District Deputy Grand Master - Peter M. Kraus

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Going into my sixth year, I am honored to continue to serve as your District Deputy Grand Master. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a lifelong resident of Erie County, and a member of Oasis Lodge No. 416 in Edinboro. After graduating from Edinboro University in 1991 with a BS in Physics, I married Pauline and have five boys.  The oldest, Matt, is a member of Oasis Lodge as well...  and my younger boys are both active in Erie Chapter DeMolay.

Over the years, I’ve worked in a laboratory setting, in technical sales, and finally sales and marketing… leading up to our establishment of Tavistock Creative in 2009. My wife operates this marketing company today. I also am part owner and full time operator of a distribution company for Italian specialty valves.

I am very active in my community, my church, and my Lodge, and look forward to continuing my service to you in the coming years.

Masonic Affiliation:

  • Member of Oasis Lodge No. 416 – Edinboro, PA
  • Initiated 2001; Worshipful Master 2005 and 2009
  • District Deputy Grand Master – Dec. 27, 2012 – present….

Appendant Body Memberships:

  • AASR (Scottish Rite), Valley of Erie (Past Most Wise Master for Rose Croix)
  • Zem Zem Shrine (Brass Band)
  • Order of the Eastern Star (Past Patron, Edinboro Chapter No. 359)
  • Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Eriez Forest No. 175
  • Erepa Grotto
  • York Rite - Temple Royal Arch Chapter No. 215
  •    Jerusalem Council No. 33
  •    Mt. Olivet Commandery No. 30
  • Red Cross of Constantine, Sr. John's Conclave
  • Allied Masonic Degrees
  • Order of DeMolay - an Advisor of Erie Chapter, Honorary Legion of Honor