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Daylight Lodge No. 232 F.& A.M. | t: 253.224.5520 | Seattle, WA.

V∴W∴ James Maher – Treasurer

Jim Maher

Lodge Treasurer Jim Maher is an outstanding treasurer and financial manager of the Lodge funds. He serves the same position in St. John’s Lodge No. 9. He may have been born in “Mile High City”, Denver Colorado on December 14, 1962, but he is really a Washingtonian to the core. He comes from a family with Seattle freemasonry roots, specifically Masonic roots in the Bellingham area; his grandfather served as Master of Fairhaven Lodge №. 73.

He took his Masonic degrees in Tyee Lodge №. 115 in Renton, January 11, 1989. Still barely dry behind the ears as a Mason he traveled to the British Isles where he visited lodges including the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Shortly after his return he took a plural membership in Daylight Lodge.

He served two terms as Daylight’s Master, first in 1993-94 and again 1997-98. In the summer of 1999 the Lodge’s Treasurer VW Don Ward suffered a stroke and died; Maher was appointed to fill the office and has been reelected yearly. His expertise as a Chartered Financial Analyst [CFA] has proven to be a valuable asset to the financial well being of Daylight Lodge. In 2001 his value in this field was also recognized by Grand Lodge when he was appointed an ad-hoc member of the Masonic Retirement Center Board of Trustees. The following year he became a full member serving as a Trustee until this year. He now is a member of both the Grand Lodge Finance Committee and the Long Range Planning Committee.

He is one of seven Daylighters who have held the office of Deputy of the Grand Master; a position he held from 2006 to 2008. In his spare time he is a devoted father to a young daughter who is a Past Worthy Advisor of Kent Assembly of Rainbow for Girls. Like all such fathers Jim serves on the Kent Rainbow Assembly Advisory Board in different positions. He is also active in his local church keeping their finances in shape; he is trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras serving along with Skykomish Lodge’s Master Brother Dean Willard a Daylight member and Honorary Past Master Most Worshipful Sat Tashiro. The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras has been a major part of Daylight Lodge’s community support for many years.