can do to improve their lives.  Brother Hinton is currently employed by Washington County Mental Health as a Behavioral Interventionalist

In 1986-1988 Errol was a reporter and Vice President for the Future Farmers of America in Vermont . During that same period he was a member of the Vermont State Jazz Ensemble where he played lead trumpet. He has also served as one of the youngest members of the Westmore, Vermont Planning Commission.

Errol is blessed with three children Jacob, 15, Allison, 14 and Logan, 11. In an effort to keep involved with youth groups Errol has coached soccer through the Barre Youth Sports Association sports program for the last 7 years. He also has coached for 10 years for Barre Community Baseball coaching different all star teams in 2003, 2008 and 2009. He also coaches basketball through the BYSA program He provides many field trips for young adults in the Barre Area.

Errol, a member of a long family line of Freemasons, including his four brothers, became a Mason when he was raised on Nov 11, 1991 at Island Pond Lodge #44. He quickly became involved as an officer at this lodge and worked his way up through the chairs to serve as Worshipful Master in 1997. Since that date he has also joined Green Mountain Lodge # 68 and served as Master in that lodge in 2005. Errol has served as secretary in both of these lodges.

In 2002 he was nominated as District Deputy Grand Master for District # 10, and was appointed by then Grand Master, Theodore Corsones, to serve in that office from 2002 through 2004. He has served as Secretary of the District #10 Past Masters Association and recently he was appointed to serve the Grand Lodge of Vermont as Grand Representative to The Grand Lodge of The District of Columbia. In 2004 he was elected by his peers to serve as Grand Junior Deacon of this Grand Lodge. In 2006 Errol was honored as Vermont ’s Young Mason of the Year. In 2007 he was appointed by Grand Master, Calvin Keyler to serve the Grand Lodge of Vermont as Grand Lecturer.

Brother Errol is a member of the York Rite bodies of Barre and is a Past High Priest of the Haswell Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. He is also a member of North Star Chapter, No.25 Order of the Eastern Star in Island Pond. He is a participating member of the Champlain Order No. 105 of The Sword of the Bunker Hill . In 2008 he was instrumental in fulfilling one of the prime objectives of Grand Master Cal to create A Young Masons Lodge in the jurisdiction of Vermont . He served as the first secretary of The Young Masons Lodge #111, and is its current Worshipful Master.  He is also an officer in the Edward Wildblood Lodge of research

Errol has worked hard to preserve our Masonic membership. He personally has raised more than 100 Master Masons including 6 Norwich Cadets and 7 others in a one-day event. He currently serves as chairman of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Relations and Publications Committees and participated in writing the new Worshipful Masters Handbook. For several years he sponsored his own online Masonic Newsletter drawing much praise from Masons around the country.  Brother Errol’s writing is still found on various Masonic Web sites.  In 2009 Brother Errol received the prestigious John Barney Medal from the Grand lodge of Vermont for his dedication to and the preservation of Vermont Freemasonry.  Brother Errol can always be found attending a lodge event, or at a sporting event with one of his children

 

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