M:.W:. Anthony W. Borum
Grand Master Anthony W. “Tony” Borum was born in Harrisonville, Missouri, but, while raised in the Kansas City and Independence urban areas, he has spent the majority of his life in rural Kansas.
Tony attended UMKC and was employed as a union Meat Cutter for Milgram’s, and United Super Stores. In 1986 he moved his family, wife Vera, son James, and daughter Angella, to Parker, Kansas, where he became a machinist apprentice at Land’s Tool Room, owned by Lester Land who was Tony’s father-in-law and a Master Mason. In 2002, Tony purchased the family business and opened Borum Machine Services Inc.
Tony was raised to the degree of a Master Mason in 1984 in East Gate Lodge No. 630 in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1986, he became a dual member of Parker Lodge No. 341 where he has served in many offices, including Master (1991, 2006, & 2007) and is their current Treasurer. He is a plural member and the current Jr. Steward of Kincaid Lodge No. 338. In 2015 Tony was the Charter Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 460 and he has been elected Treasurer every subsequent year.
Tony has served our Grand Lodge as District Deputy (2011 & 2012), Area Deputy (2013 & 2014), Grand Junior Deacon (2015), and was appointed as Grand Senior Deacon in 2016.
Tony received his 25-year silver service emblem in 2009 and earned a Ritualist (B) ranking in 2015. He was awarded the first-ever Grand Master’s Order of Merit in 2014.
When he is not traveling for Freemasonry, Tony enjoys sailing and spending time with his family and grandchildren.